Counting Companies With An IBM i In The Mix

Sympatico is one of the sponsors of the ALL400s project, discussed below in the article by Dan Burger. How many companies are running their mission critical business applications on Power Systems loaded with the IBM i operating system? Not as many as 20 years ago....

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Strategic Planning – 2 Keys to Success

Overview All executives know that strategy is essential, business schools have been emphasizing it for decades.  Still, most people find it discomforting because it forces them to confront a future they have to “guess at”.  Worse, strategic planning facilitates making...

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Why CRM Deployments Often Fail

It’s likely you have seen the statistics, which routinely state fifty percent or more of all CRM deployments fail to be adopted by users one year after the “go-live” date. A quick internet search will lead you to study after study, so I’ll spare you the links. However, if you search for why they fail, you will find success recipe’s by the dozens, but little insight into the actual root causes. Gaining a deeper understanding of these root causes is essential while building a foundation for success in a CRM deployment project.

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The Challenge to Succeed – Where Business meets Technology

Over many years, I have talked with scores of business leaders about their struggles to realize the economic potential of their business ideas. The storylines follow a common pattern. They have a good vision of where they want to go, they can see a path to get there, and they need technology tools to support their initiative. Then they run smack into the business technology (BT) challenge.

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Real Job Security

Job security comes from making sure that your daily performance is more then what is expected. Be smart, be willing, be excited, be humble, be dependable, be a top performer in whatever you are given so that you always stand out.

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