Insights

Australia is ranked 7th and 14th in two recent reports on its effective use of information technology. Consistently in front of Australia in both reports are the US, Sweden, Switzerland and Finland. Some note was made of the Nordic countries and...

Gartner looks into the future, or tries to define it, again. In “Traditional IT department to disappear in radical five year transition”, Gartner proposes that successful IT organisations will divide into at least two parts with one focused on technology...

A new survey into the scope and frequency of legal disputes over IT-related contracts in Australia has raised some debate, with Gartner contradicting the findings and recommendations in the Australian IT of 25 September 2007. The survey in question had been...

Technology in the financial industry would normally bring about thinking of mainframe computers, large projects, Basel II and well structured governance, however, that is being challenged. At the Technology & Innovation – the Future of Banking & Financial Services Conference...

Most organisations are continuously challenged, seeking to stay ahead through innovation. In his new book, the “The future of management”, Gary Hamel says that 20th century management thinking and practices are no longer appropriate for modern day challenges. He declares...

Gartner Symposium ITxpo (Sydney 20-23 November 2007), held annually is touted as “the single most trusted source of knowledge and advice in the technology world”. Press coverage posted diverse views. We summarise some key points here. Disruptive discontinuities and altered identities According...