Doing my PhD

Well for a long time I’ve been fascinated by business – did my Commerce degree at UQ in 1991 – I tortured myself a fair bit by deciding to do the Honours course.  Which was nothing like I thought it would be, and was certainly the hardest year of my life (so far) work-wise.  Graduating …

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Information Management is the new Black

Dr Kate Andrews is a partner at BDO Kendalls (QLD), and Kate’s area of specialty is intellectual capital and knowledge management.  Kate looks for very practical outcomes from knowledge management to benefit the business, and I can’t recommend Kate highly enough as a KM practitioner.  Kate and I, though, often work with clients together in …

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Aligning IS and Business Strategy

As will be a tradition this week, I present an introductory rant about the topic at hand, and since today is Tuesday it’s IT Strategy day it’s time to talk about strategy.  It’s a given that IT strategy ‘must align with business strategy’.  Yet it is quite difficult to get this right – not least …

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Business on the move

The following is an article that was written for BDO Kendalls’ March business briefing on how to implement innovation in business using mobile technologies. Building your business while out and about Introduction Business is booming. Queensland has 4% unemployment. Finding new staff is almost impossible (a ‘chokepoint’ for many businesses); the key to success in …

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