Category: Blog

GDPR: Changing the ways businesses interact with their customers

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect in the UK from 25 May 2018. This affects all businesses small or large, that holds personal data, and you need to start preparing now. The government has confirmed that the UK’s decision to leave the EU will not affect its commencement, so you need…

How to avoid self-inflicted opportunity costs and failing at business intelligence.

 Six critical learning points every business should consider in their enterprise system implementation project. Enterprise systems, including ERPs, CRMs, ECMs and others, are part of the critical knowledge repositories of any organization. These systems provide the data and analytical insights that enable businesses to make high-value strategic decisions, while simultaneously providing the day-to-day tactical data…

How to overcome the skills crisis in app development

Juniper Research forecasts that total revenues from mobile apps are on track to reach $99 billion by 2019. However, many predict that the skills crisis in mobile app development could hinder this growth as demand for skills is outstripping capabilities in many organisations. Robert Half, a leading UK IT recruitment firm, recently claimed that increased…

Selling your business; Top 5 considerations

Often the biggest decision that a business owner has to make is deciding on whether to sell their business. There are many factors an entrepreneur will consider when deciding whether to sell their business, this article examines five of the key considerations: 1.      Share or Asset Sale Generally, a share sale favours the seller as…

The Guardian Transformers of the Shared Services Industry – Robotic Process Automation

  I think we just found a Transformer … Transformers – Age of Extinction Shared services have indeed transformed the way our organisations work today. It is a concept that has risen to incredible prominence over the last few years. These services simplify and standardise common transactional and knowledge-based processes across our organisations. They also…

The inconvenient truth about contract lifecycle management

One of the tasks that befalls a CTO is the endless process of keeping up to date with new market trends. You need to stay abreast of changes in applications, new technology and review where systems or technologies have failed, to avoid making the same mistakes. To do this effectively, you need to keep track…

RESURRECTION – a review

  On Thursday, September 21st, our colleague Charles Brett’s fourth novel in his THE CORRUPTION SERIES will become openly available. you can find it on Amazon (US & UK), iBooks, Kobo. Scribd and other platforms. From today, ET readers can buy it at a pre-publication price of US$0.99*/£0.99 on Amazon (this will last until formal publication on…

Healthcare: How cloud could really take off in Germany

The digital transformation of healthcare is a global phenomenon. It is vastly seen as a means to making healthcare delivery more efficient, safer and more encompassing of patient needs as well as their involvement. Nevertheless, some countries are faster at embracing the changes and setting up a more favourable regulatory framework – often linking IT…

Clash of the heavyweights: battle lines drawn between IBM and Intel processors

Building high performance computer systems is all about finding and removing bottlenecks. Unfortunately, this is a never ending game. As fast as you identify and deal with one bottleneck, another appears. For a while, the problem was the raw performance of the four key elements in a computer system; processor, memory, network and storage. Over…