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Taking charge of innovation in 2018: 8 New Year’s resolutions for Australian CIOs

As we enter 2018, we expect IT to be much the same as it has since 2010: a whirlwind. Technology is evolving at an increasingly fast pace, cloud services are providing seemingly limitless options for business units, and ongoing security threats are placing everyone on high alert. Unfortunately, these perennial challenges won’t change this year,…

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How to build a company where the best ideas win: let people say what they really think

Progressive business leaders, like yourself, agree that transparency is key to achieving meritocracy in the workplace. That means knowing what your coworkers, peers, and superiors really think about you, and your business operations. Are you ready for that? In this short video, Ray Dalio, founder, chair, and co-chief investment officer of Bridgewater Associates (the largest…

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Is your business ready for the new Australian Data Breach Act?

On February 23, 2018, the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 will come into effect. This new security law requires all businesses in Australia to notify the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner and any impacted clients about significant data breaches. The law covers most businesses with an annual turnover of at least $3…

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Get Empowered: Make decisions based on facts. Faster ways to financial reports and better BI

Without real-time, or near real-time reporting, Australian business leaders are making misguided critical business decisions.  A problem facing traditional financial and general business reporting is the batch nature of the process. The data is collected, stored and then reports are run on that data at set intervals, such as “end of month reporting”. IT can…

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Get Empowered: How IT can increase your customer satisfaction and retention

In the digital world, the power is with the customer. Customers are expecting more immediate customer service and support. IT can drive the productivity of responding to their needs by integrating communication methods and channels. Most organisations have numerous channels for delivering customer service and support. These interactions are becoming increasingly fast-paced as customers demand…

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Get Empowered: Increase your revenue by mobilising your sales team

Sales success will always be dependent on relationships and the individual skills of your sales team. However, access to mobile sales applications and integrated data will help create an accountable and seamless sales process. Digesting sales productivity Selling has always been tough, but poor IT practices only makes things more difficult for people tasked with…

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Get empowered: How IT can improve your staff happiness

Starting a new role either at a new company or within the same organisation is always exciting. However, too often this experience is soured by slow manual processes, which not only leaves a bad impression on your new staff, but also directly impacts their productivity. How can IT improve staff productivity right from “day one”?…

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Finding cloud 9: Rising above cloud challenges and considerations

Every day we see new technological advancements announced with the majority underpinned by the popular term, “cloud”. The word has become a method of simplifying diagrams as much as a convenient placeholder for alternate design and delivery models, which unfortunately contribute to the confusion around what cloud really offers. Choosing the right cloud, or cloud…

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Top 10 technology innovations of 2017

This year can be marked as a turning point in our adoption of new technology. We are now moving from technology “buzzwords” into tangible applications of these much spoken about technologies. With the final months of 2017 upon us, a really interesting development this year has been that many hyped technologies from the past two…

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Is the IT budget well spent in your organisation?

Most business budgets and expenses operate on a cost-benefit basis. If a budget for a new office is allocated then a shiny new office is expected. But what about IT? Do we really know what we get for our money? It’s time we had a better understanding. In many enterprises IT is responsible for supporting…

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