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The Difference Between Time and Attendance and Time Billing Software

There are many time accounting packages on the market. Your business can leverage these software packages with vertical industry offerings to provide function and features unique to your business and market. Before you get serious about the search for software, there is one aspect of these systems

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Microsoft releases Office 2016

The worldwide release of Microsoft’s Office 2016 productivity software is underway… Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said the company is focused on reinventing productivity and business processes for the mobile-first, cloud-first world. “These latest innovations take another big step forward in transforming Office from a familiar set of

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Man, machine and the productivity story

Technology has increased productivity and emancipated humankind from day-to day tasks, enabling automation over drudgery, hasn’t it? As the march of the machine continues into the digital age Chris Bell explores economist Robert Solow’s famous quip that you can see the computer age everywhere but in the productivity statistics…

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When Time Tracking by Spreadsheet is No Longer Good Enough

If you have a small to medium sized organization and you need to track your employee time, you probably started simply enough. Using a spreadsheet method to list each employee, every project or client and the associated hours worked. At some point you will find it is

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The why, what and how of business agility

Fifty years ago, running a company was much more predictable, with less competition and customers content to buy based on what you had on offer. But things have changed, writes Nat Tanner, and so should you… In the digital age, new companies regularly emerge from nowhere and

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Five tech trends to watch in 2016

Rapid growth in information volume and complexity is putting data centres under pressure, accentuated by customer behaviour changes driven by mobile and social trends, writes Arron Patterson… This is forcing businesses to rethink how they store and manage information. At the same time, there’s a need to

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C-Suite soup: Win with actions, not titles

Every function, discipline and sub-discipline aspires to be in the C-Suite, says Owen McCall. But it is outcomes and not titles that count… While a C-Suite title may sound cool and make you feel good, having a title or position is not the same thing as being

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Watch for these six business continuity gaps that can cost you

With an abundance of factors that can disrupt operations, effective business continuity strategies are challenging… Business continuity encompasses three core elements: resilience in how business functions and infrastructure are designed, recovery to restore systems that fail, and contingency to cope with incidents and disasters that occur. Stuart

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Why You Need Time Management Software in Your Professional Services Firm

At the inception of your professional services firm you may find it easy to track and dedicate your resources and staff to optimize your team and satisfy your clients. But as your client base grows and your team gets larger, your time management needs change. Whether you

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Shadow IT seduces CFOs

The lure of cloud computing for CMOs is well understood and has seen more of the IT budget head to that department – now it’s the CFO’s turn… Delays and “chaos” in the planning cycle is driving chief financial officers to seek alternatives to the trusty spreadsheet,

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