Sarah Putt

New Zealand Editor

Sarah Putt is the New Zealand editor for CIO and Computerworld.

A business model from COVID: IT lessons from NZ’s health response

A business model from COVID: IT lessons from NZ’s health response

The shifts that aided the pandemic response are also key to a revitalised, digital health care system for New Zealand.

Network for Learning expands to NZ students—in and out of school

Network for Learning expands to NZ students—in and out of school

Implementing Wi-Fi 6 and boosting internet security across New Zealand schools is a massive undertaking, especially with a talent shortage.

Manukau Institute of Technology gets a network makeover

Manukau Institute of Technology gets a network makeover

The five-campus school moved to the cloud and hyperconverged infrastructure as part of its technology transformation.

Interview: Callaghan Innovation’s approach to smarter IT

Interview: Callaghan Innovation’s approach to smarter IT

CDO Jen Cherrington shares advice on how New Zealand IT organisations can partner better, tackle skills gaps, and be smarter about data.

IoT privacy in New Zealand: What CIOs need to know

IoT privacy in New Zealand: What CIOs need to know

Early adopters are nervous about what companies may do with their data. Although the new Privacy Act may allay some fears, other issues continue to cause concern, a study shows.

Stats NZ’s data transformation: Where it stands after 5 years

Stats NZ’s data transformation: Where it stands after 5 years

Efforts to modernise how the New Zealand statistics agency work meant it was ready for the pandemic’s work-from-home requirements and a deluge of new data.

Foodstuffs deploys digital identity ahead of new NZ privacy law

Foodstuffs deploys digital identity ahead of new NZ privacy law

The grocery distributor gained better customer transactions, reduced administrative costs, and better support for user privacy.

New Zealand CIO community celebrated in CIO50

New Zealand CIO community celebrated in CIO50

The 2020 awards highlight the transformation, disruption, and acceleration of business led by Kiwi CIOs.

NZ Inc. grapples with cybersecurity as it suffers a hidden scourge

NZ Inc. grapples with cybersecurity as it suffers a hidden scourge

New Zealand CIOs, CSOs, security consultants, and government officials debate the merits of mandatory reporting, stepping up criminal investigations, and not paying ransom.

How data insights and the cloud drive uptake of Les Mills’s on-demand fitness

How data insights and the cloud drive uptake of Les Mills’s on-demand fitness

The pandemic supercharged the uptake of online fitness, but it took data analytics and a cloud architecture to handle the growth.

Plunket takes baby steps into the cloud

Plunket takes baby steps into the cloud

The familiar New Zealand charity has the ultimate goal of a digital Plunket book, and more intelligent services for nurses and others working with clients.

Secret to leading NZ emergency services rollout? Don’t talk tech

Secret to leading NZ emergency services rollout? Don’t talk tech

The Next Generation Critical Communications (NGCC) effort seeks to modernise how four agencies gather information and communicate during a range of emergencies.

TupuToa lays a path for Māori and Pacific people into tech

TupuToa lays a path for Māori and Pacific people into tech

The internship program expects to match about 240 students to tech jobs in New Zealand, working with partners like Microsoft and Saleforce.

University of Waikato leads the way with campus contact tracing

University of Waikato leads the way with campus contact tracing

Its check-in approach could help universities throughout the world more safely let students return to campus—and help bring international students back to New Zealand.

Bank of New Zealand takes best from Australian parent in move to cloud

Bank of New Zealand takes best from Australian parent in move to cloud

BNZ follows the cue from NAB’s work with regulators, vendor partnerships and innovation in the consumer data space—all while optimising for the Kiwi context.

NZ construction firm tames data storage use

NZ construction firm tames data storage use

Southbase Construction is optimising and securing the way multiple sites store and transfer large volumes of massive files by unifying collaboration and storage tools.

NZ construction firm tackles data chaos caused by use of free storage

Southbase Construction is optimising and securing the way multiple sites store and transfer a huge amount of large files by unifying collaboration and storage tools.

NZ's Trustpower adopts standardised approach to digital transformation

NZ's Trustpower adopts standardised approach to digital transformation

Trustpower needed to rein in its tendency to customise systems while maintaining the ability to change and evolve in the future.

Oranga Tamariki goes its own way for data and analytics

Oranga Tamariki goes its own way for data and analytics

The Ministry for Children is looking to move to a cloud-based enterprise data and analytics platform (EDAP) platform.

Agile cultural shift proves critical in ANZ’s automation project

Agile cultural shift proves critical in ANZ’s automation project

How ANZ Bank learned and applied an agile approach to automate its networking infrastructure.

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