Citizen Development 101: Understanding the Basics

EducationSummary: Application development has long been a problem facing both the IT department and the business units. The IT department gets overwhelmed with new application requests. They can’t possibly complete every project when the business wants it done. Meanwhile, the business users get tired of waiting, and start bypassing the IT department altogether. Today, we explore the concept of “citizen development”, and explain how it helps address this problem.
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3 examples of highly productive IT departments

EducationSummary: As technology plays a larger role in all aspects of business, the business is relying on the IT department more than ever. However, many IT departments lack the time and the resources to meet their growing expectations. How can your IT department become highly productive–without outsourcing work or hiring new staff? Here are a few examples of IT departments that accomplished this very goal.
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6 major roadblocks to digital transformation

EducationSummary: Digital transformation–the reinvention of an organization through the use of digital technology to improve performance–is a priority for many businesses these days. However, it’s no easy task. Businesses will encounter many hurdles on their digital transformation journey. In this article, we explore 6 such roadblocks and explain ways around them.
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The 3 most important aspects of a business dashboard

EducationSummary: Business dashboards help organizations get a clear view of their business at a glance. But, some dashboards do a better job of that than others. What’s the difference between the two? What elements must an effective dashboard include? What separates a good dashboard from a worthless dashboard? In this article, we explore the most important aspects of a business dashboard, and explain why each is important.
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Last chance to register: Unlock your data — How to deliver real-time data across your business

EducationSummary: We’re in the middle of a data explosion. Businesses collect more data than ever before. The problem is, many cannot easily access the data stored in their systems. Their data is “locked” in their database. In this webinar, we explain how easily you can unlock your data, and deliver real-time data access across your business. Join us on June 30th to learn more!
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5 ways CIOs and IT leaders can do more with less

EducationSummary: CIOs and IT leaders face a daunting task. Gone are the days of simply supporting the business. These days, the expectations placed on the IT department are at an all time-high. CEOs and business executives now demand more business value from the IT department. But, most IT departments are already overworked and understaffed. How can the modern IT department meet these changing expectations using their current resources?
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