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KPI Metrics are the key to productivity
KPI Metrics HandiGuide
Many metrics efforts lack relevance to the business and are not well linked to economic and service outcomes. It is difficult for many C-Level executives to understand how non-financial defined and monitored metrics relate to enterprise objectives, and how they provide insight into the value and service levels that IT delivers. What they want are KPI (Key Performance Indicators)
many applications and application monitoring tools now depend on on-line desktop monitors with automated interaction with the system administrators to provide real time data analysis. In some cases these desktop KPI and metrics tools even operate on devices as small as a SmartPhone.
- KPI Metrics are the key to productivity
Full Employment in 38 states
38 States are now at Full Employment - An Uemployment rate of 4.0% or less
With the latest data for the BLS, Janco has identified that there now are 38 States at full employment levels. Included are Michigan, Neveda, New York, Illinois, and California.
The employment picture continues to look better. In the 2020 IT Salary Survey, Janco has calculated salaries have increased by 4.9% from the prior year. Demand is high. Approximately 100K new IT jobs were created in the past year. In addition, the preliminary forecast for 2020 is that an additional 100K new jobs will be created. As a result salaries will only get higher for in demand skills.Full Employment in 38 states
Balance between Privacy, cybersecurity, and compliance is not there yet
How many enterprises are compliant with all mandated security and privacy requirements
There is a misconception that privacy and security are in conflict with each other, and thats not true. Privacy purists often think that cybersecurity tools track a lot of personal data and invade privacy.
There now is an evolution of the privacy community, driven by significant data breaches. Lots of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) has made its way into the Dark Web, thanks to some of the huge data breaches of the past few years, so much so that the price of Social Security numbers has dropped considerably. Unless organizations are required to implement security, the fight to protect privacy wont be won. Thats been a shift over the last five or so years. When that happens, there will be a much better relationship between the privacy community and the security industry, and this will spill over into rules and regulations.
Thre should be a set of federal mandates that are designed to level the privacy playing field when it comes to consent but at the same time obligating organizations of all sizes to take privacy seriously.
GDPR is a good start because it provides a good roadmap on how to think from a privacy point of view.Balance between Privacy, cybersecurity, and compliance is not there yet
Digital Transformation is the CEOs new hot button issue
IT Job Family Classification and job descriptions are key to digital transformation
Only a few years ago CEOs and boards were pushing CIO to make significant moves into mobile, big data and the cloud. CIOs are now told they must embrace digital transformation, and they've never felt more pressure.
Organizations that want to remain competitive in today's tech-driven climate must be skilled at creating, delivering and maintaining software.Digital Transformation is the CEOs new hot button issue
IT Governance key to Productivity
Tools for IT Infrastructure Architecture Key to Creating "World Class" Information Technology Function
The foundation for a creating a world class IT organization is have the tools available which supported the CIO and IT organization in their roles. The latest version the IT Governance Infraxtructure is the one must have tool that is the basis for defining how technology is implemented in the core functions of an enterprise.
Contained in the tool kit are specific infstructure definitions and job descripition for key positions includine: CIO, Chief Digital Officer, CSO, CTO, and Digital Brand Manager.IT Governance key to Productivity