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The challenges of Information Intangibility

As IT Professionals, we often remind ourselves that “It should be all about the Information, not the Technology”.  Which is ironic, given that we’re inevitably ‘IT professionals‘ rather than ‘Information Professionals’.  But how do ‘Information Professionals’ cope with the challenges of Information Intangibility? The (in)Tangibility of Technology As an excuse, it’s been really challenging to maintain […]

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How’s your Business Transformation going?

How’s business transformation going for you? I’ll hazard a guess: not well! Statistically that’s likely a good guess because so few transformation initiatives deliver. Under 20% of organisations have achieved their digital potential. You’ve read this far, so I’m also going to guess that you want to find a better way. Why we Invented LINQ […]

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What if you could define and measure Business Transformation?

Why Business Transformation is Difficult What does Business Transformation look like?  Furthermore, what does the journey to a transformed business look like?  How do you measure success; how do you know you ‘got there’? These questions are fundamental yet incredibly challenging to answer in business terms.  As a result, the journey to Business Transformation is […]

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Information Waste and Compliance Efficiency

Why does your organisation use Information?  There are two reasons:  supporting your core business and compliance.  How do you differentiate between these different purposes?  How do you measure not just compliance but compliance efficiency? First let’s quickly step back and set the Information Flow context for this discussion.  LINQ is an Information Flow Modelling platform.  […]

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Would eliminating Information Waste change your Business?

What’s Information Waste? How much is Information Waste costing your business?  It might help to first define Information Waste:  Information waste: resources that are being applied to low-value activities These examples will help to illustrate that definition: Information Supply Chains that support no Business Outcome– “we process this information because that’s what we’ve always done” […]

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LINQ – An Infonomics platform

We’ve been reading Doug Laney’s new book Infonomics.  You should too!  It’s available on Amazon here.  Doug is a vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner’s Chief Data Officer practice. He knows what he’s talking about when it comes to understanding the value of information. Doug lays down a challenge to organisations large and small: […]

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LINQ – a Transformation System of Record

The Need for a Transformation System of Record What’s your organisation’s Transformation System of Record? I bet you can list your ‘now’ systems (HR, Business Intelligence, Asset Management, Financial etc) and your ‘change’ systems (Project Management, Business Process Modelling, Enterprise Architect, etc).  You also probably have some ideas about the future (Internet of Things, Big […]

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LINQ: The Business of Information Flow

Information Flow matters to your business. If you don’t believe me, here’s a challenge. Ask these questions about your organisation: How does it use Information? How do decisions about Digitisation get made? What’s the most valuable Information Asset? Only a few organisations are in the information business. These information-centric entities sell information as their primary […]

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