Changing Digital Landscape in NZ

By Evan Miller, Analytics Consultant on 17 December 2015

The changing digital landscape in New Zealand

The digital revolution is fundamentally changing how we operate both socially and commercially. Recent increases in mobile internet connectivity for the average New Zealander has spurred on the shift from a producer centric marketplace, to something much more customer focused.

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How to use analytics to drive successful transformation

By Ben Copsey, Managing Consultant on 17 November 2015

At the recent Wellington Analytics Forum I had the pleasure of making some opening remarks on behalf of Optimation as the event sponsor. The topic was Analytics in Government and featured James Mansell as the keynote speaker. If you're not familiar with James, you can get an insight into his approach by taking a look at this rather excellent piece of work for the Productivity Commission. 

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Top 5 benefits of outsourcing (including some you may not have considered)

By Optimation on 24 August 2015

By now, we’re all familiar with the argument that by identifying non-essential services like software development and support, you can make your first steps towards outsourcing IT solutions and IT services. By outsourcing your IT services you can look to reduce costs and improve efficiencies.

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Should strategy or technology drive transformation?

By Paula Smith on 21 July 2015

When companies first started talking about the cloud revolution and the third platform, the conversation changed from 'technology enabling transformation' to 'technology driving transformation'. But who is right? Do you start with a strategy or with a technology?

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5 tips for developing an ontology

By Annabel Snow, Consultant on 28 May 2015

While information professionals have been designing file plans and thesauri for decades, chances are ontology development will be a new endeavour, created in a digital paradigm to deal primarily with digital content. Before grabbing a tool and collecting every word ever written, here are some key points to think about when developing an ontology: 

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How ontology based search can drive information management

By Annabel Snow, Consultant on 21 May 2015

I wrote in my last blog about why I think a search-driven environment is the way forward for businesses and the wider realm of information management. By moving to a folderless environment we are encouraging a search based system of storage and information management rather than static navigation paths that limit the visibility of connections between knowledge sets. Folderless structures encourage businesses and their employees to think more laterally about the information they’re storing and sharing. One way to support this evolution is through the use of an ontology.

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Why search-driven information management is worth investing in

By Annabel Snow on 13 May 2015

IT solutions come in all shapes and sizes but when you mention ‘folderless content management system’ you’re going to send shivers up a few spines. The familiar structure of folder based storage and navigation mimics the trusty paper based storage systems of years gone past. But we can’t ignore the catchcry of ‘I can never find where my colleagues have saved things’, ‘There is so much junk saved in my team’s folders’, ‘I save things locally because the folder structure is out of date’.

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A look at Information Management in the Digital Age

By Paula Smith, Practice Lead, Information Management on 12 March 2015

Last week the Optimation team headed to Sydney for OpenText’s annual “Innovation Tour”.  In case you missed it we’ve compiled a summary for you, but you can also search twitter for #OTInnovate.

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How to align your IT strategy and business strategy more closely

By Helen Mills on 2 March 2015

Our latest case study outlines the review process and methodology we undertook to align a client's IT Strategy more closely with their business strategy.

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It’s time to bring in the little Elephant (Hadoop) into your Data Eco systems – Part 2

By Anoop Abraham on 11 November 2014

In an earlier blog I outlined several reasons for adopting Hadoop into the Data eco-system. In this post I'll try to demonstrate an approach for bringing Hadoop into the data environment, and outline 8 elements to consider before embarking on this journey.

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