Stories by Ulrika Hedquist

Developers and students go head to head in app challenge

Second year Bachelor of Technology student Avish Kapadia is entering an idea for a mobile app into Westpac’s App Challenge competition. The bank took the somewhat unusual step of launching a competition to find its next mobile consumer app. The challenge started in June and entries will close in two weeks' time.

The cloud brings freedom to workers, but also risk

People are increasingly relying on their internet-connected devices for information, both in their personal and professional life. But be aware of the dangers of this new way of working, says Ian Apperley, director of cloud consultants Isis Group.

NZ tops world social media chart

New Zealanders spend more time on social media networks than any other country in the world, according to futurist and entrepreneur Ross Dawson.

Auckland DHB looks to the cloud for better integration

Cloud computing can be used to link existing recruitment and retention-related processes and systems with other aspects of the business, according to Don Fulford, recruitment & retention manager at Auckland District Health Board.

VMware to expand local team

VMware will open up two or three new roles in New Zealand that will focus on end-user computing, mobility and bring your own device, according to Duncan Bennet, vice president and managing director of VMware Australia and New Zealand.

Telecomms savings could fund new IT plans

Many larger organisations and government departments are over-provisioning telecommunications services, says a local telecommunications expense control specialist.

Acceptable risk

"No doubt, the increasing mobility of data in corporate environments is one of the biggest challenges we faced in the past year. Users are fully embracing the power to access data from anywhere. The rapid adoption of [BYOD] and cloud are really accelerating this trend, and providing new vectors of attack.”

ERP solutions for large and small enterprises

Cloud offerings are starting to make an impact on the ERP market, but traditional solutions still prevail. In part two of this special Computerworld feature Ulrika Hedquist talks to a cloud provider, a large enterprise user and a SME user about ERP solutions.

Can ERP transform your business?

Let’s be honest – Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems have traditionally not been known as the most exciting area of the business. But now that may change. According to an IDC survey, CIOs see implementing an ERP system as a key business transformation initiative. While the big ERP vendors are still dominating the local market, cloud-based and on-demand offerings continue to make inroads into the SMB sector.

Don't delete the bad stuff, and other social media advice

How does a large organisation deal with social media and how should you respond if the conversation about your company is negative? NZ Post and Eventfinda spoke to Ulrika Hedquist in part two of Computerworld's special feature on social media.