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Offshore Application Development

Offshore application development is becoming increasingly important for the overall industry of global IT. Development of offshore applications and systems is steadily gaining acceptance and credibility within many US and European enterprises as a cost-effective, and superior quality alternative to more traditional development options. Offshore topics are creating more and more headlines around the world. Media and political rhetoric have…

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Data Analytics – Alignment of analytics to guide company insight

According to an article in InfoWorld, the definition of data analytics is the collection of information for the specific goal of creating actionable insights for business. Data analytics allow companies to process information in a real-time manner and make decisions accordingly. Companies should align data analytics to provide concrete guidance when making decisions, meaning that business managers need to find…

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BYOD Bring your own device – IT security and intellectual property protection

If the way that you took notes in school was with a pencil and paper, things have changed a lot since then. The newest trend in many schools is “Bring Your Own Device” BYOD, which means that students provide their own laptop, tablet or smartphone for use at school. The BYOD trend is expanding to the business world as well.…

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How to Align Your Marketing Strategy with Pinterest

The website Pinterest has a variety of pictures on the main page of the website, from an image of a ketchup bottle as a pancake dispenser to a picture of a teacup. All of this may make you wonder how Pinterest can fit into your business marketing strategy. However, with statistics like an increase of over 2,700 percent in unique visitors to…

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Green IT

Green technology and that of green IT are the new popular trends that are happening around businesses and homes worldwide. The concept of being environmentally friendly is not a new one; however, using it to align strategies within a home or business in regards to being friendly to the environment itself is new. While there isn’t a definitive definition for…

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Balanced ScoreCard

What is a balanced scorecard? And how can it help align your business? In any organization, the ability to align the company vision to that of their services, their employees, and their profits is a difficult balancing act. Every company is different and every person within that company is also different, having different thoughts and ideas when it comes to…

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IT Project Governance

When a business is engaged in a project, whether it be design or an implementation of something, alignment of the decisions being made throughout is important. Important and aligned decision-making can easily affect the outcome of the project positively or negatively. This is where IT project governance comes in; project governance is the managing framework in which project decisions are…

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Systems Thinking

What is systems thinking? How can it provide a helpful hand in the alignment of your business or organization? To understand the concept of systems thinking (and that of systems theory and systems analysis), you need to know what a system is. Most people are familiar with different types of systems – a monetary system for example or even an…

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Theory of Constraints

The prospect of change is scary for nearly anyone and that is where the theory of constraints comes in. Change can either have good or bad consequences, and in some cases, the only way to see the benefits or disadvantages is to go with the change. In the business world, change can be scary and trying, especially now when consumers…

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Continuous Improvement

Your organization is always reinventing; it changes in order to meet current customer demand of services and or products. Is your organization’s ability to keep aligned with the newest emerging technology part of it’s strategy? How often does technology meet with various business units to discuss continuous improvement of technology to attain strategic goals. Continuous improvement is the act of…

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