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Top 10 benefits of The Cloud for business

A 2013 Rackspace survey of 1300 organisations found that “Cloud Computing improved company profit by an average of 22%” So, what is Cloud Computing? Is it Apple’s iCloud?  Is it my information floating in the air?  Yes and no.  Cloud computing refers to any software applications and data storage services that are delivered in real time over the internet.   Services include: e-mail data storage communications apps The top 10 …

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Launch of the PwC Chair in Digital Economy: an SME perspective

On 23rd April, 2015, a colleague and I were invited to attend the launch of the PwC Chair in Digital Economy. We were interested in attending the launch, given the novelty of the approach and the call for collaboration from business, university and government stakeholders in Brisbane. The launch articulated some key themes and intentions for stimulating the digital economy, …

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Six areas of Systemic Innovation

Last week, we established that innovation should be systemic, not linear. So, with that in mind, I’d like to explain the six interconnected areas of systemic innovation. Hopefully you will be inspired to incorporate these into your organisation’s innovation strategy. After all, we all want to give innovation the best chance at success! Organisational innovation The introduction of any new or substantially …

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Systemic Innovation

Firstly, I did not make a spelling mistake. “Systemic” is “relating to a system, especially as opposed to a particular part.” So, what is systemic innovation, and what does it mean for us? Well, firstly we must understand what systemic innovation is not. You see, innovation was understood previously to be a linear trajectory from new knowledge to new product. But, we …