Archive | September, 2010

Why would I establish a Corporate Blog?

Penn Olson in their blog on Corporate Blogging Strategies describes four different reasons for creating a corporate blog: Build thought leadership; Becoming a trusted resource in a particular topic. Demonstrate corporate culture; To reflect an authentic corporate culture to help others understand the company better Connecting with leaders; To build better bonding through sharing. Branding; Establish or […]

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Is there merit in researching a restaurant before you book? …The day after!

Yesterday I wrote a blog article because I had read a review of the restaurant at The Plough Inn, Shutlanger in South Northamptonshire and was undecided whether to go or simply cancel. I had arranged to meet five friends from the Rotary Club of Towcester for dinner and didn’t want to let them down. In […]

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Meeting Hell?

Is it possible to transform your meetings into productive, focused and energising collaboration sessions? I recently concluded that I, as I am sure most of you, have come to accept that meetings are unavoidable if I want to progress business issues to a successful conclusion.  My meetings are often, too long, painful and, simply put, […]

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Is there merit in researching a restaurant before you book?

I am booked to go to a pub/restaurant in a nearby village this evening with a group of friends from my Rotary club, The Rotary Club of Towcester. Without thinking, when asked if I would like to join the group, I quickly checked the calendar on my iPhone, saw that I was free for the […]

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The potential of Collaboration

I’m often asked, what is the next “wave” in the IT Market that will deliver the same results as the ERP, CRM and Web waves of the last three decades. The more I talk to people the more I conclude that Collaboration is the next IT opportunity for us all Why Collaboration? In the past […]

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Can we march on from Virtualisation directly into the Cloud?

Server and data virtualisation are helping companies maximize the RoI on their IT assetts while also helping streamline routine IT tasks. They are “doing more with less”—a huge win. VMware, the leading server virtualisation firm, is setting the pace with a stream of new features and functionality that we are all eagerly consuming. The strategic […]

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Scaling your BPM Initiative

THE PROBLEM – Congratulations, you’ve successfully completed your first BPM project – perhaps two or three. Management are delighted with the increased productivity and visibility. Operators are impressed with the usability. So far, so good! Is this the end of your BPM journey, or merely the beginning?

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Unlocking the value of BPM

THE PROBLEM – Regardless of your selected vendor, until your new BPM software suite is in active production and generating tangible benefit to your business, you are effectively sitting on some very expensive shelfware. A catalyst is necessary to multiply the incurred licence and maintenance costs into visible, sponsor-delighting ROI.

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Successful BPM – bringing the business and it together

THE PROBLEM — BPM projects should create a mutual dependency between IT and the Business that requires an unprecedented amount of team work and process definition. In best practise BPM projects, at least 60% of the effort should involve change management and getting organisations to think about process in the business. If the Business and […]

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Process excellence – The value of BPM to the CIO

As a CIO, you want to add value to the business to deliver competitive edge but you are challenged to deliver new projects with more than 50% of your IT budget spent on maintenance and support. BPM as a way of adding value may be difficult to justify in addition to the inventory of other […]

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