IT Best Practices

Use Open Data to Benefit Your Business

With innovation and digitization taking the forefront across all domains, many enterprises are willing to promote the concept of ‘open data’ to accelerate ideation and business growth. In this regard, even the top management of companies is looking for ways and suggestions to offer their data on an open platform. In this article at CIO, UK, Thomas Macaulay shares how the C-suite professionals can leverage open data to scale up their business. Open to the …

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Tips on Using Agile Project Management

Every IT organization is focused towards the speedy delivery of products and services to its customers. The best possible solution available to ensure the same is the implementation of agile framework in the software development process. In this article at CIO UK, Thomas Macaulay presents some tips shared by some leading CIOs on how they have effectively used an agile methodology to scale up their business. Why Agile? Agile has gained much prominence in the …

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The Wonders of Time Management

In every domain, the skill of time management comes with experience and knowledge. You might think that you are overstressed with work at times. However, it is always essential to know if you are spending your time on the right things. Only then you can become more efficient at managing time. In this article at Harvard Business Review, Dorie Clark talks about how she gained some great insights on time management and got some inspiration …

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Driving Digital Transformation with New Project Portfolio Management Techniques

As a leader, you must be aware of project portfolio management and how you can utilize it to deliver outcomes within time limits and economically. The traditional approach was more about delivering quantity than quality and focused more on risk management and benefits realization. Moreover, it was ill-equipped to figure out optimal benefits from IT portfolios other than cost savings. So, a PPM was not that functional. However, new techniques were added which involved the …

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8 GDPR Facts Leaders Should Know About

European Union claims General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as the most significant rule on data privacy implemented in 20 years. Companies must secure personal information under this mandate. Service providers and information security agents should be aware of the rules and regulations. However, IT leaders must understand how GDPR changes the IT and business landscape. In this article at the Enterprisers Project, Stephanie Overby briefs about the 8 key facts that leaders should be aware …

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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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Why Your Enterprise Needs Business Process Management

Before there was digital transformation, there was business process management (BPM). And digital transformation is only making BPM more powerful, in that BPM is not relegated to being used for only highly repeatable processes anymore. In an article at IT Business Edge, Mike Vizard discusses how and why to use BPM. BPM at the Next Level Vizard shares this about the value of BPM: … providers of BPM platforms have been making the software they …

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How to Cultivate Gratitude, Compassion, and Pride on Your Team

It takes so little effort to be nice and appreciative, so when people feel like they are not receiving enough gratitude, resentment builds fast. However, when compassion and decency are felt, it can dramatically improve productivity. In an article for Harvard Business Review, Dave DeSteno discusses how to cultivate gratitude, compassion, and pride and why it is important. Grateful to Be Grateful Here is how DeSteno discusses the value of these traits: … research has …

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6 Reasons Why Networking Is Important

The majority of people view networking as a hassle, but just like eating your vegetables, it is good for you. How good is it though? In a post at A Girl’s Guide to Project Management, Elizabeth Harrin spells out six benefits that make it worth the hassle: Networking is spotting opportunities. Networking builds relationships. Networking is expected. Networking is good for your projects. Networking can further your career. Networking is a virtuous cycle. Necessary Networking …

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What Is the Dark Web, and Is It Safe to Visit?

The “dark web” sounds really ominous, and it kind of is. It is all the places that search engines like Google do not reach. And it requires Tor, a browser that “routes your web page requests through a series of proxy servers operated by thousands of volunteers around the globe, rendering your IP address unidentifiable and untraceable.” In an article at CSO magazine, Darren Guccione describes what it is actually like to use the dark …

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