Topic: Tips

The Art of Listening in IT and Why It’s Key for Innovation

In his 2011 TED Talk, communication expert Julian Treasure pointed out that “we are losing our listening.”  In a cacophonous world filled with stimuli, he points out how hard it’s become to actually listen to one another. There is no … Read more…

How To Harness The Cloud For Business Success: Tips From Structure 2014

Cloud cover. That’s the technology forecast at many enterprises. And it’s a good thing, because as more IT resources become cloud-based, businesses see more agility, mobility, cost savings, and competitive advantages. To see the most benefit, however, IT and business … Read more…

Success in Store for Retailers Embracing Technology

Technology is inherent in online retail. From start to finish, online merchants rely on tech and data to make sales — and keep selling. When it comes to brick-and-mortar retail, however, innovation and commerce haven’t always been so connected. But … Read more…

WIRED Conference 2014: How to Rethink Your Business

What do you get when you gather leading technology thinkers, give them a theme — “Rethink” — and ask them to share their thoughts? An insightful montage of ideas for succeeding in the digital economy, of course. Welcome to WIRED … Read more…

Why Creative Crowdsourcing Is Good For Business

You see it every day on your online networks…

A business contact asks for recommendations for an open position. An old college buddy asks for restaurant suggestions in a popular city. A parent at your child’s school asks for summer camp reviews.

There’s a name for this type of request: crowdsourcing. And it’s not limited to people in your social networks. This method of seeking resources from the masses is part of a larger trend — one that enterprises are adopting to drive innovation and boost business. Read more…

Rethinking the CIO: From IT Leader to Business Leader

Forget the old notions of what a CIO should be.

That’s because in today’s technology-reliant business environment, the role of the CIO is evolving. CIOs and aspiring CIOs — thanks to the rise of cloud computing, mobility, Big Data, apps, and other technology — are in prime position to grow their leadership roles and really make a difference in the business.

Two particular areas of opportunity for CIOs are innovation and operations. Let’s take a look at why these areas are so important.
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Top 5 Things To See At Interop Las Vegas

Interop Las Vegas, the annual technology expo and conference featuring informative panels, educational demonstrations, networking opportunities, and a host of speakers, starts today and goes all week.

What’s the latest in apps,infrastructure,mobility,cloud and virtualization, security, and SDN? You can learn that — and more — at the conference.

To help you ensure you get the most out of your time in Vegas, here’s a few experiences you won’t want to miss this year: Read more…

Some Business Applications are Just Not Ready for the Cloud

Come one, come all to the cloud.

That’s been the prevalent refrain in business technology for the past few years — and many companies have made the move.

But even though relying on cloud computing for IT services can and does offer a host of advantages, like agility, mobility, and automation, some businesses might find that some applications are better suited to staying on premises for now.
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