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


Motion: Social media addiction is a productivity killer

 A – For the motion John Boitnott ( 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: “Social media can be […] Read more

May, 18, 2015


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


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


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


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


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


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


Are you still using tapes for your company backups? They were common in the 90’s

During the 1990’s, tape was the best technology available for backing up and archiving computer data.  But today there’s a better technology – cloud storage.  The cloud is a network of servers that lets companies store and retrieve their data online.  Let’s talk about how the cloud is a better data storage solution than tapes. […] Read more

Are IT wages increasing or decreasing – who is to be believed?

Are IT wages increasing or decreasing – who is to be believed? The Australian Immigration Minister Brendan O’Connor has said that the “vacancies for local IT workers were decreasing and that real wages in the IT sector had fallen between 5% and 12% in recent years”(1) A recent report by Michael Page International (Technology) indicates […] Read more

Mar, 11, 2013


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