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Posts by Erika Van Noort

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In 2019, Softchoice’s Innovation Executive Forum (IEF) toured North American cities once again and learned first-hand how IT leaders are driving transformation and delivering outcomes in their organizations. In this new Digital Transformation Trends report, we bring you the Top 10 highlights from our roundtable discussions in Atlanta, Denver, and Toronto. These insights were shared by groups […]
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If the last 12 months have taught us anything about digital transformation leaders, it’s this: cybersecurity is a central concern. And it’s going to get harder before it gets easier. As we toured North America with the Innovation Executive Forum, cybersecurity came up in multiple contexts, across multiple industries, across a whole gamut of departments, […]
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Softchoice’s Innovation Executive Forum (IEF) is touring North American cities once again – learning first-hand how IT leaders are driving transformation and delivering outcomes in their organizations. In this third post of the Digital Transformation Trends series, we bring you the key insights from our events in Boston, Halifax, and Washington.
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Softchoice’s Innovation Executive Forum (IEF) is touring North American cities once again – learning first-hand how IT leaders are driving transformation and delivering outcomes in their organizations. In this second post of the Digital Transformation Trends series, we bring you the key insights from our events in Houston, Los Angeles, and New York City.
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When the leadership of Telenor, a Norwegian telecommunications company, wanted to improve collaboration between sales and the rest of the company, they went for an unconventional solution: Coffee.
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The situation facing restaurant operators is the same with all industries in the middle of digital disruption. They need to “evolve or die.” At least, that’s how the financial analysts at Morningstar put it in a recent report.
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The words “innovation” and “technology” form a natural combination. And so, many organizations leave the business of innovating at the feet of the IT department. It often falls on IT leaders keep the “technology watch,” remaining ever on the lookout for the next best thing in digital transformation.
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Today’s ideal “IT person” is somewhat of a unicorn. To excel, they must be good with technology and with people. Their business skills are just as important as their technical prowess. For them, selling the vision of digital transformation is as important as delivering technical projects. It’s challenging to find someone with the right blend of […]
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Digital transformation is about making life easier. The IT leader strives to make getting things done as easy as possible, whether it’s for customers, internal users or the IT team itself. But this is a challenge on its own. Every day, security threats grow more sophisticated. The cloud seems less like an option and more […]
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We’ve enjoyed some wide-ranging and insightful discussions on all of our conference calls for the Innovation Executive Forum in 2017. To wrap up the year, we hosted a group of experts from public and private sectors who discussed the challenges they faced this year and opportunities they believe lay ahead for 2018. This group of […]
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From the experts | March 10, 2014 by Erika Van Noort
While BYOD (bring-your-own-device) seems to be a major concern of IT administrators today, BYOA – or bring-your-own-application – is becoming increasingly as significant. Using third-party applications and cloud services in the workplace brings about a host of control, security and productivity considerations. And just like BYOD, BYOA is real. According to a recent Fortinet study […]
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From the experts | February 25, 2014 by Erika Van Noort
IT leaders are probably in the best position to help prevent a “fire, ready, aim” approach to using social media. This may sound counter-intuitive at first. After all, IT blocks social media, right? Not so. I’d argue that any organization that’s getting serious about using social media has a lot to gain by leveraging IT […]
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From the experts | June 19, 2013 by Erika Van Noort
Still buying servers for each application? It’s time to get on board with virtualization.   Inertia can be a powerful force. Whether it’s the inertia that comes from a lack of understanding and fear of the unknown or the kind that comes from believing something ought to be done a certain way because, heck, it’s […]