02
Feb 18

3 trillion dollars in IT investments predicted for 2018

3 trillion dollars in IT investments predicted for 2018 Global IT spending is projected to total over $3.7 trillion USD this year, an increase of 4.5% from 2017, according to a recent forecast by Gartner Inc.  New technologies are driving the increase in investment including major spending expected on artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, Internet of … Continue reading 3 trillion dollars in IT investments predicted for 2018

01
Dec 17

10x Young Entrepreneurs to Inspire Disengaged Youth

To be equipped for the jobs of tomorrow the youth of today need to learn new transferable entrepreneurial skills to succeed. This means a stronger focus on educators to cultivate entrepreneurial education. But many struggle to find the right resources to engage and inspire disengaged youth. Many youths find the thought of running their own … Continue reading 10x Young Entrepreneurs to Inspire Disengaged Youth

27
Nov 17

ITS in Tertiary Ed Conference Wrap Up: What’s your transformation narrative?

Criterion’s Annual ITS in Tertiary Education conference ran in Melbourne over the 24th – 25th October. Four years into the series, the 2017 event brought together some familiar faces –  and welcomed some fresh ones too. For the first time, we invited an Out-of-Sector speaker, Russell Murphy, to discuss his on the ground experiences of … Continue reading ITS in Tertiary Ed Conference Wrap Up: What’s your transformation narrative?

28
Jul 17

3 Data-driven hospital improvements

“We are witnessing an unprecedented explosion in the volume, variety and velocity of health care data.”      – ‘Getting from big data to analytics – 4 challenges for health care entities’, EY Australian hospitals collect and have access to a wealth of data. Advances in technology and transitions to electronic medical and health records … Continue reading 3 Data-driven hospital improvements

01
Feb 16

The Other 13,000

A Global Humanitarian Crisis We are currently experiencing an unprecedented global humanitarian crisis. According to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), right now there are more than 60 million people displaced worldwide. Syria’s state of civil war has been an a major factor behind the humanitarian crisis, and in the … Continue reading The Other 13,000

16
Sep 15

17 x Data Analytics Lessons for Government

In August, we hosted our ‘Data Analytics for Effective Decision Making’ conference in Canberra. It was an engaging two days where we heard a variety of case study driven presentations from government departments and agencies on connecting data analysis with policy, planning and reporting needs. Key strategies discussed included enhancing data accessibility and quality, improving collaboration … Continue reading 17 x Data Analytics Lessons for Government

22
Jun 15

Will Abbott’s White Paper Finally Allow Northern Australia to Reach its Potential?

The government’s white paper  on developing northern Australia was released late last week, unveiling Abbott’s plan to transform the north into an “economic powerhouse”. The paper sets out to achieve its plans for the north by 2035, delivering an initial $1.2 billion investment in addition to the $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility announced last … Continue reading Will Abbott’s White Paper Finally Allow Northern Australia to Reach its Potential?