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Productivity advances over the next 20 years will be determined largely by how widely and rapidly we use IT to help existing industries adapt.

Harnessing the future – Rust Report 21/10/2011 October 21, 2011 – Publisher Len Rust Modern technologies and applications, particularly of information and communication, are a major driver today not just of improved quality of life but also of economic growth. The implications of the growth of the “digital economy” for the prosperity of the general economy […] Read more

Oct, 21, 2011

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Workers ‘waste $109bn’

Mark Hawthorne (SMH) October 17, 2011 AUSTRALIAN workers are among the hardest-working in the developed world, notching an average 44-hour week, but they also rank among the least productive, amassing $109 billion of wasted wages each year. A third of Australian employees plan to quit in the next year, more than half say poor management […] Read more

Oct, 17, 2011

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Executive remuneration is up, shareholder returns are abysmal and productivity has stalled. There is something wrong with that productivity picture!

  A great article was produced in the AFR on 1/10/11 about executive remuneration and productivity, better say, the discrepancy on how the increase of executive remuneration is reflected in a decline in productivity!!! Andrew Cornell explains in his article how executive remuneration has been increasing whilst shareholders returns and productivity has been in decline. […] Read more

Oct, 06, 2011

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The Big Five IT trends of the next half decade

  This is a great article by Dion Hinchcliffe from ZDNET who explain how these new technologies will challenge CIO’s and their quest to improve productivity in corporations. Summary:  In today’s ever more technology-centric world, the stodgy IT department isn’t considered the home of innovation and business leadership.  Yet that might have to change as some […] Read more

Oct, 04, 2011

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A simple example of how you can improve productivity. Watch a YouTube video in half of its time.

Want to increase your productivity?  When you want to watch a YouTube video of a presentation or someone talking for a long time, just increase its speed with this plug in: YouTube HTML5 Video Player   http://www.youtube.com/html5 You can watch a 1 hr video in half or less of its time. You need a modern browser […] Read more

Sep, 12, 2011

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Declining productivity as the most urgent issue the federal government must address

CEO PULSE: Productivity should be Gillard’s top priority   Australia’s top chief executives have named declining productivity as the most urgent issue the federal government must address in order to ensure sustainable prosperity, as their optimism about the prospects for the Australian economy plummeted 25 per cent over the past quarter. The latest Business Spectator Accenture CEO […] Read more

Sep, 06, 2011

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CIO’s Corner – Practical ERP Justification, Selection and Deployment.

  CIO’S CORNER Practical ERP justification, selection and deployment September 2, 2011 Ashwin Ram, General Manager for Information Technology, Australand Most companies need an ERP system to run their business, however the investment is not insignificant and mistakes can cost a lot in time, money and effort. If the “annual CFO Software Guide” (AFR) is […] Read more

Sep, 05, 2011

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Lucky to lazy country: review industrial relations laws to stop decline, says Glenn Stevens

Lucky to lazy country: review industrial relations laws to stop decline, says Glenn Stevens     DAVID UREN, ECONOMICS CORRESPONDENT  – From: The Australian  – August 27, 2011 12:00AM             FULL ARTCLE CLICK HERE  

Aug, 30, 2011

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ICT – A key source to improve Productivity

ICT – A key source to improve productivity “Productivity isn’t everything, but in the long run it’s nearly everything” Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman.   In previous postings I have described a number of arguments and sources that show: ·        The decline in productivity in Australia over the last few years ·        The importance of […] Read more

Aug, 23, 2011

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ICT – One of the key sources to improve productivity – why we are under investing in it?

ICT – One of the key sources to improve productivity – why we are under investing in it?   As detailed in my previous two postings, our productivity is weakling and has been doing so over the last few years. The experts (The Productivity Commission, the Grattan Institute and many others) can explain this drop […] Read more

Aug, 17, 2011

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