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My Data, My Property: Why the law must change to treat our data the same as property

Imagine taking your car to a mechanic and signing their terms of services. But in the fine print, it says that, while they hold the vehicle, they may use your car for a number of other purposes: they could use it as a demonstrator, a banner carrier, or event rent it out — all without...
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How CEOs and boards can take control and avoid technology cost blowouts

There is no doubt that technology is becoming increasingly vital, particularly as companies and organisations go on a journey towards complete digital transformation. Despite the growing importance of IT spend, many CEOs and Directors are still lagging when it comes to taking control of this type of expenditure. We recently ran a survey of 100...
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Creating a top class Digital platform – the AIOps way

Creating a top class digital platform that provides for a great user experience and one that continuously improves its performance, is every digital technologist’s dream. Getting into every user’s mind and seeing the application through their eyes, could be a great first step in this quest. However, in the absence of these psychic skills, a...
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Hidden levers you can pull to reduce IT costs & improve your credibility

As a technologist responsible for IT cost management, you are probably finding that it is getting harder to keep costs under control and more importantly, you are being constantly challenged by the business and customers to validate your costs. You probably are also finding that traditional levers of cost control like offshoring and vendor negotiations...
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Cloud Wars: Why Azure could beat AWS in its own game!!

Amazon Web Services (AWS) practically invented and matured the public cloud over the last decade or so with innovative products and services. Not many organisations would have considered Microsoft Azure a serious cloud option a few years ago; AWS was the clear market leader with a very large market share in the public cloud space...
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Tech World Zombies – Why bother anymore?

They had a great life and were very useful during their hay days, but when their time came to die with grace, no one would let them; unable to live either, they wander as zombies sucking blood from unwitting organisations. Isn’t it time we killed the zombies for ever and let them rest in peace?...
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The Technology consolidation paradox

I was demonstrating the business usage of a new BI platform to a CEO of a multinational company and telling him how much better this platform was in terms of speed to operationalise and costs than the BI platform we had deployed last year. While he was excited by the possibilities of the new platform,...
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What’s beyond the horizon for us, for Australia?

This year’s Federal budget has been hailed in many quarters as a practical and balanced budget. It certainly has been a focussed budget that seems to maintain a balance and show a clearer way forward in several areas including education, infrastructure, health and NDIS – a far cry from the budgets of the past few...
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