May 2008- Energy efficiency is becoming a concern for data center managers, according to Emerson Network Power. The company features this presentation on power management, distribution and configurations.
April 2007- The combined impact of globalization, demographics, deregulation, and technology change is driving the need for operational transformation. With changing value propositions, telcos must become more agile.
October 2008- Project failure in large enterprise technology projects is, unfortunately, very common from an operating and financial perspective. In fact, independent studies have shown that 7 in 10 technology projects struggle – or fail completely. With millions of dollars, key resources and company reputations on the line, a 30% enterprise project success rate is alarming. However, large-scale technology project failure is not inevitable – nor irreversible – if the right steps are taken. In this study, Jack Bergstrand, CEO of the Atlanta-based ...
May 2008- When was the last time you were involved with a business application that was delivered on time, on budget and with all the features needed to compete successfully in the market? If you answered; "Never" or "Not lately" you’re not alone. The sad truth is that the majority of these projects, large and small, spin out of control and often crash. And the cause is almost always this: business cannot quickly, effectively communicate their ...
September 2008- In solving the problems that appear in staffing the IT department of your company, there are two main questions you should answer: What is the right IT staffing model for your business? and Should I outsource the IT department?
September 2008- The process of selecting an outsourcing vendor implies a complex multistage process to evaluate not only what the provider can do, but also the way it’s done. If your project ends up in the wrong hands, it could endanger all your business plans.
September 2008- When it's time to find an outsourcing provider, many companies just call up the old RFP file on the computer, change a few details and email it to the standard list of providers. Use this extensive outsourcing checklist to ensure you get all the necessary questions answered.
September 2008- You would be surprised to find out that the final sum up can be almost 65% more than estimated. This is an estimated figure according to our calculations revealed in this white paper. Get more findings by downloading the full paper now.
September 2008- For every redundancy that a smart outsourcing project eliminates and every dollar that it saves, there are also risks in managing operations from distance. Read this article to learn the potential issues and risks you should be aware in the outsourcing process.
The U.S. market for medical devices is expected to reach $89 billion this year. But with this promising opportunity comes the added pressure for medical device companies to stay ahead of the competition through innovation at a reduced cost.
According to an online survey conducted by Knowledge@Wharton and HCL Technologies, industry respondents see outsourcing as a potential solution to this challenge, and yet they are aware that this new set of tools ...
Executives at most companies recognize that today's need for innovation is greater than ever, and tomorrow's will be higher still. Customers are better informed, more demanding, and more likely to take advantage of increased market transparency. They see alternatives everywhere; if another company provides a better solution or product, they will know it, and switch to it quickly.
Unfortunately, innovation does not happen on its own. Some of the world's most powerful and ...
July 2008- Whether your business has been active with a history of accomplishment or is a new business that's trying to make its mark, how you position your business in the marketplace will determine its success. This white paper explores the use of strategic marketing and how to use it to position your business to take advantage of its strengths.
April 2008- This article describes the concept of Takaful (Islamic Insurance), the overview, the current scenario, the growth in Takaful, and opportunity and challenges.
Have you found yourself asking...
- What is pre-owned network hardware?
- How much money can I really save?
- Where does pre-owned hardware come from?
- How do I select an appropriate vendor?
- What service & support options are available?
- How do I avoid buying counterfeit hardware?
- How does buying pre-owned help save the environment?
An incredible array of organizations from both ...
January 2008- If one had the interview and now waiting anxiously by the phone. A cat watching a gopher hole, waiting for the little beast to pop its hairy head out any moment now could not be as anticipatory as one is. Then this paper from Quintessential Careers will help one with how to follow-up after job interviews. As a career counselor author told clients to make sure that they asked the person interviewing them a very ...
January 2008- This paper from Quintessential Careers explains list of sample interview questions college seniors and recent grads can expect, especially at first, more traditional interviews. Prepare answers to these questions, but dont memorize the answers so that one come off sounding like a robot; in other words, be prepared for these questions and have an outline or script ready, but dont worry about remembering the answers word-for-word.
January 2008- In a job market flooded with qualified candidates one must take every opportunity to make them self memorable and increase their perceived value in an interview. Find out what matters most to the hiring manager. When invited to ask questions, ask them! But make those questions count. Show interest in the company and establish as a proactive thinker ready to find out what the tough challenges are and to tackle them. This paper from Quintessential ...
January 2008- The best job-seekers not only prepare answers to typical interview questions, but also prepare for the type of interview expected. There are all sorts of job interviews: screening, traditional, behavioral, telephone, case, and panel. And two of the trends in interviewing are the use of situational interviewing and stress interviewing. This paper from Quintessential Careers explains situational interviews and stress interviews, what to make of them and how to succeed in them.
January 2008- This paper from North Star explains that interviews are very important. Employers interview candidates to find a good fit for their business. An interview is opportunity to learn more about an employer and the available job(s). There are two main types of interviews: job interviews and informational interviews. Although the tips and strategies for each type are unique, preparation is key to both.
January 2008- Welcome to the world of the off-the-wall interview question - weird, wacky, gimmicky, and off-beat ""Wild card"" questions that seem to have nothing to do with ability to handle a job. If they’re irrelevant to job performance, why do employers ask them? They want to see how well one can think on their feet. They may want to test creativity or sense of humor. In creating stress by asking a weird question, the interviewer ...
January 2008- An informational interview involves talking with people who are currently working in the field to gain a better understanding of an occupation or industry - and to build a network of contacts in that field. This paper from Quintessential Careers explains how an informational interview should be an integral part of the networking and job-hunting plan.
January 2008- Employers ask a variety of interview questions to gain insight into the kind of person one is, the work one are capable of doing and their attitude toward work. Being able to respond appropriately key is to getting a job offer. To answer each question appropriately and with confidence, one must be prepared. That means one have to write out or rehearse the questions prior to the interview. The more prepared one are, the better ...
January 2008- This paper published by Quintessential Careers provides with questions one can ask at the job interview. Toward the end of most job interviews, the interviewer will give the opportunity to ask questions. One must ask a least one question; to do otherwise often signal the interviewer that they dont really have any interest in the job or the company. On the other hand, do not ask questions where the answer is obvious or readily ...
January 2008- This paper published by Carnegie Mellon University explains about case interview. According to author, case interview is a scenario-based, problem solving activity. It is used by consulting firms, financial services firms, and other industries to evaluate if one has problem solving skills, analytical skills and communication skills. The best preparation for case type interviews is a great deal of practice answering questions that are typical for intended industry.
January 2008- This paper published by Quintessential Careers discusses the common aspects of interviewing and the two types of interviews. The traditional job interview uses broad-based questions such as, ""Why do one want to work for this company,"" and the behavioral job interview is based on the theory that past performance is the best indicator of future behavior, and uses questions that probe specific past behaviors, such as: ""Tell me about an experience when one failed to ...
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