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Business Intelligence Fundamentals – Best practices that bear repeating

Rather than waste time debating the right or wrong way to approach a Business Intelligence program – just keep the start small, focused and simple. Read more…

Assessing Your Need for Specialised or Professional Skills

Government procurement was worth $47.4 billion in 2016-17 [i]. One of the things a figure such as that buys you in the public sector, is an audit. In a rare case of bipartisanship, both Labor and Coalition MPs support an inquiry by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit into government procurement contracts. What can the private business sector learn from what some would say is our government’s over-reliance on consultants from the big end of town?

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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…


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