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Twittering Twit Tweets Today

It has taken awhile but Maxsys, and in particular I, have just succumbed to Twitter. (Is that too many commas?) In fact I have just implemented a plug-in for the Maxsys website that sends blog items to Twitter so that any followers (yes that is what they are called!) can get them that way. That should include […]

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 […]

PRINCE2 User Group Launch

Due to popular demand a PRINCE2 User Group has been set up in Wellington. PRINCE2 stands for PRojects IN Controlled Environments and we see it starting to become widely used as a project management methodology in some Government agencies in New Zealand. “PRINCE2 is a de facto standard used extensively by the UK Government and is widely recognised […]

Hot Trends for 2009

Jeff Vance from CIO Update makes his predictions for 2009, and reviews how he did in 2008. http://www.cioupdate.com/trends/article.php/3795736/5-Hot-Trends-for-2009.htm I am already seeing substantial hightened interest in Virtualisation, and it’s only January!  Virtualisation offers some substantial benefits operationally, cost wise and disaster recovery wise, and a number of vendors now have “rungs on the board”.  If you have […]

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 […]

IT Governance 101

“IT Governance has finally come of age” according to Murray Wills, Director of Maxsys. Murray has had an interest in IT Governance and has undertaken research in this area over many years. He is one of New Zealand’s foremost experts in the field. “There is no longer any excuse for Boards and senior executives to […]

Seoul Accord 2018

July 7, 2018
by: Murray Willseducation, IITP

Excellence in IT Awards

July 7, 2018
by: Murray WillsIITP

ITx

July 7, 2018
by: Murray Willseducation, Uncategorized

Survey of Project Manager Ethics in New Zealand

November 25, 2016
by: Amanda Maxwell • Blog, Project