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The rise of the chief information officer – A fantastic shift is occurring in IT Management

The rise of the chief information officer In July 2012 (3 years ago) I wrote the article below about the “fantastic shift occurring in IT Management. I reckon I was right on the mark! I just read a new and similar article published in the Washington Post (edited below) which basically confirms and stress further […] Read more

Oct, 08, 2015

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Productivity and the impact of the digital revolution – who is right who is wrong?

Much has been said about the power of technology to improve productivity. It appears obvious to most that when a new technological innovation, system or fancy gadget is introduced some positive impact on productivity is expected. I wrote in May this year how you can achieve productivity using Predictive Analytics. In January 2012 I wrote […] Read more

Aug, 18, 2015

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Productivity improvements using Predictive Analytics

Improving productivity is the holy grail of most strategist and business executives. In order to sustain a high standard of living, productivity must be constantly improved. There are numerous ways to increase productivity, ranging from basic use of modern IT systems such as smart phones, iPads, CRM systems, etc. A new and more sophisticated way […] Read more

May, 26, 2015

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Motion: Social media addiction is a productivity killer

 A – For the motion John Boitnott (inc.com) goes to say: “Social media updates are similar to eating French fries. If you’re like most people, you can’t have just one.” Furthermore he says: “social media addiction is a productivity Killer”. An extract of his full article follows (Full article here:  http://www.inc.com/john-boitnott/social-media-addiction-the-productivity-killer.html) “Social media can be […] Read more

May, 18, 2015

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Are we getting poorer? Our productivity numbers indicate so.

I began to study and write about Productivity back in 2011 at the pick of the mining boom in Australia. Although our national wealth increased during that time, our productivity has been declining from even earlier than that. This is a significant concern to the business community and the country. The main reason why this […] Read more

May, 12, 2015

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PicNet’s PredictBench set to go global

PredictBench has been selected as a participant in the Elevate61 program – a program backed by KPMG Australia and Advance. Elevate61 is a is a unique program designed to enable high performing Australian businesses to fast track their growth into the United States (US) and beyond. It provides participants with facilitated access to an established network […] Read more

Apr, 01, 2015

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Offshoring to countries with rates at slave levels and repatriating profits to tax havens…. Our kid’s future is bleak . A bit of reflection before XMAS.

Just a bit of a XMAS reflection… Offshoring to slave rates countries and repatriating profits to tax havens…. Our kid’s future is bleak A good friend of mine called me to see if my company could provide his son with some work experience during this summer. He told me he has approached a number of […] Read more

Dec, 12, 2014

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From a Business Analyst to a Big Analyst

The world of traditional business analysis is well-known. Interesting challenges and state of the art methodologies guide the work of a business analyst (BA) – from the discovery and gathering of requirements through to the design of the business requirements and to the characterisation of a system or technology that supports the business. However, the […] Read more

Dec, 05, 2014

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Business future lies in cloud technology ?

My colleague David Booth recently wrote a nice article about Public Cloud Computing. This can be found here. David’s article is timely and confirmed by the statement that Business Future lies in Cloud Technology as reported by MICHAEL SMITH in the The Australian Financial Review – 24/10/14 “Business leaders say there are huge opportunities to be […] Read more

Oct, 24, 2014

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Project Management for a Wifi rollout

Successfully managing a project requires a finely tuned balance of technical knowledge, communication skills, and coordination abilities. Project management is just that — the ability to manage a team of individuals, whom are driven by a common goal, to levels of success that were previously dubbed ‘unattainable.’ A recently finished project management role by PicNet […] Read more

Jul, 22, 2014

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