Justify Technology

How to justify your technology choice

January 7, 2014 |
As technology plays an ever-stronger role in modern business models, predicting and measuring productivity gains from technology investment is becoming paramount to getting project sign off. Alex Gelman shares an excerpt on the topic from his book ‘A practical guide to selecting and justifying the right business technology’...[View as PDF] read more...
Man machine

Man, machine and the productivity story

January 7, 2014 | Chris Bell
Technology has increased productivity and emancipated humankind from day-to day tasks, enabling automation over drudgery, hasn't it? As the march of the machine continues into the digital age Chris Bell explores economist Robert Solow’s famous quip that you can see the computer age everywhere but in the productivity statistics...[View as PDF] read more...
Fletcher building

Fletcher Building lays foundations for success

November 2, 2013 | Clare Coulson
Fletcher Building is a NZ$6.5 billion company operating with 19,000 staff in more than 40 countries, manufacturing and distributing building and construction products. Its varied brands include such household names as Formica, Golden Bay Cement and Easysteel, but its HR practices and platforms are as diverse as its businesses...[View as PDF] read more...
ANZ National merging

ANZ/National: merging is no horseplay

October 3, 2013 | Amanda Schaake
Two million customers, 8500 employees, over 400 IT systems, two very different brands and a thousand ways that it could have gone very wrong. Amanda Schaake speaks with ANZ New Zealand CEO David Hisco on integrating the ANZ and National banks...[View as PDF] read more...
Mobile applications concept

Appealing Apps: 10 of the best for business

October 2, 2013 | Clare Coulson
With more than 1000 apps being submitted to the Apple App Store each day, not to mention those created for Android, the apposphere is a fast-changing environment so Clare Coulson puts a few of the best apps in the spotlight...[View as PDF] read more...
accounting for time

Accounting for time

September 24, 2013 | David McNickel
In a service-based economy where time really is money many businesses are literally leaking dollars and cents like a sieve. David McNickel investigates the new wave of service automation systems that can help manage service workers more profitably.....[View as PDF] read more...
Cyber crime

Cybercrime scene investigation

September 20, 2013 | Stuart Corner
Stuart Corner takes a look at how security intelligence software is helping those involved in corporate security and justice to narrow the field of suspects, and keep the cybercriminals at bay...[View as PDF] read more...

Does marketing automation deliver on promises?

September 19, 2013 | Anthony Doesburg
As the lines between marketing, sales and service blur ‘smarketing’ is the way forward. Anthony Doesburg investigates this blend of sales and marketing and asks if the tools are delivering on their promise, or are they just more marketing puffery?... [View as PDF] read more...
Obama mosaic

Big data buzz gets ‘BS’ tag

September 17, 2013 | Anthony Doesburg
Is big data "bullshit"? Anthony Doesburg sifts through the big data brouhaha and considers the reality behind the buzz...[View as PDF] read more...
Is forex breaking your bank

Is forex breaking your bank?

September 12, 2013 | Beverley Head
Bank fees are part of life, but when it comes to international transaction payments we could be paying over the odds. Beverley Head reports..[View as PDF] read more...
iStart guide to buying IT

The iStart guide to buying IT

August 21, 2013 | Xavier Russo
Last issue we revealed that half of all IT projects fail to deliver on expectations. If you don't want this to be you then you had better get your metaphorical ducks in a row. To help you out we asked Xavier Russo to probe the collective wisdom of iStart's readership and vendor community...[View as PDF] read more...

Back the right ERP solution to win

August 21, 2013 | Newsdesk
Purchasing and implementing an ERP system is a complex undertaking and continues to be regarded as a high-risk project by most companies. Subject expert UXC Eclipse offers its top recommendations for successfully choosing and implementing a new ERP solution...[View as PDF] read more...

E-health technology shows vital signs

August 21, 2013 | Chris Bell
From referrals systems to electronic health records and devices that allow patients to monitor their symptoms, health sector technology is evolving. Chris Bell asks if providers are making things better for healthcare professionals and patients...[View as PDF] read more...
social media explained

Does social media suck for B2B?

June 18, 2013 | Clare Coulson
In the last few years every business has jumped on the social media bandwagon. It has fragmented marketing budgets and sucked up time and money, but to what end? Clare Coulson set out to get an idea if every business really needs to engage and reports back social-media style...[View as PDF] read more...
social media explained

Six reasons to use LinkedIn for B2B

June 18, 2013 | iStart
Earlier this year LinkedIn broke through the 200 million member barrier and is continuing to grow by two new members per second...[View as PDF] read more...
fibre optic

Fibre wars: the future of super fast internet

June 17, 2013 | iStart
Some millions of column inches and billions of public funds have been dedicated to the broadband initiatives on both sides of the Tasman, but serious questions remain unresolved. iStart asked some well-informed industry representatives to bring us up to speed on what we can expect to see in the future of ultra fast internet connectivity....[View as PDF] read more...

Weigh up your BYOD strategy

June 11, 2013 | George Ferns
Security vendors whip us in to a frenzy of paranoia when it comes to keeping our businesses safe. Their argument, however, has moved from prevention to enablement as a result of the BYOD trend, which crosses the boundaries of storage, security, mobility and content. We turned to BYOD expert George Ferns, to give us a pragmatic rundown on what we need to know about BYOD and how to manage it...[View as PDF] read more...

Manufacturing: How to make it in China

June 11, 2013 | Richard Chirgwin
Doing business with China presents more than just a language barrier. We sent Richard Chirgwin to investigate how other companies have overcome the various challenges of manufacturing in a foreign land...[View as PDF] read more...
How not tot bring your own disaster

Considerations and best practices for BYOD

June 11, 2013 | iStart
While not every organisation has a formal bring-your-own device program, every organisation should develop policies and processes regarding the use of personal devices for work. Citrix offers some best practices to consider when defining and implementing BYOD...[View as PDF] read more...
Business case

Business cases: are you setting up to fail?

June 11, 2013 | Clare Coulson
Any investment has to stand up to commercial rigour, IT projects even more so given their risk profile. A weak business justification for a project can lead to poor management buy-in and ultimately an unsuccessful project. Clare Coulson takes a look at the case for building better business cases...[View as PDF] read more...

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