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Six reasons why information systems are so important for business today include: 
1. Operational excellence
2. New products, services, and business models
3. Customer and supplier intimacy
4. Improved decision making
5. Competitive advantage
6. Survival

The emergence of a global economy, the transformation of industrial economies, the transformation of the business enterprise, and the emergence of digital firms make information systems essential in business today.

Information system is a foundation for conducting business today. In many businesses, survival and the ability to achieve strategic business goals is difficult without extensive use of information technology. There are six reasons or objectives why businesses use information system:

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In this 'Be Inspired' interview, Paul Bridle speaks to Roger Martin-Fagg, a behavioural economist, about the direction business should go in the next 5-7 years and the importance of innovation.

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The parallels between the game of golf and being in business help us understand where we should focus and what should be important. Golf is a game where the player is largely competing against himself and seeking to improve ways to improve his performance.

In this video, Paul Bridle will look at other important parallels and why this is important to business and the way we approach our business every day. If we approached business in the way a golfer approaches golf, it may make a significant difference to our performance.

 


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During the lifetime of any organisation, it may from time-to-time require the support of an external business advisor, consultant or coach – but what is the difference and how can they help?

There’s a certain amount of confusion in the business community about these three roles.  Ask ten people, and you might get ten different answers.

Here is just one set of definitions for you to consider. 


Business Advisor
Is pretty much hands-off.  They are called in to assess, advice, and counsel on a topic or set of topics.  They provide their recommendations - and then they walk away.  There might be follow-up discussions, but generally the actual implementation of any recommendation is performed by company staff.  Their only hands-on work usually involves writing up their recommendations.

A Business Consultant: Usually performs at least partially as an advisor, offering advice & recommendations - but then they go hands-on to implement their recommendations alone or in concert with company staff; whether it be a new strategy, technology, problem-fix, etc. (more…)


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“People don’t like change” is not only a myth but it distracts us from the real issue.

The truth is, if there was no change, the majority of people would be bored and that in turn would have even more dire consequences. Change is not the issue we think it is.

In this video, Paul Bridle explains why ‘change’ is not really the issue. More importantly, he explores what it is that really bothers people and what that means for a leader. By re-thinking this you will be able to focus on ensuring you as the leader and your followers understand what to expect from each other so that they can better handle change.

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Christian Mutschlechner has more than 30 years experience of working in the meeting industry. He is currently Director of the Vienna Convention Bureau.

With theVienna Convention Bureau living and experiencing a lot of dramatic changes within the sector, adapting the strategy of the organisation has been vital.Trying to be part of the permanent change and influence change wherever possible.

In this Be Inspired Interview Christian explores the importance of responding to and implementing change within the meetings industry.


Learn more about Christian Mutschlechner.


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