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Training

How is the alignment of your organization’s training program? What is the training really worth to your employees? Some companies train too much, while others train too little. Determining the level and quality of training to offer your employees is an important decision, impacting not only employee morale and productivity, but also retention. The training industry is becoming a big…

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Business Analysis

Business analysis is the practice of identifying the needs within a business along with certain solutions to various business problems.  The solutions often include developing some sort of new system component but they may also consist of improving some process or another, reorganizing the structures, changing the strategies, or developing new policies.  The person who usually carries out the analysis…

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Innovation

Many companies lack innovative ideas. They may be relatively good at what they do and they may even make mild improvements in those areas, but while they are doing that, they miss major breakthroughs and new concepts that could really change the company’s landscape for the long term. Alignment to the customer is key to unlocking innovation and when organizations…

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Skype

Skype is an internet based technology that allows people to talk to one another face to face over their computers at no cost.  It can save businesses money and allow employees to talk to one another across the nation.  Never has it been so simple to talk with people in another location, even in another country.  The software is simple,…

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LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional online network.  There are over 120 million members on the site, which continues to rapidly grow.  LinkedIn connects people to their trusted contacts, business associates, friends, and family members.  It can help people exchange knowledge and ideas, create opportunities, and broaden a person’s network of professionals. What alignment exists between the users profile and…

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Workforce Restructuring

Many organizations determine that they need to reduce their workforce or restructure the organization as a whole.  This can be caused by many different things such as the closing of a location, a reduction in income, the rise in costs or many other reasons. This restructuring is the single biggest cause of misalignment in an organization. Restructuring- What to Consider …

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Six Sigma

When you see the term, “six sigma”, what do you think of? If you are unfamiliar with the term, you might think it’s a new video game or government outfit thought up by the military. In truth, Six Sigma is a term used for the measure of quality of a product by a company. Within the business world, Six Sigma…

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IT Asset Management

There are many things involved with the management of an Information Technology department, among them that of IT asset management. In the business world, asset management is the practice of being able to support the life cycle management of an organization. This cycle usually includes bringing together the financial, contractual, and inventory functions that work within an organization and thus…

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SDLC Agile Model

When conducting testing within an IT department, often times employees with go through a process known as the SDLC or the software development life cycle. This cycle is basically the steps and procedures that are taken when a new piece of software is implemented, tested, or even created in the environment of an Information Technology department. Considered a subset of…

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ISO Standards

The International Organization of Standardization, also known as the ISO, is a non-profit organization that helps to standardize several technical policies for businesses, governments, and society as a whole. The group mostly does standardization in terms of technology, such as wireless technology, however they have also done other standards, such as mathematics, health care, and the environment. The ISO currently…

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