13 Bad Practices That Create IT Bottlenecks

Far too often, the workflow is overlooked in an organization. Following the flow of information from the beginning to the end leads to understanding where complexities are hiding and where bottlenecks in process and access live. IT folks either create bottlenecks in this workflow because of ignorance or reduce bottlenecks because they focus on workflow and how to simplify it for each business unit.

~ Tom Roberto

 

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13 Ways Edge Computing Can Benefit Businesses

IoT, digital signage and the IP fabric that is assembling for retail and enterprise are built for edge computing. The business of tomorrow will rely on data mining and the collection of data points into the trillions. Edge computing allows businesses to aggregate this data and make use of cloud service in tandem with on-premise equipment and sensors to collect real-world data without opt-in.

~ Tom Roberto

 

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15 Tips For Tracking And Correcting Your Company’s Tech Issues And Bugs

I’m a huge proponent of using Kanban boards to track active development efforts. They are clean, effective and allow for easy tracking of bugs and responsibilities. Beyond development, project tracking and ticketing systems like Jira or OTRS are must-haves. Ticketing issues and having a process is key to ensuring problems and bugs are addressed. Anything with reporting helps long term.

~ Tom Roberto

 

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10 Ways Edtech Advances Are Shaking Up Education

Giving students professional-grade tools means they have the ability to produce amazing things. Google’s G Suite and Chromebooks give students professional tools at budget prices without any of the fluff or bloatware of other solutions. Schools that deploy these tools are more likely to have students that enter the workforce with experience and familiarity with enterprise offerings.

~ Tom Roberto

 

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The Charismatic Leader isn’t the most Sympathetic

Charisma is a powerful thing. It’s been described as someone who possesses a virtue that sets them apart; someone who is treated as endowed with specifically exceptional powers or qualities. Today charismatic leadership is sought after to challenge the traditional bureaucracy within an organization. Transformative moments in business will typically come from the charismatic, and not from those appointed to positions of leadership.

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12 Revolutionary Ways 3D Printing Is Changing The World

As creative engineers apply this technology to more residential use cases, I believe we’ll see more adoption in the gaming vertical. Retro gaming is extremely hot right now and electronics have become so commoditized that the only thing preventing mainstream use is cases and controllers. 3D printing technology lends itself perfectly to gaming consoles and controllers, reviving ’80s and ’90s items.

~ Tom Roberto

 

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13 Tech Experts Offer Their Opinions On The Era’s Most Influential Tech Industry Leader

The most influential leader isn’t necessarily the most talented or knowledgable. Having influence is a unique ability that extends far beyond ability. It reaches into style and intangibles. It’s indisputable that Steve Jobs has defined tech leadership since the early ’90s. No other person has had multiple books, movies and debate surrounding their life and story. His contributions exceed all others.

~ Tom Roberto

 

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10 Tech Execs Discuss The Role Of Politics In Silicon Valley

#1 Answer According to Forbes Tech Council…

Unfortunately, the political climate in the U.S. is extremely divisive. Technology companies only benefit from collaboration, unification and compatibility. While CEOs have the responsibility to make decisions that benefit their country, employees and customers, they also have the responsibility to unify everyone together in a common goal. Affiliations do nothing to push a common goal.

~ Tom Roberto

 

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15 Cloud-Based Services Your Tech Department Should Consider Using

#1 Answer According to Forbes Tech Council…

If you’re not using Amazon Web Services you’re not really in technology today. Nothing holds a candle to AWS’ flexibility, breadth of scope or scalability. Too many tech jobs involve the support or maintenance of bespoke solutions that are completely unnecessary. In many cases it’s downright laughable. AWS is one of the best solutions released into the wild in more than a decade. Use it.

~ Tom Roberto

 

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