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How To Stop HiPPOs Trampling On Your IT Projects

Hippos are one of the most dangerous animals on the planet. When it comes to getting IT projects off the ground, “HiPPOs” can be just as lethal. Here’s how to tame the high-level execs in your company who get in the way of your work.

How Business Apps Help Improve Productivity And Reduce Costs

So who’s unsure about using apps in the workplace? We’re not talking about your public transport or wine app, but apps designed to help your business improve productivity and reduce costs. There is an app for almost every business need, and if you ignore them you risk being left behind while your competitors surge ahead.

Five Simple Rules For Small Business

Starting, managing and growing your business will likely be one of the toughest challenges you’ll ever face. But the rewards are clear. Financially, and if all goes to plan, for your lifestyle. Here are some tips, tools and ideas to help you strategically consider your day-to-day cash flow and your goals for future growth.

Australia's Business Tablet Market Set To Explode In 2013

The use of tablet computers among Australian businesses is set to increase by at least 50 percent in the next 12 months, according to a new survey from market research group Roy Morgan. However, some industries continue to drag their feet.

Can Viewster's Free Video-On-Demand Service Beat The Torrent Pirates?

Can anyone make money by giving stuff away? We speak to Viewster CEO Kai Henniges about the challenges of running a video-on-demand service in a turbulent sea of free, illegal online content.

Aussie Board Directors Failing Basic Maths

Yesterday we highlighted how large Australian businesses don’t have a clue about online business, and here’s a not-so-oblique clue why. Research by QUT suggests that Australian company board members can’t even agree on how many members their board has, with only 15 per cent of boards providing a unanimous answer. Remember: these people are being paid to track numbers. [The Conversation]

No Big Changes For Optus Customers Despite Restructure

Optus’ parent company SingTel is restructuring its entire operation. We normally don’t give two hoots about executive structure, but with large-scale changes it’s always worth checking to see if those shifts might alter the actual products we get offered. While it’s early days yet, right now it doesn’t look like Optus customers will see major changes.

Learn About Business Management And Marketing From 'The Macintosh Way'

Whether you’re an Apple fan or not, “The Macintosh Way” by Guy Kawasaki could be a insightful read for entrepreneurs or anyone interested in marketing and innovation management. The free PDF book gives an insider view of how Apple was run when the Mac was first introduced in 1984.

Five Best Places To Set Up Shop Online

Whether you make stuff as a weekend hobby or you’re set on making a business out of selling your wares, it’s never been easier to set up shop and sell things online. These five sites are a great place to start.

Ask Google To Take A Free Photo Of Your Business

Google is revamping its Local Business Centre offering, taking up the Place Pages concept it launched last September and renaming the business service Google Places. As part of that deal, it’s offering to take free interior photos of selected businesses for inclusion on Place Pages (and hence Google Maps).

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