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A Delicate Balance

By on Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

New skills or more in-depth experience? This question comes to a head in our latest blog, a thought provoking one minute video which went viral on social media.

Thanks for the memery

By on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

The recent United Airlines fiasco is an example of the power of memes to sway public opinion and get results.  When a Kentucky doctor  was dragged off a United Airlines flight, his home town paper Louisville Courier-Journal had the headline: “Passenger removed from United flight has troubled past.” It was a cliche that deserved to […]

Wheelz in the Air

By on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

A mind- blowing short YouTube video which was part of the Briometrix presentation, illustrating how Briometrix “ generates data that creates motivation, social and peer engagement, establishes benchmarks for skills, and generates knowledge that can be shared across the wheelchair community (healthcare, insurance, wheelchair manufactures, and retailers). The technology assists wheelchair users to have fewer acute and overuse injuries, an improved sense of wellbeing (through self-esteem, self-efficacy, confidence and personal control, the sense of becoming newly ‘abled’, empowerment and having accomplished something of worth) and having fun.”

ISO Assessment Checklists plus APRA, NIST and COBIT links

By on Monday, February 20th, 2017

The ISO 9001:2015 changes mean that existing internal and external audit checklists have to be updated.  These checklists may be used initially for gap analysis, then updated for internal audit, Stage 1 (documentation review) and Stage 2 Certification audits and for any subsequent Management System changes. Here are example checklists for ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management […]

Australian Innovation Shines at BigInsights Data Innovation Awards Award Winners Include Startups, Researchers and Corporates

By on Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Both Australia’s Federal Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation & Science, The Hon Craig Laundy MP, and NSW Minister for Innovation & Better Regulation, The Hon Victor Dominello presented the BigInsights Data Innovation Awards 2016 on 6th December at the University of Sydney. Attended by 150 industry professionals, the BigInsights Data Innovation Awards recognise teams & […]

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 […]