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  • Business Transformation And The IT Journey


    Business Transformation and the IT Journey When we look at significant business model changes during the past thirty years, technology has often been at the core. From mainframes to mini-computers to microcomputers to client/server to the Internet – technology change has been a major driver for business change. Today, while there are certainly new technologies, … Continued

  • Patience Is Not A Virtue For Online Business


    A wise man once proclaimed, “all good things come to those who wait.” But that wise man clearly didn’t work in the hustle and bustle of online retail. In the modern world it feels like everything moves at a million miles per hour. The culture of fast food means the notion of going for dinner … Continued

  • Why “Cloud” Development Will Change The World


    Back 18-24 months ago,  the three primary application stores for mobile devices passed the One Million total available application milestone. Today, we have moved well beyond that total and there is no stopping the growth. What however is happening is that applications are built and thrown out for consumption without some of the standards that … Continued

  • Blue Skies: The Future Of Collaboration


    Collaboration has been an industry buzz word for as long as I dare to remember. However, despite the hype, collaboration tools have on the whole under-delivered and underperformed. For a majority of users, collaboration platforms are low on usability, high on awkwardness and frequently fragmented. For enterprises, they are typically low on customization potential and … Continued

  • From Big Data Farmers To Role Specialisation


    One hundred years ago, in 1913, Henry Ford invented the assembly line. By introducing role specialisation and division of labor, Ford reduced the time it took to build a car from 12 hours to 30 minutes. And he opened the door for a new and different kind of economy. Without role specialisation, one person is … Continued

  • Hottest IT Skills in 2013 – Cloud, Mobile and BI


    While cloud computing is in first place among the technologies of interest to the corporate sector, the industry is a struggle for professionals in this field. In 2012, more than 1.7 million jobs in the field of cloud computing remain unoccupied, according to analysts firm IDC. The reason for this is lack of qualifications and … Continued

  • Putting The ERP In Customer Experience Initiatives


    How much thought have you given recently to the role your ERP system plays in enabling your customer experience initiatives? When you implemented the system efficiency, scheduling, and getting more flexibility were probably on the list of goals, but not necessarily customer experience, even though it is impacted by all the other goals. When it … Continued

  • Technology Trends Set To Shape The Business World In 2014


    What does this year hold? Here are my predictions for the top 5 technology trends that are set to shape the business world over the course of the next twelve months.1. Cloud To Leap Forward Whichever way one turns analysts’ forecasts for the future of cloud computing are positively gushing. Gartner says cloud computing will … Continued