How many business apps are too many?

Line-of-business (LOB) applications have changed the way people work, and in many ways these business apps have improved productivity, enabled better engagement with customers, and contributed to a more organized workflow—but at what cost? And how much of a good thing is too much?

Recent surveys have found that many departments run on dozens of different applications, and companies can end up relying on hundreds of apps as a result.

Do what you do best

While it is impractical for most to become so specialized in their careers that they fail to develop general skills, there are many benefits to focusing the majority of your efforts on what you do well. In fact, allowing employees to work on projects that utilize their strengths has been shown to increase their happiness and health.

Rethinking the value of social media

A lot of businesses are still mystified as how to measure just what kind of value they are truly getting from social media. Because it is a medium that is still evolving, it can be hard to understand just what works and what doesn’t when it comes to social media and measuring its value.

How big data can increase your profit

One of the biggest, buzziest phrases making the rounds in corporate circles at the moment is “big data”. But what does big data actually mean? What is it and, more importantly, what can it do for your business or organization? The good news is that it’s not just another tired old buzz word that actually has very little meaning (“pushing the envelope”, we’re looking at you!) Using big data within your company can actually help you increase profit.

How data adds value to your business

We all know that data is valuable. After all, the more we know about the inner workings of our business and how our customers behave, the better. But knowing that data is crucial in helping to move your organization forward, and knowing exactly how to use that information to do so are two very different things.