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C-Suite soup: Win with actions, not titles

Every function, discipline and sub-discipline aspires to be in the C-Suite, says Owen McCall. But it is outcomes and not titles that count… While a C-Suite title may sound cool and make you feel good, having a title or position is not the same thing as being

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The Difference Between Time and Attendance and Time Billing Software

There are many time accounting packages on the market. Your business can leverage these software packages with vertical industry offerings to provide function and features unique to your business and market. Before you get serious about the search for software, there is one aspect of these systems

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Arm against IT project failure

Nearly half of all IT projects fail and the seeds of failure are often planted early in the process by failing to prepare properly and truly understand the return on investment that you can expect from an IT project. Research results published in the Harvard Business Review,

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Automation, Workflow and Alerts for SMEs

One way to significantly reduce costs for SME businesses is to automate internal processes. This includes automated workflow, alerts and the like. Examples of these include: * Automating tedious processes, such as weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly recurring sales and purchase invoices and general ledger accounting entries.

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Gartner: Top technology trends you cannot afford to ignore

Gartner has published its annual list of the top strategic technology trends, which includes software-defined anything (SDx), 3D printing, mobile apps, cloud/client architecture, hybrid cloud and IT-as-service-broker and smart machines… The list covers the technologies that Gartner analysts deem as having the most potential to have significant

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If most projects fail, why bother doing them at all?

There is still hope, explains international project management expert Gary Nelson… It is a tragic statistic – according to the most recent KPMG Project Management Survey (July 2013), only 33 percent of projects in New Zealand in 2012 were delivered on budget, 29 percent were delivered on

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Four Software Applications for your Professional Service Firm

In a recent Webinar, Software Shortlist explored key factors that make Professional Service Firms unique. What distinguishes service firms from any other business? What is unique about professional services? And what software is really critical for an owner of a service firm? Out of this analysis came a concise

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Project Management – Punch Above Your Weight

When it comes to delivering high calibre projects on-time, on-budget, anywhere in world … innovative small businesses can compete with the best of them. In fact, small scale can bring a number of advantages, such as speed, adaptability and close customer relationships, that bigger organisations find hard

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The Many Faces of Time Management Processes and Software

When choosing a time management or time tracking tool, it is best to consider the needs of your organization and why and how you need to track time. A practical consideration and application of your business process will go some way toward choosing the appropriate tools to

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Why You Need Time Management Software in Your Professional Services Firm

At the inception of your professional services firm you may find it easy to track and dedicate your resources and staff to optimize your team and satisfy your clients. But as your client base grows and your team gets larger, your time management needs change. Whether you

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