Publications

Business Aspect is proud to share some of the written output of our industry experts through the following publications that are available to view.
  • The Australian Privacy Act | Privacy Principles

    The Australian Privacy Act | Privacy Principles

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    169 kB
    Date
    12/09/2017

    An overview of the Australian Privacy Principles. If you are collecting or processing personal information then you are likely to be required to be compliant to the Australian Privacy Act. Even if you are not required to be compliant, it is best practice to ensure that you are following the principles of the act.

  • Understanding the Three Pillars of ICT Strategy

    Understanding the Three Pillars of ICT Strategy

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    463 kB
    Date
    25/10/2016

    Who is driving your ICT strategy? Typically we find it is dominated by end users demand for specific technology solutions, which the IT team is then expected to deliver. This paper talks about how we need to re-balance the three pillars of ICT to get our ICT leaders working in partnership with their business colleagues.

  • A Comparison of Maturity Assessment Models

    A Comparison of Maturity Assessment Models

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    Date
    19/08/2016

    This article offers the reader a practical reference point in the form of a side-by-side comparison of the more commonly used maturity frameworks. In total, six maturity frameworks have been compared: 1. CobiT/CMMI/ITIL 2. IT-CMF 3. Microsoft 4. Gartner 5. Deloitte 6. NSW Government

  • Article: From CIO to CEO

    Article: From CIO to CEO

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    Size
    318 kB
    Date
    23/11/2015

    Not many make it. A perspective from Dr Richard Eden PSM

  • Paper: Keeping up with the digital age using Agile BPM

    Paper: Keeping up with the digital age using Agile BPM

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    1.54 MB
    Date
    11/11/2015

    Agile BPM. Applying business architecture to improve ROI in Business Transformation.

  • Download:  Business Continuity Maturity Assessment Tool

    Download: Business Continuity Maturity Assessment Tool

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    Date
    01/11/2015

    Business Aspect has developed a comprehensive Business Continuity Maturity Assessment Tool (BCMAT) which has been made available for free download here. The tool is based on organisational Business Continuity Management maturity and capability and provides alignment to the objectives of standards and guidelines, such as: • ISO 22301-2012 Societal security - Business Continuity Management Systems - Requirements • ANAO - Building resilience in public sector entities - Better Practice Guide • The Business Continuity Institute Good Practice Guide Using the tool, organisations will be able to measure their maturity in areas of Business Continuity Management, including Planning and Governance, Organisational Support, Business Requirements, Continuity Strategy, Capabilities, Response Plans, Testing and Performance Evaluation and Testing. Users of the tool are also encouraged to participate in an anonymous survey on Business Continuity maturity in the industry using the tool. All survey respondents will receive the results of the survey including where their organisation is assessed in relation to the industry.

  • Presentation: Change Management and the Impact that will occur from Fit for the Future

    Presentation: Change Management and the Impact that will occur from Fit for the Future

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    pdf
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    3.26 MB
    Date
    23/10/2015

    Ian Palmer presented Change Management and the Impact that will occur from Fit for the Future during the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia NSW State Conference in Terrigal on Friday 16 October 2015.

  • Paper: Mobility Reference Architecture

    Paper: Mobility Reference Architecture

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    1.1 MB
    Date
    21/08/2015

    Through supporting clients to seek clarity around enterprise mobility, Business Aspect has developed a number of supporting tools to assist our clients including our Business Aspect Mobility Reference Architecture. This paper was developed in response to Parter, Sam Higgins presentation at the JuiceIT series throughout Australia in March and April 2015.

  • Presentation: APCS 2015 Digital Cities

    Presentation: APCS 2015 Digital Cities

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    6.1 MB
    Date
    31/07/2015

    In July 2015, Mark Watt’s presentation, ‘Preparing Australia for a Location Enabled Society’ was featured in the Digital Cities showcase at the Asia Pacific Cities Summit and Mayors’ Forum (APCS) at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

  • Presentation: Enterprise Mobility, Opening the window to your cloud

    Presentation: Enterprise Mobility, Opening the window to your cloud

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    pdf
    Size
    6.64 MB
    Date
    22/04/2015

    Business Aspect clients continue to seek clarity around enterprise mobility, this includes addressing trends such as the consumerisation of technology, pervasive access to cloud-based services and increasingly collaborative supply chains involving integration of outsourcing partners. In response, Business Aspect has developed a number of supporting tools to assist our clients including our Business Aspect Mobility Reference Architecture. This presentation was delivered by Sam Higgins, Partner, at the JuiceIT series throughout Australia in March and April 2015.

  • Presentation: Preparing Australia for a Location Enabled Society

    Presentation: Preparing Australia for a Location Enabled Society

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    2.21 MB
    Date
    17/03/2015

    Preparing Australia for a Location Enabled Society is a presentation delivered by Business Aspect Partner, Mark Watt, at the 2015 Locate15 Summit in Brisbane, Australia. Sensor technologies in conjunction with the ubiquitous and seemingly limitless information and communications technologies is disrupting conventional business models and challenging government policy makers. Location intelligence is a fundamental enabler that gives context to the sentinel world we now inhabit. What does business need to do to survive and prosper? What’s the role of Government?

  • Paper: Health Information Technology in Australian Hospitals

    Paper: Health Information Technology in Australian Hospitals

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    Size
    608 kB
    Date
    10/12/2013

    December 2013: Academic Paper: Australian Conference on Information Systems. Duncan Unwin has collaborated with an academic from the Griffith Business School, Dr. Louis Sanzogni, to look at the benefits of Information Technology adoption in Australian Hospitals. Duncan presented this paper at a recent conference in Melbourne.

  • Presentation:  Cloud Security

    Presentation: Cloud Security

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    pdf
    Size
    2.36 MB
    Date
    17/07/2013

    July 2013: The use of cloud services is a hot topic and information security high on the list of priorities for the government and commercial sector. Business Aspect assists a number of clients in the area of cloud service provision including defining strategies for the use of cloud services, cloud service evaluation, risk assessment and security review and the development of strategy for the adoption of cloud. As thought leaders in this area, Business Aspect was invited to present at a recent Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) session on Cloud Security. One of Business Aspect’s Principal Consultant’s Duncan Unwin delivered an exciting presentation which was well attended by a number of key government and commercial representatives. The session covered three issues relating to Cloud Security: • Why Cloud is here and why you had better get used to it – the overwhelming economics of Cloud. • Seven Reasons why Cloud is a new type of security challenge - why every technique you have used to manage security needs to be reconsidered. • How you can manage Cloud security – why a total lifecycle approach to security management is best. Business Aspect’s lifecycle approach to cloud security management was introduced and the overall topic of cloud security stimulated a lot of discussion among attendees.

  • Article: Maintain Business Continuity Momentum

    Article: Maintain Business Continuity Momentum

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    2.23 MB
    Date
    13/03/2013

    March 2013: Continuity Forum News Edition 27: Maintain Business Continuity Momentum - Business Aspect Principal Consultant Robyn Bailey has contributed to the March edition of the Continuity Forum News publication on maintaining the momentum of business continuity management within the enterprise through initiatives and processes, such as training and awareness programs, testing exercises, integration with other processes, executive accountability and staffing strategies.

  • Presentation: An exploration of how Security Architecture fits within Enterprise Architecture

    Presentation: An exploration of how Security Architecture fits within Enterprise Architecture

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    3.24 MB
    Date
    27/02/2013

    February 2013: Security Architecture is one of the most misunderstood aspects of Information Security or Enterprise Architecture. Many security professionals confuse the role of architecture to that of policy writer or ISMS implementer. Most of the other disciplines in Enterprise Architecture view security architecture as an arcane discipline that the security guys go off and do by themselves and which does not integrate with EA. Many security architects complain that they are ignored, under-funded or misused. In this talk Duncan Unwin will explain how Security Architecture integrates into a modern enterprise architecture. By way of several case studies he will show how Security Architecture is a domain architecture within EA and how security architects can come in from the cold and work inside frameworks such as TOGAF.

  • Article:  From “business as usual” to “continuing business under disaster scenarios”

    Article: From “business as usual” to “continuing business under disaster scenarios”

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    pdf
    Size
    3.76 MB
    Date
    11/07/2012

    July 2012: Continuity Forum News Edition 25: From “business as usual” to “continuing business under disaster scenarios”. Business Aspect Partner Brendon Taylor authored an article for the Continuity Forum News (Continuity Forum Pty Ltd) People, Culture and Leadership edition. The article featured a case study of one of Business Aspect’s client’s Q Invest who had engaged Business Aspect to develop an organisation-wide business continuity plan. The plan was subsequently activated twice during the Brisbane floods and Cyclone Yasi with Q Invest declaring the plan a major success.

  • Presentation:  Cloud Computing - Coming Ready or Not: The Future of Cloud Services

    Presentation: Cloud Computing - Coming Ready or Not: The Future of Cloud Services

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    Size
    1.87 MB
    Date
    09/05/2012

    May 2012 Sam Higgins presented to a packed audience at the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) lunchtime audience on cloud computing and the future of cloud services.

  • Report: Navigating Software Procurement

    Report: Navigating Software Procurement

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    pdf
    Size
    1.41 MB
    Date
    09/03/2012

    March 2012: Practice Guide: Navigating Software Procurement Sam Higgins was the primary author for a practice guide commissioned to aid senior IT and Procurement Managers of government agencies understand the evolving software market and how future software purchases can be optimised. Microsoft funded Business Aspect, an Australian business and technology consultancy company, to prepare an independent framework and practice guide in consultation with a range of Australian Federal and State government agencies.

  • Presentation: 'Deep Thinking' in ICT security - delivering business value from fresh approaches

    Presentation: 'Deep Thinking' in ICT security - delivering business value from fresh approaches

    Type
    pdf
    Size
    2.11 MB
    Date
    20/09/2011

    September 2011: Gil Carter presented to the World Computer Congress within the Trust IT stream on design thinking in ICT security which challenged the traditional “traffic cop” style of ICT security and posed the question as to whether a more marketing and design-centric thinking is required. What approaches can security functions take that might be an enabler for other parts of the business? The presentation discusses design thinking as one way of taking this different view of delivering security.

  • Article:  A Disaster Recovery Planning Primer

    Article: A Disaster Recovery Planning Primer

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    pdf
    Size
    1.81 MB
    Date
    01/05/2011

    May 2011: Continuity Forum News Edition 21: Business Aspect Partner Brendon Taylor authored an article outlining an introduction to structured disaster recovery planning.

  • Presentation: Defending the home front - Emerging threats from use of the Internet by Defence personnel and their social networks

    Presentation: Defending the home front - Emerging threats from use of the Internet by Defence personnel and their social networks

    Type
    pdf
    Size
    1.44 MB
    Date
    08/11/2010

    2010: Duncan Unwin delivered a pivotal paper at the Safeguarding Australia conference entitled “Defending the home front - Emerging threats from use of the Internet by Defence personnel and their social networks”.