In July 2016 I attended my first Microsoft WPC event in Toronto, Canada, even though this was not a typical event for an HR person to attend. During my pre-event schedule preparations, I came across the Women in Technology (WIT) group and signed up immediately for the lunch and various talks by WIT members.
Teams that specialise in Microsoft Dynamics CRM and other business applications often sit on the fault lines between the above-mentioned areas. Navigating the various demands of different stakeholders is tricky.
Data and analytics must become part of any business’s DNA to ensure transformative decisions and strategies that foster competitiveness and increased profitability. However, establishing a data-driven culture is no small feat.
Cloud phobia is real, and in many instances, justified, as cloud adoption is neither simple nor without risk, and it is these uncertainties, coupled with the cost, that serve as the main hesitations towards a move to the cloud.
SharePoint Online continuously evolves, allowing intranet teams to use modern web parts as the building blocks of their intranet requirements, with modern templates offering attractive out-of-the-box designs.
Marketing is also not a relaxed discipline where you can take time to ease in. With constant campaign roll-outs, new product launches, thought leadership, new events, go-to-markets, leads to nurture, sales deals to help close and many brainstorming sessions, I had to learn quickly to help my team deliver on targets.
For quite some time, organisations have tried to make work more fun and endearing by incorporating gamification into the work environment. Of course, there are various layers of the concept but at its core, gamification is playing a work-related game to achieve something and get a reward. This approach covers two bases – keep users engaged and get some work done.
The Accenture 2015 US Innovation Survey reported that 84% of executives considered their future success to be extremely dependent on innovation, with McKinsey adding that 80% of executives view their current business models as at risk of disruption in the near future.
Digital transformation may be seen by some as yet another industry buzzword, but the fact is that by 2022, global spending on digital transformation is expected to reach nearly $2 trillion. The size of the anticipated market is such that it is not surprising to learn that most enterprises are either busy with, or are at least considering, some form of digitisation strategy.