Insights and inspiration

Being ready means staying on top of the latest insights and inspiration from industry thought leaders. Take a look at some of our favourite stories here.

 
How franchises can thrive with turnkey technology

Future-proofing for franchisees

Competitive franchisors are investing in solid support systems and sector-relevant technology solutions – and it’s easy to see why. Turnkey technology not only helps create an attractive franchisee offering that stands out in a crowded marketplace, it can enable seamless interaction for customers.

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Goodbye server, hello as-a-service

Goodbye server, hello as-a-service

Thanks to cloud-based working and working on mobile devices, IT is rapidly changing. As-a-service marks a radical shift in the way services are delivered, managed and used; it’s about buying business outcomes, not software. And that’s a shift that should be welcomed.

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Security alert – how business assets can be assured

Security alert – how business assets can be assured

We’re all familiar with the threat hackers bring to our bank accounts and personal information, but with the advent of the internet of things comes a new challenge; how to keep our devices secure.

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Mobile video – a key marketing tool for retailers

Mobile video – a key marketing tool for retailers

Targeting customers in a media saturated environment is a challenge. But thanks to social media, along with cheaper data and faster networks, mobile video is showing huge potential as a cornerstone of a brand’s marketing communication.

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The cloud is the future of your business

The cloud is the future of your business

The cloud has come of age and proved it really does have substance. And it’s more than simply changing how you pay for disk space or cutting infrastructure costs; it’s about having the flexibility to transform the way you, your people and your business work

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Would you like an app with that?

Would you like an app with that?

These days it takes more than just a prompt sales transaction and a quickly delivered meal to tick the box for exceptional customer service; creating a connected experience ensures the customer is king.

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Changing life in the country

Changing life in the country

Access to fast, wireless broadband has revolutionised the way we work, study and play. But outside urban areas, people haven’t been able to take advantage of everything broadband has to offer. Things are changing with the rollout of the Rural Broadband Initiative though, getting rural New Zealand up to speed.

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Rise of the machines

Rise of the machines

It’s no secret that technology changes business models. But change is becoming the new normal. The increasing importance of data services, availability of faster networks and huge growth of smartphones is reshaping how consumers interact with businesses on a daily basis.

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Beyond the firewall

Beyond the firewall

With the rise of cybercrime, businesses data no longer lives within the four walls of organisations anymore. This means old security measures are simply not enough anymore.

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The buzz on social media for hospitality business

The buzz on social media for hospitality business

Social media is not just for posting selfies. It’s a very handy and affordable marketing medium. Actively incorporating social media to your promotional strategies can contribute to the successful growth of your business.

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The technology of transactions

The technology of transactions

The online shopping world has great demands on technology in order to keep up with global shopping trends. Retailers are now exploring new ways technology can help deliver engaging shopper experiences. Check out the trends pushing the changes now.

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Work smarter, not harder

Work smarter, not harder

With the global goal to feed 9.6 billion people globally by 2050, NZ farmers are rising to the challenge. With the availbility of arable land decreasing and the cost of sustainable farming, smart technology is proving invaluable. Making the most of what technology can deliver is vital to success.

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