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Jan 3, 2012

Smartcompany News and Analysis: Industries to fly and fall in 2012, Contractor crackdown begins, ATO tips jump in collapses, Myer’s grammar gaffe – five more mistakes to avoid

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Today on SmartCompany we take a special look at the five industries IBISWorld thinks will fly in 2012, as well as the five sectors that could take a dive. We examine the outlook for the private equity sector, ask whether the ATO is right when it says collapses are set to rise, and in the wake of Myer’s advertising grammar gaffe, we’ve got five more advertising typos to avoid.

Plus in Entrepreneur Watch, James Thomson looks beyond the New Year sharemarket rise.

Economy
Industries to fly and fall in 2012
As Australian operators prepare for the year ahead, IBISWorld unveils its annual list of the top five industries set to soar in 2012, and the five expected to sink. BY KAREN DOBIE.
Fly Fall

Managing people
Five management scandals: What you can learn
Look behind every business debacle and you will find one of three time bombs: culture failure, systems failure and brain failure. BY LEON GETTLER.
We all make mistakes

Aunty B
We're having a culture clash. Help!
What you have perfectly described is the growth of the informal organisation.
Aunty B

Profitable growth
Julia Bickerstaff
For businesses that carry inventory it is often a millstone around their neck. Here's why you should trim back your stock to make a profit.
Julia Bickerstaff

Digital Bottom Line
Brendan Lewis
It's pointless putting a heap of effort into constructing your content if you are going to bugger up the execution.
Brendan Lewis

Property Investor
Michael Yardney
The vast majority of Australian business is housed within the major capital cities and that's where the jobs are. For me capital cities are the place to be.
Michael Yardney

Entrepreneur Watch
James Thomson
The Australian sharemarket is off to a cracking start in 2012, even if the news from abroad is a little worrying.
James Thomson

Financial and Forex Info News | PiNG News: HP Australia to axe 180 jobs

 



HP Australia to axe 180 jobs
Fran Foo HEWLETT-PACKARD is set to cull more than 180 jobs in Australia as its ambitious $US1 billion global transformation program hits the skids.
 
OneSteel CIO exits as jobs go
Fran Foo ONESTEEL technology chief Michael Dines is set to leave the company following a restructuring exercise.
 
Net shoppers leave high street glum
Blair Speedy RETAILERS are downbeat on the prospects for the first quarter of this year, with 55 per cent expecting a slowdown.
 
NBN a catalyst for telco acquisitions
Mitchell Bingemann THREE letters dominated the telecommunications sector last year, and NBN will get even more attention this year.
 
Citibank unveils 'social currency'
CITIBANK US customers can now use Facebook to pool their rewards points online.
 
Murdoch's wife's Twitter account hoax
A TWITTER account purported to be linked to the wife of media mogul Rupert Murdoch has turned out to be bogus.
 
Rocky road for BlackBerry
FEW companies better understand the difficulties of doing business in Indonesia than BlackBerry maker Research In Motion.
 
World's cheapest tablet a hit
THE world's cheapest tablet computer has clocked 1.4 million bookings since it was put up for sale online two weeks ago in India.
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IT Business
 
Women struggle to land top jobs
How to nab a job at Google
Device 'elevates' iPad keyboard
Privacy czar investigates Telstra
 
 
Exec Tech
 
Device 'elevates' iPad keyboard
Galaxy Tab an iPad killer?
Samsung Nexus offers pure Google
Galaxy Nexus unveiled in Australia
 
 
Opinion
The future of books
DIGITAL text is ushering in an era of perpetual revision and updating, for better and for worse, writes Nicholas Carr.