The Open Gates of Communication Resulting From With Social Media Brings New Challenges
One bad impression will require 10 great impressions to overcome the negative message — but it doesn’t stop there…
While the global economy continues to struggle, the UK is embarking on a decidedly upward trend.
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As a business owner that aspires to succeed, your marketing output and approach to public relations is particularly important, as it has a direct influence on the perception of your brand and its ability to target a motivated audience and recruit top industry talent.
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OK, perhaps not the FUN part of technology. Late last week, several of the PHP files used to drive any WordPress blog as well as the plugins used by our blog went south… took a vacation… they just didn’t want to work. Heck, they had nearly 5 weeks without anyone playing with them from this side of the fence – for all we know, they were just trying to get our attention. Whatever the case, we had to take our site down and at that moment, we had absolutely no idea for how long as we had no idea how bad the problem was and...read more
A feasibility study is the textbook approach to the beginning of any project. And textbooks are great – just as long as most, if not everything, in the project falls within the text. And… just when does THAT happen? Instead of utilizing a feasibility study or feasibility assessment as a tool that can assist to bring the defined desire results, too many rely upon it as a means to an end. You can buy a tradesman a wrench, but if he needed a hammer then it was a wasted effort, yes? What he needed was a hammer, not a wrench… The...read more
With the rate of change in technology, legal concerns are building up everywhere. Both cannot keep pace with how fast things are suddenly happening. And given Moore’s Law, this pace is not about to slow down either — which also means there are going to be some headaches as well as opportunities in dealing with the legal circles. No matter how fast anything changes there are some constants that must be taken into account. As cloud computing gets its name from the fact that everything you do seems to be available anywhere, then where is your...read more
A note from us before the sharing the product description: We are completing the final touches to our new blog format, please let us know what you think as well as any recommendations for improvements! We have chosen this theme as it provides easier viewing to most of our articles as well as a lot of room for growth. We hope you like it! Most of you already know we have a group of videos posted every Friday, we are now going to initiate a Book of the week posting every Monday morning… Most of the books will be HRIS and/or Project...read more
In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of law suits… - Epicor sued over alleged ERP project failure (September 2011) http://bit.ly/oPuNJd - Oracle sued by university for alleged ERP failure (May 2011) http://bit.ly/lfy0D3 - Marin County alleges SAP, Deloitte engaged in racketeering (February 2011) http://bit.ly/r6wWHN - And more big failures from 2010 (December 2010) http://bit.ly/gK4Q3s For some, the fact that these matters are now heading to the courts is surprising, and for others not surprising at all. They have...read more
Whether you’re an independent contractor (IC) just starting out or been doing this for a while, negotiating rates requires flexibility and professionalism and are the keys to acquiring new clients as well as creating repeat clients. For the sake of your professional reputation, it’s very important to learn how to negotiate your contracting rates. All IC’s want to be paid adequately for their time and services, but clients need to be able to afford your rate. This article will provide information on how to ensure a profit...read more
Every project has its pain points – some more so than others, yet none are without pain… As pain is an emotional experience, let’s remove the systems and machines and look at just the human factor. For the scope of this articles we will look at pain as experienced from two human factors — knowledge and beliefs. From these two human factors, all other aspects of the project evolve. If you believe there are others, please respectfully share in the comments below – that is why we have comments, yes? Many of us know that our skills only...read more
R “Ray” Wang is Principal Analyst and CEO at Constellation Research Group provided an excellent article called named “Coming to Terms with the Consumerization of IT” on the Harvard Business Review blog on the reality many companies need to face as their employees consumerize the services of IT…. The rate of change in technology is behind much of what is happening today — before technology started changing so rapidly, cultures and society had time to adapt and ‘catch up’ — now it is a matter of identifying...read more
As every new system develops and – for lack of any other word – evolves, the inherent weaknesses are exposed. Cloud computing has been doing well and had it’s first major hic-cup last Wednesday. The fact that something does well does not make it automatically the best solution — the history of technology is FULL of solutions that worked well at first, only to be found to be cost-inefficient, problematic at certain scales, and more of a headache and costly than the problem they replaced. But what we tolerate we cannot...read more
From: HR.com’s Institute for Human Resources (IHR) Topic: Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) and Risk Management Date: March 14th and 15th, 2011 Location: Chicago, Illinois Deadline to Submit presentations: December 31st, 2010 About the Institute for Human Resources – Certificate Program in HRIS. The ultimate goal of the Institute for Human Resources (IHR) is to provide certification to industry...read more