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Data protection improvements should not be driven by fear

I’ve just taken a close look at how we collect, store, access and use the private information of our customers, employees and suppliers.  We review regularly, to make sure we are prepared to quickly assess the seriousness of any data breach and take immediate remedial action to minimise any impact to clients or individuals, as well as to our reputation. Read more…

IT Transformation Project? You need a Communication Expert!

After 20 years overseeing IT projects, I will attest that one of the most valuable people to have on your side is a Communication person. Overlook this at your peril. Timely internal and external communication can win buy-in, and save you headaches, time and money. Read more…

How Do You Find and Keep Great IT Staff?

We have been asked, many times: How do you guys find such great people?  I must admit the question comes as a surprise. Doesn’t everyone hire great people?  No doubt they try, but perhaps they don’t always succeed. In our experience, it comes down to three things.   Read more…

Disrupting IT Resourcing and Consulting

Just when you thought you had IT resourcing sorted, the long-accepted wisdom of working with a few big companies (think: economies of scale, convenience, reputation) is being challenged and disrupted. A move away from traditional labour hiring agencies, technology vendor infiltration and over reliance on consultancies from the big end of town is not surprising. Here’s why. Read more…

Maintaining Momentum when Managing Change

On a client engagement some years ago, a change leader guiding a team through a large, complex transformational change said to me: “We’re in the dip. I’m doing everything I should be doing, but how long will it take?” Read more…

Tech innovation targets Aged Care

Advances in healthcare and connected technologies, funding changes, and increased scrutiny via regulation are exerting significant pressure on the systems, processes and infrastructure of Aged (Residential) Care and Home (Community) Care providers.  Read more…

Battling the Land and Expand Sales Strategy with Transparent Consulting

Has a consulting company established a beachhead within your organisation? Does it seem the only way to win is to hire even more of their people and buy more of their solutions? How do you tell if you are being up-sold or if their strategies are actually the right ones to win the war?  Read more…

Independence in IT Consulting and Professional Services – is it Disappearing?

“Agility through acquisition – Australia’s major professional services consultancies have gone on a technology acquisition spree since 2014, snapping up more than 20 companies.” – Brad Howarth, CRN Read more…

Who’s to blame for Federal Government IT woes?

Rather than point fingers we take a look at systemic issues in the public and private sector around Accountability vs Responsibility and the role of the external consultant. Read more…

Will Government really work with Small Tech Consultancies?

We have been watching, with interest, coverage around the ICT Procurement Taskforce, which was launched with the goal of making it “easier and cheaper for ICT businesses to contract with the Australian Government.” One of its stated intentions is to enable smaller technology players to be more involved in bidding for government ICT contracts. Read more…


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