Alex Meehan

Alex Meehan

The measured athlete

The measured athlete

Technology can tell us more than ever before about the performance of professional and amateur athletes. Alex Meehan meets an Irish company driving innovation in the sector, and asks what the tech can do for you

Are you driving enough value from your data?

Are you driving enough value from your data?

In late 2019, there’s an argument that all companies in Ireland are digital businesses whether they think of themselves that way or not, because what they all have in common is they generate data.

ERP: More than the sum of its parts

ERP: More than the sum of its parts

Artificial intelligence, big data and business analytics are all affecting the current generation of ERP systems, and there’s more change to come.

Robots are coming to help, not to take your job

Robots are coming to help, not to take your job

While there is a fear around bots replicating the work of people, Alex Meehan reports on the upside to increased automation

The Attention Economy

The Attention Economy

Think you’re the master of your own destiny when it comes to your activities online? Think again. An entire industry exists purely to capture and hold your attention, writes Alex Meehan

Backing up is the way forward

Backing up is the way forward

As the variety and volume of data generated by businesses continues to grow, efficient back-up and storage is ever more important, as is knowing how to dispose of hardware safely when it reaches the end of its life. Alex Meehan reports

Man versus machine

Man versus machine

Artificial intelligence is evolving from streamlining routine tasks to enabling marketing, sales and workplace automation. Has its day finally come? Alex Meehan reports

Efficiency is always fashionable

Efficiency is always fashionable

The need to get more out of existing technology is driving increased interest in infrastructure optimisation, but what is at stake and what can be gained by rethinking the way a company organises its technology?

Stand and deliver

Stand and deliver

With the cost of ransomware predicted to hit $11.5 billion around the world in 2019, according to Cybersecurity Ventures, now is the time to ask if there’s more you could be doing to protect your company from this threat?

Connectivity greases the wheels of all business

Connectivity greases the wheels of all business

With more and more companies depending on broadband connections to do business, the quality of connections can become an issue. Alex Meehan reports

User experience is everything in mobility

User experience is everything in mobility

With a growing number of organisations going ‘mobile first’ in their IT activities, enterprise mobility is a trend that’s here to stay. In fact, many would say it’s the ‘new normal’. Alex Meehan reports

Is managed ICT cresting a wave?

Is managed ICT cresting a wave?

Outsourcing the IT function isn’t a particularly new idea but cloud facilitation is driving a new wave of adoption, leading some market observers to think that critical mass has been achieved, writes Alex Meehan

Next generation ERP making inroads with SMEs

Next generation ERP making inroads with SMEs

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) lies at the heart of how many companies do business, but deeper integration and mobile functionality are increasingly changing the way it works. Alex Meehan reports

If you don’t need it, don’t ask for it

If you don’t need it, don’t ask for it

Although many organisations prepared well for GDPR long before it came into effect, many others seem to have taken a wait-and-see approach. Alex Meehan reports

When asking IT for help just makes sense

When asking IT for help just makes sense

It takes all kinds of resources to run a business in 2018, but you wouldn’t dream of trying to generate your own electricity or dispose of your own waste, so why worry about managing your own IT, asks Alex Meehan