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Mind the knowledge gap – IT in the boardroom

Following a number of high-profile project train wrecks last year, we ask if there is enough understanding of IT at board level. Clare Coulson spoke to those in the know to get some answers… “This topic is actually a very timely one,” says Paul Matthews, CEO of the Institute of IT

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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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How to justify your technology choice

As technology plays an ever-stronger role in modern business models, predicting and measuring productivity gains from technology investment is becoming paramount to getting project sign off. Alex Gelman shares an excerpt on the topic from his book ‘A practical guide to selecting and justifying the right business technology‘… The

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Expense Management Software Benefits SMBs

Aberdeen Group’s T&E Expense Management Automation Report reveals a number of very interesting findings about the benefits of expense management automation for organisations. An interesting overarching insight is that expense management automation alone- excluding timesheet or project management automation- yields very high cost and risk savings for organisations of

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Using Time Accounting to Create a Culture of Accountability

If you own a company or manage a team of employees, you understand the challenges of motivating staff and establishing a culture of accountability and an understanding of objectives and goals. The best managers and leaders know that you cannot intimidate an employee into good performance, nor

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CIOs to spend $US2.5 million per minute on IoT

The Internet of Things is eating IT budgets, with Gartner forecasting that next year CIOs will spend $US2.5 million a minute on IoT deployments… The steep trajectory of demand means that in five years one million new internet commented devices will be deployed every hour. Welcome to

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Effective cloud ERP on a budget

Small and midsize companies can follow these proven strategies, suggests Ognen Borozanov of Oracle Insight team… As the Oracle Insight team engages with fast-growing small and midsize businesses, we invariably hear this feedback: Our needs have outgrown the design and configuration of our current finance system. Most

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How to Choose Timesheet Software

If you are in the market for timesheet software your research may leave you uncertain about what type of package you need. You can demystify the choices by considering your budget, business requirements and other basic factors. First, make a list of the things you want to do with

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Automation, Workflow and Alerts for SMEs

One way to significantly reduce costs for SME businesses is to automate internal processes. This includes automated workflow, alerts and the like. Examples of these include: * Automating tedious processes, such as weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly recurring sales and purchase invoices and general ledger accounting entries.

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The Difference Between Time and Attendance and Time Billing Software

There are many time accounting packages on the market. Your business can leverage these software packages with vertical industry offerings to provide function and features unique to your business and market. Before you get serious about the search for software, there is one aspect of these systems

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