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Why Situational Empathy Is a Challenge for IT Pros

The difficulty of IT pros to connect on an interpersonal level and have a meaningful, relevant work-related discussion from a business person’s perspective is a core problem. Read More >

To Be More Productive, Work Fewer Hours

To discover what its most productive workers do differently than its less productive ones, The Draugiem Group studied their work habits with a time-tracking app. The results might surprise you. Read More >

CIOs, Leadership and Emotional Intelligence

Being aware of your emotional triggers and having strategies to counteract the upheaval they can create is a critical set of competencies in today's workplace. Read More >

Three Reasons to Revisit Your Tablet Strategy

The iPad and other tablets have the potential to transform employee collaboration and productivity in the enterprise. Here are three reasons to re-explore your organization's approach to tablets. Read More >

11 Unusual Requests From Bosses

You've probably heard about bosses who ask support staff to pick up their dry cleaning, or set up restaurant reservations for them (and not for business-related occasions either). And perhaps you've occasionally felt guilty about asking these valued employees to do something that would be "beneath" your IT team members. If so, you may not feel so badly after reading the following list of 11... Read More >

Is Too Much Sitting Killing You?

Excessive sitting, which is defined as nine or more hours of sedentary behavior per day, is associated with an increased risk of cancer, heart disease, obesity and other diseases. Read More >

IT Emerges as Key Business Player

CIOs and their IT teams are proving their worth to CEOs as leading strategic contributors to their organization's success, according to a new survey from Modis IT Staffing. After all, with IT demonstrating ROI-impacting results now with regard to cloud, mobile and big data analytics deployments, it would be difficult for CEOs to disregard how... Read More >

Companies Unprepared for Data, Cloud Challenges

While companies talk the talk on big data analytics, mobile, social media and the cloud, few are actually ready to respond to these challenges, according to a new survey from IBM. The accompanying report, titled "The IT Infrastructure Conversation: New Content, New Participants, New Tone," indicates that senior tech executives recognize IT's role as a business and revenue driver. And most plan... Read More >

A Successful Scorecard

The New Jersey SIM Foundation's all-day charity golf event raised more money ever before, including $30,000 to help middle-school students learn personal and business financial skills. Read More >

Employees Frequently Indulge in Tech Distractions

Constant connectivity is demolishing the wall which once stood firm between one's work time and "me time." With the dominance of bring your own device, professionals don't hesitate to use their gadgets in the office to call family and friends, check personal emails, post on their social networks or even play games, according to a recent survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Ricoh... Read More >

What CIOs Can Learn From Derek Jeter's 'Boot Camp'

As Derek Jeter learned early on in his baseball career, employee education and training can provide numerous benefits, like increased performance and productivity. Read More >

The Differences Between CIOs and CEOs

When the priorities of the CIO and CEO are not in synch it inevitably leads to misunderstandings about the value that IT is delivering to the organization. Read More >

Everyone Wins When Businesses Treat Employees Well

It's critical to ensure that enterprise tools are in place to support a collaborative, flexible and agile work environment. Great tools don't make a best employer, but poor ones can break a company. Read More >

Why You Should Buy the New iPhone

Recent research suggests that people who use high-tech devices like the new iPhone are perceived in the workplace as an innovative, tech-savvy leader. Read More >

11 Challenges for Today's CIO

The 21st Century will be remembered as a highly transitional time for CIOs—for better and worse. On the positive side, there are more opportunities than ever to ascend to a senior leadership role. But there's also much at stake as CIOs have to advance the capabilities of tech within an environment of relentless, disruptive change—all while... Read More >

13 Ways to Manage Difficult Employees

A troublesome employee can inflict significant damage upon your IT department. In fact, six of 10 managers say bad hires have lowered productivity, brought down office morale and even resulted in legal issues, according to research from CareerBuilder. And more than two of five organizations estimate that the cost of a bad hire is more... Read More >

Digitalization: The Time to Speed Up is Now

Digitalization will be a never-ending commitment for enterprises, but it has the potential to create significant business impact and ensure relevance in the marketplace. Read More >

What Football and IT Organizations Have in Common

Like football, running an IT organization is a team sport. Every member of each respective group—not just the quarterback or the CIO—has an important role to play. Read More >

Five Things to Know About Remote and Virtual Teams

Managing remote and virtual teams requires a delicate balance between IT tools and actual processes and practices. Read More >

Three Things CIOs Should Know About Cyber-Security

CIOs need to be aware of bring your own everything and cloud trends in the workplace, new privacy and data breach regulations, and evolving security threats. Read More >

Unlocking Your Employees' Creativity

Employee creativity produces many of the innovations that result in a competitive advantage. Creative talent, therefore, is a corporate asset, and one that must be nurtured and developed. Read More >

Employees Overwhelmed by Workloads

It may seem ironic on the surface, but the reality remains that technology consumes our time—even though it's supposed to make us more efficient. This extends to the workplace, where employees are putting in increased hours, with the ubiquitous state of connectivity contributing to the situation, according to a new survey from PGi. The vast... Read More >

CIOs Should 'Own' Digital Business Technologies

CIOs should decide how to position their organization in relation to emerging digital business technologies, like the Internet of Things (IoT), 3D printing, wearable technology and robotics, according to a new Gartner report titled "How CIOs Need to Think About Business Digital Technologies." IT organizations are used to owning and supporting back-office technologies—in contrast to... Read More >

How I Solve Problems

The process for solving a problem in the workplace often involves diffusing the situation, correctly defining the problem, and controlling any variables that might impact the outcome. Read More >

CIOs and CMOs Are Aligning on Tech Strategies

CIOs are increasingly working with CMOs to create better ways for technology to support customer-benefiting initiatives, according to a new survey from Accenture. The accompanying report, titled "Cutting Across the CMO-CIO Divide: Digital Drives a New Wave of Collaboration," reveals that nearly seven of 10 CIOs believe that IT is a strategic... Read More >

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