NZ Can’t Afford to Fall Behind in the AI Revolution

The head of New Zealand’s leading artificial intelligence (AI) company, Soul Machines, has issued a plea to New Zealand corporate companies not to fall behind in the global development of AI, the latest tech industrial revolution. Greg Cross, chief business officer for Soul Machines, says jumping on the AI bandwagon is a big challenge and a big opportunity for New Zealand companies. “It will be fundamental to the competitiveness of...

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Is Your Software System a Nightmare or a Fairy Tale?
Jun21

Is Your Software System a Nightmare or a Fairy Tale?

    Chris Tacon, executive director of Global Office, shares a story about software that he hears far too often. Unfortunately, it’s more of a horror story than a fairy tale. Once upon a time, there was a new business that needed some help getting started. One of the new employees just happens to know someone who knows someone that develops software, so the business asks that person to create a customised software system....

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Glass Ceiling Index 2018
Jun21

Glass Ceiling Index 2018

    With a lack of women in senior roles having been highlighted as a major aspect of gender disparity in the workplace, women account for less than 50 percent of senior positions in every nation. This is the finding of technology career platform Honeypot, which released a study revealing the gender gap in managerial roles. Using figures from the World Economic Forum, the study shows the percentage of women in senior or...

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Cases that Broke the Bank

Truck shop  nes approach $1.6 million In the biggest fine so far handed down against a mobile trader, Mobile Shop Limited (Mobile Shop) has been fined $330,000 for breaches of consumer laws. The sentence brings the total fines handed down in 13 Commerce Commission prosecutions of mobile traders to $1.56 million. Auckland-based Mobile Shop pleaded guilty to 24 charges, 12 under the Fair Trading Act and 12 under the Credit Contracts...

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Five Reasons Why Workplace Diversity is a Key to Success

Globally, HR and psychology literature is focusing more and more on the impact that workplace diversity can have, both on employee wellbeing and productivity, as well as on a company’s profits. More and more companies across the world are embarking on diversity programmes, not just to gain the moral high ground, but also to improve their bottom line in increasingly competitive markets. “One of the main reasons workplace...

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