Features

How finance can go from balancing books to balancing innovation

- July 15, 2019 3 MIN READ

The adoption of new technologies and trends has redefined almost every business function’s roles and responsibilities. With the wealth of data at their disposal,  this certainly applies to the Chief Financial Officer’s  (CFO) job and nowadays, it is expected that the finance team not only endorse but contribute towards innovation. However, CFOs may ask themselves:… Read more »

Technology

How to turn medium-sized businesses into cloud-powered heavyweights

- April 9, 2019 3 MIN READ

Medium-sized businesses should be some of the greatest beneficiaries of the cloud, thanks to their “happy medium” between small-business agility and enterprise-grade scale. Yet more than 20% of all medium-sized organisations in Australia admit they still struggle to keep pace with the rate of technological change in their industries. Many of those also admit serious… Read more »

News

Is direct-to-consumer the only logical option for manufacturers?

- December 24, 2018 3 MIN READ

Most manufacturers would jump at the chance to simultaneously reduce their operating expenditure while gaining back control over the end-to-end customer experience. Direct-to-consumer sales models promise to do just that – but at what cost? Cutting out the retail middleman can dramatically improve manufacturers’ results and growth potential, but only if they master supply chain… Read more »

Features

Seven Miles Coffee Roasters’ domination in the cloud

- October 17, 2018 2 MIN READ

Seven Miles Coffee Roasters employees were still punching in customer credit card details manually four years ago. Reporting, too, was no holiday. All those spreadsheets were tied to legacy systems that CFO James Burt says were bound for obsolescence. James was central in replacing the speciality coffee roaster’s separate business systems with a unified cloud… Read more »

Features

How to make the most of government grants for tech spend

- September 28, 2018 3 MIN READ

If you’re one of the Australian SMBs that’s been fortunate enough to receive a government grant for tech spending, that’s obviously champagne-popping news, but there’s a key question that it’s essential to address: How do you best invest your tech grant to maximise your business growth? Connected Small Businesses 2017, a Deloitte study on the… Read more »

Experts

Discipline + focus + passion = growth says Netsuite’s VP Jim McGeever

- April 25, 2018 2 MIN READ

Kicking off the keynote at this year’s Suiteworld in Las Vegas, NetSuite Executive Vice President, Jim McGeever, suggested discipline and focus were essential ingredients in driving business growth. Ostensibly there to announce an array of product innovations to the popular brand’s suite of business solutions, McGeever took the opportunity to reveal the strategies behind the… Read more »