Click on the following link to read the full Academic Paper written by Michael Chappell. City of Innovation Enabling Strategy Academic Paper Excerpt from the paper… “Problem Statement Traditional methods look at comparative rates of financial return on alternate uses of scarce capital. These methods examine the likelihood of future cashflows for well-understood activities, with […]
Pracsys has been invited to participate in the Smarter Cities Conference – an initiative to help councils, senior executives and management learn how to effectively employ digital technology. Michael Chappell will be presenting on how to better engage constituents in order to achieve participative democracy and to manage change by measuring, analysing and transforming service […]
Imagine reversing your workweek with your weekend: Monday blues would skip straight through the week to the Friday highs and the weekend. Economist John Keynes envisioned this world in 1930, when he predicted that increases in technology would outpace any new uses we could find for labour . Increased efficiency and automated technology would drive […]
Does your suburb have as much parkland per person as the next one? What’s the average distance between houses and bus stops in your area? How fragmented are Perth’s cycle paths? Government agencies in WA and Australia currently produce or acquire GIS data that can be used to answer these questions. Yet, those files are […]
by Michael Brennan The internet has rapidly transformed the competitive landscape of industries like retail, media and music. It now has its eyes on the millennia-old industry of tertiary education. Recent research describes the impact of Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on Australian universities, “over the next 10 to 15 years, the current public university […]
The Economist recently published an interesting article about what they are calling the “Third Industrial Revolution”. Once again, I start a blog post with the words “The Economist recently published an interesting article on…”. http://www.economist.com/node/21553017 We’ve actually been taking an interest in manufacturing and productivity recently, and Michael and I have both posted recently on […]
Is Australia a society that favours property speculation over invention and innovation? The linked article by Paul Wallbank explores the career path of Bill Gates if he had been born in Australia. http://www.smartcompany.com.au/business-tech-talk/what-if-bill-gates-had-been-born-in-australia.html Australia’s tax system penalises entrepreneurs for taking risks, while permitting negative gearing and capital gains exemptions on homes. Wallbank imagines that this […]
There have been talks of developing a high-speed rail network in Australia for decades now, and it is finally back on the agenda again in this election by the Labor government. Should it, at long last, be developed in Australia? This high-speed rail network is currently in operation in Asia, Europe and the United States, […]
There is risk involved in any new development, but it’s a matter of how much risk we are prepared to take.
Pracsys has done a lot of financial analysis to determine whether sustainable technology, such as recycled water, is viable compared with current methods, such as traditional scheme water.