Organizational Intelligence

“Organizational Intelligence” as defined by Aberdeen Group, is the intellectual capacity of an entire organization to act effectively and proactively. It is the application of supply chain intelligence concepts, including learning mechanisms, analytics, and the control tower approach. It fosters cross­ functional alignment between management, teams, departments, and embedding intelligent organizational cultures and workflows into the corporate […]

Timereaction: Rethinking Information

Hessie Jones wrote a series that articles in the Huffington Post that profiled four companies who have developed technologies that are not only responding to this data shift, but are paving the way for businesses to rethink how they manage and measure information and communication in order to remain competitive. “Efficiency. Agility. The new competitive advantage. The conditions […]

Intelligent Workspaces

Software, and more specifically, cloud-based applications, now support teams that span multiple locations, communications channels, and access devices. Real-time information from both outside and inside the organization, needs to be combined into a single, dynamic workspace to enable workers to make informed decisions. More integrated, collaborative tools are required to make sure that all employees, […]

Manufacturing the Future

A strong pipeline of innovations in materials, information technology, production processes, and manufacturing operations will give manufacturers the opportunity to design and build new kinds of products, reinvent existing ones, and bring renewed dynamism to the sector. “Over the next 15 years, another 1.8 billion people will enter the global consuming class and worldwide consumption […]

Making Social Business Effective

Social business must be connected to the day-to-day workings in order to succeed. Technology alone will never be the answer, but must be woven into our daily work flow. Most of the heavy lifting within a company is done by the two extremes, powerful legacy software or manual systems including spreadsheets , neither of which […]

The Knowledge Economy

We all agree that we are working in a knowledge economy and organizations are striving to create an empowered workforce, with the in-house knowledge capital being critical for a company’s operations and performance, not to mention innovation and competitive advantage. Organizations are focusing on how to improve business operations, bring down costs of servicing customers […]

Why do Companies invest in new Technologies?

Why do companies invest in new technologies? We do it because we believe that new technologies make our lives easier and our businesses more successful. But technology alone is not enough to bring success. Customers want fast solutions to their problems no matter whether the application is hosted in the cloud or not. Your customers […]

The Era of Intrapreneurship

I read a great article today by Luis Suarez entitled The Social Enterprise – Welcome to the Era of Intrapreneurship! that I thought I would share. “An era, where thanks to the Social Web, whether internal or external, or both, knowledge workers, for the first time ever, are now in charged of their own productivity, of their […]

Email may be a great Communication tool, but…

Email is a great communication tool enabling you to get in touch with business colleagues at the touch of a button. However, email isn’t a collaboration tool. Anyone who has tried to collate feedback from numerous colleagues on a document over email knows how painful the process can be. No one seems to remember which […]

Bangladesh – Compliance & Safety Risk Assessment

The recent tragedy at Rana Plaza illustrated the lack of safety standards and structural stability of garment factories in Bangladesh, the world’s second-largest exporter of textiles. For organizations that source their goods from emerging regions, this event must place a renewed and urgent focus on three major risk areas: Supply Chain Risk: Retail industry organizations and […]