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The inevitable shift is here – startups disrupting government

By on Thursday, October 27th, 2016

The clock is ticking, the old world and old structures are broken and we know it, more and more people are writing about it and talking about it and I believe we are closer to the big shift – to what Gerd Leonhard labelled the shift from egosystem to ecosystem thinking. The old paradigms are being […]

77 Open Source Replacements for Expensive Applications

By on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

This update on a popular list reveals a changing relationship between proprietary and open source software, due to cloud computing’s influence. For several years now, Datamation has compiled an annual list of open source software projects that can replace very expensive software. In years past, the prices for the proprietary software generally climbed from year […]

“Tapping into Your Full Potential” Learning Series

By on Friday, September 16th, 2016

Anna-Lucia Mackay was one of the speakers at the popular ACOSM16 Australian Conference on Software Management in June. Anna-Lucia has provided some further information and links on Key Learning Outcomes and “Tapping into Your Full Potential”.   Anna-Lucia Mackay Managing Director HCM Global. Best Selling Author of The Four Mindsets: How to Influence Motivate & […]


By on Friday, July 29th, 2016

One of the ACOSM16 attendees was the ProGalore Australia CEO, Jitendra Verma, representing the ACS Startups & Small Business (NSW) SIG. Jitendra has kindly offered to host a QESP  evening  networking event, 6 to 7.30 pm at their Clarence St  Office , with a follow-up at their Parramatta Office for members working in or near […]

100 Open Source Replacements for Expensive Applications

By on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

In an April 4, 2016 Datamation post,  Cynthia Harvey lists 100 Open Source Replacements for Expensive Applications (25 per page.) In some cases, the costs  of the expensive applications are “tens of thousands of dollars or more”.  The categories cover a wide range of business, educational, recreational  and social activities. Each page has useful comments, […]

Reclaiming the Entrepreneurial & Innovation Ecosystem

By on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

This month the co-founder of muru-D and pollenizer, the godfather of startup in Australia, Mick Luibinskas, announced that he and his family are leaving our shores to pursue life in the US. In a passionate blogpost, Mick said he was both disappointed and excited about the move. He said it was necessary to leave in order to continue to […]