Monthly Archives: December 2010

Agile methodology seems to suit kiwi psyche


A relatively recent ‘movement’ in software development runs the risk of dovetailing perfectly with the kiwi psyche. ‘Agile Methodology’, as used by super graphics creators BIS2, is, as self-defined, a quicker and better means of delivering bespoke software to clients. … Continue reading

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Time for BIS2 to stop flying under the radar


Super graphics creators, BIS2 flies under the radar in New Zealand, partly because at this stage the three year old company doesn’t have any clients in this country. That makes is somewhat problematic for attracting software developers to its Wellington … Continue reading

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Kiwi culture to ‘look under the IT hood’ provides an overseas opportunity


We’ve got the national initiative and creativity to look under the hood of IT systems, but the country’s missing an opportunity to collectively sell its IT security expertise to the world. “If we took a pan New Zealand concept of … Continue reading

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Wellington start-up MusicHype scales up at world’s largest digital media conference


Selection to showcase its ‘social commerce’ platform at MIDEM in late January is a big deal for Wellington Internet start up MusicHype. MusicHype has spent the past year perfecting its business model, which reward fans for support and interest in … Continue reading

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Kiwi praetorian guards Google’s global network


Three of Google’s top internet security people are Kiwis – which on the law of averages is punching way above our weight. But there’s a pretty good reason for them landing roles as the world’s biggest search engine’s (of just … Continue reading

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Super graphics make sense of a sea of data – (BIS2)


Ever tried to make sense of a spreadsheet of numbers – data that in its raw form can be a sea of complexity? Sure, a bar graph or pie chart can do for some statistics, but once you start getting … Continue reading

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(John)Key timing for Innovation Council?


New Zealand’s innovation system is like a large industrial plant according to the New Zealand Institute. “Where each department performs reasonably well given the resources and information available, and manages hand-offs to adjacent departments,” it says in a recent internationalisation … Continue reading

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Bands and fans connect and interact through start-up’s ‘Appreciation Engine’ – (MusicHype)


One way of looking at the world of music is to say the game is changing. Another way is to say it’s a complicated mess where making money’s nowhere as simple as it used to be. However, in a world … Continue reading

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Who are you going to call first – the information clearinghouse? (NZ Institute)


As the whole New Zealand environment for turning ideas into income morphs into something better, stronger and faster, it’s worth revisiting independent think tank The NZ Institute’s ‘Plugging the gap’ discussion document. This report sounds out an internationalisation strategy for … Continue reading

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Keeping TABS so valuable, sticK’s forced to give it a plug


Those of us with a poetic come wordy bent have to love TABS (Trends + Anthropology + Brands + Strategy) for its acronym alone. And sticK’s not one to generally go promoting someone or something it hasn’t personally interviewed or … Continue reading

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