Archive for November, 2009

Does the Auckland Transition Authority (ATA) “Get” IT?

  Well, it doesn’t look like it!! If the following article is correct, then it looks like some really old school thinking has crept into one of our newest and most strategic organisations. http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/CFBB5E92DDF95D40CC25766A006D37F1 I agree with Rob O’Neill here. What on earth are they thinking? It is inappropriate, given the strategic nature of Information […]

Appalling News – Cost Focus Changes CIO Reporting Lines

The following article indicates just how out of touch some boards and CEOs are.  http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/mgmt/A4A67DD8661EC548CC25766500132991?opendocument&utm_source=topnews&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=topnews It would be very interesting in those companies where CIOs are no longer reporting to the CEO if IDC were to research the IT competency of the CEO and Board. I would also be asking them what they consider to be […]

IT Skills Shortage No Surprise

The continuation of the IT skills shortage comes as no surprise, given that it was predicted as long ago as 2005 or before, and little has been done that could have helped alleviate it. A survey released by the NZICT Group found that NZ ICT companies continue to suffer from a skills shortage, despite the recession. […]

PRINCE2® Practitioner – Congratulations

Congratulations to Amanda Wills for achieving PRINCE2® Practitioner status.  Amanda studied both the foundation and practioner using e-learning material from the ILX Group.  Amanda commented that “The material was excellent and I found the practice exam questions very helpful.  E-learning is a great way of fitting study around work and family commitments.” At Maxsys we […]

Benefits and Risks of Cloud Computing

A new white paper from ISACA, a non-profit association of 86,000 global information technology professionals, clearly describes how enterprises can achieve greater efficiencies and mitigate new risks associated with cloud computing. The white paper, Cloud Computing: Business Benefits with Security, Governance and Assurance Perspectives, is available as a free download from www.isaca.org/cloud. The paper is […]