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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

How CIOs can practice “compassionate accountability”

“It doesn’t cost any more to be nice.” – My Mother

Blog-post by Joel Dobbs, , Sun, 06/28/2015 - 18:45

I recently had a conversation with a guy I have known for years.  He has become, in middle age, what is known in the business as a “serial CIO.”  These are CIOs who quickly move from job to job, frequently for the wrong reasons.  I hear from him several times a year.  Right now he is, as is frequently the case, out of a job.  In fact, he has landed and lost three CIO positions over the past five years.  He has now been unemployed for over a year and is finding that his past has rapidly caught up with him.

Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Big Data

Big Data and Analytics: What It Means To Your Business

Blog-post by Drew Carter, Thu, 06/25/2015 - 20:20

Big Data and Analytics: two of the most talked about and least understood topics facing the modern CIO. Their mere mention immediately brings to mind many questions.

CIO Leadership, Security

3 Lessons for business people regarding Information Security

As experts what lessons would you add to my list?

Blog-post by Myles Suer, Wed, 06/24/2015 - 21:08

When I talk to business people these days about Information Security, they say that they are really worried about their enterprise getting hacked. One CFO at major business said to me, “this is a whole new direction for those of us finance. But recent hacks have scared us and have been to many respects watershed events for us in finance. The fact is we need to be able to trust the network and that the right people are accessing it”.

Technology, Security

Endpoint Security Lessons from the IRS Breach

Blog-post by Dan Ross, Wed, 06/24/2015 - 17:33

In the latest national security breach, identity thieves breached the IRS and gained access to the financial information of over 100,000 taxpayers. The cyber criminals also tried to gain access to 100,000 more taxpayer accounts, but were unsuccessful in their attempts. Security experts suspect that they had access to previously stolen information, including Social Security numbers.

Business Issues, Services

CRM is best for managing your sales process. But what should be the ideal way to implement it?

Sales process holds a crucial role in every business. If properly managed and monitored, it can fuel the lead conversion rate and bring in more revenue. However, in spite of the great significance that sales process holds in a business, it’s shocking to see how most businesses do not have a well-defined and documented sales process that inevitably mars the overall deal closure rates. In this blog, we discuss the importance of CRM as a sales process management system and explain the ideal way how businesses should go about implementing it.

Blog-post by Corelynx Inc, Wed, 06/24/2015 - 14:24

The mechanics of sales are changing at whiplash speed. A flashy promotional email message or blabbering of bland sales pitch is no longer adequate. Instead, businesses need to anticipate multifarious new sales techniques and become pioneers of those themselves. And in the midst of all these, they require a software that facilitates this sudden spurt of new sales approaches and streamlines them together in a centralized repository.

Technology, Cloud

Why you should switch to office 365?

Quick Post by Stuart Crawford, Wed, 06/24/2015 - 04:56

Explore the benefits of migrating to office 365 on private cloud that can improve your business performance with various online productivity tools. Read more!