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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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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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Business and Technology Convergence

Technology is an integral part of everyday life and with the exploding development of mobile technologies, like Smartphone’s and tablets, our lives can effortlessly be planned and carried out through the use of various apps. In the past organizations used to delay until certain technologies reached the right audience saturation before adding it to their strategy but current trends dictate…

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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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Virtualization

Virtualization is likely the most used solution in the IT world.  In fact, it has started a large overhaul of the computer industry as a whole.  IT specialists are beginning to grow in their awareness of the advantages that can be gained with virtualization technology.  Those advantages include heightened resources in a scare economy, better ability to compete and many…

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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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