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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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Productivity (of lack of it) …. Everyone is talking about it!.

  Productivity (of lack of it) …. Everyone is talking about it!. Is it pure coincidence? Yesterday (10/8/11) at an American Chamber of Commerce sponsored event in Sydney, the key note speaker, the Chairman of BHP Billiton, Mr Jacques Nasser AO, spoke at length of the need for Australia to lift its productivity. He expanded […] Read more

Aug, 11, 2011

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Why are we (Australians) becoming unproductive?

Productivity isn’t everything, but in the long run it’s nearly everything Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman. The subject of productivity began to attract my attention a little while ago after reading concerns by a number of leaders on the recent productivity of Australia (or lack of it). Because I am also extremely interested in technology […] Read more

Aug, 09, 2011

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Practical IT strategy development – A great conversation with Rick Vosila – CIO Chubb Australia

CIO’S CORNER Practical IT strategy development June 10, 2011 Rick Vosila, CIO, Chubb Australasia Developing, implementing and maintaining IT strategies have been major challenges for many CIOs. There are numerous methodologies and approaches. Academia and top consulting firms are not short of ideas and approaches including SWOT analysis, GE Planning Grid, BCG Growth-Share matrix, Porter’s […] Read more

Jun, 13, 2011

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How can you live without an iPhone and/or an iPad?

  I have been an early adopter of mobile and smart technology all my life. I am a strong believer that mobile devices provide a professional with huge productivity gains, access to information, efficiency, mobility, accessibility, and after all of that, profitability. I started using Palm Pilots back in the early nineties with a Nokia […] Read more

May, 10, 2011

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The art of engaging quality IT staff – getting direct advice from Tony Kesby, CIO, Veda Advantage

The art of engaging quality IT staff April 15, 2011 Tony Kesby Recruiting and retaining quality IT staff has been a longstanding challenge for CIOs. Talent shortages, rapid changes in technology, and increased demands on IT from business leaders are ongoing issues. PicNet’s Marco Tapia speaks to Tony Kesby, CIO of Veda Advantage, on how […] Read more

Apr, 15, 2011

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