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Mood of the Boardroom: Grant Robertson’s Future of Work

Sixty-nine chief executives responded to an open-ended question as to what they would like to see from the Labour Shadow Finance Minister Grant Robertson in terms of policy. “Continue to constrain public expenditure to core and effective services,” advised Unitec CRO Rick Ede. “Reset taxation and investment incentives to favour productive investment instead of property […]

New Zealand looks overseas for tech skills

Overseas readers wanted to know how New Zealand is filling its tech industry vacancies. Here is my story published earlier this year in London-based Computer Weekly.  Wellington is as far as you can fly from Heathrow before you start coming back. New Zealand’s capital is almost 19,000km and at least 24 hours away. The city […]

CheckIT finds the data rat in your ranks

Computer Forensics managing director Brian Eardley-Wilmot says his business has seen a rise in computer crime over the last year. His company is often called in to investigate data theft and other intellectual property crimes. He says there are now more than 100 data crimes each day in New Zealand. Cybercrimes committed by outsiders are […]

Tech sector gives Education Minister not achieved

Xero managing director Anna Curzon writes in for Stuff: “It’s about time digital technology was recognised as an important topic of education because it’s crucial we prepare our next generation for tomorrow’s world.” Someone could have written the same words any time in the last 40 years. It’s not a new idea. People said the […]