Management Tools

Management Tools
If you had a magic wand - what's the #1 daily business challenge you'd eliminate?

Top Answer: Without a doubt - Technical Debt! It's a ball and chain that creates an ever increasing drag on any organization, stifles innovation, and prevents transformation.

Lifecycle ManagementLifecycle Management

What does the future of lifecycle management look like in 2020? How are IT execs benchmarking their companies against their peers'?

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SaaS Management ToolsSaaS Management Tools

Pulse dives deeper into what SaaS Management Platforms CIOs are using and how they are analyzing this spend.

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Are you using or planning to use in the future a Predictive Index (PI) test for requirement? Do you find them accurate in describing the candidates? What is your experience with them?

Top Answer: I have been subjected to many PI tools during my career for leadership positions. The results were always a true reflection of who I was as a person. The interviewer was astute and asked very insightful questions about what would be my response to specific scenarios. I was pleasantly surprised by the analysis of my persona, it brought about a reason to change to being a better professional.  I have used many PI tools - DISC, Thomas Profile and most recently TopGrading. They focus on personality and are a good predictor of how a person may behave in a team. Highly recommended for important and senior hires.

Email ManagementEmail Management

This survey was created to help IT Executives understand the tools and technology available to help with email management.

How is your team leveraging analytics to make business decisions? Comment below on what analytics tools you use.

Top Answer: We use Qlik Sense and have various apps for different teams that tracks information for their teams/groups. Its useful to provide analytics for systems that do not have that included natively but also to create reports/dashboard that the native analytics of the vendor is missing. For example if your phone system is missing a certain report you can pull the info from the phone system database and create a custom report that is important for you. There are is a free desktop version as well, which is useful for analyzing data from various report usually from databases or excel. Power BI is an a very straight forward SaaS tool, if you are o365 user its a no brainer to get started with it.

1. Do you know where your data is and is it secure? 2. Do you have a network security or information security team at your organization? What are your thoughts on the above questions?

Top Answer: 1.  Yes I know where my data is.  Do I know it's precise location in storage or network?  No.  But that's what you get when you use someone else's compute instances, i.e. cloud.  Do I need to know exactly where it is?  Not really.  Not when the hosting provider can have more protection for the money than you can.  As long as you can meet regulatory and legal requirements and protect access to your data then it should be ok.  I say should as bear in mind the change a hosting provider made that gave their engineers access to all data stored in their systems before quickly revoking it.  If you are a government, defence or a bank, you MAY want to have more control of where your data actually is. 2.  Yes, everybody does, even if you are a one man band, guess what, you are your security team and you'd better learn at least the basics or risk getting burned.