Praise for DIA’s new expenditure transparency

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NZRise members have been happily praising the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) for their recent publication of suppliers and expenditure by NZ Owned and Internationally owned companies. The praise for DIA on our message board included comments like: “Good to see the variety of businesses used.” “The publication of spend is a big step forward, […]

The new Government Procurement Rules will NOT lead to more “wins” for Kiwi software businesses

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The opportunities for Kiwi software businesses have been deteriorating rapidly as DIA’s “all of Government” arrangements with multinationals begin to bite.  This was described in our Trojan Horse posting in April, and opportunities have been further reduced by the just-signed Cloud agreement offered through SAP Australia. Minister Parker reinforced the NZ Government position of “supporting […]

April Startup Booster Breakfast

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Being a small tech business can be really tricky in the current climate. As owners of tech businesses ourselves, we want to support the digital technology ecosystem, and that includes startups – the next generation of business leaders. We are running drop-in support sessions every couple of months throughout 2018 – offering free and frank advice […]

Digital Skills

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Digital skills are the skills needed to find, evaluate, utilize, share and create content using information technologies and the Internet. Digital skills can be basic, such as the ability to use email or online banking, through to more advanced skills such as programming. As many services move online, basic digital literacy skills are now required by the entire population. These skills […]