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Case Study

How Polaris saved 1.3 million unproductive hours by going social

UnMail, earlier known as Octopus, is the newest ESN in town. A product of IDAL of the Polaris Group, it helped the company reduce attrition and support calls, and increase productivity.

Ashok Leyland Uses Gamification to Bring Business Closer to IT

Ashok Leyland's IT-head found an innovative approach in the guise of gamification to bring business closer to IT-and it was no child's play.

NSAIL Utilizes In-House Resources to Create an Efficient Planning Module

Pankaj Verma, VP-IT, NSAIL created a planning module in-house - instead of going for an off-the-shelf product - and saved close to Rs 1 crore for the company.

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Feature

Think you're agile? You're probably wrong

A new study by Oracle and Opinium Research finds that businesses around the world overestimate their ability to flexibly manage workloads or rapidly develop, test and launch new applications.

How NextDrop is solving urban India’s water woes

NextDrop’s smart solution informs users of water supply in their area and takes water management to the next level.

Impossible! Management listens -- and hires more people

A dedicated and hard-working IT team is rewarded for its loyalty after a new CEO acts on the results of an internal audit

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How-To

How to merge SMS conversations in Google Hangouts

Hangouts can be your all-in-one messaging app, though the integration with texts, Google Voice, and Hangouts can be a little tricky.

3 Surprisingly Easy Ways to Improve your Next Presentation

These little known but practical steps can work whether you are presenting to a single person or a group.

How to Apply Lean Methodology to IT

Lean methodology espouses continuous improvement of all processes by eliminating waste in everything the company does. Here's how to go about implementing it.

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Interview

My Biggest Challenge is Getting the Skills That I Need

Mark Mincin, Global CIO & VP of Epicor Software Corporation speaks about how Epicor has fared in digital disruption, bi-modal IT, shift to cloud and much more.

Security is the Number One Reason that is Preventing SaaS Adoption: William Wagner, LogMeIn

William Wagner, president & COO, LogMeIn, believes that software as a service will continue to emerge as a cost-effective model rendering maximum growth of revenue as well as higher customer engagement.

How Mother Dairy Is Milking the Benefits of Technology

Annie Mathew, CIO of Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable, says “the combination of IOT, mobility and big data along with seamless connectivity will transform the way Mother Dairy functions.”

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Video

The IT Party is not Over: Shashi Kumar, CEO and MD, Happiest Minds

Does automation endanger IT jobs? How will affect the ability of an IT firm to being competitive differentiation? And will automation change the way we evaluate IT workers? Shashi Kumar answers these questions and more. 

'There's something wrong if your organization doesn't have a CISO yet'

The former Gartner fellow and Chief Evangelist at Metric Stream, French Caldwell tells us about what's the worst that can happen to organizations with little or no GRC guidelines.

Hu Yoshida, VP & CTO at Hitachi Data Systems on the Future of Storage

Hu Yoshida, VP & CTO, Hitachi Data Systems spoke about the future of storage, and that he's keeping his bets on non-volatile memory, and not flash, to manage more durable and high-performance systems.

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News

Look up coding problems, possibly get a job at Google

The search giant is using Google Search to recuit new programmers

IBM integrates its Blue Box platform across the network

The ultimate test of an acquisition is when the acquired product is integrated into the products and services of the acquirer. On this occasion, IBM has performed well by this measure.

What is devops? Not even 'leaders' and 'practitioners' can agree

Delphix's first 'State of DevOps' report finds even the definition of the word is in flux among its practitioners

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Opinion

Best practices in caching in ASP.Net

If used properly, caching can improve the performance of your application considerably by storing the wWb page in its entirety or partially, or even store the application's data across the HTTP requests.

Tech’s Holy Grail: IT can’t afford to choose poorly

When we’re surrounded by “next big things,” how does IT decide what to choose and what to do with that choice?

How IT can communicate more effectively with the business

You might think you are communicating clearly, but the reality is that business and IT people speak different languages.

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Slide-Show

What Quarterly Earnings Reveal About Top IT Companies

As top companies reported their quarterly earnings, we find out what strategy worked best for them and the causes of concern in the future.

8 Tech Companies that Make Most Revenue Per Employee

In a people intensive sector like IT revenues made per employee is a benchmark of productivity. Check out the companies that make the most of their employees.

CEO Comebacks: For Better or for Worse?

We bring to you six global CEOs who made a comeback to save their struggling companies and help them revive in the time of crisis.

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