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6 Ways to Keep Your IT Staff Engaged and Enthusiastic

As IT becomes an increasingly integral part of the business world, burnout of IT staff has become a major issue. In a study of 614 HR leaders, 95% said that burnout has hurt employee retention. It’s clear that IT workers are stressed out, and no Twenty-One Pilots song is going to make them feel any better about it. But in her article for Computerworld, Mary K. Pratt gives six ways to keep burnout from wiping …

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6 Tech Trends That Will Change How Leaders View Risk

Risk management used to play a much smaller role in IT. But now the constantly shifting state of initiatives means that risks need to be monitored constantly. As risk management continues to rise in importance, there are emerging trends that will help shape the way business leaders look at risks. In an article for TechRepublic, Alison DeNisco discusses six new trends that will help reshape the way we view risks: The transition to the modern …

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Can You Define Your Organization’s Culture?

A workplace’s culture is one of the main reasons people are attracted to or repulsed by an organization. A lot of organizations seem to have difficulty when it comes to culture, and the missteps can cost them dearly. In an article for CIO.com, Sharon Florentine gives the rundown on how to define your organization’s culture. Cultivating Your Culture The best way to start shaping your culture is to identify and own up to it. If …

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Blockchain: 3 Big Implications for Your Company

Be it with bitcoin or another type of cryptocurrency, the digital age has completely transformed how we buy and sell things. Now blockchain aims to change everything else about how businesses operate digitally. In her article for the Enterprisers Project, Minda Zetlin describes three areas blockchain will affect your company in the future: Cryptocurrency transactions Transactions between organizations Workflow within large organizations Blockchain on the Brain As already noted, cryptocurrency transactions will be greatly affected …

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5 Big Mistakes New Executives Make

Being a new executive in an organization is a precarious position. You have to be perceived as right for the organization, and their investment in you could easily backfire–within the first year and a half, there’s a 50% chance that you will leave an organization. While the reasons behind this are varied, most new hires seal their fate early on in their employment. In an article for Harvard Business Review, Sabina Nawaz describes five things …

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5 Ways to Get Data Analytics Working

Building up your data analytics is tough. The department can take in thousands of pieces of data that range from where products are bought to what’s selling the big bucks. But what are some of the ways that you can get your data analytics up off the ground? In an article for ZDNet, Mark Samuels interviews Andy Day and extracts five tips to make data analytics work for you: Get stuck into organizational change. Look …

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There Is No Room for Bimodal IT in Digital Disruption

Bimodal IT used to be the hot new trend to capitalize on waterfall and agile at the same time. It was deceptively simple: Split your IT in half and have one work in waterfall on the drudge work, the other the fast track with agile. Gartner continues to tout this concept as being one of the most used among CIOs, but in reality the process is feeling a lot older than it is. In an …

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Rebuilding Confidence after IT Failure

IT failure can be a fiasco and is a gut punch to any company. It can all go horribly wrong, terribly quickly. Using his own experience on the topic, Alistair Maughan writes for CIO UK how to manage IT failure. Tackling IT Failure Head-on CIOs and their teams are likely going to bear most of the strain caused by IT failure. This is regardless of their ability to effectively fix the problem with the tools …

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5 Tips to Help CIOs Choose the Right Devices for IT

Gone are the days of laptops running the board rooms for on-the-go professionals. Tablets and device hybrids have jumped into the mix and now CIOs have a choice when it comes to their tech. But what drives the choice between a laptop and a tablet? Have no fear. In an article for ZDNet, Mark Samuels helps explain how to choose which device is best for you: Focus on the service, not the device. Help define …

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7 Common Sense Tips for Approaching IoT

With the Internet of Things (IoT) being a relatively new concept, the focus has been mainly on simply making it work than it being a commercial win. IoT, like the technology that fuels it, is still finding its ways into businesses, but have now reached enough companies for some basic principles to arise. In an article for InformationWeek, Allen Proithis explores what some would consider “common sense” approaches to IoT: Define the business problem. Make …

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