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Change Organisational Culture

How to change culture to move ahead

Culture is like the wind. It is invisible, yet its effect can be seen and felt. When it is blowing in your direction, it makes for smooth sailing, but everything is more problematic when it is blowing against you.

CRM Local Councils

The CRM – A Digital Transformation Catalyst

Right now, a lot of change is happening in the market for local government solutions. ERP software vendor boardrooms are flat out figuring out strategy on how to shift customers from their on-premises software to their cloud hosted platforms in order to secure their customer base for the next 5 to 10 years.

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Cyber threats for local government

In FY2020, one QLD regional council was subject to a ransomware attack. A ransomware attack is a form of a cyber-attack where the attacker gains access to information systems and demands a ransom to return the information.

Project Management

Why Good Strategies Fail

Strategy execution has always been the essential complement of strategy formulation for any local government or regional authority. An increasing speed of technology-enabled change has meant the importance of strategy implementation has increased exponentially for all of us.

Steps And Shadows

6 Steps to effective Problem Solving

Leaders that learn to adopt a particularly open and curious mindset whilst adhering to a systematic process for cracking even the most inscrutable problems. Naturally, when conditions of uncertainty are at their peak or most dire they’re at their brilliant best.

Cloud First Strategy

The Cloud Data Protection Myth

Guess what? Your cloud hosting provider DOES NOT secure your data. You do. They divest themselves of that risk in your contract – whilst you pay for any backup input outputs! And that may be a big sum over your contract so read your fine print.

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Three Key Focus Points for post COVID Regional Leaders

Contributing to our way ahead in this “new world” is widespread social anxiety and even geopolitical uncertainty. Our trading partners continuing to move away or each other, and the threats within ICT security and data loss are truly markers that the world has changed forever.

Project Management Services

Why scoping a project often fails

Following the normal modus operandi of a business department needing to implement tasks from a strategic plan, a project manager inherits a project title and a due date. That can just mean a new scoping headache.

Bouncing Forward – 3 things that help to manage complex change

Organisations will tend to approach adverse events and situations in a particular way. The pandemic, intrusive and active security threats within ICT and attacks upon organisations with ransomware and other practices present disruptions and complexity to simply delivering on strategy to achieve organisational goals.

The three-step approach in Managing Projects

Are you a swan a pike or a crayfish? “The Swan, the Pike and the Crayfish” is the name of a Russian fable by their most famous poet Ivan Krylov. It’s message is either a project manager’s dream, a children’s story or a change manager’s

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Six ways to improve Regional Council performance

To stay relevant requires continuous evolvement. This requires taking an wholistic look putting the citizen, the ratepayers and your employees at the centre of the council or agency digital transformation.

IoT Digital framework for water sector launched

We have not shared about our work with IoT and digital infrastructure, the driving force behind our smart cities, systems and water utilities. Here goes… There is a lot of the positive movement in this area recently. A document was developed by Internet of Things

Creating a Strategy and not just setting goals

Creating a Strategy is a very specialised talent. Many companies will create a strategy, which will more resemble either a mission statement or a set of goals. Google’s Corporate Strategy is “to accelerate innovation and strengthen brand loyalty through transformational changes while creating an open-source

Vendor Management Solutions “SolarWinds”

The United States issued an emergency warning, ordering users to disconnect and disable SolarWinds software which it said had been compromised by “malicious actors.” SolarWinds motto is “One vendor. One platform. One single pane of glass”. This meaning might not be as valuable as it once was… 

Design a Cloud Strategy

7 STEPS FOR Creating YOUR CLOUD STRATEGY

Gartner posted an article outlining seven elements to a Cloud Strategy. These seven provide a good anchor point for any cloud strategy. Source: Gartner: Seven Elements for Creating an Enterprise Cloud Strategy 1. Ensure Cloud Strategy Follows Business Strategy Sometimes organisations can be more understanding

Four ways to Digital Dexterity for an organisation

You might not have heard the term “Digital Dexterity” but it is something that most organisations have grown as a characteristic due to COVID-19.  “Digital Dexterity is the ability and desire to exploit existing and emerging technologies for better business outcomes… This requires organisations to