How to Choose the Right Collaboration Tool

A few years ago, Gartner research found that some 80% of investments in collaboration technology failed to deliver the results expected of it. But we also know that collaboration is essential to good business. In fact, in a recent editorial, strategy+business highlighted clarity and collaboration as the key determinants of organizational effectiveness.

The editorial says research has shown that effective collaboration can do wonders for everything from productivity to loyalty, whilst also reducing the churn rate associated with disaffected employees.

So how do you choose what collaboration tool is best for your organization?

It’s over a decade since enterprise 2.0 emerged. The market has grown considerably, and is now worth tens of billions […]

By | 2018-05-18T11:00:52+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Tags: , |

APIs and Collaboration

Connectivity between systems naturally produces economic efficiencies. When you can tap into data from a range of different platforms and generate new insights, you create opportunities to improve productivity and convenience for business and customers alike.

For most businesses pursuing an innovation agenda, such efficiencies can be realised through the use of APIs, or application program interfaces, that enable calls to and from a data source without compromising the underlying system holding that data. As a method of communication, an API can be used to provide value for users who are less interested in a data archive, and more interested in context-specific information. It is a mechanism that can protect both the end user and the data custodian.

Let’s take a look at the many potential […]

By | 2018-05-14T15:56:14+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Tags: , |

The future of Collaboration with AI

Some of my favourite scenes from the film Iron Man are the ones that showcase the relationship Tony Stark has with Jarvis. Jarvis is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system that has unlimited access to and control of resources, devices and programs. Jarvis uses his own will to aid Tony with whatever he needs in the movie. Jarvis does all sort of things, from talking about the weather and answering the door to advising Tony in battles. It’s really cool!

While Jarvis is fictional, we are lucky enough to live in a world today that’s not far off from the one portrayed in Iron Man—where people and machines are working together more than ever.

Artificial intelligence has advanced in leaps and bounds such that investments from venture […]

By | 2018-05-04T14:31:50+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Tags: , , |
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