Category: Technology

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30,000 reasons to join Startup Victoria

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When I met recently with Lars Lindstrom, CEO of Startup Victoria, to learn more about the what the organisation does (a nonprofit dedicated to building and supporting Victoria’s startup ecosystem, btw),  I was amazed at the Startup Pack that comes with every membership.   The...

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Business Applications – Another Generation?

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When I first came to Australia in 1988,  I was working with Oracle, launching a ‘new breed’ of accounting applications (The term ERP was still a few years in the future) with flexible account structures, field level validation, and mini computers (read Digital, Pyramid, Sequent –...

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Coupa Cloud Spend Management

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In The Cloud is now the Australian distributor for Coupa.  Coupa’s cloud spend management application allows organisations to manage all of its indirect spending through a simple to use, easy to deploy cloud based platform. It’s an innovative leap forward for e-procurement and expense management!

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Trusted Cloud –

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One of the oldest investment groups in the country has made a bold move to the cloud, under the leadership of visionary CIO Scott Stewart. http://www.cio.com.au/article/350426/wilson_htm_signs_16m_5-year_deal_cloud/

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In The Cloud

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In The Cloud is my new company – we focus on helping enterprises increase agility and reduce costs through the deployment of software-as-a-service and cloud based applications.  Initially we are providing implementation and development services with Salesforce.com, as well as working with organisations to identify...

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Internet Chat – Why is Australia behind in adoption?

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At dSales we have been looking a lot at web chat technologies and their application as another sales and service channel – LivePerson is a particularly successful provider that we have been working with especially because of their integration with salesforce.com.   It seems that...

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Workday – ERP and HCM On-Demand

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Once upon a time, I started a consulting business providing services to implement large accounting, HR and manufacturing systems, later called ERP. We started the business focussing on Oracle Applications, and then, when PeopleSoft came to Australia we signed up as their first implementation partner...

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Cloud Computing = Mainframe Time Share?

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The latest trend in application delivery is  bit like back to the future – once upon a time, companies that wanted computer processing power used time share or bureau services to access part of a mainframe’s processing power unless they could afford the millions of...

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More SaaS & Social Media

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Over the past few weeks I’ve been researching more and more into the SaaS world.  The ScioDec blog has some interesting posts, and this recent one doesn’t have a lot new to say, but sums up what most of the people I speak to are...