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Published: Thu, 25 Apr 2013 10:23:38 +0000 by Robert Hillard
In virtually every country there is a debate around privacy, driven most recently by the rise of Big Data, social networks and technology more generally. Without doubt, the major technology companies recognise the value of the information they are collecting … Continue reading
Teleworking requires good information sharing
Published: Sun, 24 Mar 2013 01:00:16 +0000 by Robert Hillard
Teleworking has been in the press recently after Yahoo! CEO, Marissa Mayer, banned the practice arguing that innovation and productivity require Yahoo! Employees to be present in the office. Many HR managers have seized on the reluctance of Yahoo! and … Continue reading
For social networks, volume is the enemy of value
Published: Sat, 23 Feb 2013 12:32:14 +0000 by Robert Hillard
In this blog I often talk of the value of information. Information is a valuable asset and companies increasingly place great store in identifying new sources of data about their products and customers. Individually, we are also quickly assembling a … Continue reading
Is there a silver bullet in a volatile world?
Published: Sat, 19 Jan 2013 23:45:54 +0000 by Robert Hillard
There is little doubt that the business environment is changing faster than at any other time in history. The recent book from Peter Evans-Greenwood, The New Instability, argues that shift in the economy is a response to technology introduced over … Continue reading
Reclaim email as a business tool
Published: Tue, 18 Dec 2012 07:19:21 +0000 by Robert Hillard
As many of us prepare to go on leave over the Christmas/New Year period we’re cleaning-up our email and perhaps grumbling about the avalanche of electronic messages! I was reminded of a post I wrote in 2010 when I defended … Continue reading
A prediction for the mobile era
Published: Sun, 25 Nov 2012 03:23:11 +0000 by Robert Hillard
Since the dawn of the personal computer, the hardware industry has relied on a cycle of obsolesce of just a few years. Working with their partners in the software community, they created a symbiotic relationship where each operating system and … Continue reading
Can enterprise solutions be built from individual projects?
Published: Fri, 26 Oct 2012 09:51:58 +0000 by Robert Hillard
Imagine an electronics company planning a new tablet or phone and building the business case based on pre-committed orders. Similarly, imagine a utility trying to get residents to sign-up to their electricity plan ahead of the advertising campaign. It just … Continue reading
Digital disruption – short fuse, big bang?
Published: Fri, 21 Sep 2012 03:07:36 +0000 by Robert Hillard
Over the last few months I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with a range of my Deloitte colleagues on a report into the “digital disruption” of business. The result brings together the impacts of digital technologies, with the explosion of … Continue reading
Just 3% smarter isn’t enough
Published: Sun, 26 Aug 2012 00:04:30 +0000 by Robert Hillard
There is a curious phenomenon in IQ tests. Every test is designed to have an average score across the population of 100 but for any given test the average result rises by 3% every decade. This is called the Flynn … Continue reading
Cloud computing should be about new business models
Published: Fri, 27 Jul 2012 10:57:36 +0000 by Robert Hillard
Everyone is talking about cloud computing, but most of the debate misses the point. Cloud computing isn’t really about computers at all, it is about business services which are delivered in new ways. Much of the time it is about … Continue reading
Robert Hillard and his book, Information-Driven Business, have received great coverage in the media.
"The question that any organization needs to ask itself is whether it is using information to create the most dynamic, responsive, and adaptable enterprise possible or is it using information to satisfy the need for power by a privaleged few?"
from Information-Driven Business: How to Manage Data and Information for Maximum Advantage
Managing information has become as vital to a business as managing financial information is to its accounting functions. With information pervading every aspect of your organization—from report ing and marketing to product development and resource allocation—it only makes sense for your business to turn its data into functional knowledge that powers revenues, manages costs, and achieves a consistent level of profitability.
Drawing from techniques that author Robert Hillard has applied in some of the world’s largest companies and government departments, Information-Driven Business reveals how business leaders can more effectively govern, manage, and exploit their company’s most important asset: information.