Profile of James M. ConnollyGuest Commentary
Member Since: 11/18/2013
News & Commentary Posts: 249
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Articles by James M. Connolly
posted in October 2017
These are exciting times for those determined to propel their business towards the next age of digitalization, but beyond the sophisticated tools and intelligent machines, leaders have to give thought to how their employees will help to drive success.
An successful RPA initiative calls for careful planning and communication, and starting small before trying to scale.
Among the growing number of potential applications for blockchain is border management and security.
Individuals with generational differences can learn to manage conflict effectively, and bring positive results from a conflict-laden environment.
A look back at a quarter century’s worth of experiences that companies of all sizes can learn from
As data becomes more valuable to organizations, its usefulness for analytics means that more data needs to be stored for longer periods of time.
An analytics economy is emerging, where organizations differentiate themselves and succeed with a blend of data, analytics, and collaboration.
IT pros ready for a change should consider the smart home market to leverage skills such as IT security, networking and development.
IT’s role within an organization has always been a critical one, but the advancement of business intelligence and data analytics will make IT exponentially more strategic.
DevOps presents an opportunity to build better software, but there's no guarantee of success. A look at how to do DevOps right.
As long as human and artificial intelligence work in tandem, we’ll continue to make each other better at what we naturally do best.
To achieve the benefits of digital transformation, an organization has to do more than buy new technology tools.
Prevedere CEO Rich Wagner takes a look at the skills that IT leaders share and what they might need to work on to move into a CEO role.
With 77% of executive priorities now dependent on technology, the composition of the project portfolio is shifting dramatically toward digital work. Legacy approaches to managing IT projects, programs and portfolios can’t keep up with this shift.
The future of IoT and 5G networking isn’t something that “will happen” in the coming years. To some extent, it’s already here, setting the stage for further growth.
With wait time or idle time being a waste of time with new benefit, think about how you can mitigate or even eliminate the problem.
DevOps may be up and running for your enterprise. Taking the time to integrate security will keep it that way.
Use of technology is a defining characteristic of millennials, so if you don't provide simple and instant application access in the workplace they will find their own alternatives.
To mitigate the risks presented by more aggressive cyberthreats, organizations need to get out in front of those threats.
New tools and technologies can help employees work smarter, but only if they are integrated and data silos are broken down.
Big data analytics promise tremendous benefits for organizations, but there are a few gotchas that stand in the path to success.