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Why you should upgrade your technology

Why do you need to upgrade the information technology in your business? The answer’s simple: Moore’s Law. It can be interpreted in several ways but the most relevant for this question is that it means the information technology bang you can get for your buck roughly doubles every two years – whether that’s in processing power, storage, or general functionality

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In search of enterprise social network success
By Stern Curator
September 19, 2016

Despite early promise enterprise social networking has not yet lived up to expectations. Mostly because organisations have failed to get buy-in from all levels. New research reveals this is partially..

Ageing IT: Common Infrastructure Issues
By Stern Curator
August 30, 2016

For every technology product (hardware or software) there is a point in its life beyond which it will be more cost-effective to retire and replace it than to continue using and maintaining it. The..

In search of 'Edge Computing'
By Stern Curator
August 25, 2016

In recent years there’s been a massive migration of processing and data into the cloud, but powerful though the arguments are for centralising computing and resources in large data centres, it’s not..

CIOs urged to lead digital transformation
By Stern Curator
August 2, 2016


Wherever you look, organisations are being told to digitally transform or be digitally disrupted, but transformation is never easy and a study by the Harvard Business Review has identified leading..

Put your data on a platform
By Stern Curator
July 29, 2016

There’s never a dull moment in IT. Never a day seems to go by when a new concept, accompanied by the inevitable TLA (three letter acronym) doesn’t pop up. One that has been around for at least a..

Can your organisation transcend data gravity?
By Stern Curator
July 18, 2016

It’s quite a challenge. Could your organisation “analyse all relevant data and deliver actionable information” based upon it? If you could, IDC reckons that your organisation would be one of a select..

Closing the virtuous circle of data
By Stern Curator
July 5, 2016

Back in 1934 the poet TS Eliot in words for a musical play ‘The Rock’: “All our knowledge brings us nearer to our ignorance … Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we..

Unstructured Data: The hidden hero for Machine Learning
By Stern Curator
June 27, 2016

What are the benefits of unstructured data?

By now, you’re probably well-aware that big data has been the talk of the town — and for good reason. Everywhere you turn, people just can’t seem to stop..

Marketeers discovering the power of IoT
By Stern Curator
June 21, 2016

Marketing is an intensely competitive business and by nature marketeers are highly competitive individuals, always looking for new ways to gain an edge on the competition, to get greater ‘mindshare’..

The lowdown on sales force automation software
By Stern Curator
June 15, 2016

Sales force automation software is almost essential for any serious sales organisation. It acts as the central repository for account, lead and contact records and enables sales reps to automate key..

IT trends in human resources
By Stern Curator
June 6, 2016

Information technology is transforming every aspect of enterprise operations and human resources is no exception. Earlier this year KPMG published its HR Transformation Survey. Eighty eight percent..

Flexible working: myth busted
By Stern Curator
May 26, 2016

Despite all the talk about enterprise mobility, teleworking and technology-enabled location independence, it seems the Australian workforce is, to a large extent, chained to its desks.

To host or to house: the PBX buyer’s dilemma
By Stern Curator
May 25, 2016

Do a Google search on ‘hosted vs premises PBX’ and you’ll find no end of advice favouring one or the other, and numerous comparisons that represent a fairly balanced view with roughly the same number..

Beware the digital vortex
By Stern Curator
May 12, 2016

The Digital Business Transformation Center (DBT Center), after surveying 941 business leaders around the world in 12 industries, concludes: “Digital disruption is not seen as worthy of board-level..

In search of digital business
By Stern Curator
May 10, 2016

In a survey taken by Gartner in October of this year, of more than 2,900 CIO’s on the topics of platform thinking and digital transformation, their findings were that “More than half of Australian..

CFO becomes 'chief data corralling officer'
By Stern Curator
April 27, 2016

As enterprises struggle to cope with an increasing deluge of data, chief financial officers are taking on a role of consolidating data to provide a ‘single source of truth’ about the enterprise,..

Digital Transformation Strategies
By Stern Curator
April 20, 2016

The mantra pervading IT today is that businesses are being rapidly and massively digitally disrupted and must undergo digital transformation into digital business to survive and prosper. That’s..

Why you should upgrade your technology
By Stern Curator
April 12, 2016

Why do you need to upgrade the information technology in your business? The answer’s simple: Moore’s Law. It can be interpreted in several ways but the most relevant for this question is that it..

Embrace the new age with a powerful digital strategy
By Stern Curator
March 31, 2016


So what are the characteristics of a digital workplace, and how can you implement them into your workforce to..

Fun with data analytics
By Stern Curator
March 23, 2016

“Religion”, “fun”, “social”. They’re not words you’d expect to be associated with a discussion on the importance of data to a business, and advice on how to manage, manipulate and extract maximum..

In praise of IT audits
By Stern Curator
March 23, 2016

The word audit is usually enough to send shivers down the spine of some of the largest corporation in Australia, but the reality is, audits, especially IT audits are vital to business operations and..

TRACEing the path to enterprise security
By Stern Curator
March 17, 2016


Industry research firm Frost & Sullivan has come up with what it says is “the new industry standard for holistic enterprise security,” and yet another acronym: TRACE, for ‘Threat Response Adaptive..

Are you cognisant of cognisant computing?
By Stern Curator
March 17, 2016

 If not, you should be. So says market research and analysis firm Gartner. "Cognisant computing — the next phase of the personal cloud movement — will become one of the strongest forces in..

The Internet of Things is coming. Are you ready for it?
By Stern Curator
March 7, 2016

The internet of things (IoT) can simply be explained as the embedding of computer and communications systems into everyday objects. Enabling them to be tracked, controlled or to exchange data...

The benefits of an enterprise wide data strategy
By Stern Curator
January 5, 2016

Research firm IDC says many organisations lack an enterprise-wide data management strategy, creating significant challenges for their IT departments.

Innovation analysed from studies of successful companies
By Stern Curator
December 29, 2015

It seems counter-intuitive – trying to put a structure around innovation, which, after all, is about creating something new; about thinking ‘outside the box’. So what is innovation analysed? 

Secure your Mobile Workforce – How to protect your employees on the go
By Stern Curator
October 20, 2015

With our workforce changing and the advent of bring your own device (BYOD) over the last decade, personal security threats are now being transferred to corporate threats.

Mobile phones are now able ..

Determine business goals and WHY goal setting is important.
By Stern Curator
October 13, 2015

Business goal setting is a vital activity for all organisations, it’s important because it turns aspirations into tangible and measured objects. Meeting your business goals requires commitment,..

Office 365 for small business - Is it worth it?
By Stern Curator
September 29, 2015

Microsoft office 2016 was released to the world on 22nd September 2015, this is almost 3 years since the last major version of Microsoft was released. Simply put, Microsoft office 2016 is a new..

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