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Motion: Social media addiction is a productivity killer

 A – For the motion John Boitnott (inc.com) 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:  http://www.inc.com/john-boitnott/social-media-addiction-the-productivity-killer.html) “Social media can be […] Read more

May, 18, 2015

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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Gartner: the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2012

From: www.cio.com, 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

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