How to Track Tech Employees’ Productivity Without Being Big Brother

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  In this competitive business era with Agile and DevOps taking technology companies’ efficiency to a higher level, tracking employee productivity continues to grow in importance. How to keep a watchful eye on your team’s work without raising privacy concerns is another question. Finding a way to balance the two concerns remains a worthy goal… Read more »

How to Get the Most From Your Data Harvesting Initiatives

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  The advent of social networking and the growth of eCommerce have created massive amounts of data, leading to one of the most popular industry buzzwords in recent years – Big Data. Companies, hoping to wean actionable business information out of all this data, continue to invest in applications that harvest and analyze the output… Read more »

Why Decision Makers Still Don’t Trust Data and Analytics

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  An increasingly connected society generates a lot of data, especially when considering social networks and the Internet of Things. As such, data analytics continues to be one of the fastest growing technology sectors, as businesses try to wean actionable information from these massive amounts of Big Data. Even taking into account its still emerging… Read more »

Why Your IT Managers Must Evolve

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  As management in the IT industry continues to mature, technology managers also need to evolve. Take a look at Agile and DevOps for notable examples of this evolution. An increasingly competitive business landscape places the onus on tech organizations to work more smartly and more efficiently. Recent innovations like iterative development and continuous deployment… Read more »

The Top Three Programming Languages With the Greatest Growth

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  A career in software engineering means your learning never ends. Programming languages come and go, and what was popular in the 80s – COBOL, for example – isn’t necessarily in demand today. As such, it is vital for developers to be proactive when it comes keeping their skill set relevant to employers in the… Read more »

No Matter What Your Role Is, Think Like an Executive

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  Whether you are a manager, an HR professional or a technology specialist, following the work habits of those in the executive suite benefits your career in the long run. These strategic tips matter and make a difference no matter your location on the organizational chart of your company. Ultimately, thinking like an executive helps… Read more »

How to Build Professional Client Relationships

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  Great relationships with clients are the lifeblood of your business, no matter the industry. Fostering professional partnerships in the technology sector takes a positive attitude, exemplary communication skills, honesty, and – of course – strong technical competence. A client needs to fully understand your organization is one worthy of their trust. With a robust… Read more »

How Entrepreneurs Set Targets Can Help You Measure IT Employee Performance

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Finding the methodology to accurately measure the performance of your staff is difficult for the modern IT manager. Employees working in sales have their own set of metrics that are easily understandable, but nothing that straightforward exists for most technology teams. Many tech leaders are forced into using a variety of subjective techniques with questionable… Read more »

Best Workplaces for Millennials, Gen Xers and Baby Boomers: New Study Dispels Myths About the Multi-Gen Workplace

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  Millennials Aren’t Job-Hoppers, Gen X Isn’t Jaded, Boomers Aren’t Materialistic Many business leaders worry about how to manage the multiple generations in today’s workplace—but the solution for creating a great place to work for all ages is a simple one of trust, pride and camaraderie. And such great workplace cultures are great for business… Read more »