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How you can benefit from machine learning

By |March 30th, 2017|

Thursday, March 30, 2017

According to a Netflix study, up to 75% of people watch what is suggested to them in the suggestion reel. These suggestion reels use machine learning algorithms to determine common viewer preferences and behaviours. Many applications used by people every day harness machine learning algorithms. Gmail, for example, uses it to filter […]

It’s only cheaper if it works

By |October 17th, 2016|

Monday, October 17, 2016

“Failure is not an option”, made famous by Apollo 13, became so popular that actor, Ed Harris who played Gene Kranz, used it as the title for his memoirs.

Arguably the biggest failure of all time was the O-ring leading to the fatal destruction of the Challenger Space Shuttle, on January 28, […]

When will we learn – you get what you ask for

By |August 16th, 2016|

Monday, August 16, 2016

Two of the biggest IT failures in Australia over the last decade appear to have a common theme:

1. IBM’s implementation of SAP and WorkBrain for Queensland Health’s payroll
2. IBM’s 2016 eCensus.

IBM was awarded both contracts after the correct procurement procedures were followed. While the Queensland Government and the Federal Government may argue that […]

End-to-End Mobile Solutions

By |February 19th, 2015|

Monday, February 2, 2015

Many employees spend more time working from their smartphones or tablets instead of their desktops. It’s not surprising that enterprise mobility is one of the hottest trends in the enterprise software ecosystem. As organisations move from legacy-first to a mobile-first strategy, enablement of enterprise mobile capabilities has become a huge priority of […]

Low-Code APIs – the new integration paradigm

By |January 29th, 2015|

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Application programming interfaces (APIs) are considered the cornerstone of the new integration and data access capabilities in the enterprise. Until recently, the creation of APIs has been undertaken by developers who write code in a specific programming language and manage the corresponding hosting and management infrastructure. This approach becomes a challenge for […]

DevOps

By |October 14th, 2014|

THE KEY TO ACHIEVING AN EFFECTIVE IT DEPARTMENT

In today’s competitive and fast-paced environment, a high performing IT department is a strategic asset, increasing productivity and profitability. Companies utilising DevOps are 5 times more likely to be high performing. This correlation suggests the importance of implementing DevOps practices as the key to achieving an effective IT […]

The Rise of the MVP Model

By |October 8th, 2014|

IS IT THE RIGHT OPTION FOR YOU?

In recent years, the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) model has gained popularity within the software industry.

The MVP model is a flexible lean business methodology that enables an organisation to rapidly test their core assumptions about a software product or feature.

By taking advantage of the MVP model, organisations can benefit […]

Innovative new technologies make positive impact on the world

By |September 24th, 2014|

Wednesday, May 24, 2014

In a report released recently by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a compulsory system for new vehicles was proposed that will allow vehicle-to-vehicle transmitters (v2v) to send messages between cars about their geographic positioning. The aim is to increase road safety by alerting drivers if they are on a […]

A place for apps as mobile and health connect

By |September 10th, 2014|

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Healthcare spending in Australia has more than doubled over the last four and a half decades, and as the population ages, demand for health and aged care services will continue to rise. As a result, the Australian health system is struggling to deal with increasing cost and demand pressures, plus a shortage […]

Healthy client-vendor relationship leads to a healthy outcome

By |August 27th, 2014|

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A healthy client-vendor relationship is critical to ensure the success of a project, regardless of industry or size. Yet reports from Australia and overseas of government software development projects failing have one thing in common – somewhere along the way, communications between client and vendor have turned sour.

One of the final straws […]