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IT Project Management

Securing Cloud's Footing

Securing Cloud's Footing

According to data found by Gartner, spending on cloud and hybrid technology will increase in 2015, likely to about $3.8 trillion, increasing cloud’s place in the IT budget for the following year. Already, between 2013 and 2014, revenue from cloud technology has more than doubled. Organizations are being critical with their spending and how they are utilizing their budgets. Companies, now, are focusing on delivering a top-notch customer experience. They are seeking how to increase profitability, as opposed to focusing on cost efficiencies. 

Follow the Leader: Skills of Top Project Managers

Follow the Leader: Skills of Top Project Managers

How do you know if your project manager is going to crumble under pressure or if they will manage to deliver on time and budget? Each project manager has their own way of handling problems when they arise and project managers are known for preventing problems from cropping up by using a variety of risk management techniques. In our practice, we use these seven principles to evaluate how the project management team addresses the big challenges and delivers value to the client.

The Agile Approach

The Agile Approach

Choosing the wrong project management style for your business can leave you and your team weighed down, especially when the workload is heavy and piling up. Often, this is how the waterfall project management style is seen, which makes decision-making and innovation critical to forward product development. 

IT Spending Forecast for 2015

IT Spending Forecast for 2015

According to Gartner, IT spending globally will increase in 2015. However, the spending will likely be uneven. It is on pace to spend a total of $3.8 trillion in 2015, which is a 2.4 percent increase from 2014. This is lower than originally projected, with a 3.9 percent increase. Below are six IT spending trends for 2015 and how it could affect CIOs, data officers and data teams.

Resolutions for Better Team Collaboration

Resolutions for Better Team Collaboration

No better time than the start of a new year to set resolutions for your team to better collaborate efforts. If your team is still having issues with collaboration or seeking to improve your platform, here are seven resolutions to give your team the extra push to implement the necessary changes to help make collaboration an integral piece of project management and communication.

IT Project Management Glossary - Volume 1

IT Project Management Glossary - Volume 1

Every discipline has its own specific set of vocabulary. Project management is no exception. In order to successfully utilize project management in your organization, all parties involved need to standardize their terminology, especially when new associates are joining your team from other companies or teams. That way, when one person talks about risks, scope, issues, requirements and other project management concerns, everyone else knows what he or she is referring to.

Cloud Technology Leading to Smarter Business Decisions

Unlike years ago, starting a new business does not mean the necessity to invest in expensive servers and software. Instead, many businesses are turning to cloud technology. It is now an incredibly worthwhile option for delivering IT services to a company, delivering great value for business outcomes. By the end of 2014, cloud technology will have generated over $150 billion in revenue, with only greater demand in the future.

Has the CIO Job Description Become Outdated?

Cloud computing was named one of the 12 most disruptive technologies to change the relationship between the CIO and the boardroom. Other disruptive technologies included: mobile internet, automation of knowledge, advanced robotics, energy storage and 3D printing. Disruptive technologies aren’t necessarily negative, but instead a threat to available options. Cloud computing is a game changer, steadily replacing traditional software and services licensing models due to greater technological capabilities and changes in the demands in the market.

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