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What Really Matters? HIMSS 2017 Day One Insights

Data of course! It helps you find new insights but ask relevant questions! At day one of HIMSS the prelude of the show was dedicated to education. I choose the stream on ‘Digital & Personal Connected Health’. And my personal key take-away: It’s all about the data and the way individual patient journeys can be…

Starting up a business: Avoid the common mistakes

I set up my business in 2009 and now I am 7 years in and growing strong, but I made many mistakes along the way. The secret to success was accepting this and learning from those mistakes. The road to success has not been smooth for me, but having survived I can now share the…

Is the future bright for technology companies in the UK

… or Life after Brexit Britain’s thriving technological businesses is under close scrutiny since that day in June when Britain voted to leave the EU. Most in the digital sector favoured staying in the EU and now find themselves in unchartered territories. I remember speaking to a US games development company who were thinking of…

Is Oracle evolving?

Oracle is a company that CIO’s often have strong opinions about. Their sales representatives in the past were often seen as arrogant and their prices beyond reach. The impression was that if you weren’t spending seven figures or more then you were beneath their notice. People using their services said they were professional and got the job done…

What is a Founder’s Agreement and 10 reasons why your business needs one

If you’ve decided to run your business through a company vehicle, then you have a safety net cast against your personal assets should the worse happen. If there is more than one founder it is essential that you agree, formally, how you are going to operate the business. You should do this at the onset,…

Before and after – Article 50 and the European supply chain

The British decision to leave the European Union has left many businesses – both UK and pan-European – in a state of shock.  The short-term fluctuations in currency and markets have given way to a profound sense of uncertainty. Political arguments continue and businesses try to prepare for an ever-increasing range of various scenarios. Amidst…

Homing in on Salesforce’s healthcare capabilities

When thinking about how to handle customers successfully, Salesforce’s capacities in the field of customer relationship management (CRM) come to mind quickly. CRM has the power to positively transform the customer-client relationship and is seen as a crucial element in establishing long-standing ties between companies and their customers. Although CRM has been applied across various…

Is there a new VMware in the making?

Four strategic moves that point to a yes VMware’s success has resulted in a dominant market position leaving it both searching for new growth opportunities and facing pernicious threats to the market it controls. At VMworld Europe 2015, the company was facing uncertainty from the announcement that its parent company EMC was to be acquired…

10 Challenges of a Business Intelligence Director

To really shine, owners of BI initiatives must possess, more than anything, strong leadership, strategic, and communications skills—along with the requisite set of analytical, operational, and technical skills. The Business Intelligence director has an intricate mission—yet a rewarding opportunity—to organize, influence, and lead on many fronts, including BI initiatives, diverse teams with divergent needs, and the…