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Companies now depeding on selected cloud providers

Tools for CIO, CSO, and CFO can use for Sarbanes Oxley, Disaster Recovery, Security, Job Descriptions, IT Service Management, Change Control, Help Desk, Service Requests, SLAs, and Metrics.

How to Guide for Cloud Processing and Outsourcing provides everything that is needed to select a vendor, enter into an agreement, and manage the relationship

Cloud Processing on the riseMany businesses are doing more in the cloud these days. It has some good and bad points, like being locked into various vendors has they have done in the past. It is important for business leaders to actually learn rather than just keep moving on to the new thing.

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- Companies now depeding on selected cloud providers


Re-opeing after the shutdown top 10 IT HR issues

Top 10 things CIOs and IT Managers need to consider as the shutdown

IT HR issues associated with reopening after the shutdownCIO and IT Managers need to

  1. Learn from up-to-the-moment issues and concerns which are affecting the workplace during crisis
  2. Have a strategy in place to address safety and health concerns
  3. Address implications of hiring new employees versus bringing back original employees
  4. Understand the impact of crisis on workforces and how to proactively manage a reduction process
  5. Work through the precautions employers and managers can take to mitigate employee stress and avoid potential legal action due to poorly executed workforce reduction
  6. Learn how to effectively and clearly communicate the issues surrounding the crisis with employees through company-wide communication channels and trained managers
  7. Discover how to avoid the risks of miscommunication, hasty decisions made from ambiguity, and the spread of fear
  8. How to manage both exempt and non-exempt employees when reducing the workforce
  9. Define a consistent recall and rehire process and strategy for the future to ensure clear communication and expectation
  10. Have predefined answeres for specific questions regarding reducing your workforce

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- Re-opeing after the shutdown top 10 IT HR issues


Mobile IT Pros are positioned well in IT Labor Market

Mobile IT Pros are at the right place in pandemic times

Telecommuting IT ProsJanco reported on  the U.S. Department of Labor data. Nearly 3.3 million initial unemployment claims were filed in the last full week of March 2020. That smashed previous records of 665,000 in March 2009 and the all-time mark of 695,000 in October 1982.

How is that impacting tech sector employment?

The CEO of Janco Associates, Victor Janulaitis, Janco Associates, says any IT pro who already is working remotely is probably in a much safer position and more protected from a layoff. On the reverse side, IT pros working on legacy systems at companies that have not moved toward mobile computing for enterprise operations are at the greatest risk for losing thier jobs.

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- Mobile IT Pros are positioned well in IT Labor Market


Top 10 Technologies 2019

Top 10 Technology Trends according to Janco

Janco has identified 10 technologies with the potential to make the greatest impact on business operations, customer interactions, and can create business opportunities. Staffing will be the constraining factor.

They are:

  1. 5G Wireless
  2. 3D Printing
  3. IoT
  4. AI
  5. VR
  6. Drone based applications
  7. Biometrics
  8. Blockchain
  9. Quantum Computing

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- Top 10 Technologies 2019


KPI Metrics are the key to productivity

KPI Metrics HandiGuide

KPI MetricsMany 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.

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- KPI Metrics are the key to productivity