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Welcome to February edition of the BPIR Newsletter. sharing with you best practices, improvement tools, and events.
|Best Practice Events|
EFQM assessor training, Dubai – UAE, 10 – 12 Feb., Organiser: Dubai Quality group (DQG).
The Art & Science of Good Planning, Christchurch, New Zealand, 13 Feb., Organiser: NZ Business Excellence Foundation (NZBEF).
Best practices in process management, Ottawa – Canada, 18 Feb., Organiser: Excellence Canada.
Business Excellence Winners Sharing Conference, Singapore, 10 Mar., Organiser: SPRING
Benchmarking for Excellence, Singapore 26 – 27 Mar., Organiser: Center for Organisational Excellence Research (COER).
Government Performance and Benchmarking Summit, Dubai – UAE, 19 – 23 Apr., Organiser: IQPC
Government Performance and Benchmarking Summit, Muscat – Oman, 26 – 30 Apr., Organiser: IQPC
** Also see BPIR Events Calendar **
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|Featured Events: Government Performance and Benchmarking Summit|
The Government Performance and Benchmarking Summit will take place 19-23 April 2015 in Dubai and 26-30 April 2015 in Muscat, Oman. Speakers include Robby Thommy, Managing Director, of Al Jazeera International Catering LLC’s who won the 3rd International Best Practice Competition with a best practice titled ‘SPEARS Methodology for Employee Empowerment and Inculcating Excellence’. Watch the video of the winning best practice.
The Summit has a fantastic line up of speakers all ready to share their knowledge, practical examples and lessons learned, to improve current practices and procedures to enhance organisational performance and promote forward thinking government.
The Summit includes COER’s Two-Day TRADE Best Practice Benchmarking Certification Course – providing a fast-track for innovation and best practices plus benchmarking certification at Level 1. All 2014 finalists of the GBN’s Global Benchmarking Award were users of the TRADE Best Practice Benchmarking Methodology.
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|Featured Case Study: Cloud computing enables collaboration with partners|
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Cloud computing enables collaboration with partners
Dignity Health (DH) needed to collaborate more extensively with its business partners and to rapidly provide new services to its physicians and patients. Although it was possible to provide these resources internally the services of cloud computing partner offered the advantages of quick deployment, additional skilled staff, and the use of operating expenses versus capital outlay for the provision of additional infrastructure and servers. For competitive reasons DH’s partners also preferred collaborative data to be housed at neutral sites, which also created fewer legal and compliance challenges. The cloud computing platform not only enabled data to be readily available to partners and physicians it also facilitated the use of various types of device to access it. It was envisaged that cloud services would continue to grow, but it was unlikely the existing legacy systems would ever be incorporated in the cloud. ……..read more case studies.
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