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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Making remote working work
Jun16

Making remote working work

John Shingleton Managing director of First Law   www.firstlaw.co.nz About four years ago I packed in my role as managing partner of a traditional law firm and embarked on the novel idea of a law firm where lawyers worked remotely from their homes. This was unheard of back then and was met with derision by some in the legal fraternity. There was even a mention of my then venture, Online Lawyers, in Law Talk, the Law Society magazine....

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Adjusting to our new normal
Jun16

Adjusting to our new normal

Leeann Watson Chief executive of CECC   www.cecc.org.nz I am pleased to once again be back in our office in Kilmore Street and working side-by-side with my colleagues (not too closely!). The last few months have turned our lives upside down as we have all navigated a rapidly evolving environment without a blueprint, and often at very short notice. No-one could have predicted the immense impact that COVID-19 would have on our way of...

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