Government Procurement – what does the future hold?

Welcome to this month’s edition of GovConnect. In this edition, we shed light on the key factors influencing and reshaping the way Governments are sourcing and accessing services. This month’s bulletin coincides with the release of the results of our Global Procurement Survey. New Report: Global Trends in Sourcing and Procurement This brand new report examines … Continue reading Government Procurement – what does the future hold?

Systems Thinking – The key to public sector performance

Multiple masters, divergent agendas and conflicting priorities make measuring success a significant challenge for public administrators and politicians alike. With global and local economic climates performing below average and an ever-increasing demand for services, providing ‘more for less’ or ‘value for money’ has become a key focus driving reform. This has resulted in performance management … Continue reading Systems Thinking – The key to public sector performance

Profiting from poverty

The new federal government has been remarkably silent on the state of the economy since winning office. I suspect most Australian business leaders are now simply relieved that the relentless media reports of “economic crisis” have ceased, and are thankful that the quotes are now being turned back, both economically and nautically. In this void … Continue reading Profiting from poverty

Cloud computing faces a clear and present danger

Trust and paranoia seem to walk hand in hand in business. Many organisations walk a fine line between trying to entice customers with a pleasant experience, and protecting their assets.Companies like Facebook, Google, and Apple have spent billions building their reputations around a particular style of customer experience, that is easy to understand and enjoy, … Continue reading Cloud computing faces a clear and present danger

The double bind of sexism

Sexism is a cultural challenge that is entrenched in many Australian businesses. It is completely counterproductive, as many businesses are currently struggling to attract and retain talented people in a very competitive market. Women outnumber men in Australia and have high workforce participation rates. The Australian Bureau of Statistics regularly calculates the sex ratio – … Continue reading The double bind of sexism

Big Data, Little Innovation

IT infrastructure spending has experienced a rough patch over the last few years, with many large Australian businesses slowing down their investments in new technologies. Cloud services have made inroads into many enterprise and government organisations precisely because of this drying up of internal investment in both skills and infrastructure. Big Data is one of … Continue reading Big Data, Little Innovation