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NZCS certification submission

April 19, 2009


In the interests of transparency, here’s my submission to the New Zealand Computer Society professionalisation initiative: Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the draft Professional Certification Framework. I believe this is the most important action the Society has ever taken, it is well overdue. This belatedness, however, is not a cause for undue haste, […]

Talk for Tertiary IT Managers conference: Beyond Virtualisation-

September 19, 2008


I gave a talk today at the 26th Annual Tertiary IT Managers conference.   “Beyond Virtualisation: what’s next for IT sustainability”.   I explored computing and sustainability imperative, particularly in the tertiary sector. We looked at what other disciplines are doing and explored what it might mean to be a sustainable practitioner in computing.  We […]

Computing award for sustainability “far beyond own footprint”

August 12, 2008


Last week the winners in the Computerworld Excellence Awards were announced. For the first time there was an award for Sustainable ICT. I thoroughly enjoyed being a judge for this award, along with Peter Noble of IRD and the govt3 programme and Claudia Vidal of Uniservices. Here’s the judges’ report from the paper version of […]

“…and sustainability” Digital Strategy just greenwashing?

April 16, 2008


Lazowska described Green computing as the next space race. Yesterday the NZ Government released the draft Digital Strategy 2.0. In it, sustainability is listed as a key outcome but other than a few scattered statements, the document seems to have ignored both the potential impact and the opportunity. If green computing is indeed the next […]

NZCS talking professionalism

February 28, 2008


The NZ Computer Society had its Otago AGM this week. Don Robertson, the new chair of the NZCS spoke about the Society’s plans to focus on professional registration. This is great news for sustainability. Don talked about the challenges facing the NZCS and its members. Foremost of those is professionalism. With the proliferation of computing […]