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Conclusion: Australian Organisations are actively developing and refining digital transformation strategies in recognition of the changing business and government operational environment. Innovation is generously mentioned in most strategies and there has been an increase in the number of Chief Digital Officer roles being offered and filled to assist ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Monday, 02 November 2015 | Hits: 414
Conclusion: Microsoft’s consumer-led strategy for Windows 10 will create ‘pester power’ for the new OS within the enterprise. However, simply upgrading to Windows 10 will re-entrench old assumptions, and continue an out-dated SOE model, yet with no additional business value. An alternative approach is to delay the introduction of Window 10 while a new ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Friday, 31 July 2015 | Hits: 530
This month there has been a lot of discussion regarding the importance of innovation, in the approach to both technology and business strategies. While this has been flagged previously it is even clearer when examining the IT industry activity this month, in particular company buy-outs, new product and service offerings, investments in development and ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Wednesday, 23 October 2013 | Hits: 656
Conclusion: Organisations deal with an array of ICT vendors, resellers, integrators or service providers. Prudent organisations will establish formal Supplier Relationship Management procedures to systematically manage the organisations’ interactions with suppliers, with goals of streamlining procedures and maximising effectiveness and value in these ...
Section: Content | Category: Vendors | Date: Friday, 03 February 2017 | Hits: 153
Conclusion: Learning Management Solutions, Talent Management Solutions and Performance Management Solutions are increasingly offered as Cloud-based SaaS services and are merging into a single product category: Human Capital Management. For Australian organisations, this is both a blessing and a curse. In the long term, it will lessen the need to integrate ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Saturday, 06 May 2017 | Hits: 184
Conclusion: IT-as-a-Service is an initiative launched by IT organisations to fix an IT problem, whilst digital transformation is another initiative launched by business lines to fix a business problem. However, fixing both problems remains an enterprise’s critical issue. Hence, organisations wishing to remove the duplication between the two programs ...
Section: Content | Category: As a Service | Date: Tuesday, 04 April 2017 | Hits: 299
Conclusion: Even though stakeholders may support ‘Digital’ initiatives – due in no small part to the all-encompassing nature of the term ‘Digital’ in today’s market – many of these initiatives will fail to deliver on the original intent. This is because the term ‘Digital’ enables stakeholders to reinterpret the intent of an initiative in a number of ...
Section: Content | Category: Workplace Innovation | Date: Tuesday, 04 October 2016 | Hits: 873
Conclusion: Paying for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) which is kept on-premises, but paid for on an Opex model rather than as a Capex outlay, is often positioned as ‘Cloud-like’. There can be use cases and specific workloads where this model makes sense and does give some advantages to the organisation. However, on-premises management of an organisation’s ...
Section: Content | Category: Vendors | Date: Saturday, 06 May 2017 | Hits: 75
Conclusion: Leaders play an integral role in setting the team or office culture which, if positive, improves the effectiveness and performance of that team. Be patient as it takes time to turn around a suffering team, even if they are recruited to transform and instil positive cultural change. Observations: Merriam-Webster defines culture as the ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Saturday, 06 May 2017 | Hits: 423
Conclusion: For many good reasons collaboration is seen as a means to improve productivity and kick-start innovation. Both productivity and innovation are how organisations can raise their effectiveness and competitive edge. However, simply ‘doing collaboration’, as though it comes as a readymade solution, is a certainty to fail. Collaboration needs ...
Section: Content | Category: Operations & Service Delivery | Date: Wednesday, 26 March 2014 | Hits: 601