Climbing Mount Everest has become a metaphor for leading difficult projects.

Executive teams can now attend a course that simulates the experience of scaling the world's highest peak -- with the goal of transposing the lessons of teamwork and resilience back to the workplace.

For Marcelo De Santis, climbing Mount Everest is not part of a business school case study or an executive course.

A trip to New Zealand five years ago sparked the seed for this expedition, he says in this interview with CIO New Zealand.

The year in numbers From single digits to trillions, the tech industry loves numbers, and it generated plenty of them in 2013. Here's a look at some of the figures that stand out from the year.

In Pictures: 50 best tech products of 2013 Notebooks, tablets, and other mobile devices feature prominently in this year's list, along with a fair number of peripherals and gadgets designed to make you more productive.

LinkedIn: How to build a standout profile 'Responsible' is the most used buzzword in profiles of New Zealand members on LinkedIn, but it will not help you land your dream job.

Digital High Impact Programme gets $3 million govt funding Public and private sector-led pitch to help Kiwi tech companies grow globally

Attention Tech Executives: Ban Google Glass Google's soon-to-be-publicly-available wearable technology exposes your company to problems ranging from illegal wiretapping and surveillance to a wild spectrum of inappropriate uses. Columnist Rob Enderle writes that you should do yourself a favor and ban Google Glass before it is even available to your employees.

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