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2016: Multi-speed Architecture, a Leap of Faith

MY PREDICTION: The end of this year will see businesses & start-ups have to depend on capabilities within IT, we may even see business and IT talk to each other….. With more and more digital Start-ups coming into the market, showcasing business models that drive new advances in technology and offer new public services that disrupt traditional business models or better still, find whole new… Read more →

Culture of Innovation

Building a culture of innovation can be a long and hard road, it can even lead you to think that its impossible with so many stumbling blocks, failed attempts and people identifying problems or ways it can’t work. Well in my limited experience so far, there are several things that I believe are important to building that culture, which do work,… Read more →

STOP! Don’t end up like your competitors…..

Build and be honest So, you’ve started a company and your focusing on functional capabilities with delivery excellence as your differentiator. STOP right now….this will take you nowhere. You will end up in the same place as your competitors, creating the same measures and in turn similar products and services. Try something different, trying building a solution through a focused selection of distinctive capabilities — things your… Read more →

I’m not a digital start-up – why should I ‘digify’ myself.

Cloud computing, mobile enablement, personalisation, gameification, data analytic’s and new business models all drive elements of the start-up industry today. If fact, if someone manages to link some or all of these new concepts together, with a disruptive business model, brings the idea to a venture capitalist, and bingo your very own Uber.com. That might be well and good but we all… Read more →

Digital DNA – Where is dolly when you need her?

Getting a company to become “Digital” is currently the most prized performance enhancement available.  But how do you find the right people? What is the DNA you should be looking for? How many should you look for?  All questions CEOs and CDOs are asking this very moment.  But lets looks at it from a different angle, and before we decide who… Read more →

What is Digital? Lets start with……

Digital is not just: A web portal or new responsive website. An organisations want for cost reduction through channel shift. Moving a paper process online. Marketing and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). New media, fancy technology and becoming the latest fad. Everything that is not analog. Digital Delivery is: Here, now and going to stay. A mind set, an approach, a… Read more →

Bluetooth Digital Technology – Brand loyalty = Easy Life

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Bluetooth Low Energy or Bluetooth Smart radio signals are part of the new Bluetooth 4.0 specification which enables app developers to kick your mobile phone into life and respond to requests and actions. This power saving device can sit in any location and emits a small Bluetooth signal which can be analysed by mobile devices to determine… Read more →

Business Digital Evolution

Digital Services…………please. The current drive from organisations to move to digital services has been prominent in the UK for several years and by now you would think we should be getting better at it, but lets be honest, are we? Firstly, creating great new digital services and enforcing customer interaction and better user journeys is something we should all be doing and… Read more →

The Digital Divide…

With the increased focus on Digital Technology and the UK Governments service strategy being “digital by default”, are we heading into a digital divide within the UK? So, what is a digital divide? Well, if I changed the text to say social divide you would instantly understand what I was talking about, except here, we are looking at who is… Read more →

Welcome to my network……..

The good old days.. In the good old days where organisations were built on hierarchies and fear, people understood that when they were in a room and the braces wearing boss Mr Simmons walked in, they bowed and dipped there heads muttering Sir after every word.  This massively predictable, yet strict business model, then rippled down the hierarchical chain where everyone… Read more →

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