Launch of the Australian eCommerce Guide

Jun 18, 2014 Comments Off

Please take a look at the new Australian eCommerce Guide website.  The Guide has just been launched and is a new resource for Aussie eCom merchants. The Guide is published and edited by me, Richard Keeves. If you’re looking for smarter strategies for eCommerce, then you’ll  find plenty of  ideas and tips over at the […]

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How to bridge the gap between IT and Business, and Five Questions for Business Owners & CEOs

Oct 03, 2013 Comments Off

There’s an interesting article here on the Harvard HBR blog that talks about bridging the gaps between IT and the rest of a business. Key points from the article…   Quit making the same mistakes over and over again. Find common ground on medium-term issues. Finally, companies should ask, “How do we expect IT to help […]

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Seven Critical Lessons from a hacking victim who admits he should have known better

Sep 11, 2012 Comments Off

Oh my God!  I missed this story a few weeks ago.  What an eye-opener! Matt Honan, a senior technology journo had his digital life pretty much wiped out by a couple of hacker kids. We could call them sleazy criminals or trolls. Using the word “Hacker”  almost gives them too much respect. Matt even had […]

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What did this CEO think of Catching Digital?

Sep 01, 2012 Comments Off

Just had this comment about my new book Catching Digital. (see below) It was in an email from Michael Ratner, CEO of Compendium Australia. Here’s what Michael said… “Downloaded the new book yesterday afternoon and just finished reading it….. reason being once I got into it it was hard to put down. What a task […]

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Here’s why Mobile MUST be part of your Smarter Web Strategies

Apr 11, 2012 Comments Off

If you are wondering about the growth in mobile and whether to embrace mobile in your business planning, you need to check out some of the info in this latest report from Cisco. It’s a Cisco Public white paper called “Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update, 2011–2016“.   (And many thanks to Peter […]

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Industry group proposes star-rated clouds (from ZDNet Australia)

Dec 08, 2011 Comments Off

This could either be a great service that helps differentiate apples and oranges from the many lemons – or it could be a meaningless and  over-simplistic response that will create more confusion in an already confused marketplace. What do you think? Here’s the story from ZDNet Australia… An Australian IT industry think-tank spearheaded by the […]

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Dr Evil, Cloud Computing and the World’s Dirtiest Digital Bomb!

Dec 03, 2011 Comments Off

Part of planning smarter strategies includes looking at risks… and let’s not kid ourselves, in the online world there are plenty of risks. Here’s a risk straight out of the ‘Dr Evil’ Digital Nasties handbook. The impact of viruses like this will become increasingly dramatic, especially with business moving more and more to a Cloud […]

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21 Things you MUST know about choosing software

Oct 06, 2011 Comments Off

If you are choosing new software or adopting a new technology system or platform, these questions and tips will save you time, money and stress. Use this list as your guide and your initial filter, and look for systems that meet most (or preferably all) of these points. Go here to read 21 Things you […]

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Avoid more pain with smarter business planning now!

Aug 26, 2011 Comments Off

If you’re trying to make smarter business plans in the rapidly changing blur of business today, it might be time to step back, see the ‘big picture’ and understand how the puzzle pieces fit together. Otherwise most things you do will just add to the confusing blur, cause you more stress and grief – and […]

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Glimpses of the future?

Feb 21, 2011 1 Comment

What could the future look like? Here’s a video from Corning called “A Day made of Glass”.  It goes for a bit over 5 mins, and is a promo for Corning, but it is well worth a look at some on-trend applications using clever glass. This part of the future is not too far away. […]

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Smartphones Post Update: Nokia sleeps with Microsoft WITHOUT getting paid!

Feb 16, 2011 9 Comments

Oops. About 36 hours ago the Internet was buzzing with news of billions being paid to Nokia by Microsoft.  I picked up on it from The Sydney Morning Herald. Seems The Sydney Morning Herald may have got it wrong.  And therefore, so did I. Here’s an update on 16 Feb 2011 from Engadget. MS & […]

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Smartphones: Nokia calls it quits, Microsoft pays billions. What’s that all about?

Feb 14, 2011 6 Comments

As reported in the Sydney Morning Herald, Nokia  is  quitting its Symbian operating system after a deal with Microsoft where MS pays billions to Nokia for Nokia to use and supply Windows Phone 7 in its phones. What’s that all about?  Here’s my take on it… Symbian was old and tired, and  on the way […]

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