Return on investment reporting in the digital era

I am sure you will agree that Google has changed the way we live, communicate, advertise, sell, and interact daily. Have you ever imagined life without Google? Google Analytics is the go-to tool for insight into a brand or company’s digital footprint, and the reporting of activity related thereto. Life without Google and Google Analytics would be … Continue reading “Return on investment reporting in the digital era”

Fast and Smart

We live in a mobile age, and with numerous studies showing the growth of the Mobile industry, we can be pretty sure this won’t be changing any time soon. Recent statistics show that 60% of all users visiting top sites on the internet are doing so from their mobile devices, and according to a number … Continue reading “Fast and Smart”

Uber Knows You More

I have always been fascinated by how certain seemingly simple concepts have the capacity to morph into much larger and overtly sustainable ideas, and possibly go on from there to form global multibillion organizations or entities. Consider Uber. Hailing a cab in New York city in my experience has never been a very difficult task, … Continue reading “Uber Knows You More”

Don’t Call Me Shirley

Sometime in 2015 (yes, that recently!) I received an email from one of my banks. I have been and remain a client since 2001 when I worked for a brief time with the institution. To the point of the email – it was a misplaced call to escape the job market by taking a course … Continue reading “Don’t Call Me Shirley”

Performance enhancements on Mobile Top-up app

Our client’s mobile Top-up and billing app that’s used by 3 million+ users encountered periodic performance issues, users were unable to view their balances and Top-up. Our team had to identify the issue and provide a plan on how the issue will be resolved.  Key Objectives Create a task team to troubleshoot the problem Identify … Continue reading “Performance enhancements on Mobile Top-up app”

What is the future of virtual reality (VR) in the workplace?

Virtual reality (VR) is here and one can’t help wonder how it will impact our daily lives at work in the near future. Will we be able to sit at home while joining a virtual meeting room and interact with our colleagues as if we were sitting right next to each other? Will VR be … Continue reading “What is the future of virtual reality (VR) in the workplace?”

Preparing for Generation Z’s in the workplace

Likely the most educated, socialised and technology aware generation yet, is about to enter the workplace. The oldest member of Generation Z, or also known as Gen Z or iGen – will be 20 years old this year. What have experts and researchers been able to observe and predict for this emerging generation that would … Continue reading “Preparing for Generation Z’s in the workplace”

Flexible Working – the argument for

Flexible Work Practices (FWPs) redefine where, when and how employees get work done. In addition, talent, jobs and the workplace become perceived in novel and unique ways. Rather than face-time or hours spent in the office, output and results become more important. In essence, therefore, productivity is of apex-importance rather than “presenteeism”. Flexible working includes … Continue reading “Flexible Working – the argument for”

Lessons I learnt from Ragnar Lothbrok – Part 1

I did not start binge watching with Netflix, but Netflix has surely become a regular pastime for me, regrettably. I have never been one to watch an episode and wait a whole week for the next episode – where’s the fun in that? So I’d rather skip the spoilers and wait until I could watch a … Continue reading “Lessons I learnt from Ragnar Lothbrok – Part 1”

To RAC or not to RAC

My database career pretty much started in 1998 with an internship at a software consulting firm where I spent late nights with my manager working on partitioning a SCO Unix server as part of a disaster recovery effort for a bank that had lost the database server earlier in the day. Needless to say, the … Continue reading “To RAC or not to RAC”

Apps are moving your cheese

How Apple changed the landscape forever It started many years ago with Apple’s foray into the world of digital devices and entertainment. I remember with much fun my Sony Walkman – this cassette (another artifact from the years of yore) player that was considered handy at that time and the one option for mobile music, … Continue reading “Apps are moving your cheese”