I read with interest a piece on the Jisc website called ‘Retaining students’. This piece reported that “according to a National Audit Office report, 20% of students in higher and 15% in further education do not complete their studies.”
I remember a friend at university. Sam* was a clever chap, studying astrophysics, and seemed to have some really interesting ideas about the nature of the Hubble Constant, the rate of expansion in the universe. Well beyond me, but impressive to his lecturers by all accounts.
I’m multi-tasking this morning, blogging from my wind trainer. For those that don’t enjoy this very dull pleasure, it is a stand that allows you to ride your bicycle on the spot, in the garage, lounge room or deck.
Are you looking to get buy-in for a budgeting and forecasting system project? Here are eight selling points to get your senior managers to sit up and take notice.
Why do marketing metrics matter? Due to the ever-changing macro environment, the roles and responsibilities of marketing departments have also evolved. Gartner has predicted that by 2017, CMOs are anticipated to spend more on IT projects than the CIO of a business.
After many implementations of new accounting systems, CFOs are often surprised that their lives haven’t changed that much despite the expense and upheaval of the project.
Another month passes, and a calendar reminder alerts Sue Morgan that the week-long ritual of report generation must commence. Managers are beating their drums, but the ritual has its steps and the results can come no sooner.
From the outside, the registered club looks simple to most people. From the inside, however, it’s a complex business operation in a highly competitive industry. To thrive, a club needs to understand what its members want, how they behave, how much they spend and why.
The term big data was first used to describe databases that were so large that relational database management systems couldn’t return results quickly enough. I hate buzzwords, but maybe it won’t last. Maybe big data will soon become very big data, or even bigger data.
Two years ago I had a rush of blood to the head and decided to run a balanced scorecard against my operating division. That was the year my head exploded and I have only now recovered sufficiently to recount my experiences without breaking down.