Data collection and interpretation is what helps us understand where we have been, and where we are today as a country. Understanding data and the statistics that define our nation, community or industry is what drives many of our decisions for the future.
In 2012, with the advent of improved technology to process, formulate and present data more quickly and easily than ever before, perhaps at no other time in history has the population of Australia had access to the detailed level of information that has recently been made available through the Australian Bureau Statistics (ABS) website.
This week, the ERP channel speaks to Paul Goepfert, Pronto Software’s Marketing Manager, about the uptake of integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) and business intelligence (BI) and how businesses should think about integrating these solutions in future.
Sharing perspectives at CeBIT Australia 2012
Last week’s CeBIT Australia was probably the best I’ve been to in recent years - lots of attendees and exhibitors to share perspectives on the economy, the ICT market and the show in general. It was also an opportunity for me to share my insights on Business Intelligence (BI) in particular, how delivering a self-service BI environment can empower the workforce to make better decisions; and perhaps most importantly, ensure there is clear, unambiguous goal alignment across all functions of the company. I was honoured to be asked by CeBIT Australia to present my thoughts on this at one of the show’s presentation theatres each day of the event.
I recently attended Kickstart, an annual technology conference that takes place on the Gold Coast, Queensland.
Kickstart is unique because it brings together around 50 of Australia's leading technology media and gives IT vendors the opportunity to discuss what's happening in the IT industry. It also gives us a chance to discuss our view on how we see the news agenda taking shape for the year to come.