People who work hard on running New Zealand's 400,000 small and medium enterprises are accustomed to constant change, and this is something they share with those who work in the technology sector. Bill Gates once said, “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years, and underestimate the change that will occur in the next 10.”
Faster broadband access is being deployed nationwide, and it's the perfect complement to better approaches to work that have been made possible by technology. Businesses have new opportunities to find customers, to improve their services, and to be more productive. Technology professionals have new opportunities to help them. These changes may not seem urgent compared to the many other demands on time, but they are coming and it's time to learn about them and make plans.
We are offering two free road shows to provide an update on the latest in Microsoft technology for small businesses. We'll be visiting Tauranga, Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin and Christchurch from 1 to 9 November 2011.