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Business Aspect - A Fresh Perspective



If you’re feeling like the Year of the Horse has you galloping along already then you are definitely not alone. 2014 is certainly off and running with many of our clients ramping up new initiatives with us in key areas such as Service Delivery Strategies, Integration Architectures, Requirements Management and ICT Procurement.

Reflecting on the increase in our overall delivery activity, a major area of demand has been for Communications and Change Management expertise. In particularly assisting clients in preparing stakeholders for new ways of working in an “as-a-service” environment.

In the past, many major business transformations involving technology have included well-documented intentions when it comes to communication and change management. The unfortunate reality has been that such activities are often the first to go when time or money constraints emerge.

So what is driving this change? One word – Cloud.

As both the cost and time of technology delivery continues to reduce, business sponsors are now turning their attention to focusing on the user needs. The result is a shift in project emphasis from how to get as much of the system delivered as possible, to how to get the most from the people using the cloud based service. In this context where end users, not developers, are the real engine for benefits realisation; capability assessment, training and multi-channel communications are all key.

LNG Gas TanksAustralian Mining Bubble Deflating - Where is ICT? (Mark Warry)

The information technology consequences of the current contraction in Australian mining are quite profound, but the extent of change depends on which sector you are part of: be it coal seam gas, coal, iron ore.

Throughout the boom, investment in technology was inconsequential in comparison to the amounts being spent on expansion, infrastructure and people. No expense was spared to address technology gaps and problems, in order to maximise production. Read more...

Fibre Optic CableBusiness Aspect delivering Best Practice Address Management Strategy

For the past eight months Business Aspect has been engaged to develop the strategy and architecture and to assist a major telecommunications provider with the implementation of a centrally managed and nationally distributed address management system. This system needs to support the entire address data lifecycle to facilitate the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of the network infrastructure.

We are working closely with the team to navigate complex business requirements and the multi-jurisdictional processes to deliver a seamless, centrally managed address system and associated application web services. Read more...

Brisbane FloodsBCM in the Coal Seam Gas sector…anything but business as usual

An extensive Business Continuity Management engagement with a key Coal Seam Gas customer extended Business Aspect’s strong business exposure to the oil and gas industry and allowed us to leverage well-refined tools and processes for risk and Business Continuity Planning (BCP) projects.

The varied threat environment in this sector coupled with the potential losses associated with operational and project downtime required well thought out and understood strategies and a good understanding of the business, particularly where manual workarounds were key. Read more...

Mark WattAn interview with Mark Watt

This month we profile Business Aspect partner and resident geospatial authority, Mark Watt. In this interview we hear Mark’s observations on the impact of address and asset management efficiencies on our national economy, citing current project experiences. 

Mark also shares some thought-provoking career insights from his 25-years as a respected ICT and management consultant. Read more...

Drawing Blood from a Stone – divining value from Big Data and the Cloud in lean times? (ISACA Value Management Forum)

For a number of years Business Aspect has been involved with ISACA and supported the Value Management Forum. This year we have again invited a number of clients to join us at the lunch being held on Friday 28th Feb from 12 - 2pm at Customs House, Brisbane.

The Value Management Forum gathers C-suite business executives from the public and private sectors to discuss the challenges of driving value from their ICT-enabled investments. Previous forums have drawn audiences of around 130 executives. Read more...

Industry receives updates from Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation and Brisbane City Council (AIIA Luncheon)

For its first event of 2014 on Friday 21 February at the Hilton Brisbane the AIIA received presentations from Mark Peters,CEO, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation and the new CIO for the Brisbane City Council, Sarma Rajaraman.

As active members of the AIIA, Business Aspect Partners Sam Higgins, Jacob Formann and AIIA Queensland Council Member David Lennon were joined at the Business Aspect table by several clients as our guests. Read more...

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