Stories by CIO New Zealand

Christchurch leads demand for permanent IT staff

High demand for permanent staff over contractors in the IT sector highlights employer confidence and a focus on meeting long-term agendas for market growth, according to the latest Absolute IT Employer Intentions Survey.
Released this week, the six-monthly Employer Intentions Report shows an expected 1600 vacancies are due to hit the market over the next 12 months – with 73 percent of the 550 respondents seeking permanent positions.

Telecom confirms November 30 demerger date

Telecom has confirmed receipt of the final court orders from the High Court, which allows the demerger of Chorus to proceed as planned, on 30 November 2011.
Telecom says it will demerge its Chorus local fixed line infrastructure business, to enable it to participate in the Government’s Ultra-fast Broadband initiative.

ASB Bank, Potentia and Hairy Lemon pick up 2011 CIO awards

ASB Bank chief operations officer Russell Jones (photo below) was named CIO of the Year at the CIO Awards dinner last night. Jones took the award, sponsored by NetApp, for leading significant organisational and cultural change in one of the largest IT teams in New Zealand.

ICT community rallies for Christchurch

The ICT community is today offering messages of support and help to colleagues in Christchurch following yesterday's earthquake.
From Mike Clarke, CIO, SkyCity Entertainment Group