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Your business skills are valuable to technology companies

For this post, I am sharing my space with Courtney Carr, a member of our new graduate program in Perth, Australia. Working with Courtney this year has given us confidence and courage to trust wholeheartedly in our next generation at DXC Technology.  This is part 3 in a 3-part series. As promised, this is the […]

The CIO becomes CEO of your technology business

Technology Business Management TBM

The concept of running the enterprise IT office (ITO) as a business-within-a-business is not new. Back in the 1990s, several large organisations hived off their IT departments altogether as separate new entities: think Melbourne Water (MITS, since acquired by Logica) and Amcor (Ferntree). Various state governments have tried to centralise the ICT function across agencies […]

Technology companies do want you!

For this post, I am sharing my space with Courtney Carr, a member of our new graduate program in Perth, Australia. Working with Courtney this year has given us confidence and courage to trust wholeheartedly in our next generation at DXC Technology.  This is part 2 in a 3-part series. As mentioned in my last […]

Do technology companies mind if you’re not technical?

For this post, I am sharing my space with Courtney Carr, a member of our new graduate program in Perth, Australia. Working with Courtney this year has given us confidence and courage to trust wholeheartedly in our next generation at DXC Technology.  This is part 1 of a 3-part series. Information technology and business are […]

There is no digital without delivery

Delivery drones

The digital revolution keeps spinning but organisational success in adapting to the new reality has little to do with “digital” and everything to do with “delivery.” Organisations that improve their ability to obtain new ideas, design them effectively and then ship them quickly will be the real winners. This means focusing on a delivery revolution […]

Data gravity expanded and relied upon

decision

This is a series of blog posts on the exploration of data gravity as introduced by the most recent DXC TechTalk. You are now reading part 3. Previous posts: 1, 2 As we go into a new era beyond the era of convergence, data will be key. The importance of accurate, timely and precise data will […]

Data gravity defined and equated

Data

This is a series of blog posts on the exploration of data gravity as introduced by the most recent DXC TechTalk. You are now reading part 2. Previous post: 1 So, what did I learn in this short hour listening to the June DXC TechTalk on cloud (rather than watching the latest from “MasterChef”)? I learnt […]

Data gravity: The things you never knew you never knew

On Monday evening at 8.30 p.m. Western Standard time in Western Australia (8.30 a.m. on the same Monday Washington, DC time), I joined a DXC TechTalk from my home in Perth to listen to DXC Technology CTO Dan Hushon and a few guests discuss cloud platforms. DXC TechTalk is not just a forum for technical […]

The Dandelion Program: Integrating autism in the workplace

Being on the autism spectrum can make it hard to fit into the workplace. The labour force participation rate for people with autism is 42%. The rate of participation for people with any disability is 53%, and for those without disabilities, it’s 83%. Fundamentally, this is because our workplace is built around the neurotypical person, someone without a disorder or disease. But many people with autism […]

Reducing your risk in the cloud

Reducing Risk in the Cloud

In late 2014 and early 2015, the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority (APRA) observed that many of the regulated entities that previously outsourced parts of their ICT capability were increasingly adopting a cloud strategy. The organisation released an information paper, Outsourcing Involving Shared Computing Services (including Cloud), intended as guidance for the banking and financial sectors. In response, I published […]