Stan Beer co-founded iTWire in 2005. With 25 years of experience working in Australian technology media, Beer has published articles in most of the IT publications that have mattered, including the AFR, The Australian, SMH, The Age, as well as a multitude of trade publications.
While the argument rages between the US, the EU and their powerful adversary to the east over Crimea and Ukraine, Russia has just closed its doors on the bulk of the US and Western seed producers by saying no to the import of genetically modified farm products. Russia has also just announced a ban on Australian beef saying it contained steroid growth hormones.
Organisations that use consulting firms to implement enterprise software projects are wasting millions of dollars and setting themselves up to fail, according to the boss of Australia’s largest enterprise software company.