SI and tech insights
I was speaking to a COO the other day about the drive to deliver BI projects in short timescales. "That’s fine," he said. "But I’ve never known IT to deliver a project in six weeks."This underlined to me one of...
April 11, 2012 3:47 PM Read Full Post
Creating a fully-networked business
Enterprise social collaboration (SoCo) technologies are rapidly maturing from their origins as internal corporate versions of the public consumer social networking services, like Facebook, Twitter, Blogger and others. What’s emerging is a new kind of collaboration platform, which we see...
February 29, 2012 1:02 PM Read Full Post
A big picture of IT
Today, the world of information technology is somewhat akin to a jigsaw puzzle. Contemporary catchphrases like "cloud computing", "Big Data" and "service-oriented architecture" may be increasingly better understood, but they are no more than pieces of a complex puzzle and...
February 28, 2012 10:10 AM Read Full Post
Social media is not a bolt-on channel, it is a catalyst for fundamental change
Everyone knows that social media is here and now. Everyone is talking about the impact it can have on business, how consumers are changing their behaviour - becoming more demanding as a result of mass adoption. We hear how brands...
February 21, 2012 7:26 AM Read Full Post
Managing the infiltration of consumer IT at work
Employees in organisations all over the world are increasingly, and successfully, using their Androids, iPhones and iPads—together with YouTube, Google Apps and Skype applications—to grapple with on-the-job challenges and solve them, with or without organisational approval. With consumer technologies increasingly...
February 9, 2012 1:22 PM Read Full Post
Identify where mobile BI can make a real difference to the enterprise
There’s a revolution brewing in business intelligence — catalysed by soaring sales of tablet computers and other smart mobile devices. With advancements in browser technology, handhelds can now offer a browsing experience equal to and even superior to that provided...
February 1, 2012 12:17 PM Read Full Post
Business intelligence can pinpoint the problems
For one consumer goods company, the difference between the performances of its sales regions was a head scratcher to the executive team. There was a consistent and significant gap between the productivity metrics across two of its sales regions and...
January 6, 2012 12:59 PM Read Full Post
Make sure your business is using information effectively
Collecting large amounts of data for no specific purpose is generally a waste of both time and money. It’s only when you combine sources of data (both within and outside the organisation firewalls) with analytic applications that you can give...
November 23, 2011 3:48 PM Read Full Post
Facial recognition technology is about more than security
Wouldn’t it be helpful if you could walk into Waitrose and be unobtrusively informed of special offers on your favorite brands? Years ago, the friendly owner of the corner store recognised regular customers, remembered what they bought and offered purchase...
November 18, 2011 4:22 PM Read Full Post
Reducing reconciliation between internal and external reporting systems
With the financial crisis of 2008 and the "Great Recession" that followed, we watched many companies temporarily abandon growth and hunker down, cut costs and focus more closely on productivity. Today, it is time to refocus on growth, but they...
October 25, 2011 10:33 AM Read Full Post