Do you know what is being said about your company online? Social media as a channel for customer interaction is growing fast and businesses are far better off being involved rather than sticking their heads in the sand, according to local companies.
Stories by Ulrika Hedquist
Rebecca Tohill and three business partners started Fusion5, a professional services provider specialising in ERP, CRM and HCM, in Wellington in 2002.
James Macfarlane may only be 23 years old, but he has already been through ups and downs with his five-year-old web design company, Pitch – and has survived.
After years of doing work on the side, outside his daytime job, Auckland-based web designer Darren Wood finally plucked up the courage to start his own business.
Do your research well before you set out on your own, and stick to your knitting. Those are the top tips from Enterprise IT’s CEO, Stuart Speers.
Arguably the road to becoming a successful IT entrepreneur has been a relatively short for Vaughan Rowsell, whose company Vend was this week named a finalist in this year's Hi-Tech awards.
Doing business in the US is massively different compared to New Zealand, according to Booktrack CEO Paul Cameron
Organisations turn to Big Data technology for two reasons – hype and necessity, according to Gartner analyst Svetlana Sicular. In the latter case, organisations have identified business ideas where traditional technology just doesn’t cut it anymore. The hype comes from the media, she says, and this has created worry among business leaders that they are lagging behind in getting their Big Data initiatives off the ground.
Online consumers are becoming more unwilling to share personal information on the internet, according to recent research. In the age of Big Data analysis and highly targeted advertising, this could have a negative impact on the internet economy, warns research firm Ovum.
SaaS accounting company Xero has started its journey into the world of Big Data.
HR software has well and truly made the move to the cloud, with Software as a Service being the most common delivery model. Computerworld talked to users and analysts to get a feel for the risks and benefits.
The organisation provides building products, predominantly plumbing products. The Crane division has around 350 sites across New Zealand and Australia, and has 4000 employees.
The increase in the choice of local datacentres should mean more competition and better prices for users, but are local cloud offerings mature enough yet? Three local users share their datacentre experiences.
The demise of the Pacific Fibre project, which would have seen a second international cable built between Australia, New Zealand and the US, doesn’t necessarily spell the end of the country hosting overseas data.
Computerworld asked two prominent ICT employers what they look for when hiring graduates.