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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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R&D where do we fit? Not very well….

In a recent speech before the members of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S. President Barack Obama said the United States should invest 3 percent or more of its annual gross domestic product (GDP) in basic and applied scientific research funding. A 3 percent investment would represent the largest investment in U.S. history, an even […] Read more

Dec, 09, 2010

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The future of IT departments…

  Is the influence of the IT department waxing or waning in today’s organisations? Lou Hablas (director of IT for RZIM): “Cloud computing will undoubtedly reduce the need for staff at the organisational level, but likely increase the need for staff at the cloud level and the outsourcing level. I think the rise of locally-based […] Read more

Sep, 10, 2010

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Shrewd search engines know what you want

PicNet’s Mouse Eye Tracking uses these concepts and technologies to provide visualization of users activity on your web site. You can use the output of it to redesign or adjust your website. Innovation: Shrewd search engines know what you want 09 July 2010 by Colin Barras Source: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn19156-innovation-shrewd-search-engines-know-what-you-want.html For better or worse, search engines have become the […] Read more

Jul, 23, 2010

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