Many talk about the interesting trends in economies driven by consumerism – with the rise of consumer spending on domestic products and services, fueled by growing population and higher wage earners across many of world’s growth markets.
Couple this with the rise of Connected Consumers – those living a digital lifestyle who expect to be able to run their lives through a smart phone and will quickly (and publicly) comment on the value of your brand when you fail to support them in doing so. Suddenly we find ourselves in an age where the Connected Consumer is King.
There is one question I get asked more than any other: Should I invest in best-of-breed products or an integrated portfolio?
Technology essentially provides the building blocks on which we can build solutions to deliver value to the business. Each of the individual building blocks needs to meet the design brief. However, key to project success is the ability for those building blocks to work together. So how do you choose?
“Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future”
~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy ~
Business Analytics is not just about increasing revenue and decreasing profit, it’s also about making the world a better place. Today, I’m writing about the “business” of giving our most valuable resources a better start to life.
Flick switch up. Light goes on. Flick switch down. Light goes off. Flick switch up. Light goes on….and so it continues. This is how my four year old influences the energy market, completely unaware of the growing list of companies competing to charge me for the energy she is so eagerly consuming.
Since the 1980s, Governments throughout the world have embarked on the process of deregulating all- or part- of their energy networks in an effort to improve the quality and service of energy delivered to consumers, and provide transparency of power pricing. I’ve worked with customers that operate throughout the electricity supply chain – Generators, Distributors & Retailers – but none interest me more so than those termed “Gen-tailers”, that is, companies that both generate electricity and sell it to the consumer.