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Stories by Jennifer Lonoff Schiff

9 Common BI Software Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

By Jennifer Lonoff Schiff | 13 August, 2014 05:40

According to Gartner, business Intelligence and analytics will remain a top focus for CIOs through 2017, with companies spending millions on traditional BI software, cloud BI services and now mobile apps and even social BI. However, as the type and number of BI solutions has grown, so too has the possibility of failure, of picking the wrong business intelligence software for your business problem or problems or of having end users not understand or properly use the solution.

9 Tips for Selecting and Implementing an ERP System

By Jennifer Lonoff Schiff | 30 July, 2014 23:40

Deploying an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is an expensive proposition, not just in terms of licensing dollars (SLA) and maintenance, but in terms of dedicated resources and time. And yet all too often, organizations, dazzled by vendor promises and hype -- Deploy our ERP software and your manufacturing business will instantly run smoother and increase profits! -- fail to come up with a viable long-term (or even short-term) roadmap.

9 Signs It's Time to Update Your Website and How to Fix It

By Jennifer Lonoff Schiff | 23 July, 2014 05:35

Let's face it, no one likes having to constantly update or tweak their website -- or having to totally redesign it every year. It can be time-consuming and expensive. But if online sales have been slipping, and even if they haven't (yet), it behooves businesses to periodically and objectively evaluate their Web or ecommerce sites -- and make the necessary fixes.

6 Ways to Anticipate, Deliver and Measure Customer Satisfaction

By Jennifer Lonoff Schiff | 16 July, 2014 06:53

In today's super social world, where customers will let you and everyone else know if they are not happy with your product or service, it is more important than ever to keep customers happy. While making sure customers receive the product or service they ordered on time and as promised is an excellent start, savvy businesses know they often need to go above and beyond on-time shipping if they want to keep customers coming back for more.

12 Tips to Help College Grads Land Their First IT Job

By Jennifer Lonoff Schiff | 10 July, 2014 00:06

According to research conducted by labor market analytics and consulting firm Burning Glass , the future is looking bright, or brighter, for college students majoring in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) -- especially if they are looking to go into healthcare, IT or engineering & advanced manufacturing. Indeed, according to Burning Glass's findings, STEM graduates have access to twice as many entry-level jobs as non-STEM graduates -- and the pay is better too, $66,123 compared to $52,299.

12 Tips to Help College Grads Land Their First IT Job

By Jennifer Lonoff Schiff | 24 June, 2014 01:02

Technology and HR pros, as well as IT recruiters, share their advice on how recent graduates and those still in college can best position themselves for a technology career.

6 Top Ecommerce Platforms for Do-It-Yourself Small Businesses

By Jennifer Lonoff Schiff | 16 June, 2014 23:10

Ecommerce business owners cast their votes for the shopping carts and ecommerce platforms that are most tailored to the do-it-yourselfer -- no design or Web development team required.

10 Tips for Creating a Successful Google AdWords Campaign

By Jennifer Lonoff Schiff | 04 June, 2014 01:14

You don't have to spend a lot to get a lot. Google AdWords users and experts share hands-on advice on how you can improve the ROI on your AdWords campaigns.

9 Ways to Improve Your Company's CRM System

By Jennifer Lonoff Schiff | 19 May, 2014 23:12

Customer relationship experts share their top tips for managing customer interactions and getting the most out of your CRM software.

8 Expert Online Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

By Jennifer Lonoff Schiff | 09 May, 2014 00:24

Small business digital marketing pros share their top picks regarding the best ways for businesses with big plans but small budgets to market their products or services.

8 Tips to Improve Mobile Collaboration

By Jennifer Lonoff Schiff | 01 May, 2014 04:11

Mobile computing and workplace collaboration experts offer advice on how you can boost communication and productivity among your mobile employees.

7 Ways to Advance Your Project Management Career

By Jennifer Lonoff Schiff | 24 April, 2014 00:38

Project management experts and executive IT recruiters provide tips to project managers on what they can do to give their careers a boost.

Nine things you need to know before you store data in the Cloud

By Jennifer Lonoff Schiff | 17 April, 2014 05:04

The amount of electronic information (e.g., documents, images, emails, videos) organizations produce is staggering. Storing all your digital data in your data center can be expensive. That's why cloud storage -- which often comes at a fraction of the cost of storing the information on-premises -- has become increasingly popular.

14 Tips for Creating Business Videos Customers Will Want to Watch

By Jennifer Lonoff Schiff | 11 April, 2014 05:46

Video marketing and communications experts share their top tips on how to create a business video that will get maximum views and shares -- with no cats involved.

7 Tips for Managing Digital Information Overload

By Jennifer Lonoff Schiff | 27 March, 2014 19:35

Email, social media, texts. Today's business and project managers have more electronic distractions than ever. So how can busy managers successfully navigate the electronic jungle? Organization and productivity experts share their top tips for beating information overload.