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 reverberations from the Newman government’s bulldozing of Queensland’s vegetation protection laws will be felt in Canberra, with the Coalition's Direct Action plan now at risk of a $1 billion budget blow-out.
Most companies have discovered the value in crunching enterprise-related data, yet the largest source of potential insight remains largely untapped. That's next frontier for the business intelligence trend and it's called 'Big Content'.
Microsoft has plenty of BI technology in the bag but the patchwork of overlapping tools and applications risks confusing customers. The company needs to consolidate its portfolio and start formulating a mobile BI strategy.
As businesses juggle return on investment and total cost of ownership, Hitachi Data Sytems (HDS) chief economist David Merrill explains why traditional data storage concepts need to be challenged and why IT departments need to shift from being cost centres to profit centres.
ReutersGerman business software group SAP said its profit would grow faster than revenues from traditional software and related services, helped by new web software products like cloud-computing and data analysis.
Business analytics is has advanced in leaps and bounds over the past 12 months. So, in light of its rise here's five trends to look out for this year that are set to help companies live up to the hype.
Complications and high costs have prevented many businesses from creating their own data disaster relief plan. But the advent of cloud services tailored towards data recovery are now set to make planning for the worst a lot easier.