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< The beta blog | 19 Feb 2015

Survival of the fittest: Six ways to reinvent the IT function for the digital age

It probably sounds counterintuitive: suggesting IT functions could be a casualty of the very technology they exist to manage. But it’s not as contradictory as it might at first appear. One of the key reasons why digital technology is having such a seismic effect on

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< The beta blog | 17 Feb 2015

Manufacturers must start to realise the real value of their data – or face playing catch-up

In a world where the flood of data is expanding by the day, the findings from PwC’s latest Global CEO Survey highlight both the opportunities and challenges facing today’s manufacturers.

Asked what digital developments they regard as strategically important, man

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< The beta blog | 03 Feb 2015

CCO Questions #7: Are you taking social seriously enough?

Social media may no longer be new, but change is still happening at a significant pace. Below I have outlined number of key themes within social that CCO’s should be prepared for. I believe these themes will drive major change across social in the future:

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< The beta blog | 23 Jan 2015

How predictive analytics can help business service firms succeed

Business services firms are ultimately people businesses. From facilities management, to recruitment, to legal and high end advisory services, intelligently managing your core asset – human capital – is vital. And with the UK economy back in growth mode, hiring, mot

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< The beta blog | 19 Jan 2015

Why governance is the first step in harnessing the power of social media for manufacturers

The other day I decided to check out the history of crowdsourced innovation in manufacturing. And guess what: I found that carmakers have some of the longest and most productive track records. It’s now more than four years since Fiat developed and launched the world

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< The beta blog | 08 Jan 2015

CCO Questions #6: Are you ready for disruption?

Game changer, innovator, paradigm shifter. They’ve all been used to mean a new product or service that fundamentally changes the nature of a market.

For a while now, we’ve tended to use the term ‘disruptor’. Its more aggressive tone is probably a better fit when

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< The beta blog | 04 Dec 2014

Five mission-critical skills required in the digital age

The digital revolution is here and has fundamentally transformed how we live and work forever. The analogue age of old is gone and while many ‘traditional’ skills are still useful and transferable, this new world in beta requires professionals of all seniority

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< The beta blog | 26 Sep 2014

iOS8 & three waves of digital development: What this means for businesses in the digital age

A lot has been said and written about iOS8, what works, what doesn't work, whether one should install it or whether one should wait. There are statistics on the number of installations compared to iOS 7 and both my colleague Simon and I have received numerous calls

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< The beta blog | 23 Sep 2014

'The world is in beta' event 30 September, Science Museum, London

We believe the world is exploding with potential and the way organisations embrace emerging technology will allow them to create value, reaching more customers, more quickly, and more directly. Because of this, we believe the world is in a perpetual state of beta and co

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< The beta blog | 17 Sep 2014

The digital world of freight haulage

It is hard to think of an industry less likely to conjure up an image of digital revolution than freight haulage, which is more associated with heavy vehicles, roadside cafes and the movement of physical goods around transport networks.

However, at the forefront it is, w

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