AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) is intelligence exhibited by machines. In computer science, the field of AI research defines itself as the study of “intelligent agents“: any device that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of success at some goal.[1] Colloquially, the term “artificial intelligence” is applied when a machine mimics “cognitive” functions that humans associate with other human minds, … Read more

Knowledge Management (KM)

Knowledge Management describes the function of Knowing what you know and profiting from it. Malhorta Implementing knowledge management thus has several dimensions including:  Strategy: Knowledge management strategy must be dependent on corporate strategy. The objective is to manage, share, and create relevant knowledge assets that will help meet tactical and strategic requirements. Organisational Culture: The organisational culture influences the … Read more

BI

BI is the information a business collects about itself.  It is normally used to measure and report on the performance of the business in every key area  with the aim of helping the business to avoid risks, recognise and grasp opportunities and improve performance.   The “Explained series” is planned to build into a trustworthy … Read more

Big Data

Big data is a term for data sets that are so large or complex that traditional data processing application software is inadequate to deal with them. Challenges include capture, storage, analysis, data curation, search, sharing, transfer, visualisation, querying, updating and information privacy. Software vendors, eager to sell you their wars have re-classified it describe ” All the data your business produces” and the claim … Read more

The first rule of trotter racing is to put the cart behind the horse, or is it?

Last week I helped my old friend to hire a CTO. You possibly know that I’m not a recruiter or even inclined towards that role, but I was engaged to make sure that the new person was up to the job technically with a critical business change programme in the offing. What an unusual experience. … Read more

Amateur Excel wizards-the simplicity, scale and incredible consequences of their errors

Nobody imagines they can copy a bit of code off the internet and write the next messenger app, or heart monitor, but frequently people, whose position and professional standing suggests they ought to know more, make a hasty edit to an excel sheet in between meetings with extraordinary consequences. * An accountant omitted a single … Read more