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The 5 goals of a project manager

These goals are generic to all industries and all types of projects. Regardless of your level of experience in project management, set these 5 goals for every project you manage. Goal 1: To finish on time This is the oldest but trickiest goal in the book. It’s

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Managing the Production of Food

A number of the customers that we have serviced over the years are well known Australian manufacturers of mass produced food products such as Cakes, Pickles and Chocolates. We have learned a great deal about this vertical as a result of this experience. What are the special

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Five tech trends to watch in 2016

Rapid growth in information volume and complexity is putting data centres under pressure, accentuated by customer behaviour changes driven by mobile and social trends, writes Arron Patterson… This is forcing businesses to rethink how they store and manage information. At the same time, there’s a need to

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Encourage and Enforce Time Reporting System Use

The roots of time reporting lie in the timecard systems for manufacturing facilities. These systems tracked hours using a time card stamp. Employees checked in and out and were paid based on the hours worked. As business time tracking evolved, organizations were forced to create spreadsheets or

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Benefits of a Learning Management System (LMS)

Learning management systems (also known as LMS software) are important for mid-sized organizations and above who are looking to systematically manage the learning and development of their staff. Manage and track staff training with an LMS Training administration can be time-consuming and difficult, particularly in medium to large

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Worldwide IT spending to grow in 2016 – but only just

Just how much will the tech-crazy world blow on IT in 2016? Around US$3.54 trillion… While that number represents growth, it is only just in the green according to the Gartner Worldwide IT Spending Forecast. At a mere 0.6 percent over 2015 spending, the researcher is anticipating

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Is cloud computing disenfranchising the CIO?

Cloud computing is continuing its meteoric rise and as a partial result IT control and decision-making is moving to the line of business managers. In the middle of it: the CIO. Clare Coulson considers what these changes mean for the modern CIO… When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set

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Management practice lags behind tech innovation

In many organisations management practice is about 20 years behind the web. Gerry McGovern discusses what this really means… Rarely do I find organisations where senior management is truly engaged with the web. The web is still seen as some peripheral entity that is somehow disconnected from the core

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Know your ADCs and get more from the hybrid cloud

When cloud computing first appeared on corporate radar screens in the mid-2000s, it brought with it the promise of big business benefits – but, asks Benjamin Hodge, have those been realised?… The shift from on-premise infrastructure to public cloud providers has not been as swift or complete

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Tracking and Reporting Time on Complex Projects

If your staff manages complex projects, you probably have a critical need for a robust timesheet system to manage budgets, policies, staffing, hours and billing as well as project phases. Whether you are working in the construction sector, a creative design firm, IT services company, management consultancy, or in almost any corporate environment,

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