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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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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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Strategic Planning

Why should an organization concentrate on aligning strategic plans? Often, organizations are preoccupied with the immediate issues they face – new business guidelines, a new employee, new piece of equipment or software – as such, they strugle to align with the objectives. Aligning their strategic plan helps a business maintain the overall big picture and can help them plan for…

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Knowledge Management

What is your business’s key person loss contingency plan? Many companies find themselves in trouble when a certain employee retires, quits, or leaves the company for some reason or another.  This is because that particular employee knew things about the organization that no one else knew.  When they left, the company no longer had that knowledge available and the person…

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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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