Stories by Ulrika Hedquist

The cloud brings freedom to workers, but also risk

People are increasingly relying on their internet-connected devices for information, both in their personal and professional life. But be aware of the dangers of this new way of working, says Ian Apperley, director of cloud consultants Isis Group.

NZ tops world social media chart

New Zealanders spend more time on social media networks than any other country in the world, according to futurist and entrepreneur Ross Dawson.

Auckland DHB looks to the cloud for better integration

Cloud computing can be used to link existing recruitment and retention-related processes and systems with other aspects of the business, according to Don Fulford, recruitment & retention manager at Auckland District Health Board.

VMware to expand local team

VMware will open up two or three new roles in New Zealand that will focus on end-user computing, mobility and bring your own device, according to Duncan Bennet, vice president and managing director of VMware Australia and New Zealand.

Botnet hunter pleads guilty

Owen Walker, the 18-year-old New Zealander also known as Akill, has pleaded guilty to all charges he was facing under the NZ Crimes Act for his part in attacking the University of Pennsylvania's computer system and in a global adware scheme.

NZ government wins open source award

The New Zealand State Services Commission's (SSC) championing of open-source software in government helped its ICT (Information and Communications Technology) branch pick up an award in the government category of the inaugural New Zealand Open Source Awards, held in Wellington this month.

Study: IT allowing more people to work from home

"There is growing evidence that more people these days don't work from a physical workplace, but work from home or other places," says David Thorns, director of the social science research center at the University of Canterbury.

IBM won't let Notes die, despite rumor-mongering

"Lotus Notes has 40,000 active customers across the world, and any idea that Notes is dead is a dead idea," says Ken Bisconti, vice president of IBM Workplace, portal and collaboration products.

NZ sites vulnerable to Google hacking

"Google hacking" is on the rise, according to a study by masters student Natalia Nehring and Ellen Rose, senior lecturer at the Institute of Information and Mathematical Sciences at Massey University.

E-learning tool creates virtual university

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and the University of Auckland have developed in collaboration an e-learning authoring tool, and 7,000 copies of it are downloaded worldwide every month, according to Andrew Higgins, director of e-learning at AUT.