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C-Suite soup: Win with actions, not titles

Every function, discipline and sub-discipline aspires to be in the C-Suite, says Owen McCall. But it is outcomes and not titles that count… While a C-Suite title may sound cool and make you feel good, having a title or position is not the same thing as being

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What CEOs fear the most

Cyberthreats, risk management and the China impact… A year on from Covid-19 being declared a pandemic, CEOs are voicing record levels of optimism around recovery – but cybersecurity and misinformation are keeping them up at night, and for Australian CEOs there’s another threat to counter… The annual

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Managing the Production of Food

A number of the customers that we have serviced over the years are well known Australian manufacturers of mass produced food products such as Cakes, Pickles and Chocolates. We have learned a great deal about this vertical as a result of this experience. What are the special

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Ever wondered which ERP vendor is best?

Panorama Consulting Solutions ranks ERP vendors for 2017 and comes up with a winner… That winner is Epicor – but at iStart, we have a nagging suspicion that the very notion of ‘the best ERP vendor’ is something of a ‘how long is a piece of string’

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Assessing Various Time Billing Arrangements and Time and Attendance Software

Your choice of a time or time billing package should be tailored to your business and the billing, time reporting and fee requirements you must accommodate. Let’s look at the various types of fee systems encountered in business today. If your enterprise manages fixed fee projects, your

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Arm against IT project failure

Nearly half of all IT projects fail and the seeds of failure are often planted early in the process by failing to prepare properly and truly understand the return on investment that you can expect from an IT project. Research results published in the Harvard Business Review,

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The Benefits of Case Management Software

Case management software comes with a plethora of benefits and can dramatically increase the efficiency of those working in the legal sector, whilst keeping them more organised and able to keep track of their workload. The software is used to record things such as legal expenses, lawyer-to-lawyer

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Watch for these six business continuity gaps that can cost you

With an abundance of factors that can disrupt operations, effective business continuity strategies are challenging… Business continuity encompasses three core elements: resilience in how business functions and infrastructure are designed, recovery to restore systems that fail, and contingency to cope with incidents and disasters that occur. Stuart

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Who’s Your Master? Online Spreadsheets Solve a Common Problem

Have you ever emailed spreadsheets back and forth between people? Typically you’ve got some important, regularly updated information that needs input from others, while still keeping track of who has the latest version? You’re certainly not alone … and it can be a real headache! This problem

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How technology managers are tackling transformation

With the industry abuzz with transformation, the role of the IT department itself is coming under increased scrutiny… More than ever before, the opportunities and risks which are presented by effective use of technology are falling to IT leaders to decipher – and much rests on their

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