Stories by Brian J Dooley

One plus one is greater than two, Cantabrians told

Collaboration is emerging as a major industry theme, promising benefits in product development, idea generation, and the creation of new revenue streams, according to the “1+1>2” conference, held last month by Connect Canterbury, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, and the Canterbury Software Cluster (Canterbury Software).

Fat contracts, seven chickens and a cat

Rural Christchurch is home and office to Julian and Sarah Stone, while business partner Alan Barlow works in Auckland. Together they run an international company

IT à la carte

Hundreds of dot-com failures were expected to drag down the ASP (application service provider) model. But even as the number of ASP providers declines in the US, they report greater demand for their services. Brian J Dooley finds out how ASPs are faring in New Zealand and how they are battling for local survival.