One of the most talked about topics in the business technology arena today is ‘big data’. But what is big data, and why is it important?
Will spending more on improving your system’s processing efficiency be a major factor in improving your decision making?
The word transformational is being used a lot lately in the business world. I spoke at the recent CFO Symposium which was themed The Transformational CFO. It’s made me think about what it really means in the context of a business. What does it look like?
I just spent a great three days at the ICAA Business Forum in Melbourne. As an accountant myself who has turned to the world of IT, I was interested to see how far along many accountants are on the road to using business intelligence (BI) and planning software tools.
Many organisations don’t have an enviable track record when it comes to delivering on business intelligence initiatives. Despite choosing the right technology and engaging a team with the right skill set and commitment, a BI project can still easily stall in the pilot stage.
QlikView shouldn’t be seen as a special ‘for your eyes only’ desktop tool for the gifted. The QlikView server platform lets an organisation extend the benefits of their existing QlikView applications out to a broader and potentially mobile audience in the business.
I’ve been a close observer of the role of the CFO in organisations. I work daily with CFOs and I enjoy the various published reports of the future of the role.