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Digitisation
Salesforce to train 400 Kiwis with Mission Ready and TupuToa
March 2022
“As an industry, we need to do more to ensure that pathways to digital skills are accessible for all New Zealanders."
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Microsoft
ASI Solutions acquires Microsoft and workplace specialist
February 2022
"This acquisition shows how focused ASI Solutions is on helping its customers to maximise the value of their Microsoft investment."
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Workplace of the future
Future of work tech spend to reach $656bn in 2021, IDC finds
July 2021
The largest area of investment in 2021 will be hardware, where companies are expected to purchase $228 billion in endpoint devices, enterprise hardware, infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and robotics and drones.
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Cloud
Cognizant names 21 locations that will epitomise the future of work
March 2021
Asia Pacific cities such as Wellington, Da Nang, Shenzhen, Songdo, Haidian Qu, and Kochi have all been named as hotspots.
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Remote Working
2020 has profoundly changed how we work – so what now?
September 2020
To navigate these changes now and into the future we need to build adaptable technologies and resilient workforces that can adjust on the fly.
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Remote Working
It's time to sculpt the future of hybrid work, says Poly report
July 2020
“The next normal is all about hybrid working moving to the mainstream as we respond, redesign and reinvent — flexible working across multiple locations, with immersive, productive workspaces that accommodate the work style of every employee."
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Remote Working
Aruba unveils tech solutions for reimagined workplace
June 2020
"We will return not to one, but to many kinds of workplaces – traditional offices, homes, on the road."
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Cloud
Okta report outlines the new decade, new apps & new ways to work
January 2020
Businesses and employees are using more applications, new technologies, and learning more than ever before, according to Okta’s 2020 Businesses @ Work report.
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Artificial Intelligence
What will NZ's workplace of the future look like? We've got the trends.
September 2019
“When we look back over the last 20 years, a dominant feature is the accelerating pace of change. Looking ahead, change will remain constant, but it will occur through an ethical lens."
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Jabra
Noise pollution is the new second-hand smoke
May 2019
ow loud is our phone call? Can you hear your co-worker’s music through their headphones? Do you need to have that meeting in a public area of the office?
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IT Training
Explained: Reverse mentoring and how you can make it work
October 2018
Mentors. For generations they’ve been known as senior staff with experience who generally train newer recruits – but that mindset is being turned upside down with the idea of reverse mentoring.
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Microsoft
Ten new ways for everyone to achieve more in the modern workplace
September 2018
Microsoft is introducing new capabilities in Microsoft 365 that make it possible for every person to do their best work.
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Fonterra
Beyond the day job: Fonterra rolls out ‘gig economy’ project called amp
September 2018
Fonterra has joined the likes of Google and 3M by offering a new scheme that allows employees to spend up to a third of their time on projects beyond the realm of their day jobs.
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Flexible work
Flexible working isn't a passing fad - and it benefits everyone
June 2018
The survey found flexible working reduces commuting time, enhances productivity, staff retention, job satisfaction, and creativity.
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Physical Security
Come along and experience workforce management like never before
June 2018
What could you do to optimise your office space and your employees? Come along to one of our exclusive sessions to find out.
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VMware
Exclusive: VMware on the new equilibrium of digital business
June 2018
“It’s important to realise that it’s not an overnight fix, it’s a journey, and it can take multiple years to get to the nirvana.”
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Digital Transformation
Taupō talks tech: The local Kiwi firms transforming business from the ground up
May 2018
From New Zealand's farming heartland to the mountains and to the cloud, Taupō's regional businesses are embracing technology from the ground up.
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Remote Working
Australians choose better work / life balance over better pay
May 2018
“Employers are fast realising these non-monetary benefits help to build a satisfied, motivated, productive and loyal workforce.”
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Rackspace
Asia's top workplaces named...here's where Rackspace placed
April 2018
“It is an honor for Rackspace to be recognized by their employees as an organization that fosters respect, trust and fairness.”
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Digital Transformation
New platform solves growing 'empty office' problem
April 2018
Due to a number of factors including an increasingly mobile workforce, most offices around the world are being severely under-utilised.
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Remote Working
Polycom on workplace diversity and multi-generational workforces in Australia
February 2018
66% of Australia’s population, an estimated 11.8 million people aged between 15 and 64 years - now make up our workforce.
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Artificial Intelligence
Unlocking the benefits of leading a multi-generational workforce
February 2018
Diversity – and not just gender diversity – brings different ideas, backgrounds, and assumptions to the table.
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Deloitte
How to maintain productivity and engagement in the workplace
February 2018
A mistake many businesses make is the belief that a remote workplace, and a stationed office, are binary opposites.
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Collaboration
The new normal: Robots, hyper-collaboration and smart meetings
January 2018
It is the convergence of people plus, not versus, technology that are now working together.