Information and Education

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Stop treating your Business Applications as consumer apps

Business Applications are increasingly commoditised - a subscription away from the next best thing in business applications. The applications are designed to get you "productive" in the shortest possible time (especially when there is a short time for trial). Each application may perform o...

Matt Koopmans
12.03.24 01:54 PM - Comment(s)
Full Speed or Nothing, or Go All In? You can do one, but should you do both?

Managing a business, large or small, means you will be managing transitions due to change. Internal change, such as pro-active market expansion, diversification, or internal organisational re-alignment (excuse my corporate speak here). Or external change in market conditions, legislation (when is th...

Matt Koopmans
05.02.24 08:30 AM - Comment(s)
4 Predictions for 2024 and their potential impact on Small Business in Australia

Predictions are tricky - it tends to be that only those predictions you do not commit to writing are coming true. Whether this is "observer bias" (i.e. now it is predicted, one could measure and influence the outcome), or simply a matter of luck - the fact of the matter is that predictions...

Matt Koopmans
28.12.23 03:01 PM - Comment(s)
The Tyranny of "and"

Why is implementing a suite of business applications so difficult? 

OK - you got me - it is a trick question. It isn't. But what has proven to be difficult - nearly impossible - is for businesses, business owners and leadership, to make a decision. You cannot look in two directions at once, and ...

Matt Koopmans
23.11.23 01:30 PM - Comment(s)
The Rise of ChatGPT: Is AI Taking Over Your Business Decisions?

With the release of ChatGPT v3.5  a few months ago, business large and small have jumped on the bandwagon to experiment with the AI functionality within their business. The software providers have not been sitting still either. With ChatGPT integration of various Zoho products (i.e. Writer, Soc...

Matt Koopmans
28.05.23 04:50 PM - Comment(s)
Mis-, Dis-, and Malinformation in Corporations

Unless you have been leading the life-style of a hermit, you realise that nothing you see, hear, or read can be trusted at face-value. Mis-, dis-, and malinformation are the talking-points of the day for governments, NGO's, certain social media platforms, and mainstream media. 

Let's review one ...

Matt Koopmans
07.02.23 10:02 AM - Comment(s)
7 Simple recommended practices for Security

As a security conscious partner to my clients, I get a lot of questions on cyber-security, and what to do to be "totally secure". Whilst it is impossible to be "totally secure", there are a number of simple steps you can take (and some that require a bit more configuration). ...

Matt Koopmans
18.08.22 03:46 PM - Comment(s)
The Death of Information Technology

Analysing your Information Supply Chain

How does your business perform against Information Logistics standards? For small businesses, it is relatively easy to measure: how much time is lost by entering data and compiling reports? If you hear: I do not have time for any of that, then you are most like...

Matt Koopmans
10.05.22 12:28 PM - Comment(s)
Digital business in every stage of the business life-cycle

Is your business ready for a Digital Business? Is it bad if you are not? Is it for every business, no matter the size or stage in the life-cycle? And is a digital business the same for every business? The answers are yes, no, yes, and no... Clear? No? Well, then I invite you to read on....

Matt Koopmans
08.03.21 08:46 AM - Comment(s)
When Small Tech goes BIG

When we think Big Tech, we think about giant operations based in the west-coast of the United States of America: Facebook, Twitter, Google, Amazon, and Microsoft. And certainly, their solutions have created wealth, business opportunities, and convenience. However, there are concerns, both with the a...

Matt Koopmans
14.01.21 03:22 PM - Comment(s)