Full interview with James Valentine on IDC Tech Trends for 2016

James Valentine, CTO Fronde, interview 10 May 2016

IDC Technology Trends report for 2016 highlights some key findings on technology prediction trends for 2016. James Valentine, CTO Fronde, answers some questions with direct responses surrounding these key findings, focusing on ‘The importance of Digital Transformation’, ‘Customer intimacy and engagement’, ‘Internet of Things (IoT), and ‘IT spend allocation’. He ends with some summary thoughts and insights into how digital technologies can transform a business, and what companies need to do now in order to survive.

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Interview with Hi-Tech Awards finalist Breccan McLeod-Lundy, CEO Rabid Technologies, on Youth in IT

CEO Rabid Technologies, on Youth in IT 03 May 2016

One of Fronde’s mandates is to support youth in IT and the development of technology as a career option, which is why Fronde sponsors the ‘Young Achievers Award’ at the industry Hi-Tech Awards. We selected one of the finalists in our category (Breccan McLeod-Lundy), and conducted an interview with him on his views about youth in IT and the advancement of technology over time.

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Innovation Is A Team Sport

06 Apr 2016

Walter Isaac’s recent book “The Innovators” delivers fascinating insight into technological breakthroughs of the digital era.

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Three insights every business needs to know about their IT spend

23 Mar 2016

Many businesses are looking to modernise their IT strategies, but struggle with limited budgets. Often they aren’t sure how to fix key problems or where to get help.

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Celebrating Success with “The Internet of Rings”

15 Mar 2016

“When in doubt, put a microchip in it.”

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Every Dog has its day, in a digital kinda way

08 Mar 2016

Rarely when learning a new technology skill-set are we given the chance to cut our teeth on interesting work with tangible benefits to the wider community. But like an abandoned kitten adopted out to a doting Remuera household, I’m luckier than most, as my first Salesforce project was with the SPCA Auckland.

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5 Reasons Why Google for Work is Beneficial to Retailers in Australia & New Zealand

04 Mar 2016

Today’s digitally savvy consumers expect real time information and personalised shopping experiences. It is these consumers that are now in the driver’s seat - shaping the retail industry and forcing retailers to be more innovative. So how do Australian and New Zealand retailers keep up with the pace? Here are my top 5 tips.

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Improve your Budgeting process to get ahead

01 Mar 2016

Though most Australian businesses would have completed the somewhat dreaded ‘budgeting process’ by now, New Zealand organisations are perhaps still in the throws of the annual budgeting challenge. Regardless of whether you’re past the challenge or not, the following top 3 tips from our organisation’s leaders are worth considering to manage your business in 2016.  

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Bimodal IT Shouldn’t Mean Splitting Your Organisation

03 Feb 2016

The need to address digital transformation and industry disruption is forcing organisations to look for new operating models to meet the challenge. An increasingly popular approach is ‘Bimodal IT’. 

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3 Things Every CFO Needs To Know About Cloud in 2016

25 Jan 2016

In 2016 cloud computing models continue to be a tool or enabler for business disruption, digital transformation, competitive advantage, fast growth or fast failure. Moreover, cloud has the ability to impact the cost structures and overall governance of any organisation far more than many people realise.

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