For a while now I’ve been fairly vocal about re-branding IT teams as Digital Enablement teams. The rise of digital has seen many IT teams left behind, to the extent that ‘digital’ and ‘IT’ are often seen as two distinct disciplines.
It appears that the the evidence is that the rate of successful cyber-hacks and data breaches is increasing. A recent global industry survey ranks cyber incidents as the third highest Global Business Risks for 2016. This has jumped by 17% on the previous year.
The new world of Information Technology is well and truly upon us. For the first time, ‘digital’ technologies offer both individuals and organisations choice when it comes to IT – or so it seems. Leaders and managers, no longer constrained by their own IT department’s limited technologies or capabilities, are able to source digital solutions without … Read More
Quite often, big data is seen as an IT matter, after all you need hardware and software to implement a big data strategy. The hardware and software need to be developed by highly skilled technical big data employees who, especially in the beginning, will form a large part of the big data team implementing proof of … Read More
Early in 2016, Rob Livingstone, Jason Wong, Mark van Rijmenam and Mike Feghali (who have known each other professionally for some time), got together over a coffee to share their latest industry insights, perspectives and experiences gained in their own businesses. Read More
Any lack of executive’s appreciation for, or apparent scepticism of new digital technologies and services only adds to the frustration experienced by those attempting to build the business case for digital transformation initiatives within their organisation…
The Chief Data Officer is on the rise! In a 2015 Forrester research of 3005 data analytics decision-makers, 45% said that their company had appointed a Chief Data Officer (CDO).
IT teams are becoming increasingly overwhelmed by organisations’ journeys towards digital excellence. The use of technology to drive innovation and efficiencies across all areas of the business continues to rise; as does the sophistication and functionality of this technology.
Becoming a data-driven organisation is not an easy task. Developing a Big Data strategy is not all about the required IT, but also about the culture within an organisation. The required IT for a Big Data strategy is a means to an end and not an end in itself. Read More
As businesses embrace the digital age, embarking on ambitious digital initiatives to satiate the technological appetites of audiences current and prospective, IT teams everywhere are wondering “So what’s our role in all of this?”