• An Introduction to Systems Thinking

    An Introduction to Systems Thinking

    One of the biggest breakthroughs in understanding the complexities of an organization can be found in the field of systems thinking. All organizations strive to be as efficient, productive, and profitable as possible. However, in attempting to be so, one of the biggest challenges leaders face is successfully orchestrating the many different divisions, teams and
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  • Top 6 Data Analytics Tools

    Top 6 Data Analytics Tools

    Solid information has always been the basis for sound decision making. In a digital economy, information often presents itself in complex streams – which is why the science and technology of data analytics, coupled with visualization and reporting, are now essential aspects of any digital business. Enterprises of all sizes need powerful data analytics tools
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  • Ensuring the Success of Hybrid Multi-Cloud Enterprises with Hybrid Data Management

    Ensuring the Success of Hybrid Multi-Cloud Enterprises with Hybrid Data Management

    The future of enterprise IT will almost certainly be hybrid. After all, multi-cloud seems to be the preferred strategy among a majority of businesses. However, even within multi-cloud, a hybrid strategy that blends public and private clouds in orchestration seems to be gaining an edge over a strictly public- or private-only policy. This is according
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  • Data Analytics vs. Data Science: What’s the Difference?

    Data Analytics vs. Data Science: What’s the Difference?

    Businesses are developing an appetite for data science. According to a recent report from job site Indeed, the demand for data scientists increased by 29 percent year-on-year and by 344 percent since 2013. The role of data scientist has also been rated the best job in America for three years running by Glassdoor. As Andrew
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  • Is short-sightedness fuelling the tech skills shortage?

    Is short-sightedness fuelling the tech skills shortage?

    The tech industry is suffering a skills shortage. There isn’t a high enough supply of skilled technology workers to meet sector-wide demand – from cybersecurity, to software development, to big data management. The question is why? The tech skills shortage is, of course, a nuanced and complicated issue. It’s in part down to the pressing
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  • IT Reporting: 14 Must-Have Reports that Prove the Value of IT

    IT Reporting: 14 Must-Have Reports that Prove the Value of IT

    I hate to say it, but IT gets a bad rap. Technology has hugely significant business value, but CIOs and IT leaders are still struggling to show the value IT delivers to the entire organization – and it’s a problem. While many CIOs have successfully managed to move from back office support functions and are
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  • Business Integration and What It Really Means

    Business Integration and What It Really Means

    Long before a business of any nature starts selling, transacting and doing business with customers, it must buy from, sell to, transact and do business with other businesses. Establishing trusted business relationships is indeed imperative when it comes to starting a company of any kind. But those business relationships, once established, must be managed effectively
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  • IT Integration Strategy: A Digital Transformation Roadmap

    IT Integration Strategy: A Digital Transformation Roadmap

    In a digital world, technology has naturally become the backbone of every business. Take a peek under the IT hood at pretty much any company today and you’ll see scores of different systems, technologies and applications that keep the whole business ticking over from frontend to back. In the past, these technologies sat isolated from
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