Cultural issues slow digital change in Australian companies

By Helen Hull. It’s not technology or even budget that’s holding Australian organisations back when it comes to digital transformation, it’s culture. New research* of mid- to large-sized Australian businesses highlights the barriers faced along this journey, reinforcing internal organisational issues including a lack of leadership and culture, and aversion to risk taking, In a…

Murray River Organics raises $30 million to go number one.

Organic food producer Murray River Organics (ASX:MRG) has raised more than $30 million from investors to complete the restructuring of its operations based in Dandenong, Victoria. The company has already restructured management and operations and invested in new products and processes. The raising will make it the world’s largest vertically integrated processor of organic vine…

Collaborating “an absolute necessity” for defence manufacturers, says JSF supplier

Karen Stanton of Heat Treatment Australia writes in Defence Connect about a shift towards greater collaboration among defence manufacturers. HTA developed vacuum brazing technology for JSF parts and has won more and more defence work in the years since. According to Stanton, more companies are beginning to understand that partnering with others can be mutually…

High end Australian audio maker shows what Australia can produce.

Some years ago I was lucky enough to visit Kryon Audio’s factory in Adelaide and see how they made some of the world’s best audio speakers. The company’s speakers are at the very high end of the audio market so known only to real audiophiles, with most of its buyers overseas. The company recently posted…