10 top-rated tech companies to work for in 2018

Top-rated tech companies on Glassdoor Image by raw pixel via Pixabay Glassdoor can offer you an insiders-look at what it’s like to work at almost any company before you decide to take the job. With candid reviews and ratings, employees — past and present — can leave reviews detailing their personal experiences working for the company. To read this article in full, please click here Source: http://www.cio.com

January 17, 2018
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Big picture collaboration – the key to adaptability

Releasing the skills from the box It is all too common for staff to collaborate only within their teams. When people have little or no interaction with others outside the walls of their silo, the organization is wasting powerful resources. The adaptive organization allows staff to express these skills in a “big picture” way – across departments, across different business units – and even across suppliers. When this happens, we…

January 16, 2018
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IDG Contributor Network: No. 1 business priority reported by CIOs for 2018

Growth tops the list of business priorities reported by CIOs for 2018, according to Gartner’s 2018 CIO Agenda Report. The results mirror the analyst’s prior 2017 CEO Survey, in which 58 percent of respondents identified growth as their top priority. After polling some 2,615 IT leaders on their organization, one out of four  (26 percent) lists growth/market share as the prime objective for 2018. Other key priorities include digital business/digital…

January 16, 2018
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BrandPost: Design Thinking – What’s it all About?

Mention the word “design,” and many people immediately think of pictures and colors. But when it comes to designing for technology focused tasks, beauty is in the eye of the user. Design thinking is a discipline that solves problems and redesigns tasks by working from the viewpoint of the user to come up with a new approach to processes that addresses common pain points. This user-focused approach to product development…

January 16, 2018
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IDG Contributor Network: Choosing a smarter metaphor for your data governance strategy

Organizations want to be “data-driven.” The gist of which is they want people using data to make decisions. Leaders know that too many people make stuff up. And every leader has done it themselves, so it’s not as if it’s a secret or anything. So, we want our data to drive our organization. But what does that even mean? Is being data-driven like being chauffeur-driven, where we sit back and…

January 16, 2018
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IDG Contributor Network: 3 pillars of devops success for 2018, part 3

As we conclude in this three-part blog series, outlining three key pillars for devops success that are essential to any devops discussion in 2018, it would be remiss not to address the compliance and regulatory needs that software companies must satisfy. In Part 1, we discussed value stream management—a way of looking at the software development lifecycle that measures true value and success of processes and tools. In Part 2,…

January 16, 2018
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IDG Contributor Network: Forcing gatekeepers to become value-adding stakeholders

Modern business is in many ways defined by the entities and individuals that hold the keys to the kingdom.  These so-called gatekeepers have an effective stranglehold on the data and information they collect, giving them an unmitigated edge when it comes to exercising their advantages over competitors and newer entrants.  Overwhelmingly though, the bigger problem is that it concentrates these sources of power within the hands of just a few…

January 16, 2018
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IDG Contributor Network: Amazon hasn’t cracked omnichannel retailing (yet)

As the dominant digital retailer, Amazon has clearly upended the “bricks and mortar” retail industry. It played a significant role in the downfall of Sports Authority and the bankruptcy of Toys R Us, and its influence is at least partly blamed for disappointing performance for scores of others retailers. But despite owning up to 44% of all digital sales, Amazon has made several moves in the area of retailing via…

January 16, 2018
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IDG Contributor Network: Oracle fiscal year-end checklist

Now that the new year is underway, Oracle sales teams are ramping up their efforts for a strong May 31st year-end close.  They are busy reviewing all their assigned accounts, identifying expiring deals and potential renewals, and looking for leverage on opportunities as they develop their sales strategy and approach.  For Oracle customers, this means that now is the time to start preparing for any upcoming purchases or potential audits,…

January 16, 2018
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IDG Contributor Network: To combat insider threats, arm yourself with a 3-pronged strategy

The annual Insider Threat Report offers a good snapshot of how executives and IT specialists at companies big and small are trying to secure their most precious data. With heightened awareness that attacks from within—both malicious and inadvertent—are an organization’s biggest threat, businesses are spending more and more to protect themselves. But are they spending wisely? The latest report suggests they are not. While 90% of organizations say they feel…

January 16, 2018
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