My friend Joe always complains about his technology problems. “We just started to look at a Content Management System and our online store software isn’t doing much for our revenue. Just when I think I’ve found the right solution, I find out my IT team can’t support it.” Every company wants to
Every business person has seen, and probably used, a Fish Bone Diagram. It's a proven tool that helps us objectively assess a problem. Last year my team and I created a fish bone in hopes of finding a solution to our Content Management System (CMS) problems. The cause and effect diagram is a visual way to
When was the last time you came up for air? If you can't find, compile and analyze the data you need to make good business decisions, you probably feel like your brain is starved for oxygen and you are drowning in the rocky seas of data overload. That's how I used to feel – until my BI IT consultant threw me a life preserver and pulled me to safety! If your business is like mine, you probably struggle to get accurate business
Remember the days when offshore and outsourcing were two of the worst words you could utter in an IT environment? Some twenty odd years ago, my CTO and IT Director nearly took my head off when I suggested that we consider offshore outsourcing, so that we could focus on our core business.
There are a lot of partnerships! Dance Partners, Tennis Partners. It seems to me that one of the most important partnerships to a business and technology person is the partnership forged between an IT consulting partner and your company.OK, so I was kidding about looking good in jeans, but the rest is really important! If you want to achieve your goals, your partner must provide skill and experience across platforms and
If you think its tough working with a person who is insecure, you should try managing an insecure business! Whether your business is global, regional or local, your business strategy must include a security component and comply with relevant standards, including industry standard information security, data security, application standards and interface standards with mysterious names like ISO, W3C, BobbyAA and eGIF. Your company might also be required to enforce legal compliance standards or comply with government and industry regulations like HIPPA and Sarbanes-Oxley. Wow! That’s a lot of security!
Robert Gallagher said, “Change is inevitable – except from a vending machine”. Clever quote, right? But, change IS inevitable - especially in technology. Technology innovation is more rapid than ever before.So, how do you apply new mobile technologies to support your team members,
Hey, have you heard about Internet Marketing? If not, you are way behind the curve! Internet Marketing combines creative and technical internet tools to integrate advertising and marketing campaigns with social media sites, enterprise web sites, blogs and other internet sites. Internet Marketing combines
There’s a town in India called Ahmedabad. Don’t worry, I’m not going to give you a geography lesson. But, I will tell you that Ahmedabad is in the state of Gujarat. You can look it up on a map. So, why am I talking about Ahmedabad and Gujarat? Because, businesses, managers and IT staff need to know more about this