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IT employment market

IT employment market: Is it all about the money?

January 20, 2015 | Hayden McCall
As technology has become more embedded in business, the roles within the IT sector have rapidly multiplied and specialised. Hayden McCall took a look at the dynamics at play in the IT market...[View as PDF] read more...
Processification

BPM and the process of processification

January 1, 2015 | Donovan Jackson
For decades in business software, processes have played second fiddle to the demands of the company accountant. Now a process-centric revolution is taking place. Donovan Jackson explains...[View as PDF] read more...
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UX: Creating beautiful software

December 31, 2014 | Anthony Doesburg
Enterprise software has finally got the message that user-friendly also means productivity-friendly, and a bit sexy. We asked Anthony Doesburg to look at how to create simple-to-use software and websites...[View as PDF] read more...
Paper shufflers

HR: How to transform paper shufflers into talent managers

December 31, 2014 | Donovan Jackson
Donovan Jackson explores developments in human resources (HR) management and discovers how technology is shaping this field...[View as PDF] read more...
ICT skills

ICT skills shortage: A clear and present danger

December 31, 2014 | Clare Coulson
As businesses across the board are becoming increasingly digitised, technology and high-tech companies alike have been bemoaning the shortage of available ICT skills. Clare Coulson investigates whether there is a real possibility that this region is being left in the ICT dust...[View as PDF] read more...
Politics of e-health

The politics of e-health

September 11, 2014 | James Riley
The benefits of digitising health are undisputed, as is the need to reduce healthcare costs with our aging populace. But e-health initiatives get bogged down in politics. We sent James Riley to take the temperature in New Zealand...[View as PDF] read more...
The internet of things

How to plug into the internet of things

August 28, 2014 | Anthony Doesburg
Need to track your vehicles? Or monitor water? The internet of things delivers an extraordinary opportunity to connect and network all manner of things, but how? Anthony Doesburg looks into the practicalities of deploying an IoT solution...[View as PDF] read more...
Scanning the biometrics

Scanning the biometrics market

August 28, 2014 | Clare Coulson
Security analytics, biometrics and behaviourmetrics seem kind of Doctor Spocky, but are rapidly migrating from sci-fi movies into the real world. Clare Coulson looks at the complex world of security and crime prevention...[View as PDF] read more...
Internet of Things

The internet of things: the precipice of a revolution

August 19, 2014 | Anthony Doesburg
Driverless cars, wearable computers, location-based intelligence; they all rely on what has become known as the ‘internet of things’. And it certainly has people talking as Anthony Doesburg discovers... [View as PDF] read more...
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Oracle sets sail for the cloud

August 13, 2014 | Newsdesk
For more than three and a half decades, Oracle has set the standard among top tier of database technology and enterprise applications; and as it has evolved and acquired best-in-class companies, that leadership has expanded into new areas...[View as PDF] read more...
Call Centres

Satisfaction calling: does outsourcing contact centres work?

July 10, 2014 | Stephen Withers
Often maligned from within and outside, the contact centre is the coal face of customer service interaction. But so often the processes and people are dumbed down so they can be sent offshore and run more cheaply. Stephen Withers treads the political minefield...[View as PDF] read more...
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Liberating productivity: how to mobilise the desktop

July 1, 2014 | Clare Coulson
As mobile devices become more sophisticated, more of us are joining the ranks of Generation AO ("Always On") and the enterprise needs to keep up. Clare Coulson spoke to three experts about the different options for taking the enterprise mobile...[View as PDF] read more...
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Is cloud computing disenfranchising the CIO?

July 1, 2014 | Clare Coulson
Cloud computing is continuing its meteoric rise and as a partial result IT control and decision-making is moving to the line of business managers. In the middle of it: the CIO. Clare Coulson considers what these changes mean for the modern CIO...[View as PDF] read more...
Telco business

Has the spark gone out of the telco business?

June 26, 2014 | Bill Bennett
Telcos are facing a swathe of new challenges from technological change, global over-the-top content providers and a new era of regulation and market intervention. Bill Bennett asks where is the telco business going?...[View as PDF] read more...
Protect your business

Protect and serve – how safe is your personal data?

June 23, 2014 | Clare Coulson
The revelations of the Heartbleed vulnerability in April and the recent implementation of Australia’s new privacy regime in March have put data breaches firmly back in the limelight. Clare Coulson finds out more...[View as PDF] read more...
Hatch business idea

How to hatch your business idea

June 23, 2014 | Fiona Hanlon
The statistics are compelling; basically half of all new start-up businesses fail within two to five years. Since the rise of businesses incubators and accelerators statistics show that the successful completion of an incubator programme plays a significant role in the success rate of a company. Fiona Hanlon investigates... [View as PDF] read more...
Finger on customer pulse

Finger on the pulse – measuring customer sentiment

June 19, 2014 | Anthony Doesburg
Successful businesses today must continually take the pulse of their varied customer base and respond to their wants and needs. And what better way to do this than with the plethora of cloud-based, affordable and accessible tools on the market for just that purpose? But which to choose? And why? Anthony Doesburg set out to discover what we should be looking for when considering modern CRM solutions...[View as PDF] read more...
Modern marketers guide

A modern marketer’s guide to technology

June 11, 2014 | Clare Coulson
The arrival of new technologies has opened opportunities for marketing, but taking advantage of them requires a significant shift in modus operandi. Clare Coulson asked industry thought leaders how businesses should behave and where technology fits...[View as PDF] read more...
Personal picks

Personal picks: 10 of the best for productivity

Paul Di Francesco and Clare Coulson worked the mobile social media networks to unveil the most popular productivity enhancing apps for work and play...[View as PDF] read more...
anatomy of technology

The anatomy of technology as a change agent

March 24, 2014 | Chris Bell
The joint forces of data analytics, mobile solutions, social applications and cloud computing are disrupting whole industries and forcing change. Businesses that do not adapt are in danger of becoming extinct. Chris Bell asks the experts if change today actually begins with technology, and whether it should...[View as PDF] read more...

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