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IT departments not managing mobile devices
Employees want to work on their smartphones but not enough firms are providing the tools: study.
34% of online shopping dollars going offshore
Kiwi retailers missing out on one third of $2.68 billion spend.
Creating order in the document chaos
An organisation can turn its myriad of direct customer communications from an expensive cottage industry into one of its most powerful business and brand building assets. Telecom chose a software tool, which has streamlined its document procedures.
Connon Daly, general manager and head of technical for The IT Team and former IT manager for the web and digital design company hairyLemon, talks to Henrietta Kjaer about what is required of today’s IT professionals.
Top 10 tips for coping with disasters
Recent events have heightened the awareness of business continuity and disaster recovery planning for many New Zealand businesses.
Big trouble in little Christchurch
Having the right plan in place when disaster strikes, directly influences the safety of your staff and the survival your business. When your business continuity plan goes from paper to action, how will you and your business cope?
Staying connected through a crisis
Telecommunications and networking became crucial factors in the immediate aftermath of the earthquakes. Despite the difficult circumstances the providers had to work under, all companies spoken to have been praising their telco and network providers.
Mitigating the effects of downtime
Nick Van Der Plas, national sales manager, Emerson Network Power New Zealand, shares advice on best practices for Data Centres.
Digitisation for disaster recovery
In a state of national emergency, how well prepared is your business to keep working through the chaos? Stephen Beighton, director of Desktop Imaging Ltd, discusses how reassessing risk can prove invaluable in an emergency situation.
Lessons from the field
Disaster recovery cannot rely on people alone – physical location and automated recovery are paramount, says Jeremy Nees, enterprise architect, Maxnet, who shares his experience from working with affected customers in Christchurch.
Unrecoverable: Backup's inconvenient truth
Modern day businesses have an insatiable appetite for data, which leaves them vulnerable to information loss. Don Williams, country manager Australia and New Zealand, Veeam, points to virtualisation as a way to reliable backup and recovery.
A business survival kit
In the wake of February’s devastating earthquake, there has been renewed focus by businesses on the importance of disaster recovery planning
Room to recover
Christchurch is full of stories of businesses helping others to get back on their feet after the earthquakes. Henrietta Kjaer spoke to Melanie Morris, who created a Business Recovery Centre at her company premises.
Ensuring business continuity
Ian Quinn, country manager for New Zealand, Juniper Networks, describes how continuity planning can be used by government organisations and enterprises to ensure essential functions can continue during and after a disaster.
Facebook suit thrown out
Lawyer representing Winklevoss twins promises further action.
Rural Australians to be on par with city dwellers
$1 billion second-generation satellite network to provide signal in isolated areas.
Pricing announced for Orcon Genius
Place phone calls straight over the internet, but how much data does $70 buy you?
Praise, criticism for NZ technology industry
Keynote speaker impressed but kiwi Silicon Valley executive not convinced.
Data heading to 1.8 zettabytes this year
The world’s information is more than doubling every two years, with 1.8 zettabytes to be created and replicated in 2011 according to a new study, which says the growth of the digital universe is outpacing growth of storage capacity
Commission, bonuses offered by Infor Partner Network
Business application software provider Infor has launched a global initiative to support channel partners with tools, resources and financial incentives, as it seeks to double its channel revenue.
Sage offers ERP X3 Industry Solutions Program
Sage Business Solutions has rolled out its ERP X3 Industry Solutions Program, which it says signals ‘a new strategic approach’ and will enable the company to further develop its ERP solution for the mid-market, Sage ERP X3.
HDS Makes Play for clouds
Hitachi Data Systems says it is ‘making a major channel play’ with the launch of the first products in a portfolio of converged data centre solutions designed to automate, accelerate and simplify cloud adoption.
An enterprise-wide approach to social media will be crucial for New Zealand’s contact centres, Henrietta Kjaer learns from Dr Catriona Wallace from Callcentres.net, which has surveyed customer attitudes to contact centres.
The rise of intelligent networks
To meet increasing demands on networks and to stay competitive, service providers have been investing heavily in designing and building next-generation networks