Business Article Archive

  • John O’Brien, Chief Content Officer, AXELOS Global Best Practice, discusses how ITSM professionals are being tasked with a wider remit to support the success of their businesses.
  • IoT is not just about connected devices; it is about data. And it will be those businesses that find the right way to harness, analyse and monetise that data that will be the real winners in the IoT race.
  • A special issue of Interacting With Computers - the Interdisciplinary Journal of Human-Computer Interaction - turns the spotlight on the ethical questions and considerations that practitioners face as they work towards best practice. Martin Cooper AMBCS reports.
  • Andy Smith FBCS CEng CITP, a member of the BCS Security Community of Expertise, reflects on the work SCoE is doing to shape our understanding of life online and also to inform government policy in the online sphere.
  • Few organisations have been as obsessively portrayed in book and film as MI6, and official acknowledgement of its existence was only made in 1994. Have you ever thought about a career with the intelligence services?
  • The link between increased business performance and inclusivity is hard to deny. But to feel the benefits, organisations need to make diversity part of their DNA, writes Martin Cooper AMBCS.
  • Pete Jones, a partner at nlighten, shares some personal experiences concerning the introduction of agile methods into companies. He hopes that they will help you to maximise value and minimise pain related to your agile change.
  • Melanie Calver, Project Manager, Prosperity Technology, drills down to the ‘nuts and bolts’ of project management, and reveals why things really go wrong on so many different projects.
  • If an organisation wants to manage change effectively, Debra Paul and Lynda Girvan explain, it must invest in and support the business analysis function.
  • Lucy Ireland, Deputy CEO at BCS Learning & Development, looks at how focusing on the problem rather than rushing to solutions can ameliorate project underachievement, and shows how a business analyst can help.

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).