From The Editor

This Issue of the Newsletter outlines the programme for the QESP Australian Conference on Software Management  (ACOSM13) which will be held in the Sydney CBD (venue to be confirmed) on Thursday 28th November 2013, with a pre-Conference Reception on Wednesday 27th.  The ACOSM13 Theme is ICT Innovation Today: The Opportunities and Threats in Software Management  and the topics and speakers have been chosen to give insight and practical advice on current issues.

So what are those issues? Industry practitioners and global research organisations agree that some of the most important questions will focus on what IDC calls the “3rd Platform”, i.e. Mobile Devices & Apps, covering  Mobile Broadband,  Cloud Services, Social Business and Big Data/Analytics. Read More

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Don’t forget to check out the updates on our Forum which include

  • Quotes from Yesteryear “The QESP Newsletters have had “Quotes of the Day” since 2005. Some of them still look relevant today”
  • Are Software Patents Obsolete? “There is no ‘inventive step’ in software development, as ‘new’ software invariably builds on existing software”- one of the arguments leading to the New Zealand’s Parliament’s newly updated Patents Bill


Ted Smillie

QESP Chairman