According to a Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) article, Australia ranks third most likely country to fall for a phishing scam behind USA and Italy. 18% of Australians say they have been tricked by a phishing scam.
Australia spends $22.4 Billion for outsourcing IT services. Why? A good external group of IT consultants lowers risk. In our experience, even mid-size companies with a group of in-house IT people do not have the same level of skill as a group of external consultants.
You can thank large organisations for the proliferation of new commodity services. The aim is to use the savings in the commodity area to invest and develop new premium service areas like mobility.
IT spend is strategic when you have a unique advantage in delivering solutions through software or better KPI information through IT integration. Regardless of whether your IT spend is strategic or not, we recommend all business owners or GM’s to review their IT spend.
The improved productivity gained by regular improvements is often the difference between growing the company versus downsizing & retrenchment.
Large companies employ SAP or Oracle who charge $1M+ to “transform the business” with on-going fees in the order of $25,000 or more per month. However, you do not have to spend a million dollars to improve your business processes.