Business Article Archive

  • Most IT departments are run on ever tighter budgets with fewer resources than we would like. IT managers are rarely provided with good, clear and precise information about business priorities.
  • No banks or shops would stop 6 million potential customers coming through their doors but that is what most organizations do through website design that excludes disabled visitors.
  • With natural disasters in every newspaper, IT directors have a daily reminder that they must have robust backup and recovery measures in place.
  • In a world where hackers, computer viruses and cyber-terrorists are making headlines daily, security has become a priority in all aspects of life, including business. But how does a business become secure?
  • Voice over IP (VoIP) is becoming a pervasive technology as businesses embrace cost savings on calls whilst enjoying advanced communications applications sitting within the network.
  • Computer projects often go wrong, but the contract can be a very useful tool in getting them to go properly.
  • Over the past 40 years various specific anti-discrimination laws have been introduced: disability discrimination, sex discrimination, and so on.
  • Microsoft is not doing too well in defending a case brought in Europe under competition law, although it is early days yet.
  • Jeremy Holt, head of the Computer Law Group of Clark Holt, Commercial Solicitors, provides a practical framework of help for IT directors coming to grips with IT contracts.
  • Service Level Agreements (SLAs) are critical to the computer industry but they are rarely fully understood.

Arabian Computer News

Business analysis: the catalyst for business change
The business analyst is emerging as a force for change, bridging the traditional gap between IT and business, writes Erik Bernsten, Regional Director, Middle East, BCS The Chartered Institute for IT.
Taken from Arabian Computer News (November 2013).