August 15, 2012

Business training lacks relevance

Only 28 percent of New Zealanders think they receive work training which is linked to their career development and goals. And only half think the training helps them be more effective in their role. 

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Cloud takes off

More than half of Australian companies using cloud computing now spend more than 10 percent of their total IT budget on cloud solutions or services. So says Frost & Sullivan which also notes that 31 percent of these companies dedicate more than 20 percent of their IT spend to the cloud.

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Firms at mercy of cyber attacks

KPMG NZ is warning NZ companies to tighten their online security. The warning comes after the international company’s security advisory services team discovered multiple weaknesses in the cyber security of Forbes 2000 global companies.

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Productivity & breakfast

Kevin Gaunt, CEO of NZ Institute of Management, and Ruth Le Pla, managing editor of NZ Management magazine, warmly invite business leaders to join them for a breakfast conversation.

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Smart devices threaten security

The rapid adoption of ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD) workplace practices is creating new security loopholes for organisations. A recent whitepaper by UK-based telecoms consultancy Juniper Research warns that the majority of employees’ phones and smart devices do not have any form of security software loaded nor are company materials protected. 

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Vista tops AmCham awards

Global entertainment software solutions firm Vista Entertainment Solutions took out the Supreme Award for trade with the US at the recent 13th AmCham DHL Express Success & Innovation Awards in Auckland.

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