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Business Aspect - A Fresh Perspective

STRATEGY  /  ARCHITECTURE  /  RISK & CONTINUITY  /  PLANNING & EXECUTION

AUGUST 2014

If Business Aspect was to publish a Times-like “Word of the Year” edition we’d have two verbs gracing the cover for 2014: Renewal and Reform.

Whether a function of the increasing confidence in the commercial sector driving the desire to “renew” business functions through new business investment; or the result of the most recent change in politics at both state and federal levels driving “reform”, the response from clients to these twin drivers has been consistent. Organisations are actively recognising that the shift to the pervasive digital interaction that now characterises our private lives, must also be reflected in their internal and external interactions; without this shift and the associated organisational change, true renewal and reform is unlikely to be achieved.

In this edition, we explore the continuing expansion of Business Aspect into New South Wales on the back of government reforms and a recent Business Aspect project working to improve our nation's geocoded address management system.

From our own perspective Business Aspect itself is undergoing somewhat of a renewal as we said farewell to two long serving staff members in July and August, but welcomed a number of new staff including Kendall Morrison, who is based permanently in Canberra and will lead our delivery in the ACT. This brings us to our highest consulting capacity in many years, with the Business Aspect team now consisting of more than 70 consultants.

Renewal & Reform: Top 5 Client Focus areas laying the ground work for transformation (Sam Higgins)

Analysis of over 150 Business Aspect client projects over 12 months reveals 5 top focus areas all leading to a shift in large corporate and public sector organisations' approach to ICT functions and delivery.

Read the full analysis of the year past, as well as insights and predictions for the 2015 financial year from Business Aspect partner, Sam Higgins.
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A spotlight on Business Aspect in New South Wales (Dave Lennon)

NSW government benefits from Business Aspect experience in renewal and contestability reforms.

Recently Business Aspect has delivered programs in NSW for Address Management Strategy development, ICT Services reviews, ICT infrastructure reviews, change management and organisational transformation, as part of wider Government renewal reforms intended to offer better customer service, financial savings and greater agility and efficiency in serving the people of NSW. Read more...

Address Management: Getting it right can be a life or death scenario (Mark Watt)

As it goes with many things, no one spends much time thinking or caring about addresses until they are found to be wrong. Unfortunately though when they are wrong, the consequences can be dire. Read more...

Business Aspect Welcomes Kendall Morrison to our Canberra team

As Managing Consultant, Kendall is providing senior leadership and delivery responsibilities for Business Aspect in the Canberra region, including sales and account management, delivery, leadership and recruitment.

Having consulted for Business Aspect in the past, Kendall brings to this role her proven and accomplished client management skill set, and over 24 years' experience gained in multiple roles across diverse technical and business environments.

Duncan UnwinAn Interview with Duncan Unwin

This month we profile Business Aspect principal consultant Duncan Unwin, an experienced industry professional, with expertise in supply chain systems and process optimisation, information management and ICT.

Over 27 years Duncan’s career has spanned the payments industry, digital transformation, customer experience, security, risk, mobility, health information technology and more with government and corporate clients.

In this interview we hear Duncan’s insights about using IT in a strategic fashion to better connect business and technology strategy.

Read the full interview with Duncan here...

Brisbane Mining Club Luncheon

In June, Business Aspect Partner, Mark Watt, attended the Brisbane Mining Club lunch as a guest of Jacobs (recently merged with SKM).

David Knox, CEO and MD of Santos delivered the keynote address and spoke about his view of the future for LNG.  According to Knox, “if Queensland was a country it would rank 4th as a global exporter of LNG”.

The general theme of the address pointed to the prosperous future for LNG in Australia and in particular the positive contribution LNG will continue to make to Queensland (and Australia’s) economy.

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AIIA Sundowner Drinks

Business Aspect proudly sponsored the first AIIA Queensland Member Sundowners Drinks for 2014, held at the Telstra Building in July

MC’d by AIIA Council Member, Jon O’Brien from Telstra it was great to connect with our industry colleagues in a social setting. 

It was also a good opportunity to hear from some of the recent iAwards winners such as ICT Woman of the Year, Jenine Beekhuyzen from the Tech Girls Movement.

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