NZCS Newsline: Innovation in ten steps, death of desktops, best efforts and India

, posted: 9-Sep-2011 15:42

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NZCS Newsline
9 September 2011

Your weekly dose of ICT news and views

This week:

  • Paul Matthews: Can we have innovation please? (Part 5 of 5)
  • Juha Saarinen: PC no more
  • Ben Winslade: IT Law: When your best isn't good enough
  • Sunit Prakash: Reaping India's demographic dividend
  • ICT around town: All the latest ICT-related events in your area

Newsline edited by Juha Saarinen


This Week at NZCS

Paul Matthews

Innovation in ten steps (Part 5 of 5)
by Paul Matthews, NZCS Chief Executive

I began this series four weeks ago with a simple question: "Can we have innovation without skills?"

Truth be told its far more complicated than that of course. Over the following weeks we explored some of the surrounding issues and barriers to innovation and growth, but this week let's answer the question.


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Taku Waimarie Hoki!

Juha Saarinen

PC no more
by Juha Saarinen, Newsline Editor

Yes, I know. I'm totally uncool: I'm writing this piece on a Dinosaur Device and I like it. It's an HP Z400 Workstation, with 12GB RAM, a really fast OCZ RevoDrive transplanted into it, and terabytes of disk storage.
Inside the huge cage, there's an NVidia Quadro FX driving a lovely Dell Ultrasharp 2711 screen that can display 30-bit colour. The whole set-up is fantastic for working with images and video and suits me rather well as I've had to become a photography and video geek lately.

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Ben Winslade

IT Law: When your best isn't good enough
by Ben Winslade, Senior Associate, Simmonds Stewart

It is a common enough scenario in the negotiation of any IT contract: one party wants to place the other under an obligation to do something and the other party instead proposes only to use "reasonable endeavours" or "reasonable efforts" to do that thing.
The parties haggle long into the night and eventually reach a compromise for those "best endeavours" or "all reasonable efforts".
What do these terms really mean though?

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Sunit Prakash

Reaping India's demographic dividend
by Sunit Prakash, IT consultant

Laurence Millar kicked off a whole chain of thoughts when I attended his NZCS session "Agenda for the Digital Economy". He inspired me to write this article, about Indian students coming to study in New Zealand, Indian organisations servicing New Zealand, New Zealand organisations exploring India - and the challenges and opportunities this presents to New Zealand.
And, with Indian Students - by Golly we have found a Market for New Zealand Education! It's already started...

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