6 Tips to Create an Effective Technology Strategy

Technology is everywhere – but is it delivering what you need to drive your business? Do you need to plan how different IT systems and tools will work in your business? Businesses large and small need a technology strategy – a roadmap that clarifies how different systems can integrate into useful tools for everyone – […]

High Blood Cholesterol within NSW PHN Regions.

High Blood Cholesterol can be effected by a variety of lifestyle choices including diet, activity level, smoking and weight, all of which can increase the risk of heart disease. It is therefore important for PHNs to focus on intervention strategies given the potential benefit of behaviour modifying education. According to the ABS, Australian Health Survey, […]

E-government and its challenges

The 2016 E-Government Survey issued by the United Nations poses some surprises and challenges. Australia received a weighted E-Government Development Index (EGDI) score of 0.9143 for 2016, made up of three components: Online Service Index (OSI), Telecommunication Infrastructure Index (TII), and Human Capital Index. In the throes of Rio Olympic fever, one could smugly sit […]

Are you a risk ‘Explorer’ or a risk ‘Farmer’?

Many of our clients are interested in what technology can offer them in terms of increased capacity, capability and market share. In the risk management arena technology has always been a key aspect of defining or recreating ones place in the market, but the risks are significant and often increase organisational risk in managing the […]

Mapping Diabetes Within NSW PHN Regions

The Australian Health Policy Collaboration has just published the Australian Health Tracker Report 2016.*  This first national health report card is a welcome addition to the debate on health service needs. As an example, the report puts the national average for Diabetes at 4.7% for the 25-65 age group and rising. To plot this against […]

Making Innovation Happen

Some recent readings on innovation have set me thinking about the challenges we face to drive innovation, both within our company and with our clients. In launching a recent report, the OECD highlighted the need for a coordinated approach to technological change and innovation. While the OECD is focussed more on government-level policies, the theme […]

Outsourcing Your Risk?

We were with a client last week where we looked at their organisational risk across their business and were struck by the variance of their executives understanding and attitude of ‘outsourcing risk’. The GRC Institute recently published an interesting article we’d like to share. In light of both new legislation and the interpretation of that legislation […]

Delivering A Lot of Gems In a Little Book

There are any number of project management courses, methodologies and books published, but this one is different. Whether you are a new project manager, or one with more experience, there are plenty of practical tips in this book that will at least provide you with food for thought. Let me be clear about what this […]

Streamlining Imports and Exports

  • March 15th, 2016
  • IT Strategy
  • Cogent Business Solutions

On the road to digital transformation. So good to see the Digital Transformation Office looking at simplifying import processes. Back in 2013, Cogent was engaged to conduct a feasibility study to investigate the opportunities for greater consistency in systems design, common processes in permit processing for regulated imports and exports across the Commonwealth. The feasibility […]