Ensure your workforce can keep up with new ways of work

New technologies for today’s workforce provides ample opportunity for organisations and their employees to streamline operations and enhance productivity, enabling chief information officers to grow the bottom line. It is imperative that, in order to achieve this, employees are also invested in to maximise the potential – and minimise the risks – of these technologies. […]

Put data to work across your organisation

In most organisations, people are talking about digital transformation. A lot. They hire consultants. They sit through endless PowerPoint presentations. They talk some more. But at the end of the day, many companies still don’t really know how to go about it. That’s a pity. Actually, scratch that. It’s a potential catastrophe. We live in […]

Effective tech requires skills diversity

At a time when developing technology skills for a digital world have become a priority, companies will do well not to limit their focus on acquiring computer science and programming talent but also expand into other, more diverse fields. As technology evolves, it is increasingly important to maintain the human link to it. Conversations need […]

Information is nothing without ethical action

For as long as I’ve been reporting on the geospatial sector, the value of geospatial intelligence has essentially been described in terms of planning and monitoring efficiencies and cost savings. This has been the case whether you talked about real-time deformation monitoring, remote sensing, building information management or anything in between. More recently, there has […]

Urban agenda calls for new skills and technology

In light of the 9th World Urban Forum, attention turns to implementation of the New Urban Agenda. After the frenzy of Habitat 3 (the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development), PwC highlighted that implementing the commitments made in Quito will require new skills and partnerships than the ones that created it. This now feels […]

Above all, be an information professional

Information has long driven business processes and the construction industry is finally realising the value of data and data in large quantities, specifically digital data. Although BIM is not a new concept, it is gaining traction. BIM, of course, doesn’t come without its problems such as file interoperability, data management, sharing and permissions – and […]