5 successful ways to stop your meetings from killing your productivity

Meetings are essential in every type of organisation. They ensure everyone involved in a project gets on the same page, creating consistent and clear communication as the project moves forward. However, meetings can also be immense time-wasters. In fact, according to a 2018 workplace productivity study, 60 per cent of employees feel that meetings distract...

How Great Technologies Can Work Alongside Us, Empower us, and Give Us our Time Back

Before the 1850s, oil painters stored portable pigments in pig’s bladders. These vessels were problematic because they did not travel well. The bladders would frequently dry out, burst, and leak. In frustration, American portrait painter John G. Rand developed a history-altering technology – the tin paint tube. Unlike the squishy pig bladder, this metal medium...

How To Speed Up Deploying Your Technology Upgrades Without Sacrificing Protocol

New technologies are released at faster and faster rates. They enable businesses to accelerate their processes, systems, and operations. Unfortunately, deploying and implementing new technology into a company’s daily practices is anything but quick. To an extent, technology deployment can’t happen overnight. If the technology is customer facing, a slow introduction is crucial to avoid...

Upgrading Your SME Technology: Where Do You Start?

You know that new technology can significantly improve operations throughout your small or medium-sized business. You understand the benefits of digital transformation and automation as they relate to efficiency and revenue generation. Now, all you have to do is convince the business leadership of the same. That’s easier said than done. Leadership buy-in is consistently...

Predictive Analytics is the Secret for Businesses to Survive Digital Darwinism

Predictive Analytics is the Secret for Businesses to Survive Digital Darwinism We live in a real-time world, yet many companies still struggle to understand who their customers are, let alone how they’re changing today, and tomorrow. This is problematic as consumer-facing technologies are only further influencing the continued evolution of customer behaviours, expectations and preferences....

10 Ways To Navigate Vendor Meetings Before Presenting To Your Boss

A key responsibility for an IT professional is to manage vendor relationships. That means selecting new ones, ensuring that existing vendors are still meeting the organisation’s needs and keeping management informed when vendor relationships need adjusting. What is causing the recent surge in new vendor relationships? The digital transformation has driven tremendous change, including smart...

How To Inject Innovative Processes To Reroute How Your Business Works, Designs And Thinks

Technology is the backbone of innovation. Advancing data analysis is increasing marketing effectiveness. Deeper automation is enhancing accounting efficiency. Machine learning is providing sales teams with stronger leads. Much of this innovation, though, is happening without any intervention from the IT department. A particular division of a company will find an enterprise SaaS application that...