Gartner 3.  Intangibles Now Drive More Productivity Than Tangibles - Perhaps via

article imageI recently read Capitalism without Capital which I thought was a great book. Here is my review. It turns out that I have read a number of research papers and books over the last few years on the same kind of thread: how intangibles are becoming more valuable to organizations than tangibles are when it comes to driving productivity and growth. - by Andrew White

BearingPoint 4.  How to boost Europe’s digital economy

article imageWhen historians try to make sense of our era, one word help sum things up – digital. Society and the economy are changing rapidly as digital technology is changing traditional business models and upending entire industries.

Hitachi Consulting Europe 5.  Project management ninjas thrive here

article imageWhen you think about the compelling article written in this recent CIO Magazine article, one can’t help but recognize the plight of many failed IT projects is due to poor project oversight. Calling out the fact of “administration is not management “ is all too accurate. Project managers in today’s world need to be able to step outside of their comfort zone.

PA Consulting Group 6.  Higher education’s goal is to benefit society

article imageKeith Burnett is absolutely right that our university system is in a mess, but less so in suggesting that “no one knows what to do about it” (“British universities face a crisis of over-ambitious expansion”, August 1).The root of the problem is not increased participation, but the apparent acceptance that higher education is all about the money, both for students and providers.

ThoughtWorks 8.  Four goals of agile documentation: Part two

article imageThis is the second article in a two-part series looking at agile documentation. Read Part One here. In this article, I’ll touch on the probably most frequently asked question with regards to documentation: How do you keep it up to date?

ThoughtWorks 10.  Four goals of Agile documentation: Part one

article image“Working software over comprehensive documentation” is one of the Agile Manifesto’s four value statements. You may well be one of those people who believe that documentation is a waste of effort because it’s outdated as soon as it’s created. You might believe that your code is self-documenting or that UML diagrams belong in the 90s. But it’s a mistake to think there’s no value in documentation.

ThoughtWorks 11.  Fertile data: why building quality into your process is important

article imageWhen it comes to data quality, most technologists are familiar with the adage “Garbage in, garbage out”; and yet today, most organisations appear to be content with wallowing in junk. Just 3% of organisations examined by Harvard Business Review had data that met basic quality standards.

Vodat International 12.  5 network threats facing retail - and how to fight them

article imageDigital networks are now the backbone of every retail operation. But they are also a very attractive target for cyber criminals. Paul Leybourne of Vodat International examines the key cyber security threats facing retailers – and how they can better protect their businesses.

Forbes 13.  7 Tips To Design Winning Digital Transformation Strategies

article imageDigital transformation remains a hot topic. However, transformation efforts are meeting with mixed results. Over 60 percent of companies Lopez Research surveyed strongly agreeing with the statement "Our digital transformation efforts are moving slower than expected." Successful digital transformation efforts require a company to operate its business effectively while simultaneously navigating people, process and technology changes.

Deloitte 16.  Agile evolution starting with teams, scaling across programs/portfolio, and now for the enterprise

article imageMany years have passed since Agile has become a household name globally in IT. Large organisations which previously worked in very traditional ways have now been on the journey to achieve Agility for many years. This journey has typically commenced at the grass roots in software development teams, and then has scaled up to multiple teams using agile to run large programs.

KPMG 19.  What’s your organisation doing about conduct from the top?

article imageIt has long been recognised that a critical principle of good governance and compliance is the implementation, promotion and communication of the right tone at the top. It is the fundamental groundwork in setting a company’s culture and is arguably the most important principle in the prevention and detection of bribery and unethical conduct.