Monthly Archives: September 2014

Does your IT department embrace new technology and new business opportunities?

There is a lot of hidden potential regarding what role your CIO and IT department could take about how to create value for the business. The last year we have seen remarkable development of key technology and solutions that really change the game plan for your business. Big data and analytics, Mobile solutions, eCRM and eSCM, Internet of things, User Interactions and Social media. We are all living in a rapidly changing world where we as users have drastically changed our behavior and mindsets regarding how to embrace technology and share information. We are online everywhere and always, we order things from China in the same way as we earlier did with the familiar local e-stores and we use social media for education and competence development.

With all this knowledge and experiences from using technology in your private life it is a waste not using this for reshape and rethink your business. Too many IS/IT strategies are still focusing on supporting internal operations instead of thinking about being the catalyst for embrace new technologies for creating new business for the future. In many cases companies lack arenas where long term business development meet technology evaluation.

We think that the CIO together with their business has to adress this white spot, imagine all new scenarios for digital business and create an environment where they encourage future business development as a teamwork between business and IT roles. To make this happen, the CIO must show leadership and insight helping their organizations change their mindset to what’s possible when combining Business and Technology to go digital.

Do you agree or disagree? Discuss with Lars Axell @LarsAxell & Jonas Schlyter @JonasSchlyter

Are doctors and nurses ready for Internet of Things?

The Healthcare industry will be heavily affected by the Internet Of Things revolution that begin to raise. The question is How to Get Ready? The linked article below points out some of the challenges that are ahead for the Healthcare industry. Many of them could be grouped around subjects as Leadership, Change management and Culture for Innovation. We could see the well known resistance for using new technology, finding new ways of working, interact with both patient in an new way as well as interact with technology in a way that has not been possible before. The whole Internet of Things world give us possibilities in a proactive manner to work with healthcare prevention. Doctors and nurses in the future could use data from wearables and me as human being could be monitored and advised automatically when something happens that affect my health.

How should doctors and nurses cope with this in the near future? How should their IT department react regarding Internet of Things?, How should this knowledge influence the development of new treatment and be used as a natural tool for increase the care keeping in the future? As usual, this is not only about technology evolution and innovation, its about also about leadership and boldness to try to challenge old way of doing things. Not invented here or we are not doin like that here is to often heard (
You find the article I refer to above here: