New Zealand has hopefully weathered the worst of the Covid-19 epidemic, while the pandemic rages on globally. Most IT Leaders can expect sudden and drastic budget cuts, driven by falling business revenues and the emerging global recession. Effectus’ research partner, Info-Tech, has developed a very topical guide to building and communicating your IT cost-cutting strategy.
Effectus Ltd welcomes Dan Biggs as the newest IT Consultant. Dan is an experienced IT Consultant and Programme Manager, with 20+ years working for New Zealand organisations in senior management roles or as an independent.
In early 2019 Effectus Ltd selected mountain scenery, with a focus on our Southern Alps, to visually communicate the company’s brand. Mountain imagery reinforces what is important to us and it is from within that analogy we are able to communicate and explain many concepts of creating value from information and technology. It’s near impossible to successfully climb a mountain without research, planning and advice from someone who has done it before or who has helped others achieve similar goals.
Effectus is currently hiring Consultants based in Christchurch and Dunedin. Effectus is a highly regarded Business and Technology Consultancy focused on aligning information and technology to create value for our clients and their customers. Our clients are nationwide. We are looking for an energetic, self-motivated consultant who will provide Effectus clients with a professional and pragmatic approach to leveraging Information and Technology to improve business value.
(P.S. your first 100 days will set you up for the next 1000)
You’ve updated your LinkedIn profile, the “Congrats” messages have flooded in, an occasional personal message of “exciting times ahead” or the “looking forward to having you on the team” message as well.
What no one has said is that your first three months on the job are the ultimate predictor of your long-term success, and you’ll need to understand what to prioritise when everything is a priority.
Through my involvement with the ITP and during attendance of the ITX Conference in 2018, I was struck by how many professional bodies are in existence across the Tech sector (there are at least a dozen involved with the running of the ITX event alone). This runs the breadth of special interest subject areas such as Project Management (PMI, NZ Chapter) Health sector (Health Informatics NZ) through to Internet Governance (Internet NZ) and ITPNZ (the “voice of the profession”) along with regional bodies like Canterbury Tech, the success and reach of which is well known outside of the Canterbury region.
Effuctus Ltd is happy to announce our newly appointed consultant, Neil Brown. Neil is a highly experienced strategic leader who uses his strong analytical and listening skills to turn complex problems into actionable strategies and plans for senior executives.
We are in a New Year, we are refreshed and raring to go but we know before too long we will no doubt be time poor. Key to keeping ourselves fresh is to plan for any professional development opportunities for the year including relevant thought leadership events. So, as we arrive at our desks in 2019 what have we got to look forward to in terms of conference and general networking opportunities? Depending on what your role is here are a few of my picks (Note – my special interest is Governance & Strategy).