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Cloud 6 Major Challenges of Cloud Computing

Companies of all sizes depend on cloud computing to store important data. However, significant factors such as cost, reliability, and security must not be overlooked. Here are six common challenges you should consider—and develop plans to mitigate—before implementing cloud computing technology.

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Ray Parker
stealth bomber The Balance between Being Stealth and Being Public during Product Development

While end user data protection is important from a business to customer perspective, businesses themselves have their share of data protection problems. Organizations need to find the balance between being in a stealth mode and being too public during product development.

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Mukesh Sharma
Gold bricks The Digital Transformation: Turning Lead into Gold

For years, IT has been seen as support for organizations’ primary internal functions. But IT can enable revolutionary processes—processes that generate revenue, rather than just consume it, and create innovation, helping organizations remain relevant and competitive. How can you transform this idea of lead into gold?

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Lee Copeland
Computer with "Retired!" sign 7 Good Project Management Practices for Replacing a Legacy System

When you need to replace a legacy system quickly, it’s tempting to set aside good project management practices and push forward recklessly. But doing so results in delays, cost overrun, and organizational chaos. Take time to understand the problem, plan and estimate the solution, and set up your project for success.

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Payson Hall
Evaluating research How to Evaluate the Quality of a Research Study

It’s wise not to accept a research report's findings just because they were published. You may discover the findings couldn’t be replicated, too small a sample was tested, or the results of studies that generated contrary results weren’t considered. Here are some questions you can ask to evaluate research.

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Naomi Karten
Missed the target 7 Harms Done by Keeping Unrealistic Project Goals

Project management is about supporting informed decision-making. No one wants to break the news that a project is not on schedule, but a good sponsor would want to know that the original goals are no longer realistic. Reluctance to communicate or unwillingness to hear have some real business consequences.

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Payson Hall
Feedback form Make It Easy for Your Customers to Provide Feedback

The way some organizations request feedback ensures they don’t get much of it. If you really care about what your customers think of your product or service (and you should), you need to ask for feedback soon after the customer's interaction, give them time to respond, and allow space for their thoughts.

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Naomi Karten
Bringing the Value of Your Test Automation Efforts Front and Center

Once you’ve adopted test automation, you should determine whether it’s actually yielding the expected benefits—and you’ll want to keep these benefits visible to stakeholders to reinforce the value. A metrics dashboard aligned with the organization goals and business objectives shows you're on the right track.

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Michael Sowers