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Jul 17

10 insights into the ‘New Reality’ of non-profit digital transformation

“Having a digital strategy will soon seem as ridiculous as having an electricity strategy.” – Kay Boycott, Asthma UK The New Reality is a research study into digital transformation in not-for-profit businesses. Based on interviews with over 50 senior leaders and digital experts from non-profit and commercial organisations, it provides a framework for NFPs to … Continue reading 10 insights into the ‘New Reality’ of non-profit digital transformation

31
May 17

Government to invest $130m in data analytics

The Government is set to invest $130 million in data analytics teams over the next three years, under the newly announced Data Integration Partnership for Australia (DIPA) initiative. Financed by the Public Sector Modernisation Fund, the DIPA will maximise use of the Government’s vast data assets, allowing cost effective and timely insights into data that … Continue reading Government to invest $130m in data analytics

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May 17

‘I don’t like being called a teacher. I consider myself a facilitator of learning’

Suzy Urbaniak was the 2016 winner of the Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools. She is Earth & Environmental Science Teacher at Kent Street High School, and an advocate of trans-disciplinarian, STEAM based learning. A Geologist by profession, she found the classroom to be completely disconnected from the reality of … Continue reading ‘I don’t like being called a teacher. I consider myself a facilitator of learning’

22
May 17

5 factors that determine the success of your PMO

More organisational projects are meeting their objectives and being completed within budget compared to five years ago, according to the 2017 Pulse of the Profession report. The global Project Management Institute (PMI) survey of project management professionals charts current and future project management trends. Despite progress in the completion of projects, it found that organisations … Continue reading 5 factors that determine the success of your PMO

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Apr 17

Current University models will be ‘unviable in 10-15 years’

Universities structured as broad-based teaching and research institutions, supported by large asset bases and back offices, will face extinction in the next two decades. Ernst & Young’s University of the Future survey states that, at the very least, universities will need to streamline their operations and asset base while incorporating new teaching and learning delivery … Continue reading Current University models will be ‘unviable in 10-15 years’

18
Apr 17

Government spending on ICT up 50% to $9bn

Government spent an additional $3bn on IT infrastructure and services in the past 12 months, substantially increasing the average annual spend of $6bn. “That’s a total investment of over $9billion a year – 50% more than ever before,” Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation, Angus Taylor told a recent Tech Leaders Forum. Highlighting the … Continue reading Government spending on ICT up 50% to $9bn

13
Apr 17

Working conditions more important than salary when it comes to job satisfaction

“It’s what you do, how you are able to go about your work and who is alongside you that matters the most when it comes to job satisfaction.” That’s according to a new report by Curtin University and Making Work Absolutely Human, titled ‘The happy workers: How satisfied are Australians at work?’ Some of the … Continue reading Working conditions more important than salary when it comes to job satisfaction

11
Apr 17

The 5 ‘A’s of Retirement Living

“All retirement village owners and developers need is land use policy that supports, rather than hinders, development.” A report commissioned by The Property Council of Australia highlights a range of barriers to successful retirement village developments –  the primary hurdle being the need to compete on the open market to secure suitable land sites. The … Continue reading The 5 ‘A’s of Retirement Living