Summary: With 2018 approaching, let’s take a look back at the most popular articles published on this blog over the last year. Learn about dashboard tips, digital transformation, ways to maximize data value, and much more.
As we say goodbye to 2017, let’s take a look back at the last year. Over the last 12 months, we’ve explored topics surrounding a few common themes: Business data, emerging technologies, and IT challenges. Specifically, how can you get the most out of your data, use technology to your advantage, and overcome common IT challenges? We’ve looked at ways to:
- Create dashboards that executives love,
- maximize your data’s value,
- prepare for digital transformation,
- protect your business against “Shadow IT”,
- and much more.
In case you missed any of them, lets take a look back at some of the most popular articles. As determined by readers of this blog, here are 13 of the most popular posts published on this blog over the last year. I hope you find them interesting:
Part 1: 5 questions to ask before starting a digital transformation process
Part 2: 5 (more) questions to ask before starting a digital transformation project
Digital transformation–the reinvention of an organization through the use of digital technology to improve performance–is a priority for many businesses these days. However, it’s a complex task. Many businesses dive in without truly understanding the process. In these articles, we explore 10 important questions to ask before you start.
Part 1: 5 big challenges facing CIOs and IT leaders in 2018
Part 2: 5 (more) big challenges facing CIOs and IT leaders in 2018
As business technology goes through a fundamental shift, the role of the CIO is changing. In the coming years, CIOs will face new challenges and take on new roles. The most successful CIOs are those that recognize and adapt to these changes. In these articles, we explore 10 such challenges that CIOs must face in the near future.
Part 1: 7 reasons why end users bypass the IT department
Part 2: 5 (more) reasons why end users bypass the IT department
“Shadow IT” is a term used to describe IT solutions and systems created and applied inside companies without their authorization. How can you control the rise of Shadow IT in your business? You must first understand why it happens. Why do users feel the need to circumvent IT in the first place? In these articles, we explore a few reasons why it happens and share some tips to help you control Shadow IT.
How to build a dashboard that your executives will love
Businesses have access to more data than ever before. But, is this data actually helping business leaders make more informed decisions? In many cases, the answer is “No.” Why? Far too few businesses actually capitalize on their data. In this article, you’ll learn how effective dashboards will help you capitalize on your data, as well as tips for building dashboards that executives will love.
Part 1: 5 technologies that CIOs can’t ignore in 2017/2018
Part 2: 5 (more) technologies that CIOs can’t ignore in 2017/2018
As technology evolves, it plays an increasingly important role on the business world. More than ever, the modern CIO must stay ahead of the ever-changing technology curve, and understand how new technologies might affect their business. What technologies could have the biggest impact on the business world in the coming year? In this 2-part article, we explore a few technologies that the modern CIO cannot afford to ignore.
5 tips to maximize the value of your business data
We’re in the middle of a data explosion. The modern business has access to more data than ever before, and it’s only growing. However, not every business knows how to use this data to its fullest potential. In this article, we explore a few ways to get more value out of your data.
Part 1: The Digital Transformation Checklist
Part 2: The Digital Transformation Checklist
Digital transformation is a hot topic for many businesses these days. However, it’s a complex task. Many don’t know where to start, or what steps they must take in the process. In these articles, we explore 10 points to include in your digital transformation checklist.
What are the “true costs” of Business Intelligence?
While implementing Business Intelligence can drive revenue and save money, some businesses overlook many of the deployment and ownership costs of BI. Besides the cost of software, they don’t anticipate the fees that crop up during some BI implementations. In this article, we explore some of the “true costs” of Business Intelligence.
So there you have it. These are the 13 of the most popular articles from this blog over the past year, as determined by readers. Thank you once again for taking the time to read this blog over the past year. I hope you’ve found the articles helpful. As always, feel free to reach out and let me know if there are any topics you would like to see me cover on this blog.