Do you treat your data as an Asset?

When I ask the question how data driven is your organisation, I invariably get back a positive answer because of course everybody uses data in their work. However, if I ask the question do you treat data as an asset, Read More…

Is analytics blinding businesses?

It is hard to ignore the exponential growth in the digitisation of data and the advancement in analytical tools/techniques to exploit this growth. Early adopters have shown the possibility of real benefits in adopting these techniques but in parallel there has Read More…

CEO Series 2016: Leader of the pack…

Ergo is one of Ireland’s leading IT service providers. In this IMI interview, Ergo CEO John Purdy shares insights into his approach to developing leadership and talent within a fast-changing business. How important is leadership to Ergo’s growth? It’s everything. Read More…

How to replace 10,000 spreadsheets with an A3 page!

We are all only too familiar with the horror stories that surround spreadsheets since their creation back in the 1960’s. In fact some reports suggest that close to 86% of all spreadsheets contain errors. In many businesses not only are Read More…

The Big Short – how our decisions are nudged

When faced with a decision, we all believe we are weighing the facts objectively and making rational, thoughtful decisions. Source: www.economist.com In fact, science tells us that in situations requiring careful judgment, every individual is influenced by his or her Read More…

Want a resolution? Keep things simple in 2016

You can do great things in 2016 if you don’t spread yourself too thin – so be ruthless and realistic about your goals! Source: www.hiveage.com With the New Year upon us, I am afraid I can guarantee you a few certainties to look forward to this year. Irrespective of Read More…

Don’t forget the strategy!

It’s the time of the year when most organisations are finalising their business plans and strategies for 2016. This, as most of us can vouch for, can often be a challenging and somewhat fraught process at the best of times. Read More…

Mergers and acquisitions: Cloud Strategy to the rescue!

Many organisations struggle with the integration of acquired companies due to uncertainty at three levels. Firstly, formulating and communicating a coherent business strategy pre-supposes an in-depth knowledge of the acquired assets, resources and capabilities. It takes time, however, for employees Read More…