Rust Bucket

New work, new world

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It used to be easy. Big companies stayed big, small businesses struggled to succeed and business models were written in stone. But all that is changing, many smaller players are just one good idea away from next seasons big score.
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Seizing the future!

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Becoming dominant in the IT industry today is challenging and maintaining that dominance can be even harder. Developing meaningful and maintaining relationships with potential customers in today’s fragmented marketplace is even more essential.
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Austechs FY-16 Results PTII

Welcome to another brief look at a cross group of Aussie listed tech companies. Despite all the tension in the marketplace, companies have reported mainly in line with expectations. Many are now broadening their offerings and seeking new marketplace opportunities. We should emphasize we have no investments with any of these companies.
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Austechs FY-16 results

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Welcome to our brief look at a cross section of the Australian Software and Services players who are listed on the ASX.
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The rapidly changing arena

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There are few certainties in life but change is one of them and if you are in the software and services space, that change is frequent and dramatic. It’s tough at the top and it promises to be a battleground in the future. Many new players are threatening and are in red hot pursuit...
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The race of the revamped dinosaurs

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Becoming dominant in the Australian IT industry is challenging and maintaining that dominance can be even harder. There will always be up and comers offering new products and/or services.
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Building new business ecosystems

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Many companies’ workforces today span three or four generations – baby boomers, Generation X and Y (millennial) and Z each with different leadership, communications, working and learning styles and their mindsets are generally shaped by the education system and the environment in which they grew up.
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Opportunities and delivering

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Everywhere we look today, powerful new forces are re shaping the world that we thought we knew. Traditional boundaries between industries, disciplines and countries are rapidly blurring and the old rules of management no longer make sense in the new world.
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Mastering changing markets

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There are many major shifts underway in the IT industry today. But what do these shifts mean for key vendors in the industry? Who are the vendors adapting to the changes and also thriving in the changing environment and who are in danger of becoming irrelevant?
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Tracking and mapping the “Tour de France”

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The Internet of Things is today so many things to so many people – we’re now seeing things connected to the cloud to provide valuable data in a whole range of sporting activities. The Tour de France has long been regarded as one of the most demanding events in sporting history.
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The need to be heard

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It seems as though very little thought has been given by any political party in the recent campaign for the Federal Parliament to present a meaningful policy in respect of the Australian Information Technology Industry. No party presented policies that will accelerate the growth of the “ICT” industry.
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Moving towards 2020

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The world of information and communications technology is complex, fast and dynamic. Change happens, quite literally at the speed of light. Todays must have systems and devices are tomorrows old news.
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Robert Lindsell, ANZ Managing Director, Emerson Network Power