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We found 24 cloud services your business definitely needs to try

When it comes to cloud services and software-as-a-service (SaaS), we're all familiar with the usual players. But there's a huge world of opportunity …

Project Management

Meeting Design: Agile Style Daily Scrum

Kevin Hoffman is the master of meetings. In his new book <i>Meeting Design</i> from Rosenfeld Media, Kevin lays out exactly how to take on meetings as a …

Modern ITSM Practices: ITIL for Today

For nearly four decades, the ITIL framework (and all of its versions) have helped companies identify, communicate, and implement IT best practices. …

How Retailers Can Tackle 3 Big Data Challenges

Retailers now have unprecedented access to consumer data, but face challenges putting this big data into action. By identifying and understanding …

eCommerce

Is Your Workplace Toxic? Here's How to Avoid Being Part of the Problem

Shift your negative energy by seeing what's possible.<p>Last week, I was invited to do a Facebook Live session. Arriving at the studio I felt a bit intimidated with all the cameras and lights and action of a live set. The purpose of the session was to promote my new book called <i>Match In The Root</i> …

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

What does GDPR European Union law mean for your business?

Today’s consumers are more powerful than ever before, and get every bit of information that they can before they make a purchase. The Internet is helping them greatly, and most of the buying is done online. The pace is so rapid that it won’t be long before online purchases are more common than …

The Difference Between Leadership and Management | Inc.com

As a professor of leadership and management and author of a bestselling leadership book, I get asked a lot<p>What's the difference between leadership and management?<p>Everyone gets that each is important.<p>Most people get that they overlap a lot.<p>Not many people can clarify the difference or why it matters.<p>…

Leadership

I've held 1,000 interviews, and I've found only 4 questions truly matter

Hiring the best talent is a massive and never-ending challenge. It's hard to hire your first employee, it's hard to hire your 50th employee, and it's still hard to hire your 500th employee.<p>If you're just starting your company, you may as well get over the fact that you'll likely lose sleep over …

DevOps and the ITIL Change Manager - IT Service Management Consultancy

An ITIL Change Manager, of my acquaintance, was recently told that the move of her company towards an Agile DevOps model would mean that her role …

DevOps

A business leader’s guide to agile

Agile promises rapidly evolving software and substantial business benefits, but it requires new habits from everyone: from IT and from business …

What is Load Testing? How It Works, Tools, Tutorials, and More

Performance testing is an important component of the application development lifecycle. Without it, your application could fail miserably in …

DevOps

These 4 Planning-Stage Blunders Can Kill Your Ecommerce Bottom Line

Customer service and web security are just two of the "must-do's" you should plan for.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ecommerce, to put it simply, is the present <i>and</i> the future. According to eMarketer, online sales are expected to exceed $4 trillion by 2020!<p>But, retail …

Agile Project Management Trends for 2017

“Looking for ways to manage your tasks more efficiently? Start using ProofHub with the all new Workflows and boards.”<p>There are a lot of trends that …

A leadership expert explains why everyone should do the 'friends test' before heading into a job interview

I've fumbled the "tell me about yourself" part of at least one job interview -- it's harder than it sounds, guys!<p>So I was intrigued by the idea that …

Artificial Intelligence Is Set To Change The Face Of IT Operations

Artificial Intelligence will have a profound impact on the IT industry. The Machine Learning algorithms and models that bring AI to the forefront get only better with data. If these algorithms can learn from existing medical reports, and help doctors with diagnosis, the same can be used to improve …

Machine Learning

Not Following Through? 3 Steps to Building a System of Accountability | Inc.com

As founders, it's up to us to decide what we focus on. This is sometimes a problem - because we all have biases. We focus on things that are exciting and fun to work on and put off the least enjoyable tasks until later.<p>I'm certainly guilty of this. In my last venture, I waited too long to fire the …

Leadership

Top 3 Ways That IoT Technology Will Reshape The Future Of Marketing

This column is authored by Digital Media Strategy Consultant, Chris GiarratanaThe post Top 3 Ways That IoT Technology Will Reshape The Future Of …

Internet of Things

Why You Should Outsource All Your Support Functions

No one dreams of working in a second-class support function. They dream of doing something important. Thus any distinction between “line” and “staff” or “operating” and “support” sets up a counter-productive hierarchy of importance. Stop calling them, thinking about them or treating them like …

Outsourcing

Microsoft’s Whiteboard app leaks, shows the future of Windows 10 stylus support

Microsoft first demonstrated its Whiteboard app for Windows 10 back at the company’s Surface Pro event in May. While the software maker promised it will launch later this year, an early copy of Whiteboard has leaked onto the internet today. It features many of the abilities that Microsoft …

Software

Amazon Prime Wardrobe lets you try on and return clothes free

Amazon’s latest perk for Prime members could make us more stylish by letting us buy everything that catches our eye and return what doesn’t fit. Today Amazon revealed Amazon Prime Wardrobe, which is currently in beta, but you can sign up to be notified when it launches.<p>First you pick at least three …

Google Employees Weighed In on What Makes a Highly Effective Manager (Technical Expertise Came in Last) | Inc.com

Google is widely known as an advocate of data-based decision making. So, it came as no surprise when it looked to its statisticians to help decode the secret formula to effective management.<p>After gathering and analyzing 10,000 manager observations including performance reviews, surveys, and …

Employment

Kanban — as we know it. And, how to use it for your team

Who would have ever thought that a technique implemented in a car manufacturing unit would become so popular that teams throughout the world are now …

How to Communicate Clearly During Organizational Change

A former colleague liked to remind leaders of their impact by telling them, “There are children you’ve never met who know your name.” The point was simple: Their followers were also moms or dads who were going home and talking about their day in front of their children. And you, their leader, had a …

The One System That Changes Employees' Behavior

Find out the four steps you can put in place to create a productive, effective workforce.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Riaz Khadem and Linda Khadem’s book</i> Total Alignment<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound<p>Did you know …

Master Ukulele Chords: Your Guide to D, Dm, and D7

For many beginners, the D chord will be one of the first ukulele chords you learn how to play. However, you may not learn at first that the D chord …

10 Tools To Make Your Sales Team Communication and Collaboration Geniuses

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Communicating and collaborating are two important factors in the world of sales. But we can't do it properly without the right tools behind us.<p>There are plenty that promise greatness these days, especially with the app startup tech boom …

8 Pop songs that sound just as awesome when played on the ukulele - InqPOP!

Ukulele players, unite! February 2 is <b>World Ukulele Day</b>! Now’s the best time to whip out your wooden <b>jumping flea</b> and play your favourite tunes to …

Guitar

Workplace Environments Have Made Leaders Inauthentic

Imagine entering a room. You need to walk through one of two doors. Above one it says “US” and the other says “THEM.” No one is watching you. No one is recording your choice and passing judgment. Which door would you walk through?<p>Four out of five people I asked this question to answered “them.” And …

Leadership