Personalise the desktop to leverage off business intelligence
Jun 5th 2012, 09:27
The sheer volume of data adding pressure to the PC server and the need to gate-keep information in order to prioritise the order of communication defines business intelligence today.
This is the view of Human Resource and people development experts who develop and introduce management solutions to help clients enhance their operations.
As with many concepts within the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector, Business Intelligence has come to represent a great deal more than simply stacking high-tech solutions together to automate systems.
Today BI is a people-driven concept, influenced by the growth of social networks and social media and the convergence of these platforms in commerce.
Workers are accessing information from anywhere at any place, driven by the advent of mobile & wireless solutions. Renewed focus on R &D by manufacturers and vendors mean that devices have become more affordable and have higher capacities. The idea of a mobile professional is now very much established.
Teryl Schroenn, CEO of Accsys, believes BI in the modern workplace means personalising the desktop so that resources, including social networking, is systematically and automatically received and positioned to add value.
“It is about directing resources in such a way so that they make sense, add value and are practical. The way we work today is a lot more sophisticated and the ‘intelligence’ component is in being able to streamline multiple resources in order to make our lives easier. It is about deciding which information is important, which channels have to be followed up and engaged, and which is not considered critical,” says Schroenn.
The way companies and their staff use resources may have changed, impacting on BI, but the original objectives have not.
The goals are still to save time, improve productivity and maximise resources adds Schroenn.
In a connected, virtualised world, time has become an even more precious commodity. There is technology available that allows users to prioritise what is beneficial and what is not – that is the intelligence that is helping businesses to work smarter – and harder.Click here for more information on Accsys
Given South Africa’s level of unemployment, the competition that has escalated in most industries and the need to comply with legislation that now defines modern HR management, the relationship between employees and employers is very much under the spotlight.
Whilst biometric technology, based on fingerprint identification, is considered the most accurate in terms of access control in commerce, HR experts believe facial recognition has captured the attention of decision makers.
In August 2013, South Africa’s HR industry received a much-needed ‘shot in the arm’ and achieved a milestone with the roll out of national HR standards, the culmination of the HR Standards Project initiated in 2012 by the South African Board for People Practices (SABPP).
Accsys, a member of the Business Connexion Group (BCX) and national supplier of people management software and hardware solutions within the HR, payroll and time & attendance space, has been shortlisted as a nominee for a National Business Award in the category Innovation through Technology.
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