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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
Public transit operators need to start implementing operations transparency in order to maximise customer satisfaction and on-time performance
Everyone knows just how challenging the public transportation industry is proving for operators. Few industries face the same confluence of challenges that is cooking up a perfect storm - increasing congestion; capacity and budget constraints; aging infrastructure and workers; and...
October 13, 2011 3:20 PM Read Full Post
Adopting a new philosophy to approach new problems
One of the key trends in today’s IT world is consumerisation. Consumer IT device usage and consumer behaviour on the web is creating new kinds of demands and new kind of services to fill those demands. We’ve seen massive changes...
October 5, 2011 3:25 PM Read Full Post
Filter the sea of information
An organisation is only as good as the decisions its leaders make. And those decisions increasingly need to be based on soaring volumes of data in data centres as well as emails, tweets, blogs, video clips and more. What’s a...
September 13, 2011 4:33 PM Read Full Post
Cloud services need to be built as “open” from day one
The vacation season is hitting continental Europe right now. Some of us in the more Nordic parts of Europe have already spent our vacation for this year and are back in business. Wondering what I’ve missed in the past weeks...
August 17, 2011 9:53 AM Read Full Post