Category Archives: IT

Fraser Engineering; a billion dollar company in the making


Well, you can’t accuse Hutt Valley-based Fraser Engineering of lacking ambition. Speaking at a recent Technology Valley get-together, general manager Martin Simpson says it wants to be a billion dollar company. The 60 year old private company with 100 designers, … Continue reading

Posted in contract writer, Entrepreneur, high tech, Innovation, IT, Prototyping, SciBlogs, technology, writer for hire | Tagged , | 2 Comments

How long will it take for the Wynyard Precinct to hit its straps?


Well, let’s see how Auckland’s new Innovation Precinct, Wynyard Precinct (it appears to have at least a couple of names) get’s up and going. It has been one of those long time in coming projects – and now we’ll see … Continue reading

Posted in Angel investment, contract writer, Entrepreneur, high tech, Innovation, IT, SciBlogs, start-up, technology, university, value added food, value-added food. processed food, writer for hire | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Chipping in for multicore champion – let’s get parallel programming


 You’ve got to admire someone who has a vision, almost as much as someone who is prepared to use the word vision. So here’s a plug for Nicolas Erdody, founder of Open Parallel, and more importantly the organiser of Multicore … Continue reading

Posted in cloud computing, contract writer, Development, Entrepreneur, high tech, IT, open source, SciBlogs, technology, university, writer for hire | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Today Wellington…tomorrow the world for ‘toys’ lending site?


 LendYour has been start-upping its way to life in a next door office to me. A bit like a nosy neighbour, I’ve been keeping an eye on the Wellington Startup Weekend 2013 inspired web play (with an app to come) … Continue reading

Posted in Angel investment, Entrepreneur, Innovation, IT, SciBlogs, start-up, writer for hire | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Failing companies the most open to new ideas – Wes Yun, UX Design Day


“The most exciting places to work are those big companies that are failing. They’re most open to ideas, they have nothing to lose. They’re looking for the Hail Mary pass.” [American gridiron quarterback’s hope and a prayer hurl of the … Continue reading

Posted in cloud computing, contract writer, education, Entrepreneur, high tech, Innovation, IT, Prototyping, SciBlogs, technology, writer for hire | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Punakaiki Fund now a solution in search of a problem?


So, will the Punakaiki Fund get to ‘Go’? And, if so, how will it differ from the angel investment funds dotted around the country? Originally hoping to raise between $20m to $50m, when the original close date of October 2 … Continue reading

Posted in Angel investment, contract writer, Entrepreneur, high tech, Innovation, IT, Market validation, private equity, Prototyping, SciBlogs, start-up, technology, writer for hire | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The heart of the matter, and a matter of the heart, is design by intention


Seeing as on the design side of things I’m more in the ‘I know when it works, I just don’t know how to do it properly’ camp…here’s a plug to the UX Design Day. UX stands for User Experience – … Continue reading

Posted in cloud computing, contract writer, Entrepreneur, Innovation, IT, SciBlogs, technology, writer for hire | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Showcase site demonstrates how others can digitally engage with members


Jamie Houston of Honk Marketing has been using his own (sideline, but now about to turn profitable) business as a showcase of how others can use the web to improve customer interaction. This blog gives a few of the lessons … Continue reading

Posted in cloud computing, contract writer, Entrepreneur, IT, SciBlogs, technology, writer for hire | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Building an integrated interweb presence – easily


For many people (including especially myself), figuring out how to integrate all things interwebby in order to build a business is, at the very least, daunting. Think cleverly using Facebook and other social media, building a database, selectively interacting with … Continue reading

Posted in cloud computing, contract writer, Entrepreneur, Innovation, IT, SciBlogs, technology, writer for hire | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Primary industry mobile tech forum draws the digerati


Numbers tell a story on their own. And the fact that over 220 attendees ponyed up at the Mobile Tech Summit 2013 in Wellington on August 7 & 8 underscores the message that our natural resources aren’t as old-hat as … Continue reading

Posted in cloud computing, contract writer, Development, Entrepreneur, high tech, Innovation, IT, Market validation, Processed food, Prototyping, SciBlogs, Science, start-up, sustainability, technology, writer for hire | Tagged , , | 1 Comment