The power of big tech companies

This month my blog posts are around trending tech issues. We hear a lot in the news about technology and a few trends were mentioned briefly at the NZPI conference. It got me thinking about how we connect these big tech news stories with what is happening in our lives and professional practice. This post:  … Continue reading The power of big tech companies

Our Digital-First Census, look how far we have come

With the 2018 Census over, it is worth reflecting on just how far we have come to get to this digital-first census. BTW 'digital-first' just means that filling it in online was the primary and preferred way to complete it. Some of us may remember the Census before we had those questions about whether your household has … Continue reading Our Digital-First Census, look how far we have come

Tell it, don’t look around yourself

Hunting around in Word for the right menu or tool to format your text is so frustrating. It really interrupts your workflow. Did you know there is a much simpler way to get things done in Word and other Office programs? Forget about: knowing what the 'button' looks like remembering which tab/toolbar it's on and … Continue reading Tell it, don’t look around yourself

Are we in the new Wild West?

Clint Eastwood, gunfights, vast wilderness, lone rangers, inhospitable landscapes. We all remember the Wild West as presented to us  by Hollywood, back when the Western was the most popular genre of film and television. Yet, the Wild West can also help us understand getting to grips with the digital age. Through TV Westerns, and perhaps … Continue reading Are we in the new Wild West?

10 Challenges for RMA Professionals in the Digital Age

It’s easy to feel frustrated or overwhelmed when working in the digital age. Yet it is important to realise that we all struggle. The digital age is about a fundamental renegotiation between what we do best as humans and what our technologies do best for us. We shouldn’t take our difficulty in getting to grips … Continue reading 10 Challenges for RMA Professionals in the Digital Age