Developing a budget and sticking to it is one of the most challenging aspects of being a decision-maker. If your budget is too low, your service suffers, making it difficult for your team to be productive. Too high and it gets rejected by executives. These tactics will help make the process smoother and keep everyone on your team happy.
Cloud technology is rapidly changing the way organizations operate on a day-to-day basis. This week, we took a look at the challenges and opportunities that the cloud presents — and how you and your organization can reap the benefits of this game-changing technology.
Your work isn’t done once your organization moves to the cloud. For your company to reap the benefits, you need to be able to support the team members who will be working with the cloud and understand what kind of skills you’ll need to recruit for your team later.
Even if it’s for a good reason, change can be hard. Moving to the cloud can present its challenges, so it’s crucial to get buy-in early on, especially from your IT team. Explore ways you can help your IT team get excited about the cloud.
Cloud services are widely lauded for their “pay as you go” model and their scalability. But if you take a deeper look at the financial model of cloud computing services, you’ll find that adopting the cloud comes with risks not only for your organization but for cloud providers, too.
The impact of the cloud extends beyond transforming your organization’s IT infrastructure. Cloud technology and services can change how your organization functions, how it pursues business opportunities, and even how it creates new services for your customer base.
Cloud technologies help solve many common business problems. With that in mind, we examined some of the ways that the cloud can help your business increase efficiency, keep customers happy, and gain competitive advantage.
It’s not popular to say, but technology isn’t the answer to all your business problems. As a leader, you know that your people are the company’s most important asset. The true path to gaining operational efficiencies remains in your team and how they use technology, which means you’ll need to train and empower them.
You probably put a lot of time and resources into recruiting top talent. Are you putting as much effort into training the team you recruited? Every employee in your company needs training regardless of their position or skill level — from the C-suite to your front-line service staff.
Companies like Google emphasize curiosity above all else in their hiring process because curiosity is the key to innovation and creativity. These traits are hard to ferret out from a resume, though. You’ll have to read between the lines and listen carefully to your candidates.