Stories by Randal Jackson

IBM cuts jobs

Around 50 Systems and Technology Group jobs at IBM have gone in Australia, with many others to be moved to Lenovo, says an IBM source who asked to remain anonymous.

NZ ICT sector faces 'dire' skills shortage

In the wake of the release of New Zealand's 2014 Occupation Outlook by education and employment minister Steven Joyce, the CEO of IT services company Fronde, Ian Clarke, has said that there is a dire shortage of highly skilled IT professionals in the country.

NZ govt awards desktop-as-a-service contracts

Contracts for a cloud-based desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) have been awarded to New Zealand companies Datacom and Gen-i, as well as global suppliers Dimension Data and Fujitsu. These companies will take on management of government agencies’ desktop computer operating system and software applications.

MBIE makes final decisions on changes to radio spectrum usage

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has made its final decisions, after completing consultation with the industry, on changes to radio spectrum usage that will affect radio microphones operating in the 518-806MHz frequency range.

Relocating data centre to safer zone is 'futile': Revera CEO

Many businesses are looking to relocate their data centres to the 'safe' zone of New Zealand's upper North Island. But Revera CEO Robin Cockayne says relocating data centre equipment to a safer zone is a waste of time, indeed “futile”.

Auckland Council signs IT consolidation deal

Auckland Council has signed a contract with Revera under its all-of-government supplier role to deliver the council’s post amalgamation transformation program and core IT infrastructure consolidation.

Cyclone brand to come to an end

The downturn in the PC market will soon see one of New Zealand’s best-known locally assembled brands, Cyclone, vanish from the market.