Supply Chain Executive Commentary

  1. 5 Reasons Why HR Apps Are Not “Stand Alone” Solutions
    6/4/2015

    Lately there’s been a lot of buzz in the SMB space regarding the use of HR apps, and many have emerged as a way to fill some HR voids for small business owners. Offering scalable and affordable applicant tracking systems (ATS) and human resource information systems (HRIS), the apps seem to alleviate the need to hire HR staff.

  2. Ask Coach: How Do I Get My IT Solutions Provider’s Employees To Take Ownership Of Responsibilities?
    6/3/2015

    How do I get people to step up and take ownership of responsibilities so I can get out of the middle of things?

  3. Security In The Age Of The Internet Of Things
    6/3/2015

    The nature of the Internet is changing before our eyes. The growth is relentless, and the rate of change, even for our business, is incredible. It’s not just a way to hook computers together anymore; it’s become a way to enable new and different kinds of efficiencies and even lifestyles. We are not yet to the point of the refrigerator anticipating our dietary needs, but every day brings us closer.

  4. Ask Coach: When Strategically Planning For Your IT Company Don’t Forget Planning For Your Personal Life
    6/2/2015

    Some of you have worked hard to create a dashboard for certain metrics in your company. Why?  The truth about your company performance is reflected up-to-the-minute in the dashboard. You hope the dashboard will provide accountability and motivation for your team as they execute around certain priorities. 

  5. “Un-Reviews”... And Why You Should Have Them
    6/1/2015

    Ugh, I can already hear the collective groans taking place from just reading the word “review.”  Nothing sparks more dread, stress, and even fear from bosses and their reports than this time honored exercise in performance management. Comments I’ve heard over my years in HR range from,  “I don’t have time, you write it,” to “I need a highly detailed format to deliver every single quarter,” depending upon that manager’s style.

  6. How RFID Benefits Your Healthcare IT Clients
    5/27/2015

    Although RFID (radio frequency identification) technologies are often thought of as a manufacturing and distribution tool, the use of the RFID in healthcare settings has become increasingly common and offers unique benefits to healthcare IT leaders. RFID’s foray into the healthcare scene began primarily with manufacturers and wholesalers, who used the technology as a way to track pharmaceuticals. As the technology had advanced, so have the potential applications within a healthcare environment.

  7. Advice For The IT Channel: 4 Ways To Market Your Business
    5/27/2015

    If you ask CEOs to name the most difficult aspect of their businesses, most will say the greatest challenge is reaching and retaining customers. The best way to educate your customers about your brand and the services you offer is through a strategic and coordinated approach to marketing.

  8. 10 Things Effective Leaders Do
    5/21/2015

    Here is a list of things I find effective leaders doing — and doing well. See how many make your list of accomplishments.

  9. Lessons From Sports Coach Phil Jackson: “Obsessing About Winning Is A Loser’s Game”
    5/20/2015

    How do you lead a community … be it a business association, a sports team, or even a country? I founded The ASCII Group over 30 years ago and it has remained the oldest and largest community of computer integrators, MSPs and solutions providers in the world.  While we are a respected and long-established community, I am constantly looking at how I can be the best leader possible, both to my staff and our solution provider community.

  10. How Wearables Are Being Integrated With Field Service Management
    5/18/2015

    The field services industry has undergone massive change as companies move their workforces to mobile software solutions. Now, wearable electronic devices are poised to disrupt the industry yet again.

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