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Taxi app wars heat up

The imminent launch of taxi booking application Ingogo has received a massive financial boost having secured first round investment funding from a collection of high-profile technology, banking and angel investors, including a Google staffer and MYOB co-founder.

September 14, 2011 by

8 ways to fix RIM with a reality check

It's almost becoming a daily ritual to see bad news spelling out Research In Motion's doom, whether it be disappointing earnings reports, layoffs, executive departures or just poor BlackBerry product sales in general. Jefferies, a global securities and investment banking group, has eight suggestions that could turn RIM around, but let's give each one a reality check first.

June 21, 2011

CommBank pours extra $370m into core

The Commonwealth Bank has flagged a dramatic increase in its investment into core banking modernisation, adding nine months onto the transformation timetable and an additional $370 million of spending.

February 9, 2011 by

Microsoft's $235 million PIL is not so bitter

Microsoft announced this week that it is committing $235.5 million to its Partners in Learning (PIL) initiative over the next five years, bringing its total PIL investment to nearly $500 million. What's not in Microsoft's press release is the fact that a a big reason the Redmondians are investing in PIL is because developing nations are making education and job-training programs a requirement for doing business.

January 22, 2008 by

E-Voting: Heading into an election untrained

This story about an election official in Boone County, Missouri, reminds, again, that we have rushed into electronic voiting without sufficient investment and testing. With only two weeks to the general election, Wendy Noran hadn't received ballots and other supplies for the electronic voting machines the countyIf democracy depends on technology, shouldn't we be investing correctly technology and training?

October 23, 2006 by

BPO outsourcing to grow at 3.3% a year

The US outsourcing, project-based services, and support and training services markets are anticipated to experience moderate overall growth over the next 5 years, according to IDC, with growth within select industries exceeding market averages. While the growth of outsourcing services within the discrete manufacturing, banking, and government sectors will hover around the market average, at about 9.

August 10, 2005 by

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