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  • Evaluation - are we getting value from IT?
  • Strategy - where are we headed and what are our priorities?
  • Capability - how can we make sure that IT delivers?
  • Engagement - How can IT and the business engage more closely?
Seeing what isn’t there – strategy, insight & a quirky poem

Seeing what isn’t there – strategy, insight & a quirky poem

Sometimes it’s the things that aren’t there that create the insight, rather than the things that are. This week I was working with a client who is refreshing their business strategy. They’ve developed their vision, product, price and marketing strategies.  They’ve also spent a lot of time understanding consumer behaviour and trends. But they don’t seem to haveContinue Reading

6 lame excuses (+1 valid) for not investing in enterprise social tools

6 lame excuses (+1 valid) for not investing in enterprise social tools

Are you skeptical about the benefit of using social media internally in your enterprise? I find that many IT and business people are not convinced – despite the fact that enterprise social network software (also called social business) has been available for several years now and success stories are well publicised.  Here are some ofContinue Reading

Six ways IT leaders can develop Strategic Thinking

Six ways IT leaders can develop Strategic Thinking

Over coffee this week I didn’t expect my friend would express doubts about his ability to handle his new job. After all he had just been appointed CIO of a major company, stepping up to the role after many years in IT Operations. He is now reporting directly to the CEO and one of theContinue Reading

Fame and fortune: what happens when IT lifts its game

Fame and fortune: what happens when IT lifts its game

This case study is a beauty – it’s not often that we get to see the full impact of our transformational work as management consultants.  The full extent of our client’s success hit home as he rang to tell me of his appointment as Group IT Director. His new title reflects a well-deserved step-up in status and makes itContinue Reading

Six IT engagement strategies you haven’t thought of before

Six IT engagement strategies you haven’t thought of before

Many organisations regard IT as something separate, a world unto itself and one that is out-of-step with the rest of the business. We’ve explored why this gulf has developed in an earlier article, so how can you fix this? How can you strengthen business and IT engagement? Six different IT engagement strategies There are many ways to strengthen IT-business engagement,Continue Reading

Season’s Greetings – now off to the beach

To our fantastic clients and friends… all the very best for the festive season and for 2014. The team at FurleyDigital are very grateful for your support throughout 2013 and look forward to working together next year. Now we’re off to the beach … back mid-January. PS - for those of you who don’t recognise it,Continue Reading

What the America’s Cup drama shows us about scoreboards & KPIs

What the America’s Cup drama shows us about scoreboards & KPIs

In a series of yacht races that most Kiwis still shudder to think about, Emirates Team New Zealand were only one win away from taking the 2013 America’s Cup in the first to nine series. They had eight wins, seven more than their arch-rival Oracle Team USA.  Success seemed like a sure thing for under-dog Team NewContinue Reading

6 great reasons to deploy an Enterprise Social Network

6 great reasons to deploy an Enterprise Social Network

Are you skeptical about the benefit of using social networks internally in your organisation? I find that many IT and business people are not convinced – despite the fact that enterprise social network software (also called social business software) has been available for several years now.   I suspect that this is because people doContinue Reading

Do you have what it takes to be Chief Digital Officer?

Do you have what it takes to be Chief Digital Officer?

Smart use of social media and digital technology has become so vital for business success that leading organisations are now appointing Chief Digital Officers (CDOs) to their executive teams. These CDOs are charged with transforming the digital “cacophony” of disconnected, inconsistent, and sometimes incompatible activities into a “symphony” of new products and processes that engageContinue Reading