Blog tagged as Leadership

Matt Koopmans named in 150 Top Global Cloud Thought Leaders of 2021

Aurelian Groups own Matt Koopmans has been listed as one of the 150 top global cloud thought leaders of 2021 by Whizlabs. "I am truly honoured to be listed among such distinguished people in our industry - It is another sign that our innovative and pragmatic approach to digital business is maki...

Matt Koopmans
23.04.21 09:47 AM - Comment(s)
Digital business in every stage of the business life-cycle

Is your business ready for a Digital Business? Is it bad if you are not? Is it for every business, no matter the size or stage in the life-cycle? And is a digital business the same for every business? The answers are yes, no, yes, and no... Clear? No? Well, then I invite you to read on....

Matt Koopmans
08.03.21 08:46 AM - Comment(s)
Don't tell me to keep safe in 2021! (change our language to become successful again)

When we lead in 2021, it is tradition to do a round-up of the year past. 2020 was a year that does not deserve such accolade. You are reading this article - great, you made it through. Let's leave it at that. I'd rather focus on the year ahead. And in particular, what we can do to make it succes...

Matt Koopmans
30.12.20 09:43 AM - Comment(s)
Service as a service - why it is the only sensible model for Cloud Applications

Have you ever rented a car, and then went to the shop and got yourself a new car stereo, fancy alloy wheels, and a new coat of paint? Most likely you wouldn't consider such a thing. You would not even put the rental car through the car-wash. Topping up the fuel, but that is about as far...

Matt Koopmans
02.11.20 12:49 PM - Comment(s)
Value versus optics - considerations in selecting your digital business platform

Pay attention next time you drive: there are those that switch on the fog-lights (no, I am not referring to the day-time running lights) during a clear day or evening. Why? Somehow it generates the perception that it makes their German luxury sedan or SUV faster or distinctively more "sporty...

Matt Koopmans
17.08.20 06:25 PM - Comment(s)
The sub-optimisation of perfection paradox

"The Perfect CRM" - or "The Perfect Tool to manage Agile Delivery" - how much are you willing to spend for "perfection"? It turns out, you'll have to budget much more than initially intended. Read on...

The perception of perfection

What is perfect anyway? Is it what the c...

Matt Koopmans
07.08.20 10:25 AM - Comment(s)
What is a Digital Business?

With COVID-19 causing many businesses to lock their offices and have their employees work from home, there is a renewed interest in a "digital business" - so that people could be productive from everywhere - or anywhere. But is that really all a digital business is? A shared cloud storage,...

Matt Koopmans
27.07.20 04:39 PM - Comment(s)
What is success? Success management expedited or exposed?

If any role has become prevalent in the last five years, it is the "Customer Success Manager" at Business Application vendors. The premise is that successful customers buy more software - simple, clear, and difficult to dispute. But customer success has many dimensions - short, mid, and lo...

Matt Koopmans
06.07.20 04:05 PM - Comment(s)
Digital Transformation - who transforms the transformers?

The last decade was filled with the term: Digital Transformation. The "Cloud" was going to bring the "fourth industrial revolution". There certainly have been some changes in the last decade, but a revolution? - Far from it. A much larger and faster transformation occurred during...

Matt Koopmans
23.06.20 09:43 AM - Comment(s)
When the curve flattens - a post Covid-19 world from an Australian SME perspective

Australia is often referred to as "The Lucky Country" - blessed with beautiful scenery, natural wonders, areas with great soil for agriculture, and resources. Many resources. But luck does not give you the edge, the edge is gained by understanding the advantages and using these to compete....

Matt Koopmans
27.04.20 12:15 PM - Comment(s)