The role of the CIO has changed significantly over recent years, evolving from network operator and general FAQ answer-provider to business brain and strategist. Regionally, the change has been driven by the next wave of Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) technologies, which promised to unleash innovation and productivity in the enterprise by delivering better employee and…

Most companies are shooting themselves in the foot in the “war for talent”. We discovered a serious misalignment between the priorities of employers and those of sought-after talents while researching our forthcoming book, ‘Disrupt Your Career: How to Navigate Uncharted Career Transitions and Thrive‘. A study from Right Management shows that organisations that provide career development…

Trends like digitalization change the way IT is operated, managed, and delivered. It offers tremendous opportunities, but only for those businesses willing to act. According to a recent Gartner study, “Digitalization is no longer a sideshow – it has moved to center stage and is changing the whole game.” While the technology landscape is changing,…

Late on June 27, the New York Times reported that a number of Ukrainian banks and Ukrenergo, the Ukrainian state power distributor, had been affected by unidentified malware, which caused significant operational disruption. Multiple security vendors and independent researchers subsequently identified the malware as a wormable ransomware variant with functional and technical similarities to Petya….

Renewable energy presents new windows of opportunity in terms on public-private partnerships, investment models and innovations in finance and business models. Firms and local communities can be both energy users and producers if net-metering or feed-in-tariff is applied for solar and wind energy. Cities and rural communities can manage their own energy as a cooperative…

The term ‘inbound marketing’ was coined in 2005 to describe the internet assisted marketing movement away from broadcasting brand messaging towards enticing visitors to a website for more information. It began just after the dot-com bubble burst in 2000 and is based on information sharing, user-centered design, and collaboration. Today, inbound marketing isn’t just a buzzword; it’s…