Wellington’s Samuel Marsden Collegiate School has successfully instituted handheld PCs in the classroom, giving students and teachers instant access to the internet wherever they are in the school.
Stories by Ulrika Hedquist
Opoutere School is a small rural school which hopes to foster a life-long love of learning with the help of the Kopu Digital Opportunities Project.
Autosure, which provides warranty and credit insurance to the New Zealand car industry, has set up a quick turnaround web-based internet policy system for car dealers and other agents for processing car warranty insurance.
Aquaculture Academy students at Picton’s Queen Charlotte College are using a Remotely-Operated Vehicle (ROV) to see if the sea squirt, which has invaded nearby Shakespeare Bay, is damaging mussel beds.
Next time your company hires a chatty young woman for whatever role, it may pay to check the contents of her handbag. Find an iPod, a couple of USB flash drives and a Bluetooth dongle and you could have a security problem on your hands.
Genesis Energy’s Field Services System (FSS) aims to better manage work orders and also improve customer service.
To meet customer demand for customisation, timeliness and convenience, MetService, which provides weather and information presentation services, has developed a weather information presentation engine (WISE).
SVS Veterinary Supplies conducted a customer survey in 2004 to find ways to improve customer service. The survey found the veterinary-goods supply chain was not up to date with the latest information and communication technology. Typically, vets would either phone or fax through orders — a system that is both time-consuming and prone to human error.
Auckland University of Technology’s first-in-the-world mobile study-support service has proved so successful it is already almost self-funding.
Painted runways on ping-pong tables and sewing-machine engines driving wooden aircraft suspended on wires — this was what passed for a simulator at Airways New Zealand’s training centre for air traffic control students.
The development of open source application software for education is at the heart of the New Zealand Open Source Virtual Learning Environment (NZOSVLE) entry in this year’s Excellence in the use of IT in education tertiary and commercial category.
The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope project is sure to stretch local definitions of broadband should the project go ahead.
Ross Peat may be leaving Microsoft New Zealand after four years as managing director, but he is considering retaining some kind of role within ITANZ, the IT Association of New Zealand.
The proposed ICTNZ alliance, a new umbrella organisation for New Zealand’s ICT sector, seems to have forgotten to include one of the major IT lobby groups in the industry, Women in Technology.
Sun sent a strong message to developers at its recent JavaOne conference — join the JCP (Java Community Process) programme.