Blog Posts - It Best Practices



4 Reasons the Mobile Newsfeed Is the Future of Employee Communications

In the world of employee communications things are drastically changing. Many brands are making the move to a mobile-first, newsfeed-like approach. While many companies are still operating on “1998 internet principles,” Arik Hanson believe this i...
by CAI University on Dec 16, 2016

3 Tips to Disconnect from Tech and Increase Productivity

Society reprogrammed itself way too fast. The briefest lull in conversation or activity now signals that a person should check his or her phone for notifications. Never mind that those notifications probably do not matter even when they are actually...
by CAI University on Dec 16, 2016

How to Fight through Intellectual Discomfort

There are days when we get an assignment or project thrown onto our desk and the first thing we think is, “This is going to be hard… No way can I do this!” So we may push it off, attempt and give up, or, worst of all, make it someone else’s r...
by CAI University on Dec 14, 2016

SPIs Vs. APIs: Which Should IT Organizations Choose?

The excited discussion about how to best use APIs has been going on for years now, and even more intensely within the past few years. Their versatility and practicality seemingly cannot be beat. Perhaps chief among its applications right now is how i...
by CAI University on Dec 12, 2016

5 Ways to Boost Your Resilience at Work

Stress will kill you, but in this fast-paced world of never-ending work, how can a person avoid stress? In an article for Harvard Business Review, Rich Fernandez shares how learning to be resilient is more important than ever in the fight against bur...
by CAI University on Aug 3, 2016

Four Ways to Kill Best Practice

There is an array of times in which the best practice is the best option, but when it comes to innovation, best practices need to step back. When pushing for change and innovation, a person needs to approach the problem in a new way, not necessarily...
by CAI University on Apr 6, 2016

Yes, There Is a Technology Bubble, and That’s Okay

What if you could have omniscient powers that allowed you to predict the bursting of the economy? Nobel-winning economist Robert Shiller appears to be able to do just that. In an article for MIT Technology Review, Nanette Byrnes analyzes a talk Shill...
by CAI University on Dec 16, 2015

6 LinkedIn Tips to Make Your Profile Pop

LinkedIn is an exceptionally helpful platform by which to grow one’s career, but despite that fact, it is entirely underutilized. In an article for CIO.com, Matt Kapko expands on the tips provided directly by LinkedIn to achieve more value. Tips to...
by CAI University on Dec 15, 2015

Clouds Ahead: What an IT Career Will Look like in Five Years

IT is necessarily the most future-minded business unit, and so it pays to think about where IT will be in five years’ time. In an article for InfoWorld, Paul Heltzel collects executive insights on where IT is going and how not taking the initiative...
by CAI University on Oct 28, 2015

10 Things You Should Know about ‘Fast IT’

Remember the good ole days of the simple information superhighway? Well, those days are gone and have been replaced by the push for a “Fast IT.” In a world dependent upon the fastest response times, Scott Matteson, writing for TechRepublic, lays...
by CAI University on Oct 28, 2015

Let Us Entertain You: Game and App Development Requires Creativity

Creative thinking has not been limited to the artists, designers, and writers within a business for quite some time now.  Today, creativity is an absolutely necessary part of life for many departments within many corporations.  Currently, with the...
by CAI University on May 16, 2013

How Good Change Management Can Still Sink Ships

Although the Titanic has become the quintessential example of disaster in our culture, Greg Sanker notes that the protocols in place on the Titanic to avert disasters were actually pretty sound. Lookouts positioned up in the crow’s nest would scan...
by CAI University on May 15, 2013

10 Best Practices for Successful Project Management

New fad diets seem to crop up on a daily basis. Whether it is a sensible low carbs diet or an adventurous cheesecake-and-whiskey-gorging regimen, you can be sure somebody somewhere is willing to try it out. Theories on the best practices for successf...
by CAI University on May 6, 2013

Words of Wisdom from Leading CIOs

If you want to be the best, you’d better learn from the best. A blog from CIO.com collects the wisdom of several leading CIOs to help other upcoming CIOs in their journey toward greatness. Jody Davids, the former CIO of Best Buy, recognizes tha...
by CAI University on Apr 24, 2013

6 Habits of True Strategic Thinkers

Good leaders want to get things done. They like to tackle new projects hands-on and get results. But in today’s business climate where change is the only constant, IT leaders can no longer afford to invest themselves directly into every project, no...
by CAI University on Apr 23, 2013

The CIO: Facilitator of Engaging Employee Experiences

Happy workers are productive workers. Employees who feel their work is respected and are given room to be creative will both work harder and be more likely to recommend the company as a workplace and a vendor. The CIO can play a role in making the wo...
by CAI University on Apr 10, 2013

The CIO’s 4 Views of IT KPIs

Key performance indicators (KPIs) are how professionals demonstrate that they are improving the business. For a clown, a KPI might be the number of children who laugh at a joke, or maybe the number of eyes poked out by a popped balloon animal. IT too...
by CAI University on Apr 10, 2013

Six Steps to Reduce the Webs Created by IT Complexity

Over the years, Doctor Octopus has built countless death traps and secret lairs to destroy his archnemesis, Spider-Man, and yet every time, Spidey has webbed and kicked his way out of them. Maybe old Doc Ock is just trying to too hard. Maybe if he co...
by CAI University on Apr 10, 2013

Ten Best Practices for Business Process Management (BPM) Deployment

Business process management (BPM) is how businesses work toward optimizing their workplace efficiency, and just because it fits into a neat acronym does not mean it is a simple thing to implement. Fortunately for us, Miguel Valdés Faura offers up a...
by CAI University on Apr 4, 2013

Who Decides What Is A “Best Practice”?

How often do we ask ourselves why best practices are considered the best?  Was there some county fair where we rounded up all the practices and the judge walked around with an armful of blue ribbons declaring which ones were best?  The answer is cl...
by CAI University on Feb 13, 2013


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