COVID-19

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16 technology winners and losers, post-COVID

The coronavirus crisis has shaken up business as usual, with some IT strategies and tools rising to the occasion and others in line for a rethink or tough recovery post-pandemic.

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12 IT budget tricks to reduce costs post-COVID

The pandemic has seen more weight thrust on IT’s shoulders, but often not the bump in budget to support it. Here are a dozen tips on trimming costs in response to strategic shifts in the wake of COVID-19.

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Digital CX: The key to thriving through the pandemic

IT leaders have undertaken a variety of digital initiatives to improve customer experience (CX) throughout the pandemic. Here CIOs discuss their efforts to bolster their corporate brands.

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The year ahead for Watercare CDO Rebecca Chenery

What’s on the tech horizon for Watercare CDO Rebecca Chenery in 2021 as New Zealand—and the world—emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic?

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The year ahead for Fulton Hogan CIO Brian Northern

What’s on the tech horizon for Fulton Hogan CIO Brian Northern in 2021 as New Zealand—and the world—emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic?

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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.

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CIOs reshape IT culture in wake of pandemic

IT leaders are leaning on lessons learned from the pandemic to redefine IT cultures and refine IT strategies as they move toward a new year of uncertainty.

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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.

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CIOs look to capitalize on the COVID spotlight

The pandemic has propelled CIOs to center stage, winning accolades for their transformative efforts. The next act is all about making sure this is a permanent role, not a cameo performance.

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Hiring in the age of COVID: Key lessons learned

Almost two-thirds of companies now interview, hire and onboard entirely remotely — and it’s yielding some positive results. IT leaders who are hiring aggressively lend insights into the new paradigm.

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9 tips for managing the mental health of your IT teams

Managing mental health has become a necessary burden for IT leaders during the pandemic. The following tips may help reduce burnout and get employees the help they need.

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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.

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CIOs embrace remote recruitment to land new gigs

New CIOs of Okta and Quick Base discuss their recruitment experience and offer tips for IT leaders open to or actively seeking new roles during the pandemic.

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CIOs cultivate political capital in response to pandemic

IT leaders who have gained clout among C-suite peers during the pandemic must target high-impact initiatives to extend their political capital in 2021, but challenges remain.

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Exclusive survey: How IT is recovering from the COVID-19 crisis

IT leaders’ initial responses to COVID-19 helped keep many businesses open — now the emphasis is on thriving, not just surviving.

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How Noel Leeming retooled its digital assistant for the pandemic

The Nola digital assistant started as an in-store kiosk but was made into an online chatbot as the lockdown closed stores, and pushed customers to the web.

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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.

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A 10-point plan for addressing WFH cybersecurity challenges

Back in early Spring, ensuring users could access the necessary applications securely from home was priority No. 1. Now, 3-4 months later, work from home looks like it's here to stay … for a while, at least. Here's your to-do list for...

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