COVID-19 has proven to be a real test of firms’ agility and ability to stay operational during this unprecedented lockdown. Thus far, for many firms, the focus has been on business continuity and internal re-organisation – ensuring employees have the tools they need to work from home, access to business information and such. However, now […]

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The lack of effective communication is one of the top complaints from users when organisations implement change. It can be difficult to get right. The business leaders may understand why this change is necessary for the business, but the employees may not. Effective communication should promote the value of the upcoming change – for both […]

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IT projects are often fraught with challenges, both technological/infrastructural and cultural. While the former is eventually resolved, it’s the latter type of challenge that has more far reaching implications. An IT project – regardless of how ‘game-changing’ for the business it promises to be on paper – without user adoption, it’s naught! Here are six […]

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The Ascertus Change Management in Digital Transformation Blog Series1/6  Delivering Project Success to Customers – A Step by Step Approach It’s not good enough to merely implement technology successfully. The real test of success for a system lies in the tangible value it delivers to the business, which in turn depends on the technology’s user […]

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Fundamentally, records management is about information governance, which in turn – given all the regulatory scrutiny that exists today – is key to minimising operational risk. Due to the continuous and exponential growth of data in a variety of formats, a manual approach to records management is likely to be a losing battle. On the […]

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The Ascertus Security Thought Leadership SeriesCyber Security Help is at Hand!In this Ascertus blog series, several cyber security issues have been addressed including insider threat, ransomware, phishing and supply chain risk. Clearly, there’s a human impact emanating from cybercrime, which has been well-articulated in this series too.   The National Cyber Security Centre has formed […]

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Technological advancements have made a profound impact in all aspect of our lives. And as a result, many businesses are pushing forward with their digital agendas. Digitisation has made its way into the legal system, too. The UK government published its policy paper in 2017, setting out how to develop a world-leading digital economy that […]

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Ben Mitchell, VP Global Commercial Operations at DocsCorp, advocates for a ‘glass half empty’ approach to data security and protection. Generally, pessimism is not something I’d encourage. In many of life’s challenges, optimism can make it easier to cope and influence the outcome for the better. And, let’s face it, no one likes the person […]

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Supply chain risk management is not a new concept; but in recent times the issue has come to the fore, primarily driven by cyber security, but also regulatory compliance. Like for many other types of risk (e.g. financial, operational), it’s important for organisations to build in resilience against supply chain risk too, given its the […]

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“We have an adoption problem”. I’ve heard these words many times over the years. What they should really be saying is “we have a critical problem – the entire project is failing!”. System adoption is not the only measure of project success, but it’s one of the most important. Retrospectively resolving a system adoption problem […]

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Effective User Acceptance Testing (UAT) is critical to ensuring that the new software and processes meet the needs, of both the business and individuals. It allows for any issues to be identified and fixed before the system goes live. Problems identified after go-live can have a serious negative impact on the business and user adoption. […]

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Mobile-based apps, telematics and the Internet of Things, among others, are all technological advancements that have delivered great convenience to us as consumers. The in-car information systems serve as excellent tools for communication, vehicle tracking, maintenance and servicing. For the individuals, the connectivity they offer make them exceptional entertainment, mobility and physical security instruments. But […]

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