Outsource or Insource IT?

Originally published by James on LinkedIn. In Conclusion – Bottom Line IT has changed. Nobody in the innovation space is building complex IT infrastructure and nor should you. As a result, choosing an IT support model should reflect your business strateg...

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So..where’s the WOW factor in IT?

Originally published by James on LinkedIn. Traditional IT is broken.  Servers that break down, email’s not coming through and networks clogging up.  But even when the baseline is working – the core of your business IT function, there’s a ne...

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Is disruption your Plan B?

Originally published by James on LinkedIn. Struggling to find the time to get our new website finished to perfection we decided to launch a landing page for I Know IT and decided to use Carrd.co – a free or $19 a year service which includes hosting and ...

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What’s the right technology discussion?

Originally published by James on LinkedIn. IT has been the centre of all businesses for all of this century and for many it has been a distraction if not a ‘necessary evil’. Today, IT has commoditised and there is an urgent and renewed focus on tec...

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Stop doing business in the 90s

Originally published by James on LinkedIn. The 90s is when IT really took off – those heady days of figuring out how to run your business using new ‘innovative’ tools.  Tools that came in fairly limited and expensive forms like buying server...

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Is Your Path to Innovation Distorted by IT?

Originally published by James on LinkedIn. I envy the business that is so innovative that market share, profitability and culture are firmly resolved. For the rest of us, we’re all looking for an edge over our competition. When we think of innovation we look...

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In the face of change, why you should reduce IT costs

Originally published on LinkedIn. Change is hard.  Anyone who runs a business knows that it’s a constant state of flux.  I’ve experienced this in a highly competitive industry, at the forefront of the one thing that can make or break a business – techn...

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Offshoring – the hard yards (and the hidden value)

I never imagined in my early days of business I’d be sitting here in our building in South East Asia balancing work and life.  Yesterday I was on an island off Bohol with my family and our team, today I am driving recruitment and competing with Accenture an...

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App Confessions of a Driverless Nomad

Last week I shared my dirty little secret – I no longer own a car and I make do shuffling between public transport options, UberX, cycling, cabs and the occasional Go-Get.  While the goal originally was just to see if I could do it without impacting m...

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The No Car Experiment

I’ve become somewhat obsessed with the shared economy of late – it started with the introduction of Uber in Australia which I was a moderate user of – then with Uber X i found myself increasingly leaving the car at home while heading out for ...

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