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Can you remember the first time you used a computer?

Do you remember the first time you used computers? If you're under 30 that's like saying, "Do you remember the first time you drew breath," so obviously I'm talking to my older demographic. If the experience was not traumatic, you are a rare specimen, indeed.

Should we admire or slap Apple zealots?

It usually manifests as a long monologue that starts with: "Get a Mac - they are perfect" then trails off, without punctuation or breathing, into an extensive list of Mac failures and bugbears. When they catch themselves, they add, "But they are still brilliant. You should get one!"

Cool Company Awards, 2009 – Nominations Open!

It's on again. Over coming weeks, we'll be scouring the nation for Australia's coolest companies. It's the first stage in Australia's most innovative business awards program - The Nomination Phase.

Toddler training and CEO training – not so different

Mr 1% Spend had an encounter with the CEO of Petulance Corporation recently. It was illuminating. "The silence on the end of the phone was deafening. For any of you who have kids, it was that silent pause you get between saying no to whatever it is your toddler wants and the instant that the tears and screaming starts. Then the screaming started.”

Twitter is suing me!

Under this intensified pressure, is Twitter - the poster child of everyone's-invited, it's-fun-to-share, revenue-will-come-later, progressive web culture - becoming tetchy and litigious?

Why you don’t need to be a technologist to be a technologist

Developing technology is about so much more than mastering lines of code. The reality is, if you don’t have the right mix of technical talent, available capital and market understanding, you’re likely to come unstuck. But anyone with an open mind who is strong in just one of these areas can succeed.

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Data backups – face it, you’re screwed!

Data backups fail. Often. Ask your IT guy, be they in-house or outsourced, about data backups and I’d bet a squirrel’s stash of nuts that you won’t see their eyes rolling. All you’ll see is the back of their head as they leg it for the horizon.

Federal Government presents IT Innovation Council members

The 24 members of the Federal Government's new Information Technology Industry Innovation Council (ITIIC) have been announced.

What is The 1% Spend?

It's about spending money, other people's money, to deliver technology solutions. It's also about getting that spend down to 1% of gross revenues and still delivering what the business needs.

Us Now – Oh the times, they are a changin

Us Now is a fascinating documentary film examining the astonishing pace of change that society is currently undergoing, led by the growth of the internet, technology and the new tribalism they are enabling.

Are new technologies tearing your business model apart?

Do you feel like you and your business model are being pulled from all directions? Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, iPhones, Google Wave, Opera Unite, the list of new platforms and rapidly spreading technologies just keeps growing. Your customers, staff and competitors are all using these tools. What about you?

The difference between a 'functioning product' and a 'working business'

Anthill contributor and web marketing extraordinaire Mick Liubinskas recently posted this short vlog on the Pollenizer blog. In it, he highlights the difference between having a web product that works (all the widgets and clicks behave as they should) and having a web business that works – i.e. one that can win and retain customers and staff.

The difference between a ‘functioning product’ and a ‘working business’

Anthill contributor and web marketing extraordinaire Mick Liubinskas recently posted this short vlog on the Pollenizer blog. In it, he highlights the difference between having a web product that works (all the widgets and clicks behave as they should) and having a web business that works – i.e. one that can win and retain customers and staff.

Get your mobile idea to market! (Free info session on July 9th)

Got a mobile content or application idea but not sure how to take it to market? Want to hear from three industry experts about how...

The Distraction Machine

Computers are so powerful and useful. So how come we never get anything done on them?

8 Things You Must Know Before Buying A New Computer

I read an article recently discussing the complexity involved in choosing a new computer (laptop or desktop). Yes, computers themselves are complex machines with...

6 reasons your website is doing a bad job

When I'm in the market for a new phone, pen, bag, cosmetics, yoga teacher, even a dentist, I google it. I check a...

Get the best deal on your I.T. solutions.

PowerBuy is the new, fast & easy way to save on I.T. During my last role as marketing director for a well known I.T. manufacturer...

New reasons for outsourcing software development

Once, outsourcing software development was about "Let's replace my guys with your guys and save some money". But that is changing, at the local and global level.

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Five things to get right before you quit your day job,...

Are you wondering if you are ready to quit your day job to pursue your entrepreneurial dreams? You, like many other aspiring entrepreneurs, may feel stuck and unable to take the plunge into the startup lifestyle. Dan Mumby is here to make sure you know the five key things to get right before you quit your day job in this FREE CHEAT SHEET.

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THE ULTIMATE CASHFLOW CHECKLIST [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Most small business owners get caught up in the minutiae of a business. They become trapped like a hamster in a wheel, spinning, spinning, spinning,...

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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