Here are some cluesPaul Osterman has a new book out called “The Truth About Middle Managers: Who They Are, How They Work, Why They Matter”. The book offers some interesting insights into a frequently under-loved, under-studied and under-appreciated group of business people.
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Many writers explore just one tech sector. Brian looks at the entire tech ecosystem to better understand the often conflicted relationships between software vendors, integrators, outsourcers and more.
Brian is currently CEO of TechVentive, a strategy consultancy serving technology providers and other firms. He is also a research analyst with Vital Analysis.
Bad pathologies to avoid in new employees One of the best pieces of advice that came from last week’s IDC Directions conference was an almost throwaway comment from one of the IDC executive speakers: Start planning for the recovery.That’s actually something I’ve already discussed with two clients as it sets the correct tone for what firms and managers should be doing today.
HR Survey results, TalentDrive, InterActive Applicant and moreTalentDrive, a slick HR technology and service provider, has been busy lately with some interesting surveys.
Is it time for a changing of the software guard?A lot of material has crossed my desk lately regarding software sales in the Obama, crisis-cleanup world.
Who is really watching this situation?There's an interesting article in CIO.
The Vultures are Circling...Last week, we wrote how parts of BearingPoint may be sold off (see Disintegration of BearingPoint).
Spam: Let’s Re-Define ‘Obscene Profits’I took a great call today with Garth Bruen of Knujon (“No Junk” spelled backwards). Garth’s volunteer organization monitors spam and works with Internet registrars to throttle the miscreants who fill our in-boxes with this junk.
Your Tech Vendor is Just NOT That Into You!Is your tech vendor really your ‘strategic partner’?
The stakes are growing as uncertainty continuesSatyam is another services firm with some retention issues: employees and clients.Let’s start with the client erosion issue first.
More than bankruptcy to worry aboutBearingPoint, the consultancy that once was part of KPMG, has entered a very different era in its history. The firm’s U.