Oct 2016

Peer-to-peer hits the real estate market

By: Odyssey Cloud
Tags: cloud, Disruption

This week we look at an interesting peer-to-peer disruptive model that has hit the real estate market. For anyone who has ever sold a property, there are several variable costs that are always considered. Is my marketing budget sufficient or not. Should I go to auction or choose a price. What is the real estate commission. This new website certainly …


Oct 2016

Cheaper travel money… peer-to-peer

By: Odyssey Cloud
Tags: Disruption, Fintech

Another interesting disruption in the financial area. This week we take a look at currency exchange rates. Traditionally we’ve all arrived into a foreign airport and accepted the horrible exchange rates at the exchange kiosks, or perhaps we’ve gone downtown and bought Traveller’s cheques before departing, or some cash, or perhaps loaded up a currency card from one of the …


May 2016

Cloud accounting and automation threatens compliance jobs. A lesson from Driverless cars

By: Odyssey Cloud
Tags: Automation, Disruption, Internet of Things

You’d probably have been in a secluded cave if you haven’t heard about the internet of things.  However, we’re now on the edge of driverless cars, with many countries now having working cars available, but just needing regulations on how the vehicles will communicate on the roads.  We’re now on the cusp of seeing some incredible things that we’ve only …


Mar 2016

The Fintech’s are coming… And how it will impact you…

By: Odyssey Cloud
Tags: Disruption, Fintech

In our blog 17 March we mentioned the PWC report “How Fintech is shaping financial services”.  We’re now seeing more press on how the Australian government is committed to support the industry that is “transforming our financial systems and our economy”. Fintech is one of the fastest growing sectors in the financial services industry globally and Australia. Fintech is happening fast …


Dec 2015

How infrastructure and internet speeds affect how you do business, and where you outsource your work

By: Odyssey Cloud
Tags: cloud, Internet speed, offshore to Vietnam

An independent article on Asia’s mobile and broadband internet speeds noted the following broadband speeds. Vietnam operates at slightly better broadband speeds as Australia, and well in front of the Philippines, Bangladesh and India… Broadband speeds: 9th place – Vietnam 17.3 Mbps 10th place – Australia 16.7 Mbps 11th place – Bangladesh 9.8 Mbps 15th place – India 7.2 Mbps …