Progress in technology facilitates the disruption of established businesses by providing new and easier ways to add-value to customers. This level of disruption comes in waves; making the word "start-up" trendy for a while and reshaping the distribution of wealth. The current disruption wave is all about technology; think internet, mobile devices, big data, open source. 

The next wave is likely to include the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, robotics, 3D printing and medical breakthroughs. This wave is going to change our lives and disrupt established businesses once more, regardless of their current size and reputation. 

Here is my take on how to start your innovation journey in 2016.

Back in May of 2015, I published “When ERP projects go wrong” which was the 3rd in my ERP insights series. This was by far the most read of my posts, suggesting that it struck a chord with the Owners, Directors and CEO’s in the Small & Medium Enterprise (SME) space I write for. Having identified what, I believe to be the common causes of the problem, logic suggests that I should now turn my attention to the recovery process.

Here’s a recap of the 5 common causes of a rogue ERP project.

  • Lack of clarity of the objective
  • Lack of ownership
  • Lack of proper resourcing
  • Scope creep
  • Ineffective change management

In defining your Implementation Project Recovery Plan, there are some basic steps that will help you get the outcome you need.

One of the most important roles for chief executives is treading a line between actively pursuing growth and managing risks.

In partnership with The CEO Institute, Pronto Software interviewed 118 CEOs from companies and industries across Australia to uncover the top 5 CEO concerns.

The full report is available at but here are the key highlights.

Gartner has identified that this is the year of the Internet of Things (IoT), labelling it one of the top technology trends of 2015. The IoT encompasses a network of physical objects, which contain fixed technology geared at bridging the gap between intelligent data and human interaction. In this post, I investigate innovative opportunities the IoT offers supply chain businesses.

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