Digital technology is hot. Start-ups are flourishing, the data scientist has been declared as “the coolest job of the 21st century,” and coding has established street credibility (even a common requisite across departments outside of IT or web development). Consumers are enjoying a multitude of connected devices and applications, enabling them to become more astute, social, and empowered. Businesses are leveraging technologies such as CRM platforms, project management tools, and collaborative communication applications improve customer engagement, innovation, operation processes, and decision-making. As a result, technology platforms and capabilities to support digital transformation are continuously evolving.
In this age of fast digital transformation, brand-new innovations have opened new possibilities and created difficulties, essentially transforming customer experiences, operating models and our work. So it’s no surprise that organizations of all sizes, especially small and medium-sized companies, are turning to technology to fuel growth and remain competitive. Continue reading →
Productivity is a hot-button issue in the workplace. On one hand, you want to make sure that your employees have all the tools they need to succeed. On the other, you need to be sure that they are using the tools to get their work done and remain as productive as possible. How can you be sure that your employees are staying on-task and focused? It starts by understanding their motivations and their long-term goals.
Let’s run through a quick scenario: your company’s computing infrastructure is infected with ransomware. Fortunately, you have an offsite backup, so you are able to restore your systems without too much trouble, other than the time you’ve lost. As you investigate the root cause, you discover that one of your employees allowed the ransomware in by falling for a phishing email. So, do you fire them?
Productivity is something that either happens or it doesn’t, but it’s important to keep in mind that nobody can work at optimal efficiency at all times. This doesn’t mean you can’t leverage some best practices to make better use of your time, though. Today we’ll examine three general ways to improve your productivity, including examples of how to make them happen.
The hardware that makes up your business’ IT infrastructure can be difficult to manage–particularly if that’s not where your specialty lies. While the first step to having a successful IT strategy is to have the proper hardware, acquiring it can be rather challenging at times, especially if your business doesn’t have an in-house IT department. Sometimes an outsourced approach is the best way to gain the best tech for your goals.