Stories by Ulrika Hedquist

What top ICT companies look for in graduates

What are employers looking for in graduates? Computerworld asked leading employers in the industry what backgrounds and skills they are seeking when hiring a graduate, and if there is a preferred degree.

IPads taking hold in the enterprise

Demand for iPads is “absolutely” growing, says Werner Marx of the Technology Centre in Tauranga. The Technology Centre supplies to the education, legal and medical sector, as well as SMBs and corporates, he says.

Auckland council execs deny IT blowout

Auckland council’s top executives deny the announcement it will need to spend an estimated $500 million on IT systems in the next 10 years, amounts to a budget blowout.

Monkey saves time for game developers

Auckland-based Blitz Research has released Monkey – a new programming language that allows users to easily create apps on multiple platforms.

PowerbyProxi is powered up but people-poor

Three years ago, PowerbyProxi was a three-man start-up based in The Icehouse, the University of Auckland’s business incubator. It was founded in 2007 by Bachelor of Commerce and Engineering graduate Fady Mishriki together with seasoned entrepreneur Greg Cross.

Moving to the cloud - the users' perspective

According to recent research commissioned by Microsoft, New Zealand organisations here are among the most knowledgeable in the Asia-Pacific region when it comes to cloud computing.

Auckland IT scene: Mobile app for geo-tagged images

Getting a front page spot on the Apple app store catapulted the fledgling start up to Snapr to worldwide recognition, with the result being tens of thousands of downloads of its geo-tagged mobile application.

Auckland IT scene: Nurturing innovation

All five finalists in the company of the decade category in this year’s Hi-Tech Awards are Auckland-based – Rakon, Endace, Orion Health, Datacom (established in Christchurch) and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare.