NZ ICT Predictions 2015: Success hinges on transition to become a technology focused organisation
Thu Mar 19th 2015
The future success in many industries today will be about how well organisations can embrace the transition to becoming technology/digital focused in the new marketplace, reports IDC in itsNew Zealand ICT Predictions 2015 report.
This shifting focus will enable successful companies to innovate and adopt many of the disruptive technologies emerging, to give themselves new areas of competitive advantage in areas such as customer service, innovation and cost management.
At the same time, the third platform technologies (cloud, mobility, big data and social ) can enhance productivity and efficiency but also create disruption in some areas of the market.
"This pace of change creates new ways of doing things that could quickly leave models that do not evolve fast enough stranded high and dry," the report states.
Understanding your organisation's level of third platform maturity on five key areas – intent, technology, people, process, and data – is likely to be the first place to start, says IDC.
Once this assessment is completed, it will be much easier to identify the gaps to outperform peers and competitors who have not done so.
This will also help you identify the right IT partners that fit with your level of maturity and have the capabilities to take your organisation to the next level.
The new partnerships
The report points out CIOs will increasingly need to work with line of business (LOB) leaders.
This year, more LOB managers, in particular the CMO, will get further involved in ICT related spending, whether or not the CIO supports this activity.
LOB managers will increasingly have ICT investment as a direct component of their departmental budgets, driven by a desire to control and enhance their own projects in customer facing environments, the report states.
Their increasing familiarity and the ease of use of third platform technologies will see them continue to use big data, social and mobile in particular to develop improved customer intimacy.
Missing the chance to gain vital feedback on your culture?
Tue Jun 30th 2015
Exit interviews are critical. How often do you get the chance to gain honest feedback on your company culture? Too often we talk to companies that have a â€˜revolving doorâ€™ with high staff turnover, exit interviews can help this (or regular performance appraisals, but thatâ€™s another subject!).
5 Tips for Leading Your MultiGenerational Workforce to Success
Tue May 05th 2015
Research shows that in 2015, the millennial generation â€” people between 18 and 34 years of age â€” will become the largest generation in the modern workforce, even bigger than the baby boomer generation. This finding highlights how the overall generational makeup of the workforce changes each year as boomers retire and more millennials enter the workforce.
CIO100 2015: Who are the biggest ICT users in New Zealand?
Thu Mar 19th 2015
The annual report on the top ICT using organisations in New Zealand will be presented at breakfast forums on March 24 (Auckland) and on March 25 (Wellington). CIO speakers include Carl Powell of Fletcher Building and Victor Vaeâ€™au of the NZ Defence Force.