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Four years ago, I wrote a post about the idea that when a buying team decides to do nothing, everybody loses. It still feels valid today. But, as we continue to study technology buying efforts, the “cost” of a no decision may be even greater than we think. As we

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Shadow IT sounds like a covert — quite possibly dark — force. And to some people it may well be. But the truth is both far simpler and more complex. According to Cisco, Shadow IT is the use of IT-related hardware or software by a department or individual without the

The role of IT has changed dramatically over the last two decades, and the expectations on technology leaders like CIOs and CTOs have evolved to reflect these changes. Often, those IT chiefs are required to help their organisations adjust to the business disruption this technology-led change has ushered in. These

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Budget airline, Scoot, is using the Boomi integration platform to help share data across the expanding organisation, allowing it to adapt more quickly to changing market conditions and therefore improve passenger experiences. Scoot, the low-cost arm of Singapore Airlines, operates a global network of 66 cities across 18 countries and

BMW’s in-car digital services are driving up its IT requirements by around 30 per cent each year, forcing the manufacturer to migrate its applications away from its traditional IT architecture which can no longer cope. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Nominate today for the Which-50 Digital Experience Awards.

Australian businesses are paying more to attract key IT talent. For seven out of every 10 new hires, IT employers have had to increase the salary amount originally offered to secure their favoured candidate, according to a new study.   The results come from the 2019 Robert Half Salary Guide

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and cloud infrastructure have fundamentally altered the dynamic between business units and the department. Traditionally, the relationship between IT and other business units had been mildly adversarial in many organisations, as IT juggled the complexities of “keeping the lights on” while trying to continuously improve and innovate to

Business departments have increasingly taken responsibility for technology buys, often circumventing traditional IT department involvement altogether. And they have now reached a “tipping point”, according to new research from Technology One. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter The study, conducted by IBRS, revealed most Australian IT groups are no

Australian business software-as-a-service (Saas) customers complain of opaque pricing with hidden costs, implementation challenges, limits on capability and auto-renewals. Security also remains a key concern. Little wonder SaaS vendor are sweating on renewal rates. With Australian companies tipped to spend $4 billion on SaaS products this year, according to figures

Organisations must find a way to address the needs of modern workers as employees grow increasingly frustrated with workplaces that expect them to work with outdated, slow and complex technology, according to Gartner. Technology now ranks in the top 10 reasons Australian employees will leave their current role, according to