Turkey. Dressing. Cranberry Sauce. Pumpkin Pie. You aren’t the only ones consumed with Thanksgiving plans and thoughts of endless, savory and delectable treats to fill us beyond satisfaction. Take a few minutes and check out the news I’ve rounded up from this week. It will be sure to get your mind away from food and all the things that you have to get done before your house gets invaded or you make the trek to invade another family member or friend’s home. Here is the Friday Five – Happy Friday!
Mobile Technology Transforms Business Over the last few years, mobility has morphed from a broad concept into a mainstream enterprise tool that drives bottom-line results. Today, it's difficult to spot a business that hasn't been affected by the growing wave of devices and apps that customers, partners and employees demand. Read this Baseline article to find out how technology is transforming the way organizations handle marketing, sales and support, and more.
Boards Want to Learn About Emerging IT Issues Get ready to answer more questions from your board of directors about social media, new business models and competitive intelligence. According to this article, and a new survey of 860 corporate directors by PricewaterhouseCoopers, board members expect to spend more time on IT this year and recognize that they haven't paid much attention to some key areas.
Social Networks Drive IT Purchasing Process A study by Forrester Research and LinkedIn finds that IT decision makers are turning to social networks for information during all phases of the purchasing process. Yesterday, CIO gave a look at the findings (including an infographic on the impact of social media) and tips for using LinkedIn to get the information you need!
Eight IT Certifications Trending Up for 2013 The nature of IT is to stay ahead of the curve in all things related to technology. Today, the expectation is that IT professionals will have a measure of capability, if not proficiency, in everything from wireless networking and security to mobile app development and maintaining a cloud-based infrastructure. Check out this posting of eight emerging IT Certifications for 2013, as identified by Global Knowledge.
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