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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. In today's 'age of the customer' where consumers have easy access to a multitude of research tools, marketing is all about leveraging technology to gauge customer sentiment and build reputation based on honesty, openness and authenticity. 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...
Tech Wreak

Stock market analysis: are we heading for Tech Wreck 2.0?

March 24, 2014 | Beverley Head
Technology stocks are flavour of the month as start-ups and angel investors flirt outrageously in the hope of joining the headlines, but some have been left scratching their heads and asking if we are heading for another tech wreck. Beverley Head investigates...[View as PDF] read more...
What retailers can learn from manufacturing

What retailers can learn from manufacturing

March 23, 2014 | Anthony Doesburg
The manufacturing sector is a prime example of an industry vertical that has embraced technology. MRP & ERP systems have transformed productivity and efficiency in a sector whose margins were squeezed by globalisation. Now retail is under similar pressures with the growth of online retailing. Here Anthony Doesburg uncovers the lessons that the retail sector can learn from the way manufacturing uses technology...[View as PDF] read more...
disruptive acquisition

Disruptive acquisition

January 16, 2014 | Clare Coulson
Directors and boards are used to navigating post-acquisition IT roadmaps, signing off on piles of cash to standardise information systems and deliver the sought-after cost efficiencies. But too often in the process they stifle the innovative systems and processes of the acquired party, throwing the metaphorical baby out with the bathwater. Clare Coulson investigates and finds a new approach is needed to foster and nurture the tech nuggets that are capable of disrupting business and magnifying future success...[View as PDF] read more...
Google

Getting your business on the map

January 16, 2014 | Paul Di Francesco
In this ‘social, local, mobile’ world we live in, being able to pinpoint where we are, what is in our immediate vicinity and how to get there, is vital. If your business is not on the map, and you are not leveraging that data, you could be missing out not only on an effective marketing opportunity but operational and sales efficiencies too. Paul Di Francesco finds out more...[View as PDF] read more...
Freelancers take flight

Freelancers take flight

January 8, 2014 | Anthony Doesburg
The way we work is changing. The market for recruiting creative and project resources has gone global. With the likes of freelancer.com and oDesk, people can work anywhere and, it seems, anyone can hire the right person to do almost anything. Anthony Doesburg investigates the modern way of working...[View as PDF] read more...
Big bad wolf

Who’s afraid of the big, bad wolf? – restructuring and redundancy

January 7, 2014 | Erin Boyle
When changing markets or new technology result in the 'R words', the processes and systems need to be in place to avoid staff challenging the outcomes and further extending the pain. Erin Boyle set out to help readers be prepared for the worst...[View as PDF] read more...

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