Unplug from Technology!

Career Advancement

Technology is a good servant but a bad master.”. If, like Vincent, you’re staying too connected, consider these tips for unplugging from technology after work or even during the workday. Try taking mini breaks from technology during work.

StrategyDriven Welcomes Ruth Todd, PhD

Strategy Driven

A highly experienced nuclear power consultant, Ruth leads StrategyDriven's information technology and cyber security services. "We Announcements cyber security information technology nuclear power consultant Ruth Todd strategydriven

Information Technology's Dangerous Trend in Africa

Harvard Business Review

For the past few decades, emerging technologies such as biotechnology, microelectronics, information technology and communications technologies have become central to the socioeconomic development of nations. These technologies improve productivity and facilitate better living standards when they penetrate into societies. With its ease of adoption, this interdependence has scaled rapidly, unlike any other technology in modern history.

Things To Ask Your IT Support Provider Before Signing

Strategy Driven

Entrepreneurship business management entrepreneurship information technology strategydrivenPhoto courtesy of Pexels. Outsourcing large tasks and functions is fast becoming the thing to do in business because of the success it can offer, and the top of that list is IT support.

How Bad Leadership Helped Launch Intel, the Silicon Valley and Venture Capital

Modern Servant Leader

Yet, were it not for the bad leadership of Shockley, Bell Labs and Fairchild Semiconductor, one wonders if we’d ever have had Intel, the semiconductor as we know it today or even the information technology revolution?

Pattern Recognition

Coaching Tip

As opportunity assessments are conducted and information is uncovered on the path to transformation, business leaders must allow flexibility when the need arises to veer from the path in order to maximize possibilities. Very large companies in the information technology industry, like IBM, are successfully moving from product-driven to services-driven businesses.

Complimentary Resource – Data, Data Everywhere: A Special Report on Managing Information

Strategy Driven

Data, Data Everywhere : A Special Report on Managing Information. Learn how businesses are transforming themselves based on the abundance of data, and benefits found in the various uses of information and the new methods of visualizing data.

IT Overinvesting – Is it Better to be Safe than Sorry?

Women on Business

While I haven’t read the book, an article on Reuters suggests that the book Aligning Technology with Strategy by Harvard Business Review advises companies evaluate their IT costs to prevent overinvesting. An article written in 2003 regarding security and technology is not going to be relevant in 2011. It’s technology. As consumers, we trust that when we provide a company with our personal or financial information that it will be secure.

You Need an Algorithm, Not a Data Scientist

Harvard Business Review

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Congratulations to Stephen Landry for making the list of the 100 Most Influential Information Technology Directors in the World. Be sure to follow him on Twitter

Wisdom: The Missing Link in Understanding


Knowledge management, information technology, data architecture : these are the hot topics of our technology-driven age. This brave new world has been described as a "knowledge economy" and as suffering from "information overload."

On Leadership, Transparency and Breaching Confidentiality

Linked 2 Leadership

I am an Information Technology Manager at a Fortune 100 firm. What happens when a seasoned manager doesn’t know the difference between being transparent and breaching confidentiality? In a nutshell, you get this: Distrust, demotivation, and an epic failure in leadership. We had made some significant changes in how our teams will get work done in 2015. […].

The Essence of Life and Leadership

Linked 2 Leadership

Only 20-50% of re-engineering efforts succeed [1] Only 28% of information technology projects are successful [2] Only 33% of corporate mergers are successful [3] 50% of firms that downsize experience a decrease (not increase) in productivity. [4] “Emotions transform energy; energy creates movement; movement is change; and change is the essence of life.” ~Darren Weissman Did you know?

The Essence of Life and Leadership

Linked 2 Leadership

Only 20-50% of re-engineering efforts succeed [1] Only 28% of information technology projects are successful [2] Only 33% of corporate mergers are successful [3] 50% of firms that downsize experience a decrease (not increase) in productivity. [4] “Emotions transform energy; energy creates movement; movement is change; and change is the essence of life.” ~Darren Weissman Did you know?

The Real Reason Companies Are Spending Less on Tech

Harvard Business Review

After the dot-com bubble, investment in software and information processing equipment in the U.S. job market troubles of the past decade than new technology had. But I couldn’t help but fixate on that information-technology chart, which seemed to show corporate America giving up on IT.

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That statement may not be true of organizations in the entertainment or information technology (IT) industries, which are often filled with senior executives who are either young themselves or trying to be.

The Ways Your Brain Manages Overload, and How to Improve Them

Harvard Business Review

Information overload is everywhere , from non-stop news to rat-a-tat email inboxes. At the receiving end of this deluge of verbiage is the human brain — your brain— metaphorically endowed with a vacuum cleaner that sucks up information; a container for short-term memory; a blender for integrating information; a memory bank for storing long-term information; a garbage disposal for getting rid of information; and a recycling machine extraordinaire.

What makes a leader special?

Lead Change Blog

Author information Will Lukang, CLDC, PMP, CSM Will Lukang, MBA, PMP, MASCL, SCM, is an enabler. He has more than 21 years of experience in the Information Technology Industry.

Why Are We Still Classifying Companies by Industry?

Harvard Business Review

They have expanded far beyond the “Information Technology” tag attached to them by GICS. Today, technology is just a standard part of corporate infrastructure, like operations or marketing. Information & technology Business models Digital Article

Enterprise 2.0 and Social Business

Harvard Business Review

Andrew McAfee of the MIT Center for Digital Business explains how new collaborative tools let everyone create and organize information. Communication Information & technology Innovation

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Zurich Insurance Group Takes Its IT Infrastructure to the Agile Cloud - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM DXC TECHNOLOGY

Harvard Business Review

Building on a relationship that dates back to 2004, Zurich Insurance Group is working with DXC to move from traditional data center outsourcing to a Platform as a Service model, taking advantage of next-generation cloud management technologies to lower operating costs and accelerate development. Read more from DXC Technology: Digital Transformation Is Racing Ahead and No Industry Is Immune. Information & technology Sponsor Content

Robots Will Replace Doctors, Lawyers, and Other Professionals

Harvard Business Review

More recently, there has been a shift to systematization, the use of technology to automate and sometimes transform the way that professional work is done — from workflow systems through to AI-based problem-solving. Our inclination is to be sympathetic to this transformative use of technology, not least because today’s professions, as currently organized, are creaking. Information & technology Professional transitions Internet Digital Article

The Industries That Are Being Disrupted the Most by Digital

Harvard Business Review

As digital technologies continue to transform the economy, many leaders are struggling to set a digital strategy, shift organizational structures, and remove the barriers that are keeping them from maximizing the potential impact of new digital technologies.

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An Introduction to Data-Driven Decisions for Managers Who Don’t Like Math

Harvard Business Review

Big data, small data, internal, external, experimental, observational — everywhere we look, information is being captured, quantified, and used to make business decisions. Decision making Information & technology

The Promise of Blockchain Is a World Without Middlemen

Harvard Business Review

How Blockchain Works Here are five basic principles underlying the technology. No single party controls the data or the information. Each node stores and forwards information to all other nodes. If the process of using an ATM had been invented today, with the blockchain as a state-of-the-art database technology as an option, we would most likely not need an administrative entity like VISA to manage the process. How technology is transforming transactions.

The Companies and Countries Losing Their Data

Harvard Business Review

I spoke with Greg Bell, the firm's information protection lead, to parse the data on who loses their information, and how. Bell: First, we're only able to use information that's made public. So this is not 100% accurate, but we believe this provides directional information.

How Machine Learning Is Helping Us Predict Heart Disease and Diabetes

Harvard Business Review

health care system, a new wave of analytics and technology could help dramatically cut costly and unnecessary hospitalizations while improving outcomes for patients. Toward this end, my colleagues and I at Boston University’s Center for Information and Systems Engineering have been striving to bring the power of machine-learning algorithms to this critical problem. Analytics Operations management Information & technology Healthcare Digital Article

4 Steps for Thinking Critically About Data Measurements

Harvard Business Review

I have a clock in my office that synchronizes itself at 1:00 am every day using a signal sent out by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Fort Collins, Colorado, which has an advertised precision in the fraction-of-a-second range. HBR STAFF.

Why Human Resources Must Address Social Media in Business [Infographic]

Management is a Journey

Seems silly now given how critical the Internet and information technology networks are to business success! It’s hard to believe that there was a time when people openly questioned whether the Internet had a place in business. Today, as social media explodes in popularity, some managers raise the same skepticism about the business viability of Twitter, Facebook, [.]. Communication communication human resources management organizational productivity social media

How Physicians Can Keep Up with the Knowledge Explosion in Medicine

Harvard Business Review

But it is simply unrealistic for a doctor — or any human being — to stay abreast of that much information, much less be able to recall accurately the relevant information on demand. While basic technologies such as Google and Pubmed exist that can help automate the search for specific information, they are not sufficient and will prove even less tenable in the future as the advancement in medical science continues to accelerate.

Prevent Email Horror with a 2-Minute Send Delay

Harvard Business Review

Business writing Information & technology ArticleMarketing manager Grier was just plain tired of colleagues playing the expert in her domain. When a designer sent her an e-mail questioning her choice of quotes for a new product brochure, she snapped.

More Training Won’t Reduce Your Cyber Risk

Harvard Business Review

But all too often organizations’ approach to mitigating that risk — other than taking the wise step of ensuring that they have the state-of-the art technological protection in place — is more training. Most importantly, the training can help leaders be much more effective in overseeing chief information officers (CIOs), and chief information-security officers (CISOs). Know and prioritize your information. Don’t just share information; block it.

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Data Quality Should Be Everyone’s Job

Harvard Business Review

I’d recommend that provocateurs get over these concerns by keeping bosses informed, accepting help from others, and sharing credit for success. Data Information & technology Digital ArticleAll of us depend on data created elsewhere to do our work.

The Best Data Scientists Know How to Tell Stories

Harvard Business Review

Information & technology Data Analytics Communication ArticleWhen hiring data scientists, people tend to focus primarily on technical qualifications. It’s hard to find candidates who have the right mix of computational and statistical skills.

Ways to Explore Cloud Computing

Harvard Business Review

Information & technologyvideo platform video management video solutions video player. Andrew McAfee , principal research scientist, MIT Center for Digital Business, offers three suggestions for experimentation. For more, go to the article What Every CEO Needs to Know About the Cloud.

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The Best Data Scientists Get Out and Talk to People

Harvard Business Review

Great data scientists know the only way to acquire this smorgasbord of information is to go get it. Get them to introduce you to others, and ask a couple of them to serve as informal mentors. Embrace the broader reality, with a special emphasis on all the information that is yet to be stored in technology. Data Information & technology Technology Digital ArticleYou can be a good data scientist by sitting at your computer.

Companies Are Turning Drones into a Competitive Advantage

Harvard Business Review

Armed with an array of sensors, commercial drones are about to become a new source for digital information. While some drone-based data may complement existing information, some will make other information-gathering methods obsolete. Information & technology Digital Article

Build STEM Skills, but Don’t Neglect the Humanities

Harvard Business Review

Who doesn’t stand in awe of the advances that science and its STEM siblings (technology, engineering, and math) have created to better our world? Education Information & technology Emotional intelligence

We Interviewed Health Care Leaders About Their Industry, and They’re Worried

Harvard Business Review

The transformation will necessitate substantial investments in finance, technology, human capital, operations, and infrastructure, and a substantial disinvestment of legacy resources in these areas. This pivot will entail a transformation of the workforce, physical infrastructure, and technologies that support and drive the care of patients. One noteworthy finding was the need for additional investment in information technology to support the new business model.

Telemedicine Is Vital to Reforming Health Care Delivery

Harvard Business Review

A new CMS code may seem like a tiny matter, but this one emblemizes a larger shift toward delivering health services independently of time and place, enabled by technologies such as smartphones, sensors, and wireless health-monitoring devices — what we in the field call telemedicine.

Leverage Technology for Business Transformation

Harvard Business Review

Today's business models are fast becoming obsolete with cloud computing, new security challenges, and consumer demands for access to information with a superior experience. Information & technology Innovation Strategy

Does Your Business Model Look to the Future or Just Defend the Present?

Harvard Business Review

One answer is to take a cue from pivotal technology companies leading the change. Many of the companies leading today’s technology-driven transformations across industries are leveraging transitional strategies, or more specifically transitional business platforms.

Leading a Digital Transformation? Learn to Code

Harvard Business Review

Gledhill is Group Executive and Head of Group Technology & Operations at DBS Bank, a leading Asian bank with more than $300 billion of assets and a market capitalization of about $35. Information & technology Innovation Technology Article