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What it really takes to be a SCRUM master

The Scrum Guide generally describes the Scrum Master role as one of teaching, coaching, facilitating, and removing impediments. Working towards being a “good” Scrum Master doesn’t guarantee the desired results anymore. As complex projects multiply and new technologies emerge, the Scrum Master role has to be about effectiveness. Part of being an effective Scrum Master …

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The 411: Information security, infrastructure and technology in the banking industry

Banking firms are becoming increasingly more mobile and tech savvy. Nowadays, you don’t have to walk into your bank to make a deposit or transfer money. It can all be done with a couple pushes of a button. Coming up, technology in the banking industry is expected to see continued exploration and innovation in areas …

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How will BYOD impact IT departments in 2014?

Last year, data centers were the focus of most companies’ IT departments. IT leaders asked  how they could increase efficiency, and how to better utilize cloud servers, and if they’re really are more secure.  Experts predict this year will be the year of innovation and understanding what datacenters can really do around BYOD and how cloud …

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4 tips for running a more productive IT department

There are endless factors that play into the success of an organization. You’ve heard the saying “it takes a village to raise a child;” well, it takes a village to run a business. Every person contributes; every department plays its part to ensure projects are running smoothly. Each department serves a different and important purpose— …

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Where is IT leading the business? Your KPI’s should tell you

It used to be that all CIO’s had to worry about was email deliverability, network connectivity and application functionality.  Now, no matter your company’s size, CIO’s are confronted with a variety of demands and pressures.  To be successful, they need to act more the like CEO of their IT organization, balancing their internal customer needs …

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Bring your dog to work day: 4 (realistic) elements to making a great company culture

Why should an IT department care about company culture? One reason is so you don’t have all your employees saying to themselves each morning: “Shoot, do I really have to go in to work today?” You want your employees to be excited for work and ready for a challenge. You’d be surprise at how much …

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A lesson in LinkedIn best practices: Transform your profile from social résumé to a powerful business tool

LinkedIn is the most popular, and probably most important, social network for professionals. However, people often get lost in the résumé clutter that fills their profile. Here are some tricks to transform your profile from a social resume to a powerful business tool: #1. Use LinkedIn for professional networking to promote your business. Did you …

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