No mistakes: New Zealand can’t afford any boondoggles in the post-COVID-19 recovery
Jun16

No mistakes: New Zealand can’t afford any boondoggles in the post-COVID-19 recovery

    More economic freedom will be the key to surviving the next phase of the COVID-19 recovery, and the Government should step aside as soon as it can, according to a new report For better or for worse: How governments respond to crises by The New Zealand Initiative. Research fellow Dr David Law says empirical data from previous recessions and economic downturns shows the more a Government keeps its hands off the regulatory...

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How 5G network slicing can help the construction industry
Jun16

How 5G network slicing can help the construction industry

Burcin Kaplanoglu Executive director innocation, Oracle Construection and Engineering www.oracle.com/nz As more stories come out about the potential use of 5G across different industries, the construction industry is one that could quickly see specific – and significant – benefits from the technology. One such use case could be around the “network slicing” capability of 5G, which enables communication service providers to tailor...

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Business strategies for uncertain times
Jun16

Business strategies for uncertain times

Richard O’Brien Manager of nzbizbuysell www.nzbizbuysell.co.nz COVID-19 has brought swings in global and local economies, changing business models and complex geo-political influences. This means that businesses are increasingly facing difficult and uncertain times. In this environment businesses need to resist the impulse to just buckle-down, cut costs and hope to ride-it-out. Instead, they need to adopt actions that will help...

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Online learning
Jun16

Online learning

Angus Darroch-Warren Group director at Linx International Group www.linxinternationalgroup.com Working from home has become increasingly popular in recent years. If you don’t need to be onsite or want to avoid the commute and distractions of the office, it can be a very productive way of working. The ability to work from home also became a necessity for many due to the Coronavirus situation. For many, online learning remains...

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Bouncing back
Jun16

Bouncing back

Martz Witty Chief strategist at Shi Martz Chartered Accountants www.shiandmartz.co.nz Businesses are seriously hurting from the COVID-19 disaster. In Canterbury some of us will remember the impact the earthquakes had last decade (yes decade!). It feels so recent but in fact is a long time ago as far as business and lifecycles go. You need to be already embarking on the path to bounce back from weeks or possibly months of economic...

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