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  • How to identify your leadership style

    As the realities of and expectations about work have evolved, so too has the concept of leadership. While once typically attributed to management roles, leadership is increasingly important in roles that involve stronger elements of communicating vision, and inspiring and empowering teams.

  • Rise of ISVs presents opportunities for businesses

    The number of independent software vendors (ISVs) is exploding and is expected reach 1 million by 2025, according to Forrester. This trend is fuelled by cloud including software-as-a-service (SaaS), which is lowering barriers to selling software. For example, ISVs can rapidly develop software and market it via a cloud marketplace instead of cumbersome on premise delivery models.

  • Insights from Inspire

    Following a recent trip to the US to attend the Microsoft Inspire conference, I was prompted to reflect on some key themes that emerged and examine; how we are putting these into practice across organisations in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), and what the most pressing actions organisations should be taking.

  • Outsourcing IT to mitigate security risks

    As businesses become more digitalised and technology becomes more engrained in the workplace, many organisations and their IT departments struggle to keep up with the growing demand for support.

  • The power of decentralising decision-making

    At the recent CompTIA ChannelCon event held in Washington, D.C., a keynote speech from General Stan McChrystal left a lasting impression when it comes to leadership in technology companies.

  • Why millennials are making the IT decisions now

    As businesses launch into transformation initiatives, one thing that has become almost unrecognisable is the IT purchasing landscape. Once the exclusive remit of the IT department, IT purchasing decisions are being democratised throughout the business. This is largely due to the ready availability of cloud-based tools and free apps that can help business departments be more productive.

  • Inspiring the future generation of technology professionals

    Australian organisations continue to struggle to overcome the skills gap in the IT industry. With new disciplines emerging all the time, such as big data, the Internet of Things (IoT), and artificial intelligence, the skills shortage will only get worse if the industry doesn’t act now to address it.

  • The bring-your-own-device fad is fading

    US companies are moving away from the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend that kicked off in earnest five years ago and had workers using their personal smartphones and tablets for work duties, according to a new study.