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Brand Value & the Most Powerful Brands of 2016

June 27, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Brand value – everyone wants it. However, only few are able to achieve it. The subject of “brand value” is discussed at various platforms and holds a significant position amongst businesses, marketers, executives, entrepreneurs, and defiantly startup. Let’s discuss what makes the brand unique, how it is evaluated. Everyone knows the most powerful brands just by glancing their logos: Disney, Apple, Facebook, McDonald’s and Coca Cola are just a few. A brand can be any name, symbol, word, sentence, or logo that is used to distinguish the product from other similar products that are available in the market. It makes your business unique.

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Enhance the Impact with Icons

April 4, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

In this competent world it could be really challenging to meet the demands of everyone. But the good news is that you can fulfil the expectations of maximum possible consumers. It is not just about your products or services, there is a lot more to it. Are You Making Use of Them? Today the service providers are making use of free web server icons so as to enhance their services. In case you are one of them, you should also make the most of these icons. The icons are today making the world go by storm.

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Why We Love The IT Support Career?

February 19, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

In almost all of my posts I was talking about the stressful side of the IT – the long hours, end user issues, migrations, midnight calls and the like. But if everything is that bad, why are we still working in IT support? Of course, there is the good side of the story! Here is my take on what we love to work in IT support. I will start with my coworkers. When you are working in IT support, most of the people around you are task-oriented, engineer-minded people. To say, people focus on the tasks, try to solve problems, and make something work. When you are working with like-minded people, your stressful day really becomes enjoyable.

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IT Manager: Ways To Show Your Appreciation To Your Team

February 12, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Surely your team struggled hard and made things happen. You cannot say “this is what you get paid for” and just leave – you cannot keep your IT staff that way. They happily followed you, reached their goals and it is time for you to show your appreciation to recognize their contribution. Here are some ways you can recognize your team. First things first. Whatever you do, don’t forget to say thank you. No matter how much you talk or how long you write, missing a simple “thank you” make all your effort meaningless. Don’t omit that simple statement.

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Feeling Insecure In Your Current Job Position?

February 5, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Job security is one of our primary concerns. We everyday we live with the question of whether or not we will be working the next day. Loyalty is not the important factor that once it was. Previously “last in”s were “first out”s but today it is in most cases the opposite; “first in”s are “first out”s. So are we completely powerless? Isn’t there anything that we can do? Let’s start with ourselves first.

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The Stressed Admin

January 22, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

When you look at the average IT admin, you will spot certain physical characteristics – hair lost to some degree, pale skin and dark-colored garments are almost certain. But why is that? Why does IT world have some characteristics? It’s because IT support is different from many other career paths. It is rewarding, has a nice and friendly environment but it is also demanding, challenging and exhausting. You may think that this applies to all jobs. Let’s see what stresses out the IT admins (yes, I am a former IT admin)

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Enterprise Apps Need Not To Be Ugly and Clunky

January 15, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

I read a couple of books about application user experiences and I am still amazed to see the user experience is still ignored today (if you did not read it yet, I strongly recommend the Alan Cooper’s classic The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Why High Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity ). Ease of use and user experience is at the bottom of the list in development practices while deadline and feature list tops the list. This approach results in lengthy, fruitless, never-ending meetings to discuss why “the excellent app” is not gaining traction among the users. Let’s see how enterprise application developers overcome such a result easily. To begin with, the application has to fit in the current business environment, the business processes and has to be a solution to a certain business problem(s). .The application needs to have a focus, stick to it and improve upon it, rather than just being a technology showcase/programming wizardry. It also has to take the business into account, each business has its own way of doing things, own workflows and in some cases, their own equipment. The developers have to contact with the users from each department and have an overall understanding of the workflows, devices and the relevant applications

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How To Keep Focus In Your IT Projects

January 8, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Your company’s IT project implementation will bring a load of benefit to your organization as well as big transformations, whether from an individual business unit’s or whole organization’s, depending on the scale of the project. No matter its complexity, it will have a lot of challenges that an IT executive needs to overcome. I will discuss the big challenges in this article, together with how to overcome them, with the experience that I have learnt right in the field. Many IT supervisors and managers tend to think that the biggest hurdle in an IT project is the technical side: server and network infrastructure, connections, integrations, tests and all that’s related to bits, bytes and packets. They are right from their own perspective, but looking at the overall picture, the technical issues are essentially “bits and bytes” compared to other barriers, as we will see. Before beginning any project, we have to define why are we undertaking this project. What particular problem are we trying to solve? What is that particular thing that would make this project useless?

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IT Budget: Pinch Pennies Without Hurting Operations

December 11, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Expected or not, as an IT manager, you may come into a situation where you have to cut your budget or put your staff – or maybe yourself – at a layoff risk. The catch is to make the budget cuts without hurting the operations. To say, this is the choking point. Of course, such a situation will come with dire consequences. Your IT department will go a few years back while the company moves forward. The gap between the next years IT requirements and next year’s infrastructure will be wider than today; and everybody should know that. To be frank, there are still some decisions you can take to pinch pennies.

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IT Managers: Where To Use Self-Service To Save Time

November 6, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

IT managers for years are pressed by the cliché of “doing more with less.” IT pros already have their daily tasks of user requests, incidents, maintenance issues, upgrades and infrastructure changes and plus they are asked to keep up with the new technology. But the headcount remained flat during the years. One of the things the IT managers do is to implement self-service where they can in order to have a breathing space for their teams. And surprisingly, the end users have an acceptance on self-service, too. Of course it does not work for every situation, but here are some areas where it is working. If we are speaking about a large company with 1000+ users, user identity management is the first place to start. With user identity, I am talking about the user provisioning that starts with the hiring process, continues with onboarding until the employee finishes its contract. During the “corporate lifecycle” of the employee, there will be switching of departments, various password resets, new rights/permissions requests and the like.

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