Football Universe

Launching on Android & iPhone ready for next weekend. The ultimate game to play by yourself or with friends! Based on the English Premier League, the game has three options. Head to Head allows you to see your team’s chance of winning against a chosen opposition. Who will Win will crunch the numbers to predict what is going to happen.

The Team Pool lets you play with your friends. Create an account, invite friends to compete ag

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If it ain’t broke, why fix it?

So, you have been using the same system(s) for a number of years and they are still performing as steadily as they always have. These systems are “good enough”. But, have you taken inventory and noticed that the needs of your organisation have changed in this “constant change” environment of business today. Are some systems outdated or, at best, “just hanging in”?

Avoiding risk is different to risk management. In today’s technical environment, doing nothing is not a the safe option.

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Cognitive computing

Artificial Intelligence (AI) set out to make computers more useful, adding capabilities of independent reasoning. AI has a long pedigree, rooted in rooted in military science, statistics, philosophy, psychology, math and cognitive science.Subfields related to AI include:

Machine learning

The ability of a computer to analyse data and create models without explicit coding or instructions.

Neural networks

A system which looks to derive me

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Technology out paces the legal system

Technology out-paces the legal systemHow quickly laws are outdated, especially when technology is concerned.The first Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) was enacted almost 31 years ago. This was when American industry’s technology, customer base and infrastructure were largely domestic. Today, technology is global.

Lawmakers did not contemplate the need to establish rules for law enforcement to access data belonging to non-local persons located abroad. No though was give

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Globalising electronic communication

Last year, the International Communications Privacy Act (ICPA) was introduced in the American senate. Specifically, “To amend title 18, United States Code, to safeguard data stored abroad, and for other purposes”.

Some points to consider:

  • Awareness of the legal obligations in other jurisdictions outside your own
  • Conflicts may arise between the user’s local laws and laws observed by the supplier
  • US Congress will (probably) serve as the primary model, w

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International Digital Civility Index (DCI)

This index measures consumers’ lifetime exposure to online risks. These risks are encapsulated into four categories: Behavioural, Intrusive, Reputational and Sexual. The results incorporate responses from adults and youth.

Intrusive: Unwanted contact (43%) was the main driver of Intrusive risks and had the highest incidence of any individual risk. This included unwanted contact, hate speech, and discrimination.

Behavioural: these risks (39%) were

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In the hands of the next generation

In April 2017, Microsoft announced the selection of the first Council for Digital Good – a group of 15 teens from across the country that will work with to advance digital civility and safer online interactions.

Digital Civility challenge

I embrace the challenge to be a leader in making the internet a better and safer place. I commit to do my part every day by living up to the four Digital Civility Challenge ideals:

I will act with empathy, compassion and k

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How to take Employee Photos

How to take Employee Photos

Taking photos of employees for a company website is not difficult but going from the results, you see on the internet, I think it is harder than people think. I have taken hundreds of employee photos for customers and here are some things I have learnt. Remember, professional level photos for a business are different from photos for a hen’s party in Bali, Ibiza or Newcastle.

  1. Do not use a smartphone – they are too light which makes

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Native Apps or Web Apps

Which are better? Well that depends, so here are some Pros and Cons

Pros of Native Apps

  • Work with the device’s built-in features, so perform faster and are easier to work with
  • Get full support from the relevant app store /marketplace
  • Users are familiar with finding and downloading from these stores
  • With app store approval, purchasers have a sense of safety and security
  • Native apps, with the SDK, provide good tools for devel

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Bring your own Device. Is there a dilemma?

The young students of today, whether in first grade or graduating from university, have grown up in a technological era. They will be familiar with iPads, smart phones….. they will also be expected to be technologically intelligent. For employers, this familiarity is a bonus, as young graduates come tech savvy to our office doors.

Is there a down side?

That depends…

  1. Do you require employees to use the technology you provide? No discussion!
  2. Ho

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UX Design in Simple Terms

So you’ve probably heard of the term UX (User Experience) Design, but are maybe not too familiar with the details involved in this, or what separates this from UI (User Interface) Design? So we thought we would provide a bit more insight into UX Design in it’s most simplest form.

User experience design isn’t a new term, in-fact it’s been around since the Early nineties when Donald Norman coined the phrase when joining Apple.

User Experience Design is the process of enhancing the c

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Going Digital in New Zealand

How is New Zealand faring in the transformation to digital? In March this year, iStart reported that “digital transformation is still in its infancy for most organisations in New Zealand”.Recent data from a Microsoft survey found:Full digital strategy implemented = 36%Limited or no strategy in place = 17%In Progress = 47%

What is “digital transformation”? It is the use of technology to radically improve the performance or reach of businesses and enterprises.

The requi

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