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July 21, 2009 – Mark Foster
2. I have spoken to many organizations from mining, to real estate development, to non-profits, to both large and small government and they all have one thing in common. This economic downturn has provided the opportunity to measure the impact that the tidal bore of technology has had in recent years. And now, in these quietest of moments, they are weighing their operations against the ever increasing mass of information created to run things. The most cost effective, most up-to-date method of keeping on top of business reaches back to simplified collaborated systems. Technology in business has been sorely based on a plethora of software packages and finding an effective means to once again integrate the departments within an organization is on the agenda.
3 It’s still down to the power (and implementation) of information folks! Say what you like about the automotive industry when the dust settles it will be a better run industry – you know we all know it. Why because the focus has left prudent management in recent years. They/we have to manage whist trimming the fatty paunch gained over the last couple of decades. Excess is out – replaced by keen edged dedication to function.
4. Despite the drilled-down, cross-drilled access of information, a Dashboard View across many different sectors/facets of business and the projects within them, are a necessity and easy to operate. It’s one thing to have all the information at your fingertips but you don’t want to spend the bulk of your day sifting through it nor learning new software. Try a condensed one page view of all operations. Much more effective.
5. Take heed, as this recent slump – brought to us by the makers of fine mortgage products – is fleeting and the best you can do is retool for the future. That said please drop me a line if you would like to expand on any of these points or if you have questions.