Executive Update





Executive Update eNewsletter




The fortnightly newsletter for thought leaders 17th August 2012

In this issue

Cyber-security gets good workout this week as KPMG reveals it’s been scrummaging around corporate websites for the past six months trying to work out how vulnerable they are to attack. Many, it seems, are leaking data. And UK-based Juniper Research says companies aren’t doing enough to shore up their systems against potential security leaks from employees using their own smart devices for business purposes. Read more »


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. Read more »



Smart devices threaten security

The rapid adoption of ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD) workplace practices is creating new security loopholes for organisations. 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.  Read more »


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. Read more »


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 breakfast conversation.

Productivity in the workplace – Can we really make difference? 
September 5th, 7-9am, James Cook Hotel, Wellington  Read more »


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