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3 Strategies to Manage Change in Digital Transformation

As digital transformation continues to move forward, we see that it will take a great effort from the people to implement them. Companies need to be able to stick the landing here in implementing these new technologies so their business can continue to grow.  However, there is a lack of confidence in how to achieve the vision the organization is striving for. To aid in this, John Rauschenberger gives some strategies at the Enterprisers Project …

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4 Strategies to Engage with Your Business

As CIOs continue to lead the IT world, the implementation of technology has become an increasingly important part of business. Being able to innovate your company and move to the future is an important part of ensuring success in the modern world. To help with this, ZDNet’s Mark Samuels gives four ways to help engage tech with business: Use your experience to bring innovation to the table. Transfer knowledge between functional teams and departments. Bring …

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4 Tips for Continuous Improvement in Corporate Innovation

Generating new and innovative ideas for your company can require work, timing, and dedication. The key is taking a lightning-in-a-bottle idea and converting it into a battery as you look to continuously improve upon those ideas with new ones. In an article from Computerworld, Nicholas Evans gives some insight into how to approach continuous improvement in corporate innovation: Continuously adjust the sights around innovation as customer needs and market conditions dictate. Incorporate new developments in …

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IT Leaders Need to Stop Blaming Others

Pointing fingers is easy to do when it comes to IT professionals. Budgets, infrastructure, and even fellow colleagues aren’t safe when it comes to complaining. But in the grander scheme of things, this behavior inhibits the ability to recognize changes that are completely within an IT leader’s power to change. To combat this, seven-time CIO Mark Settle explains how IT leaders can stop playing the blame game in an article for CIO.com. Pointers to Progress …

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6 Traits to Identify When Hiring Your IT Project Managers

Project managers, as the name implies, are the managers of a project. But ultimately they’re much more than that. They’re leaders who push their projects forward and teams toward growth. In an article for TechRepublic, Moira Alexander covers the six essential traits of a good project manager: Fast learner Conflict resolution skills Exceptional communication Initiative Emotional intelligence Stress management Find the Great Traits A project manager needs to be as adaptable as possible to their …

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Losing Your Decision-Making Bias Is Harder Than You Thought

Bias underscores many of our actions and the actions of businesses in often imperceptible ways. Acknowledging that bias exists is important, but that in itself is not enough to actually reduce its presence. In an article for McKinsey, Tobias Baer, Sven Heiligtag, and Hamid Samandari describe specific processes by which you can “debias” various types of decisions in business. Blind Spots of the Brain The strategies commonly employed to reduce bias in decision-making right now …

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Are You Managing the Company Cloud the Right Way?

Nowadays, instead of having your head in the clouds, it’s your resources. The modern IT team needs to be able to manage their cloud as best they can in order to maximize performance. However, the multitude of cloud services that a company may have can complicate monitoring these services. Enter cloud management software, which monitors the multiple services that a company may have. Utilizing cloud management can help companies with cloud services and overall provide …

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How to Control the App Sprawl

As companies in IT move towards becoming faster and more flexible, a unique problem has occurred. App sprawl has been on the rise as companies look to modernize themselves, but it’s proven to be a difficult problem as many organizations don’t know the full list of apps that are being used by their company. In an article by Samuel Greengard on CIO Insight, we get a plan of attack for how to get the app …

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Are You Coordinating Your Team the Right Way? 3 Strategies

One of the most important ways to ensure the success of a project is to properly design the team that will be completing it. Each team needs to be tailored to the task at hand and should be created with the functionality in mind. In an article for Harvard Business Review, Roger Schwarz states that there are three different types of interdependence that in turn align closely with three different types of coordination: Pooled interdependence …

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Diversity Works but We Don’t Know Why

More and more studies demonstrate a positive correlation between workforce diversity and business results. The challenges with such studies though are that the findings are correlative, not causal, and they typically cannot describe the right ways to become “diverse.” In an article for CIO.com, Paolo Gaudiano addresses these issues and describes what he sees as a more practical approach to diversity. Diverse and Quantitative To be clear, Gaudiano absolutely supports diversity in the workplace; he …

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