Alan Kohler is one of Australia’s most experienced commentators and journalists. Alan is the founder of Eureka Report, Australia’s most successful investment newsletter, and Business Spectator, a 24-hour free business news and commentary website. He also hosts Inside Business, a half-hour Sunday programme on the ABC, is the finance presenter on the ABC News - and producer of the nightly graph (or two).
The next evolution of BYOD shifts focus from device management to application management and ensures that the enterprise footprint on a personal device is limited to enterprise data and applications and nothing more.
As Russia and its allies block climate talks there's hope that America might finally do something. Elsewhere, Warren Buffett continues to back renewables, it's the end of a solar era in Italy, Japan shows signs of slowing down and the EU carbon price lifts again.
With the Pope concerned about global warming and a Queensland church installing solar panels in the shape of the cross, there's hope that religious communities will soon be pushing for action on climate change.
Conventional economists like Ben Bernanke were tricked by low volatility preceding the financial crisis. But a period of tranquility is normal before an economy is sucked into a treacherous vortex of debt.
It's true a 'slower fall' in mortgage debt is putting short-term, upward pressure on house prices. But forecasts of a 10 per cent rise would require mortgage debt to hit an unlikely 2-3 per cent of GDP this year.