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Business Aspect - A Fresh Perspective



Our final newsletter for 2014 is also the first newsletter since the Partners of Business Aspect announced the acquisition of Business Aspect Group Pty Ltd (and subsidiary companies) by Data#3 Limited.  Operating as an autonomous business within Data#3 means that there is little impact on our clients, relationships or delivery.  (You can read more about the acquisition here)

There are two exciting changes we do want to share with you though.

BA Parters at Spring HillFirstly, it is with fond memories that we will say goodbye to the cottage on Boundary St, Spring Hill. The office at 588 has been home to Business Aspect for nearly a decade, but as of mid-December our new Brisbane Headquarters will be located in a separate dedicated office at the Data#3 Corporate Office at 67 High Street, Toowong. The new office will include state of the art video conferencing, dedicated meeting rooms for workshops and use of onsite facilities such as the café for staff and visitors. 

Flowers at Spring HillThe other exciting change is the integration of the former Data#3 Strategic Consulting group into the Business Aspect family. We are excited to welcome Steve Bolland, Kevin Turner and Luke Balagangadharan along with Melbourne-based Richard Houghton on board along with a number of new Business Aspect staff who have joined us in the last quarter.

Since the acquisition, our clients continue to rely on us to deliver the independent advice, actionable guidance and hands-on support to tackle today’s business and IT management challenges.

This edition of Business Aspect’s Perspectives newsletter showcases these continued outcomes including our recent work on transformational client programs at both RACQ and the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

Enjoy the articles below and as we head into summer we wish you all a safe holiday season. We look forward to continuing our work together into 2015.

Modern Slavery: Are you conscious of the human implications of your outsourcing choices? (Sam Higgins)

In Australia, ranked 153 in the 2014 Global Slavery Index (GSI), an estimated 3,000 people are trapped as modern slaves. In contrast, the GSI identifies China as having 3.2 million slaves and India 14 million, equivalent to almost 1.2 in every 100 people. Overall there is more than the population of Australia enslaved world-wide, a figure the GSI calculates to be $35.8 million men, women and children.

Economic bondage is a key consideration in organisational strategies, procurement and investment decisions. In particular, whether poor outsourcing choices made to the “least cost” country are indirectly encouraging modern slavery practices.

Business Aspect partner, Sam Higgins, provides a thought provoking Perspective on Modern Slavery and economic bondage - read more about the role we all play in encouraging or eliminating this often unrecognised issue.  Read more...

Business Aspect helps RACQ enhance online member experience

RACQ, working with Business Aspect in a consulting and delivery capacity, has recently completed phase one of its Connected Member programme – a digital transformation program to enhance RACQ’s digital and multi-channel member engagement strategy.

Read more about how the RACQ Connected Member programme transforms online and multi-channel engagement, driving towards a consistent, omni-channel experience; increasing value for current members and helping to attract new members.  Read more...

DAAF: Successful SaaS deployment focuses on people not product

A major Financial Management Framework project involving new software has been transitioned into a business-as-usual activity successfully.

Leading the way as the first government departments to implement a change of this nature, the Departments of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) and Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and Commonwealth Games (DTESB) did more than implement a new budget tool; they established a new operating concept for the department as a whole when it comes to deployment of ICT-as-a-Service

Read more about the FMF Implementation Programme and our role in leading the change and communications strategy. Read more...

Lyn DengateAn Interview with Lyn Dengate

This month we profile Business Aspect principal consultant Lyn Dengate.

A forward thinking, highly accomplished individual, Lyn shares with us tales of her recent work on Queensland’s One-Stop Shop program as well as major transformational change programs with Virgin Airlines and Blue Care.

Lyn also tells us a little about her recent travel experience by train and 4WD across China and Tibet – a trip that has had an enormous impact on her life and that of her husband and daughter.

Read the full interview with Lyn here...

350+ Apples to Food Pantry

At the recent Queensland ICT Industry Premier's Luncheon, we took a twist on the Business Aspect Fresh Perspective positioning. Each guest enjoyed a fresh, locally sourced green Stanthorpe apple courtesy of Business Aspect.

All uneaten apples were collected after the event and delivered to Brisbane community services provider, Communify for distribution at their food Pantry.

Our General Manager, Dave Lennon (second from left) is pictured here with Communify managers.


connect collaborate benefit

crcsi2014 attracted guests from Canada, Sweden and New Zealand with common interests in exploring commercialisation of research activities and business opportunities for spatial information technologies.

Business Aspect featured in the Spatial Infrastructures Stream in which an overview of our recent project “Geocoded Address Supply Chain Optimisation” with Claire Foo (CIO Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Victoria) presiding as Chair.

This same Business Aspect report was then discussed in detail at the ANZLIC (Australian & New Zealand Land Information Council) the following day where the state jurisdictions debated the key findings and recommendations.


Premier's ICT Luncheon

Business Aspect proudly sponsored the Queensland ICT Industry Premier's Luncheon.

The Hon. Treasurer Tim Nicholls addressed the forum and announced the ICT Renewal Action Plan.  We also heard from NICTA's Simon Kaplan and Data#3 Managing Director, John Grant.

The 4 Ts of Modern Procurement

Sam Higgins attended the 10th Annual CIPS Conference in Sydney in October. Hearing from keynote speakers such as Sam Walsh, (AO) Chief Executive, Rio Tinto and Christopher Brown, World Bank as they shared stories on major transformation and change in their own industries.

BA "Leaving the House" Party

In December we'll move into our new digs in Toowong.

After nearly 10 years at 588 Boundary though we had to go out with a bang.

Check out some of the fun photos from the evening here.


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