A fantastic shift is occurring in IT Management

For a while, there had been predictions of the death of the internal IT department. Wrong! There had also been predictions about the death of the IT Manager and CIO. Wrong! What is just occurring, in my view, is a fantastic shift, a shift from being a support function and a cost centre to a new function […] Read more

Jul, 02, 2012


Productivity isn’t everything, but in the long run it’s nearly everything

Productivity is the efficiency with which an economy (or a company or a business unit) transforms inputs into outputs. At a high level, improved production efficiency can generate higher real incomes and lead to long term improvements in the living standards of Australians. During the early part of the decade 1999-2009, Australia experienced improved productivity. Recent […] Read more

May, 14, 2012


Increase Productivity – The main reason to invest in new technology

A new survey by the Australian Industry Group and Deloitte has found that “by far and away the most common reason for business investing in new technologies over the past three years has been to increase productivity levels” . As can be seen in the table below, 71.6% of respondents indicated that the main reason […] Read more

Jan, 23, 2012


Productivity will come down to technology and innovation in the long term

Productivity isn’t everything, but in the long run it’s nearly everything Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman. John Edwards, the Reserve Bank of Australia board member said in a paper published by the RBA, that economic reforms would enhance productivity and stressed that in the long run, productivity will come down to technology and innovation, to […] Read more

Jan, 13, 2012


Gartner: the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2012

From:, Michael Cooney, Network World October 18, 2011 ORLANDO — The technology that makes up many of the systems in the IT world today is at a critical juncture and in the next five years everything from mobile devices and applications to servers and social networking will impact IT in ways companies need to prepare […] Read more

Oct, 27, 2011


Will Steve Jobs’ final vendetta haunt Google? is Android the “grand theft” of the iPhone?

Steve Jobs: I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple’s $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong,” Jobs told Isaacson. “I’m going to destroy Android because it’s a stolen product. I’m willing to go to thermonuclear war on this. They are scared […] Read more

Oct, 24, 2011


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


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


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


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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