As the leaders of ICT and projects within large organisations, reputation means everything to you. Your deliverables need to reflect the high standard that your company operates at to retain and attract new business. You set up systems and processes to ensure that everything going out the door is at an acceptable standard. You know that it is unacceptable to have sub-standard products going to market.
It’s the lament of many a technology expert - their brilliant innovations would work perfectly if it wasn’t for the intervention of humans. Self-drive cars have been lauded as a way to reduce accidents, minimise traffic congestion and lessen the negative environmental impacts of transport. Widespread adoption is a long way off however. According to a recent New York Times article, the main barrier to the success of Google’s self-driving cars seems not to be the technology itself, rather its people.
The New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards in May showcased the best that our country has to offer, with finalist Orion Health proving they are top of their game in the public health sector, not just here in New Zealand, but also in Australia, Canada and the UK.
This year marks the 21st anniversary of the Project Management Institute New Zealand (PMINZ) annual conference. It is a great opportunity to discover the latest trends and innovations within the project space and to find out what other companies are doing with their own projects. Networking with like-minded people and discovering organisations that can support and aid in the success of a project are huge benefits of the PMINZ conference.
Is there any way to stop this kind of hack if the attackers are determined enough? Possibly not, but when your whole business is built on online integrity it makes sense to try and protect it as carefully as possible.
The 2015 Hi-tech Awards saw many great companies shine through, with recognition deservedly placed on the country's top technology companies. Qual IT were proud to be a part of the awards, sponsoring the Best Technology Solution for the Public Sector category; a category that recognises the best for a vital industry. Read more about Business.govt.nz here.
Introducing testing principals even before a line of code had been developed gave national agricultural giant PGG Wrightson confidence that their Technical Field Representatives would be able to better service their customers, quite literally ‘out in the field’.
Request for proposals (RFP) remain at the heart of the modern tendering system for software products, and are often filled with stress for all parties. Many of us would prefer not to labour through these long, complicated and protracted experiences, but if anything they are becoming more important.
As you saw in our earlier posts we’ve been very proud to sponsor the Best Technology Solution for the Public Sector category at the recent Hi-Tech Awards. Foster Moore took home that award with their clever and innovative ‘Catalyst’ Registry product. We caught up with co-founder and Chief Executive Joel Foster to hear more about the company, their work in the public sector and take on the technology industry.
Armed with a clear and consistent RFP, customers can confidently invite vendors to show their wares. Enabling a consistent analysis of the proposals will be aided by including an independent audit.