Having an Engaged and Productive Workforce Today Requires a Modern Workplace

When I started out in my journey into the business world some 35 years ago, there was so much rigidity and process rigor in everything. There were dress codes like always wearing a suit (not a sports jacket) – you were expected to wear a shirt and tie. The expectation was a minimum contribution of 8:00am to 5:00pm, working under tight management supervision and rigorous reporting of activity. Everyone had a designated desk or workspace  …>> more

The Value of the Value-Added Reseller

To say that the IT industry is ever-changing would be an understatement. At times it feels that the system I just implemented gets painted with the legacy brush by the hopeful vender pitching their wares. “We have the technology,” the sales professional assures. “Better. Stronger. Faster.” Being an IT manager, I am the common target of countless cold calls. Each of these enthusiastic callers promise they possess something unique that will dramatically alter my profession.  …>> more

La technologie ne suffit pas

Étant l’une des personnes privilégiées qui a bénéficié de plus de 25 ans d’expérience dans le secteur des technologies, mes collègues me demandent souvent de partager mes réflexions sur des sujets liés à la gestion des TI et aux défis auxquels nous sommes confrontés. J’apprécie ces conversations et je sais que les autres partagent plusieurs de ces mêmes problèmes. Un blog a semblé être le moyen le plus approprié de partager mes expériences avec des  …>> more

Technology is not enough

As one of those lucky individuals who has had the benefit of over 25 years in the tech industry, colleagues often ask me to share my thoughts on topics related to IT management and the challenges we face. I enjoy these conversations and know that others have many of the same issues. A blog seemed a wonderful way to share my experiences with those outside my circle who may be experiencing the same challenges I’ve  …>> more

Collaboration & the Modern Workplace

A recent KPMG report noted that the main priorities of modern workers fall into four major areas – culture, enjoyment of the working experience, open and honest communication, and flexibility.[1] Price Waterhouse Coopers notes that while some organizations recognize the importance of these priorities, many other organizations still struggle to achieve them.[2] A key challenge most companies face today is meeting the needs of modern workers while maintaining a competitive edge, a process that often  …>> more

Collaboration et Environnement de Travail Moderne

Un rapport récent de KPMG a noté que les principales priorités des travailleurs modernes se répartissent en quatre secteurs principaux: la culture, la jouissance de l’expérience de travail, une communication ouverte et honnête, et la flexibilité.[1] Price Waterhouse Coopers note que si certaines organisations reconnaissent l’importance de ces priorités, de nombreuses autres organisations ont encore du mal à les atteindre.[2] L’un des principaux défis auxquels la plupart des entreprises sont confrontées aujourd’hui est de répondre  …>> more