Category Archives: Information Technology

The architecture after cloud

I think that Zach Nelson (Netsuite’s CEO) was wrong when he said that “cloud is the last computing architecture” but I also believe that his quote is a healthy challenge to take computing and business architectures to a new level. … Continue reading

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Our machines will not outsmart us

Over the millennia we have been warned that the end of the world is nigh.  While it will no doubt be true one day, warnings by Stephen Hawking in a piece he co-authored on artificial intelligence don’t fill me with … Continue reading

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Trading your way to IT simplicity

Stop reading now if your organisation is easier to navigate today than it was 3, 5 or 10 years ago.  The reality that most of us face is that the general ledger that might have cost $100,000 to implement twenty … Continue reading

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Your personal cloud meets the enterprise

In organisations around the world employees are accidently merging their personal and professional cloud applications with dire results.  Some of the issues include the routing of sensitive text messages to family members and the replication of confidential documents onto the … Continue reading

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Analogue business with a digital facade

Everyone is talking about digital disruption and the need to transform their company into a “digital business”.  However, ask most people what a digital business is and they’ll talk in terms of online shopping, mobile channels or the latest wearable … Continue reading

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The Quantum Computer dream could be killed by Information Management

For years now the physics community has been taking the leap into computer science through the pursuit of the quantum computer.  As weird as the concepts underpinning the idea of such a device are, even weirder is the threat that … Continue reading

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Careers in Technology

Is there a future for careers in Information Technology?  Globally, professional societies such as the British Computer Society and the Australian Computer Society have long argued that practitioners need to be professionals.  However, there is a counter-argument that technology is … Continue reading

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