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Survey of Project Manager Ethics in New Zealand

Would you like to participate in a survey about New Zealand project managers?  Amanda is conducting research for her Master of Business Studies looking at the ethical decision making of project managers in New Zealand. Click on the link to get started!    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YYYB5DQ   The survey will close on 24 December 2016. Tweet

The IT Governance Crisis

Follow his recent conference presentation at the Institute of IT Professionals Conference in Tauranga New Zealand, Murray Wills gives us an incite into the international IT Governance Crisis which is also affecting New Zealand and Australia. The article ia available at the following link: http://www.techblog.co.nz/589-TheITGovernanceCrisis Tweet

CIO’s Leading Business Change: The CIO as next in line for CEO

CIOs are increasingly being asked to lead business initiatives beyond the realm of ICT. A panel of CIOs share their insights on managing this challenge. Here is the latest CIO magazine contribution made by Murray Wills, Director of Maxsys: http://cio.co.nz/cio.nsf/spot/D5BAA04AB448B64ACC2577BA008390A7 Tweet

When will government ‘get’ IT?

Click on the following link to read my latest article in the New Zealand CIO magazine: http://cio.co.nz/cio.nsf/opin/9D32E090AA8FF940CC257702006B7F43 This article discusses the unhealthy situation of not considering information technology as a critical strategic enabler.    Tweet

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 […]

ITCP Launches – Maxsys Press Release

The New Zealand Computer Society launched  its IT Certified Professional Certification Programme today, after many months of hard work.   ITCP is the new “gold standard” professional Certification for ICT Professionals in New Zealand, and is closely related to similar Certifications around the world. According to NZCS (www.nzcs.org.nz): “ITCP is New Zealand’s contribution to a […]

Tips for Programme Management Tool Implementation

In our travels as consultants we have had a variety of experiences of Programme Management tool implementation.  Our experience as users and implementers at several organisations has shown us that there are some fundamental principles that need to be followed. One organisation introduced a tool for programme management but limited its use to a small number […]

Are Face to face meetings more productive?

Now here is an interesting research study which we will keep an eye on.  Office workers who make time to chat face to face with colleagues may be far more productive than those who rely on e-mail, the phone, or Facebook, suggests a study carried out by researchers at MIT and New York University. http://www.technologyreview.com/communications/22642/ […]

IT Governance Skills on Boards

With IT playing an increasing role in the success of an organisation has the time come to review your board of directors to see who has IT governance expertise? This is particularly important in times of recession, as companies and government agencies will start to rely more heavily on efficiencies that can be made through […]

Tips for Strategic IT Planning

      I came across this very good article online recently, which lists the Top Five Tips for CIO Strategic Planning, according to SearchCIO.com.   Visit http://searchcio.techtarget.com/news/article/0,289142,sid182_gci1335550,00.html?track=NL+981&ad=678196&Offer=CIunsct123spns&asrc=EM&USC=&5183025=&uid=7869767%2523 to find out more.  The accompanying articles make very interesting reading for CIO’s, IT Managers and CEO’s, and once again they highlight the need for Governance of […]