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How 5G network slicing can help the construction industry

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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 connectivity services to the precise requirements of any given application, user, device, or context. Practical...

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Business strategies for uncertain times

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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 position their business for tomorrow and their future success. It is human nature to go to ground under...

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Online learning

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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 unchartered water. So here are some answers to frequently asked questions around the topic of online learning. What are...

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Bouncing back

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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 disaster. It is a sad truth that some will not make it. Some businesses have an online shopping presence. That has...

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Making remote working work

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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. The editor kindly acknowledged my forward thinking but could not help make the point that face to face...

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Adjusting to our new normal

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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 life and our ability to conduct business, but I continue to be amazed at the agility and speed of our business...

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Locking Down Sales Leads

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Locking Down Sales Leads

Kevin Vincent Managing director of  Vincent Consulting   www.vincentconsulting.co.nz Timely follow-ups after a sales contact is a critical element in any client contact or engagement, but it is one of the things that can easily fall through the cracks without proper planning, discipline, and execution. Ongoing sales follow-ups allow you to anticipate problems, address them before they become major obstacles, manage client expectations, build new relationships and identify new other “reinforcers” for future sales contacts. This is an ongoing...

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Is the Legal Profession in Crisis?

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Is the Legal Profession in Crisis?

John Shingleton Director of Onlinelawyers www.onlinelawyer.nz Crisis! What crisis? This may well be the reaction of some lawyers on reading of the appalling claims of bullying and sexual harassment within the legal industry. However, for the rest of us, it was time our dirty little secrets were laid bare. I, and a growing number of lawyers, have been concerned over the years with how our industry seems to have lost touch with progressions in society and modern businesses. By this I mean we need to move away from the god-like hierarchical...

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Keeping Calm

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Keeping Calm

Martz Witty Head of the Martz Group. www.martz.co.nz It’s not entirely uncommon for business people to occasionally feel that they’re not in control as they would like to be. In fact, there are times where they might feel that the excrement is hitting the oscillating air mover. There are tons of courses and suggestions on how to deal with these moments, but I thought I’d share the ones that I most often use when sitting opposite a client who is clearly in panic mode and simply not coping with what’s going on. I find short practical tips work...

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Why SMEs Run out of Cash and Fail

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Why SMEs Run out of Cash and Fail

Iain Dunstan IncentiaPay CEO and acting Bartercard CEO for Australia and New Zealand www.bartercard.co.nz Starting a business can be an exciting yet daunting prospect. With 20 percent of small businesses failing in the first year and 50 percent failing in the fifth year*, it’s no wonder people are mindful about their decision to go it alone. Short-term cash flow problems can quickly sink a business, particularly SMEs, as they don’t have the deep pockets or backing that large enterprises do. So, how does a business unexpectedly run out of...

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