The Shift from IT to Citizen Development

In the past, the role of IT was purely focused on the effective and efficient use of machines. But, this attitude is dying with time. A recent survey by Salesforce.com describes the current state where IT has a new vision that talks about business innovation and project pace. In this article at ZDNet.com, Vala Afshar tells us why the traditional role of IT has disappeared, and a new development approach is emerging. The Catch Despite …

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How Can Your Business Benefit from the Lean Process?

Competitive advantage has taken a new meaning in businesses today. Most of the business leaders try to focus more on the outcome rather than the approach. They believe in adding a ‘wow’ factor to their products to win over customers without considering the approach necessary to achieve that. This might result in a big-time failure. In this article at the Tech Republic, Alison DeNisco Rayome explains the insights shared by Chris Howard, CIO of Slingshot …

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How to Benefit from The Technology Wave?

The deluge of emerging technologies existing in the financial services domain makes it a difficult choice for companies to choose from. Considering the high value of investment firms need to make, they always prefer to choose technologies that could deliver real-time business benefits. Therefore, to be on top of the game, it is essential that you make the right technology choice. In this article at Forrester.com, Oliwia Berdak shares some major findings from the 2018 …

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How to Protect Your Business from Cyber Attacks?

In this digital age, cyber thefts are a reason to worry for most of the organizations. The increasing use of new emerging technologies like IoT and blockchain have made the existing security networks more vulnerable to cybercrime. A recent report by CIO 100 reflects that about 50 percent of organizations faced security breaches in 2017 and 82 percent of firms are likely to increase their spend on the cybersecurity front. In this article at CIO …

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How to Ace the Role of a Project Portfolio Manager

To take up a project portfolio management role, you need to stand out in the crowd by dint of your skills and eagerness. There are several different project management roles out there and they follow different management approaches. However, all these roles demand some common qualities from an aspirant. In this article at Wrike Blog, Brianna Hansen points out the skills of a portfolio project manager. Understanding the Role and Its Responsibilities All project managers …

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Why Leaders Are Focusing on Attention Management

Leaders always equate employee productivity with time. However, time cannot be held back, nor can it be rewound once those minutes pass. So, leaders nowadays are focusing on attention management. Dr. Rick Goodman shares this new concept with you on his blog, Dr. Rick Goodman’s Blog. What Is Attention Management and How Different Is It from Time Management? Attention management is making sure that you are giving attention to the critical tasks rather than spending …

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3 Tips to Bring Revenue Focus to IT Successfully

A recent Harvey Nash survey reveals that 64 percent of CIOs were asked by CEOs to lead IT in making money rather than saving it. To make this possible, an organization must reevaluate itself in terms of corporate culture, infrastructure, employment, etc. Abbie Lundberg asked 15 CIOs about revenue strategies. Out of these CIOs, Lundberg had a panel discussion with 3 IT leaders at Red Hat’s Open Innovation Labs. In this article at the Enterprisers …

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5 Steps to Prevent GDPR Data Risks

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is already a hit in terms of new events or change. Data leaders are aware of this term by now as they are the ones that get to deal with it sooner or later. After the establishment of the Code of Fair Information Practices in 1973, GDPR is being claimed to be making the biggest impact on privacy regulation. In this article at CIO, Rohan Light discusses the SLAs you …

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How to Keep Your Service Desk Motivated?

Imagine the monotonous job of a service desk executive enslaved to a telephone and computer. Moreover, there are number irked users who are not happy with their IT services, filing complaints and constantly following-up on the actions taken by the service providers. It is inevitable to feel exhausted at some point. Still, the service desk executives continue multitasking. In this article at Service Desk & IT Support Show (SITS), James West highlights some facts regarding …

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How Can Project Managers Handle a Tough Team Member?

Dealing with a new project does not always opens new avenues for the project managers. It also brings new challenges to them. These challenges may arise in the form of inadequate information, limited resources, or sometimes, inefficient team members. A successful project manager is the one who conquers all these emerging challenges and delivers the much-anticipated results to the stakeholders. In this article at Project Bliss, Leigh Espy suggests how the project managers can make …

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