Tag Archives: Ben Ramdani

Corporate value of ERP systems

Posted on 01. oct, 2010 by .

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(Versión en español más abajo) I had the opportunity to participate last week in the 4th International SCM Symposium and Workshop in Madrid held by IE Business School. Two days of very good presentations about SCM and information technology issues. I – in conjunction with my colleagues Angel Diaz and Bjorn Claes – presented the […]

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Analytics: the beginning of the end of external consultants

Posted on 04. jun, 2010 by .

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(versión en español más abajo) As data is accumulated daily, managers race against time to leverage data and make critical business decisions. This problem of dealing with the exponential increase of data has challenged managers at all levels. To make critical strategic, tactical and operational decisions, managers depend heavily on business reports. These reports are […]

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Enterprise 2.0: Accelerating your Business Model

Posted on 03. may, 2010 by .

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(versión en español más abajo) I have been recently involved in a research project on how Web 2.0 technologies have been used by firm to accelerate their business models. The research is a collaborative effort with Dr Tazeeb Rajwani looking at how firms can leverage Enterprise 2.0 and what implications are executive presented with as […]

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Managing IT Resources to Create Business Value

Posted on 08. mar, 2010 by .

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(Versión en español más abajo) As the global business environment has become more dynamic and complex, competition among companies has accelerated to unprecedented levels even amid tighter budget constrains. IT is today a critical tool in attaining desired levels of growth and competitiveness, often constituting a major portion of an organisation’s capital investment. The irony […]

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How capabilities are related to strategy?

Posted on 09. feb, 2010 by .

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(Versión en español más abajo) The Long Conversation approach argues that the development of organizational capabilities (e.g. technology mastery, workplace practice, talent management … etc) can be better understood through an emergent and diligent learning process.    One question immediately comes to mind:  “Yes, but what capabilities should our corporation be developing?  Are all capabilities equally […]

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Creating Capabilities to Support Sustained Performance

Posted on 25. ene, 2010 by .

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(Versión en español más abajo) In an interview recently published by Management Issues, one of us argued the following: “Many organizations work on the basis of short-term objectives and short-term actions to tackle the challenges they face. This could be good in some contexts but, in the long-term, we think we need to create internal […]

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