Monthly Archives: May 2013

Western Australia – Can it drive BPO to maturity in Australia?

BPO maturity in Australia. The mere phrase is enough to inspire fear and loathing for any seasoned outsourcing pro. As anyone who has listened to me since I started as an analyst late last century I have lamented reasons for, … Continue reading

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Microsoft Azure to launch in Australia, Japan and China. Further proof the Asia Pacific cloud must be delivered through multiple nodes.

This week Microsoft announced plans to offer the Azure cloud platform in Australia and China.  (Update – On May 23rd Microsoft also announced 2 (Osaka and Tokyo) locations in Japan) This is a significant announcement for both markets and of … Continue reading

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Ford exits Manufacturing in Australia – If only government invested in Innovation and education not propping up dying industries.

Despite a self-identified status as a recovering economist I rarely comment on macro-economic issues in Australia. Even though I am Keynesian inclined, I have held long-term concerns over the nature of subsidy (by Liberal and Labor) into specific and typically … Continue reading

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