1 year, 10 months ago

BYOD – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Bring your own device, bring your own technology, bring your own phone or IT consumerisation (respectively BYOD, BYOT, BYOP). Whatever you want to call it, anno 2015 everybody knows the concept of bringing your privately owned device to access company information and applications. This was thrown in high gear with the proliferation of smartphones and tablets, making it impossible to imagine a working world without the concept. However people stand divided regarding the effects of BYOD. In this blog we discuss the good, the bad & the ugly regarding BYOD – leading to the conclusion that it is all about a good BYOD strategy, policy and plan how things work out for your organization.  As we always like to finish on a positive note we’ll start with the bad and the ugly and finish with the good.

2 years, 1 month ago

Smart use of Data: how to design a supply chain and use it properly!

If we look at current IT-trends it is easy to say everybody has heard of Big Data. Although there are some known successes (for example US retailer Target which through its extensive data could predict pregnancy faster than the involved person) many compiling companies spend millions (or even billions) of dollars hoarding big data, without properly using it at all. According to Gartner, 85% of Fortune 500 organizations won’t be able to exploit their big data usefully in 2015. Now the key to using data at all, is knowing that you don’t necessarily need all data. As long as you know which data can be useful to your company – and maybe even more important – WHERE it is useful within your company, you don’t need to spend half of your budget on stacking information.  

2 years, 1 month ago

How to develop and document business policies and decision logic?

Changing regulations, business strategies and compliancy standards require new business policies to be developed constantly. Consequently new decisions will be made which need to be managed properly. However managing these new decisions is (of course) not without challenge. The field of decision management has steadily become more popular – first focusing on it being a better way to manage business rules, but lately shifting its focus to predictive analytics. 

2 years, 4 months ago

The 5 most known pitfalls for informed decision making

Everybody has experienced moments where they had to make a big or important decision, but without any form of guidance, help, or support. It’s a well-known fact that managers make many decisions based on gut feeling. For smaller decisions that may be right, but what about big(ger) strategic decisions? We can see that informed decision making is becoming a trend, dispelling gut-based decisions and incorporating tools and analytics to come to the best decision. However there is no holy grail and there are still some pitfalls/reasons for caution down the road regarding informed decision making.