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Tech better than policy for SMBs, says GoDaddy research
73% of small business owners say they are not likely to lose their jobs or be negatively affected by artificial intelligence (AI) and robots.
Slack tackles balance between productivity and security
The new features include more options to protect data without interrupting employees’ requirements to get work done.
Aussie workers struggling to switch off while on holiday
A new survey has found Australian workers are struggling to disconnect while on vacation
Video will be the fabric of collaboration in 2019’s enterprise
BlueJeans’ CEO outlines five trends that highlight the growing place of video conferencing in the modern enterprise.
Founder of AKL's Generator exits as Precinct Properties takes over
“I’m proud to leave Generator in great heart and recognise that the time is right time to step aside and entrust the business to someone with a fresh vision and different perspective,” says Ryan Wilson.
Slashing commute time could save NZ from 900,000 tonnes of C02
In New Zealand, workers could save between 7.7 and 8.8 million hours of commuting time every year.
Why flexible working could make good business sense
“You can always give it a go on a trial basis. If it’s not working, be honest."
Huge market for flexible working tech in NZ
Kiwi ICT companies will be a major beneficiary of an upcoming economic boom from growth in flexible working.
Regus flexible working space opens near Auckland Airport
Next time you’re transiting through Auckland Airport, you may just want to check out a new flexible working space that has opened just up the road.
Flexible working isn't a passing fad - and it benefits everyone
The survey found flexible working reduces commuting time, enhances productivity, staff retention, job satisfaction, and creativity.
Opportunity growth in mobility as importance of flexibility rockets
According to a survey by Hays Recruitment, 89% of employers and 96% of professionals say flexibility is an area worth thinking about.
One in five NZ businesses offer flexible work hours for parents - MYOB
60% offer some form of flexible work options to staff – including almost one-in-five that make specific work arrangements for staff who are parents.
Recruitment expert’s top tips for hiring the right talent for your organisation
Desire for flexibility and varied work has given rise to the ‘portfolio career’: where professionals position themselves as freelancers.
Jabra’s new earbuds aim to be the perfect office companion
"The Jabra Evolve 75e delivers professional sound for calls and music."
Work-life balance a challenge for NZ businesses
Stress was a challenge in 62% of organisations surveyed, and 50% of respondents noted concerns about the mental health of staff or colleagues.
Australia and New Zealand behind when it comes to leveraging new tech
Only 16% of ANZ professionals consider technology to be an ‘enabler of automating menial tasks to save time.’
Jabra: Work from anywhere with your mobile office
Advances in technology are providing modern workers with greater opportunities to perform their jobs from any location.
Three tips for creating a digital transformation roadmap
Work isn’t a destination; it’s merely an activity that people expect to be able to do from anywhere.
Security: The biggest benefit and challenge of cloud computing
"If no measures exist to tie a company to the cloud platform or hold the apps together, additional security is necessary."
The Internet of Things will fail if security has no context
It’s not just about protecting IoT devices but the entire ecosystem, from the customer to the partner, the cloud and everything else in between.
Adaptable IT architecture key to success
“We often see a planned end set in stone for IT architecture. Instead, companies should be aiming for an architecture that is flexible and adaptable."
NZRB undergoes business transformation with Spark Digital
New Zealand Racing Board has signed a five-year deal with Spark Digital to redesign its IT infrastructure and change how it delivers internet services
Dell launches DDS, a new line of business
“While others have been focused on marketing hype or reducing costs only, we’ve created a new operating model that is centered around flexibility."
Two-thirds of workers would quit if offered a job with more flexibility
The IT sector, which despite being 80 percent male dominated, appears to be leading the way regarding flexible work.