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    3D printers are the hottest new technology on the IT landscape. Everyone --users and vendors alike-- wants a piece of the pie and, with 3D systems now printing candy and food, they could get their wish; that is, an actual, edible piece of pie.

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    There's no denying the potential for mobile devices to improve efficiencies and lower costs for workers in industries of all types. You also can't deny the potential security vulnerabilities that mobile devices present. These seven tips will help you secure your mobile environment without placing a burden on your workforce.

  • Beca shows the way with Facebook-era comms

    Engineering company Beca is embracing the newest communications technologies to stay in touch with subsidiaries around the world and with young engineers on their “overseas experience” who might return once, as CIO Robin Johansen puts it, their “homing pigeon instinct” kicks in.

  • Users report Vista benefits — and challenges

    In June, CIO magazine hosted a roundtable focused on the future of the business desktop and sponsored by Microsoft. It included the CIOs of two organisations that had already upgraded to Vista and several more that had not.

  • NZ Air Force signs with Beca

    The Royal New Zealand Air Force has signed a five-year software engineering contract with Beca Applied Technology.
    The RNZAF says the contract will provide the it with a range of software engineering services as part of the P-3K2 Orion surveillance aircraft upgrade project. Beca will maintain and develop the software on the six upgraded P-3K2 Orion aircraft.
    “This is an important contract for the RNZAF. The upgraded P-3K2 Orions will be a highly capable asset employing a variety of high technology sensor systems to undertake its mission as surveillance aircraft," the chief of the Air Force, Air Vice-Marshal Graham Lintott, says.
    The Data Management System will control the aircrafts’ mission systems; from sensor control through to the way personnel can use and display information.
    “The DMS and associated software will see the Orions using technology that is cutting edge and that will be more adaptable to the ongoing needs of the Air Force and Government,” says Lintott.
    “The work that will be conducted by Beca will be very complex and opens significant opportunities for New Zealand in the domain of information systems and data management systems associated with military platforms,” he says.