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postmodern ERP

Postmodern ERP: Still not sunshine and roses

September 27, 2016 | Donovan Jackson
Beyond the hype and marketing schpiel, turns out enterprise software is still bloody difficult… read more...
budget blowouts

It’s blown the budget, but has enterprise IT failed?

September 1, 2016 | Donovan Jackson
The bigger the organisation - and the more public the results - the greater the risk of budget blowout and 'failure'… read more...
Guide to digital disruption

How to navigate the disruption economy

Incumbents needn’t be victims of disruption if they recognise the crucial thresholds and act in time, write Chris Bradley and Clayton O’Toole (McKinsey & Company)... read more...
space agency

How NASA landed a ton on Mars

June 16, 2016 | Donovan Jackson
The out-of-this-world power of collaboration… read more...
Government digital leadership

Estonia brings digital lessons down under

June 15, 2016 | Clare Coulson
Estonia may seem distant, but it provides lessons in what government digital leadership really looks like… read more...
Weldon

When executives go bad: avoiding a Weldon

June 10, 2016 | Clare Coulson
Ending up with the wrong hire can be a painful exercise all round… read more...
brain cloud

Head in the cloud

May 25, 2016 | Donovan Jackson
It’s perhaps the ultimate integration: connect your brain directly to the cloud… read more...
Software and app markets

Where did you buy your software?

May 2, 2016 | Clare Coulson
The proliferation of software and apps has created its own need for farmers’ markets in cyber space, and they are hot property right now… read more...
Smart City

Is a smart city really a thing?

April 6, 2016 | Clare Coulson
The hyping of the IoT by vendors and analysts may be moving to a new phase as city planners compete to be the cleverest… read more...
integration

Dealing to the donkey work: How automated integration drives innovation

March 15, 2016 | Donovan Jackson
Integration, recognised as a powerful concept which allows IT to better serve business, is traditionally difficult and expensive... read more...
Gartner magic quadrant ERP 2015

Gartner’s mid-market ERP Magic Quadrant: Which vendors shine?

February 24, 2016 | Donovan Jackson
With the release of its Magic Quadrant for Single-Instance ERP for Product-Centric Midmarket Companies, Gartner has pointed out those vendors which are delivering the goods… read more...
apple google

Customer experience: Apple excepted, mass personalisation is the new frontier

February 18, 2016 | Donovan Jackson
Companies focusing on developing ‘one to one’ relationships are winning an emerging battle of customer experience – but how come Apple pays so little attention to it?... read more...
CFO Innovators

Powered by cloud, CFOs are the new innovators

February 11, 2016 | Donovan Jackson
Finance, as essential a function as it is to any business, isn’t generally known as a hotbed of innovation. However, according to Oracle, perceptions and reality are changing where finance is concerned, and it is perhaps not hard to see why... read more...
generation rent

Generation rent

January 12, 2016 | Donovan Jackson
Everything as a service and nary ownership of it… read more...
Big data

Big data after the hype

December 3, 2015 | Donovan Jackson
Big data is perhaps another of those IT industry things that makes you go ‘oh, really, show me the money’. But while a little hype fatigue can be expected, the use cases are steadily appearing… read more...
talent acquisition

Why (and how) your company has to become a talent magnet

November 23, 2015 | Donovan Jackson
In advice which Lotharios everywhere have made a part of their DNA, Greg Savage says talent acquisition is the art of seduction… read more...
Microsoft dynamics

Dynamics market gets shakeup

November 12, 2015 | Donovan Jackson
The Microsoft Dynamics partner environment is in flux as Australian operators look to strengthen their presence in the New Zealand market… read more...
omnichannel

All go for omnichannel?

October 30, 2015 | Donovan Jackson
It’s hardly like the internet, ecommerce or even m-commerce are new things, yet the concept of omnichannel retail is grabbing business headlines. Donovan Jackson investigates and finds that omni really is all… read more...
SAP next big thing

Why SAP is not an ERP company

October 29, 2015 | Donovan Jackson
When big organisations undergo significant change, the impact on customers has to be carefully handled... read more...
IPO

The perils of premature IPO

September 17, 2015 | Donovan Jackson
The allure of money for nothing from a stock exchange listing should be balanced by proper consideration of the very public demands of shareholders and regulators. Donovan Jackson explores… read more...

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