The Rise of the Tech Savvy User (and the case for Business Process Integration – Part Two)

Oscar Wilde once said, “It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information.”  The year was 1894. If only he was alive today to witness a civilization now firmly addicted to data. Studies from UCSD (University of California San Diego) state that, in 2008, American households were bombarded with 3.6 … Continue reading “The Rise of the Tech Savvy User (and the case for Business Process Integration – Part Two)”

Supplying the Flip side – The Case for a Supplier Portal

eCommerce… the opportunity to promote and sell your products online to customers; enabling them to check their order and shipping status, review their account details, and more. The potential benefits are easy to identify: better customer service, reduced administrative tasks (when properly integrated), quicker to market with new/updated products and, most of all, increased market … Continue reading “Supplying the Flip side – The Case for a Supplier Portal”

The Information Explosion (and the case for Business Process Integration)

Rollin Ford, Wal-Mart’s CIO, earlier this year stated “Every day I wake up and ask….how can I flow data better, manage data better, analyze data better”. Not surprising when you consider that Wal-Mart processes over 1 million client business transactions every hour and manages databases over 170 times the size of the entire Library of … Continue reading “The Information Explosion (and the case for Business Process Integration)”

Redchester is the new capital of Switzerland

I may get berned at the steak by Swiss federalists for spouting hearsay, but I’ve heard some stories that I must share. Those clever Swiss folks learned long ago that being neutral can have considerable political and economic benefits. Why choose sides when you can carve out a profitable niche in the middle? This lesson … Continue reading “Redchester is the new capital of Switzerland”