You’re probably well aware that ‘big data’ is, well, big. Everywhere you turn the talk seems to be about big data, or more correctly data analytics or data analysis – the science and technology of extracting meaningful insights and intelligence from vast repositories of data.
Whether you’re moving to a bigger office or expanding your current office, there are a great number of challenges that come with the task of an office relocation.The most important would be the task of minimising disruptions, it shouldn’t be a totally un-realistic expectation that your communication infrastructure is fully functional on the first day in the new office.
Marketing is an intensely competitive business and by nature marketeers are highly competitive individuals, always looking for new ways to gain an edge on the competition, to get greater ‘mindshare’ for their brand and products.
Sales force automation software is almost essential for any serious sales organisation. It acts as the central repository for account, lead and contact records and enables sales reps to automate key activities such as dialing leads, sending emails and logging data.
With our workforce changing and the advent of bring your own device (BYOD) over the last decade, personal security threats are now being transferred to corporate threats. Mobile phones are now able to seamlessly connect and disconnect from corporate systems accessing sensitive data and then connecting to less secure systems – all the while bypassing the same security measures built for Personal Computers.
Information technology is transforming every aspect of enterprise operations and human resources is no exception. Earlier this year KPMG published its HR Transformation Survey. Eighty eight percent of respondents said they would spend the same or more on technology in 2015 than in 2014. “Organisations are replacing their core human resource management systems (HRMS) more frequently than ever before (every three to five years versus historically every five to seven years),” KPMG said.
Business goal setting is a vital activity for all organisations, it’s important because it turns aspirations into tangible and measured objects. Meeting your business goals requires commitment, action and motivation.
OpenXcell’s Valueshore model has had a great impact on its already flourished app development business, with more and more partners/clients claiming to have made the most out of the company’s efficient outsourcing model. Read more!
Technology is the driving force behind business today, business resources are under constant demand to make sure our customers are getting the best experience, this often means that behind the scenes resources such as technology do not get the attention and nurturing it deserves.
Despite all the talk about enterprise mobility, teleworking and technology-enabled location independence, it seems the Australian workforce is, to a large extent, chained to its desks.
Do a Google search on ‘hosted vs premises PBX’ and you’ll find no end of advice favouring one or the other, and numerous comparisons that represent a fairly balanced view with roughly the same number of pros and cons associated with each.
A great culture provides the context for people to deliver their best work. As an owner of a Small to Medium sized business, it is understood you want to attract top talent to your business, too often we stress and wonder how can we compete with our big business competitors in attracting and sustaining our top talent candidates.
22nd September 2015, Microsoft office 2016 was released to the world, this is almost 3 years since the last major version of Microsoft was released.. Simply put, Microsoft office 2016 is a new version of Office, but the major difference is that it is the first of its kind that has been built from for ground up for mobile and cloud.
The Digital Business Transformation Center (DBT Center), after surveying 941 business leaders around the world in 12 industries, concludes: “Digital disruption is not seen as worthy of board-level attention in about 45 percent of companies. In addition, 43 percent of companies either do not acknowledge the risk of digital disruption, or have not addressed it sufficiently. Nearly a third are taking a ‘wait and see’ approach in hopes of emulating successful competitors. Only 25 percent describe their approach to digital disruption as proactive—willing to disrupt themselves in order to compete.”
In a survey taken by Gartner in October of this year, of more than 2,900 CIO’s on the topics of platform thinking and digital transformation, their findings were that “More than half of Australian and New Zealand CIOs are leaders of digital transformation in their enterprise.” With that being said, this has surely got to be good news for most CIOs.
SharePoint 2010 is rarely bought as a standalone software product, most often it is bundled in with a negotiated Microsoft Enterprise Agreement, for this reason many business leaders are left scratching their heads wondering – 'When should I use SharePoint? What should I use SharePoint for? When Shouldn’t I use SharePoint? And, what exactly is this additional extra I purchased?'
As enterprises struggle to cope with an increasing deluge of data, chief financial officers are taking on a role of consolidating data to provide a ‘single source of truth’ about the enterprise, which is an important contributor to success.
Cloud infrastructure known as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offers businesses remote access to IT resources such as servers, CPUs, storage devices and other hardware and networking equipment. IaaS can be used to run a single application or your entire organisations IT infrastructure, this is alternative to purchasing your own infrastructure.
We all want to think we have put in place the best practices to support our organisation but sometimes just because systems appear to be working on the outside, behind the scenes the story could be very different. Running inefficient technology, can be extremely costly in the longer term and it can also have terminal follow on effects to your business should something go wrong. Even though some may try, it's not possible to cut down your IT costs by simply letting your IT get old.
The mantra pervading IT today is that businesses are being rapidly and massively digitally disrupted and must undergo digital transformation into digital business to survive and prosper. That’s easier said than done, and there’s no end of advice on how to go about it. Here’s one model.
Why do you need to upgrade the information technology in your business? The answer’s simple: Moore’s Law. It can be interpreted in several ways but the most relevant for this question is that it means the information technology bang you can get for your buck roughly doubles every two years – whether that’s in processing power, storage, or general functionality.