David McNickel

accounting for time

Accounting for time

September 24, 2013 | David McNickel
In a service-based economy where time really is money many businesses are literally leaking dollars and cents like a sieve. David McNickel investigates the new wave of service automation systems that can help manage service workers more profitably.....[View as PDF] read more...

Billing best practice: Tips for a healthy debtors ledger

March 18, 2013 | David McNickel
We feel like we are being held to ransom by our invoicing, but if we don’t get the dollars in the door more easily and effectively, our livelihoods will be on the line. David McNickel investigates the issues and offers the latest best practice advice on how to ensure your cash gets to your bank account faster, without having to send in the heavies...[View as PDF] read more...
in store retail technology

In-store retail in death spiral

December 12, 2012 | David McNickel
Supply chain integration: As competition between online and in-store heats up, many organisations are evaluating technology to improve their customer journey – and finding in-store is delivering increased profits and productivity. David McNickel investigates.....[View as PDF] read more...
predictive analysis

Ignoring the gut feel: The emerging world of predictive analytics

September 1, 2012 | David McNickel
With promotional dollars more precious than ever, smart marketers are always looking to refine their methodologies and increase their return on investment. In recent times, however, they may just have found their holy grail - David McNickel explores the rapidly evolving world of predictive analytics...[View as PDF] read more...

Stop your data going rogue

July 12, 2011 | David McNickel
These days every digital transaction you do generates data, and chances are that data is being stored. Mobile apps, web transactions, loyalty schemes & more provide a wealth of potential information resources. But with so much data being collected, how do you stop it becoming a rogue elephant and actually apply it to inform your business? David McNickel investigates how business intelligence can move smart companies from average to extraordinary....[View as PDF] read more...
Steve Maharey

University Challenged CEO: Steve Maharey

May 23, 2011 | David McNickel
Massey University's Facebook page isn't set up to allow 'friends', but according to Vice Chancellor Steve Maharey, creating partnerships is actually going to be the big secret for University success for the foreseeable future. read more...

Switched on CEO: Surf’s (Still) Up! Stephen Kay, Rip Curl

December 10, 2009 | David McNickel
As it approaches its 40th birthday, iconic Aussie surf brand Rip Curl is in the midst of a technology and systems overhaul designed to deliver consistency and give its management team state-of-the-art decision making tools... read more...
Peter Gregg

Switched on CFO: Peter Gregg, Qantas

September 11, 2008 | David McNickel
Peter Gregg leaves Qantas at the end of September after eight years as CFO. During his time in the role he has watched many other airlines struggle to survive. Qantas, however, continues to deliver an excellent bottom line result, while consistently winning a host of “best airline” awards. At the heart of the airline’s success is its constantly evolving IT strategy and Gregg has been the man in the pilot seat when it comes to financing that vital IT investment...[View as PDF] read more...
Darryl Warren

Switched on CIO: Darryl Warren, Lion Nathan

May 20, 2008 | David McNickel
As it looks ahead after its acquisition of Tasmania brewer J. Boag & Son, Lion Nathan’s sales look likely to top $2 billion this financial year. Underpinning all this, as CIO Darryl Warren reveals, is a very diverse IT infrastructure...[View as PDF] read more...
Snitch vehicle tracking

Fleet tracking’s a snitch

January 28, 2007 | David McNickel
Security, productivity, cost savings and fleet logistical management are all key drivers behind the latest range of vehicle tracking solutions – David McNickel profiles the options... read more...

6 ‘must ask’ questions when buying a mid-tier ERP solution

August 25, 2005 | David McNickel, MYOB
As more ERP vendors focus their offerings at mid-tier organisations, the ERP choices available in this sector can be bewildering. David McNickel asks Greentree’s Peter Dickinson (pictured right) what questions should be top-of-mind for managers when making this critical ERP partner selection decision... read more...
working from beach

Life’s a beach – why aren’t you working there?

June 27, 2003 | David McNickel
Working from home is a good idea, but working from paradise is better - David McNickel looks at the emerging reality of hi-speed access from (somewhat) remote locations, and how it's changing the face of work in New Zealand... read more...

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