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

À deux cheveux du chaos

Pourquoi chaque organisation a besoin d’un plan de réponse aux incidents En psychologie, le phénomène est connu sous le nom de corrélation illusoire. Il s’agit d’un terme qui est utilisé pour décrire notre capacité, en tant qu’humain, à percevoir une relation entre des choses alors qu’aucune relation n’existe. On me rappelle souvent ce phénomène lorsque je m’adresse à l’un de mes collègues cadres au sujet de leur état de préparation contre une cyberattaque potentielle. Je  …>> more

A Millimetre Away From Total Mayhem

Why every organization needs an Incident Response Plan In psychology, the phenomenon is known as illusory correlation. It’s a term that’s used to describe our ability as humans to perceive a relationship between things when no such relationship exists. I’m often reminded of this phenomenon whenever I speak to one of my fellow executives about their preparedness for a potential cyber-attack. I’ll ask them if they have a cyber-attack incident response plan and usually what  …>> 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

Become an agent of positive change

The biggest obstacle in achieving successful change management in any environment has nothing to do with technology. It’s not compatibility, interoperability or platform alignment. What stands in the way of successful change management, all too often, is a combination of pride and fear. At first, this may seem counterintuitive. After all, isn’t taking pride in one’s work something we should all do? For as long as we can remember, fear has been a healthy counterbalance  …>> more

Le secret de la croissance pour les moyennes entreprises canadiennes

Home Depot dispose d’un système de commande en ligne extraordinaire pour le bricoleur. Vous pouvez vérifier les stocks, commander en ligne et récupérer votre commande en magasin en quelques heures. Pour un homme à tout faire voulant terminer un projet de fin de semaine, ce service est idéal. Skip – du resto jusqu’à vous a quasiment éliminé le besoin d’aller chercher les plats à emporter au restaurant. L’application en ligne a permis la livraison de  …>> more