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Realising the Benefits of Big Data's Promise

Part 1: Identifying the Challenges

by Management Briefing

The world today is being flooded with digital data, in myriad manifestations and washing over us at such incredible speed that making sense of it is dauntingly difficult. Yet this tidal wave of data, when channelled and filtered by an array of new technologies, holds untold value for organisations. Or so we are told. But despite the sometimes exaggerated hype surrounding "big data," the fundamental assertion is true: data and the decisions driven by that data now represent the next frontier of innovation and productivity.

January 20, 2015 4:24:00 PM Read Full Post

There’s an (enterprise) app for that

Businesses need to close the mobile app gap and an enterpise app store is the way to go

by Adam Spearing

The drastic behavioural shift induced by the new app economy still has some enterprises struggling to deliver mobile apps to their workforce. It is time to close the app gap.

December 08, 2014 3:53:00 PM Read Full Post

Where is the ITSM Industry Going?

Navvia’s 2014 ITSM Industry Survey Results

by Management Briefing

Navvia, a company that helps organisations to design, improve, and manage their IT service management (ITSM) processes, revealed the results of its ninth annual ITSM Industry Survey earlier this month.

November 17, 2014 9:00:00 AM Read Full Post

Don’t Go All-In: Making a smart bet on data centres

Why Total Cost of Ownership and Unit Costing still matter

by Management Briefing

We are currently witnessing a transformation in the way in which organisations purchase and deliver IT. The commoditisation of computer hardware, virtualisation and the presence of cloud services has opened up a number of options for companies to reduce the costs of IT.

November 04, 2014 2:17:00 PM Read Full Post

Reaping the Benefits of Technology Business Management

Organisations are six times more likely to be TBM leaders when the CIO is in charge of TBM

by Management Briefing

I admitted to sadly being a qualified accountant, in my previous blog, decrying the poor state of financial understanding and stewardship in many corporate IT organisations. In hindsight it felt a little mean – stating that organisations need to get better but not adding much on the how.

November 03, 2014 8:23:00 AM Read Full Post

Is Better IT Insight Finally In Sight?

too many corporate IT organizations struggle, or don’t think they need, to understand what it costs to deliver the products and services they provide

by Management Briefing

Continuing my post-Interop thinking and blogging, I’ve subconsciously joined the dots between four discrete Interop events.

October 13, 2014 10:18:00 AM Read Full Post

No CIO ever got promoted for….

Control and an obsession with process optimisation don't cut it

by Stephen Mann

Interop New York was a whirlwind of presentation sessions and technology vendor booths last week and, in the spirit of spreading the Interop love socially, this is the first of a series of blogs based on its conference session content.

October 07, 2014 1:11:00 AM Read Full Post

Interop: Is “cloud” a bad word if you want to sell IT products and services?

The buzzwords they are a changin'...

by Stephen Mann

It’s my first Interop and to be honest, as an IT service management (ITSM) kind of guy, I didn’t really know what to expect.

October 01, 2014 3:26:00 PM Read Full Post

Five ways government frameworks benefit SMEs

It's not just about the money


Reports about how government frameworks are failing SMEs have been quick to highlight that despite the healthy number of SMEs registered with such initiatives, only ten per cent of direct government spending has found its way to them. Taken at face value, this figure may seem surprising – particularly since government has made significant efforts in the last few years to increase opportunities for SMEs to do business with the public sector.

September 26, 2014 11:11:00 AM Read Full Post

Building your first corporate app store: Getting started

We are all used to apps stores so why is IT so reluctant to bring them into the workplace?


When it comes to mobile and desktop apps, modern consumers have been spoilt for choice. Thanks to mobile app stores such as Google Play and the Apple App Store, the concept of installing an application has switched from a mysterious IT procedure to a day-to-day routine.

September 22, 2014 11:12:00 AM Read Full Post

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