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


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


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


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