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Conclusion: The concept of innovation has been gaining wider acceptance in the past few years, particularly in line with the explosion of the Internet and social media. However, many organisations are still following the model that new ideas will be generated by the clever people within the organisation or will come from those external partners that ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Friday, 28 June 2013 | Hits: 718
In the technology industry Apple, Google, Amazon and others are seen as synonymous with innovation. These companies disrupted prevailing business processes and changed the way people use music, buy products or even write documents. From their design, software tools, and e commerce, what these corporations have done to business around the world is dynamic. ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Tuesday, 22 October 2013 | Hits: 493
Conclusion: Organisations across Australia are talking about innovation. Having a structured approach for idea management within organisations is critical as is receiving executive support and appropriate funding for new ideas. However, thinking differently about problems and opportunities will be a key competency in the drive for innovation. One approach ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Wednesday, 03 December 2014 | Hits: 410
Conclusion: Some organisations succeed at innovation better than others. To do so requires insight and an ability to understand how an organisation can function differently. Innovation requires fresh thinking and different approaches. It demands attention on the value chain and business process in order to develop alternatives that will solve old issues. Observations: ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Thursday, 29 January 2015 | Hits: 423
A monthly review of all of the sourcing activity, upcoming tenders and news items Deal Table Date Supplier Summary 29/06/2009 EDS The Australian Taxation Office has extended its IT services agreement with EDS under a two year, $604M contract. 30/06/2009 Insight Insight will be the exclusive supplier of Microsoft applications ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Tuesday, 28 July 2009 | Hits: 419
The launch of Windows Phone 7 has surprised the worldwide IT industry in two ways: firstly that Microsoft launched a quality product – one that had to face up to the expectations set by iPhone and Android. These are not phones, not tools of information and communication. They are extensions of personal identity, designed objects that are adored.The ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Friday, 22 October 2010 | Hits: 559
Conclusion: The last 15 years was the era of the controller-based storage array. As organisations built ever large storage networks the storage array grew in both capacity and functionality. These devices are now extremely powerful, but for many organisations they are overly complex and the unit cost of storage is very high compared to low end storage. As ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Wednesday, 30 June 2010 | Hits: 603
Conclusion: As a CIO enmeshed in day to day activities, it is easy to think myopically of a world bounded only by what is closest to hand: IT clients, staff and suppliers. But to do so can be delusional. Effective CIOs are first and foremost good strategic thinkers constantly focused on delivering better business outcomes. As such, they take the time ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Sunday, 28 March 2010 | Hits: 420
Section: Tags | Date: Saturday, 01 August 2015 | Hits: 42
It’s been a comparatively quiet (and not very interesting!) month for deals, though there have been a lot of government tenders. Most interesting is all the talk about consolidation – in all areas (platforms, networks, data centres, service providers, basically everything) – consolidation to cut IT costs seems to be key. Deal Table ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Thursday, 26 November 2009 | Hits: 417