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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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XchangeIT – a great Australian IT success story

  XChangeIT Software Pty Ltd is a consortium comprised of Australia’s three leading magazine distributors.  It provides an electronic trading platform for newsagents and distributors to share delivery, sales and returns information.   It is used by over 2500 newsagents nationally.  XchangeIT connects agents to distributors to streamline business processes, enable sales growth and reduce waste. […] Read more

Apr, 07, 2011

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Email etiquette: rights and wrongs

Whether you think email communication is good or bad, it’s here to stay, and how you compose an email speaks to your professionalism, reliability, and personal image. So here are some tips on how to manage this vital tool. Formality Formality used to be a given in business correspondence, but no longer. Follow the same […] Read more

Mar, 30, 2011

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BYO computers … this will become a trend. Be ready.

Suncorp allows staff to BYO computers, tablets       IN what could prove to be a watershed moment for corporate Australia, financial services firm Suncorp will let thousands of employees use their personal computers, including Apple iPads, at work. For the first time in its history, the organisation has decided not to refresh its […] Read more

Mar, 29, 2011

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Generating growth and revenue with IT – Interview with ING Direct CIO Andrew Henderson

Rust Report’s CIO’S CORNER Generating growth and revenue with IT March 11, 2011 Andrew Henderson, CIO, ING Direct Gartner identified in its recent Predict 2011 study that “Delivering Growth & Innovation via IT” is now at the top of the issues facing CIOs world wide.  I have written in my blog  ( http://bit.ly/gRfXSr ) some of my views on […] Read more

Mar, 11, 2011

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Managing Business Cases – Rust Repor’s CIO’s Corner: Marco Tapia talks to Leigh Berrell

Managing IT business cases February 25, 2011 Leigh Berrell CIOs and IT executives are under increasing pressure to provide business cases for IT projects, clearly identifying how a project will generate savings, enhance productivity, and even play a part in revenue generation. One clear example is the upgrade or implementation of new IT infrastructure. New […] Read more

Feb, 25, 2011

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