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Organizations have implemented an evolving suite of Microsoft-based software technologies for many business-critical functions. A number of these applications have proven to be quite effective for the intended business use cases.
Organizations have been rapidly modernizing their legacy application and platforms. To be responsive to these demands, technical role hiring has accelerated. Human Resource teams are becoming overwhelmed with the task of attracting top tech talent in a labor market where the statistics are demonstrating zero effective tech unemployment and high candidate demand.
The roles that sales and marketing play in an organization and their relationship depend on how company leadership decides to manage and enable cooperation between these two functions. A recent CMO Survey© evaluated how firms structure the sales and marketing relationship. These were the results.
When a search to fill a technical position has resulted in finding the candidate that fits your firm’s skill requirements and culture, how can you be sure your offer will effectively compensate this qualified candidate? Offer too little, and you will either lose the candidate or de-motivate the new associate or your firm will be vulnerable to a relentlessly demanding technical labor market. Pay too much, and your budget is under pressure. If this decision is handled poorly, it may also introduce salary compression issues that de-stabilize the existing team members.
When choosing the solution of choice for Customer Relationship Management system (CRM), two options emerge as optimal solutions: on-premise and cloud. Recently, companies have found benefit in both options:
It’s the start of a new year, and many working professionals are involved in high-profile capital budget initiatives. One interesting, trending stat is companies across the U.S. are deploying record levels of CapEx budgets on technology. Critical technology projects require talent to drive these efforts to measurable success. Therefore, the search is on for well-qualified candidates interested in challenging opportunities with a new company.
The customer experience and employee productivity have become more of a focal point than ever before. With technology evolving constantly, additional opportunities are becoming available to deliver more and better to customers and employees. Playing a major role in the growing phenomenon is the popularity of artificial intelligence (AI).
One of the biggest question marks when investing in a new technology stack or platform is what the technology will bring in terms of return to the company implementing the technology. At Microsoft Ignite this year, stories were shared about how the implementation of the CRM platform, Microsoft Dynamics 365, increased productivity and allowed organizations to meet the changing needs and expectations for their customer base.