10 most telecommuting-friendly companies in tech

10 most telecommuting-friendly companies in tech Image by Thinkstock Remote work remains a productive perk, providing organizations a key lever in attracting and retaining tech talent. While companies such as Yahoo and IBM have rescinded telecommuting policies in an attempt to fix larger business and cultural problems, telecommuting continues to thrive in the tech industry,…

7 simple ways to fail at agile

“Success has many fathers, while failure is an orphan” is a saying frequently cited by contemplative business leaders. Yet when it comes to failed agile initiatives, the old bromide might be updated to state: “Success is a team effort, while failure is simply everybody’s fault.” No new agile program aims for failure. Yet poor planning…

5 pitfalls of self-service BI

Over the past several years, businesses have increasingly adopted self-service business intelligence (BI). In its November 2016 “Self-Service BI Market – Global Forecast to 2021” report, Research and Markets forecast the global self-service BI market would double to $7.31 billion by 2021. The benefits seem clear. Whereas traditional BI is frequently seen as slow and…

IDG Contributor Network: Is technology spending a cost of doing business or a source of alpha?

There is a growing trend of taking the technology spending away from the enterprise IT organizations into the business and to the third-parties —  such as pure-digital service providers and Fin-tech companies — with a hope of stimulating innovation, improving agility, and reducing cost. Meanwhile, as business relevancy and technology spending are drifting away, enterprise…

6 steps to devops success

Since its inception, devops has been debated in IT circles. Some have considered it a marketing fad; others have believed it will revolutionize IT operations. Year after year, analysts predict rapid growth, and while the devops movement has grown at a steady pace, it hasn’t yet caught fire among more mainstream organizations. Here, the blame…