The Odd Couple of the Digital Age

It used to be that IT market research could be segmented into tidy categories of technology types written for technology professionals. Analysts looked at technology through the lens of IT and the distinct categories it served. Working with Human Resources (HR) or other business-aligned professionals for advice and perspective was not needed, as the focus…

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Quantum spin Adapted from multiple sources

Why IBM’s Spin-off is Off by 180 Degrees

    IBM’s strategic rationale behind its recently-announced re-organization is a repositioning that enables the firm to profit the most from increasingly complex, multi-cloud, hybridized business IT environments. This is exactly the kind of thinking that IBM needs to survive and thrive. A solid rethinking and reinvention of IBM has been in order for several…

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Managing Management Panic in the Pandemic

The global pandemic stresses workers and managers alike. Workers may struggle to find a suitable place to work free of distractions. Managers might grapple with the fear of managing employees they cannot see. Many managers never before managed people working in multiple disparate locations. The feeling of loss of control leads to some overly-invasive management…

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ERP Software

SMBs Drive Massive, Accelerated ERP Growth Through 2024

Within four years, possibly three, spending by all businesses on ERP software will exceed the levels and growth rates estimated by most industry analysts and vendors to be at least six years away. The primary growth engine will be mid-sized and small businesses that will need ERP to compete. Millions of new ERP customers with…

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Step Zero

Reducing Costs: Step Zero – Organize and Prioritize !

Folks get excited about reducing costs: It can be a result in a real, quick sense of achievement. However, you MUST first take a “pre-step” which we call “Step Zero”. Step Zero consists of 1) Organizing the cost-reduction project and 2) Prioritizing individual cost-reduction ideas. Experience shows that without taking this “step zero”, a lot…

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