July 18, 2012

Board strength falls off

Corporate governance has taken a hit in the latest annual survey by international search organisation Cornerstone International Group.

The number of firms who believe they have sufficiently diverse experience on their boards has fallen to 58 percent from 66 percent a year ago. 

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NZ businesses show signs of optimism

A second quarter Grant Thornton International www.grantthornton.co.nz Business Report (IBR) shows Kiwi businesses have growing confidence in the economy over the next 12 months, the majority are expecting an increase in turnover/revenue, and profitability is tipped to grow.

Half of the 3000 businesses surveyed are “slightly optimistic” about the NZ economy over

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Why IT projects fail

Research commissioned by non-profit group Getting IT Right (GITR) www.gettingitright.co.nz shows 40 percent of IT managers believe no one is held accountable for IT project failures and this is costing the New Zealand economy millions of dollars each year in wasted labour and lost productivity gains.

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