Author: Virginia Backaitis

5 Questions IT Managers Should Ask Before Choosing Open Source Software

5 Questions IT Managers Should Ask Before Choosing Open Source Software

"Software is eating the world," has been repeated so often that it is practically a meme. And though we wrote about how "open source is eating software," as far back as 2015, it is a fact that is only being widely acknowledged now. Perhaps that is because the

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5 Questions IT Managers Should Ask Before Choosing Open Source Software

5 Questions IT Managers Should Ask Before Choosing Open Source Software

"Software is eating the world," has been repeated so often that it is practically a meme. And though we wrote about how "open source is eating software," as far back as 2015, it is a fact that is only being widely acknowledged now. Perhaps that is because the

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Ethical Practices in a Data-Driven B2B World

Ethical Practices in a Data-Driven B2B World

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff won mountains of positive attention this month when he appointed a chief ethical and humane use officer, Paula Goldman. Her mission? "To develop a strategic framework for the ethical and humane use of technology across Salesforce," according to a company press release. The news probably

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How Bad Data is Ruining Sales and Marketing Forecasts (And What to Do About It)

How Bad Data is Ruining Sales and Marketing Forecasts (And What to Do About It)

Bad data costs the United States more than $3 trillion per year according to the “Data Doc,” Thomas C. Redmond. In a Harvard Business Review (HBR) article published in 2016, he explained it this way, “salespeople waste time dealing with erred prospect data; service delivery people waste time correcting flawed

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How the Impact of Gen Z Will Improve the Workplace for the Rest of Us

How the Impact of Gen Z Will Improve the Workplace for the Rest of Us

If you are tired of sitting in never-ending meetings in which no decisions are made or of giving “attaboy” back- pats to millennials every time they do something right, there’s relief on the way. A new generation is coming into the workplace that won’t stand for those kinds of things.

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