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  • How blockchain can benefit IT outsourcing providers

    IBM and Bank of Tokyo say they’ve developed a smart contract prototype to manage their IT services engagement on a blockchain. Here’s why IT outsourcing deals may be a low-risk proving ground for multiparty blockchain applications.

    Written by Stephanie Overby15 Oct. 16 00:10
  • ​From the helpdesk to the boardroom – why resilience matters

    Business resilience is an organisation’s ability to quickly adapt to disruptions while maintaining continuous business operation, safeguarding people and assets and maintaining or even building brand equity.

    Written by Samantha Ford09 May 16 15:09
  • 6 tips for re-entering the workforce and competing with millennials

    According to a study from The Hartford, 55 percent of Gen X workers, typically aged 32 to 46, feel their generation is ignored in the workplace, and 70 percent say that millennials, generally aged 18 to 31, are given too much attention.

    Written by Sarah K. White21 July 15 00:35
  • 6 ways to give millennials the mentorship programs they want

    Millennials, now the largest generation in today's workforce, think mentoring is the most effective and most desired type of career development training, according to a November 2014 Virtuali survey. However, millennials generally aren't satisfied with corporate training programs, including mentor opportunities. Companies need to be more creative when structuring formal programs and also encourage their millennials to seek both internal and external mentorships.

    Written by Lauren Brousell17 July 15 00:11
  • CIOs must embrace consumer cloud tools or risk losing control

    CIOs are quickly losing control of the applications and platforms their employees choose to use at work. Personal preferences for cloud-based apps from Google, Box and Slack, among others, have spilled into the workforce at an astonishing rate during the past 18 months. Unsanctioned apps and services can negatively impact workflow, productivity and the general health of a company, but the potential damage can be offset with the right IT mindset, support and flexibility.

    Written by Matt Kapko15 July 15 00:45
  • Why agile skills are more valuable than certifications

    Demand for mission-critical IT projects is increasing as the economy improves, but the supply of resources available to handle those demands isn't keeping pace, according to the recent annual Project and Portfolio Management Landscape survey conducted by Innotas, a cloud portfolio management (PPM) solutions provider.

    Written by Sharon Florentine16 June 15 23:39
  • How to hire for personality and train for skills

    Finding talent with the right skillset for your company is not nearly as difficult as finding the right personality fit. As important as skills and technical know-how are, team chemistry is just as important - if not more so. One mismatch can cause a negative ripple throughout the organization -- or worse, it could negatively impact relationships with customers and, eventually, the bottom line.

    Written by Sharon Florentine05 June 15 00:15
  • How to get started with ITIL

    ITIL is one of the most common frameworks for IT service management. However, questions and misunderstandings abound regarding this set of popular practices. In this article, we'll address the following (and more):

    Written by Matthew Heusser27 May 15 03:59
  • Cisco's Chambers: A retrospective

    You don't become one of the most admired and successful CEOs in Silicon Valley and in all of business by doing many things wrong.

    Written by Jim Duffy07 May 15 04:36
  • Meet a tech industry pioneer who leads by example

    Picture Microsoft's vice president of IT Strategic Enterprise Services and you might imagine a slightly stressed, middle-aged guy in a suit who looks a little like Steve Ballmer.

    Written by Paul Rubens06 May 15 01:38
  • Are you too old to land a new IT job?

    Age really is just a number. If you're keeping current on new technologies and advancement, and show a willingness to keep learning and growing, there's no reason it should be an impediment to your job search.

    Written by Sharon Florentine28 Feb. 14 11:10