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Leaders in the Mist: Life Would Be Perfect If…

Wouldn’t it be grand if we could predict the behavior of people the same way we can predict system behavior? How often does what you are trying to accomplish appears straight forward but the people get in the way? I don’t know about you but for me, it’s a daily occurrence and I wouldn’t have it any other way.  People with their unique talents, unique approaches are what makes everything we...

Project Managers: Experts at the Game of Business Whack-A-Mole.

Why is it that when one problem seems to get solved that fourteen others seem to pop up like particularly malevolent moles in a Whack-A-Mole game? It’s because it’s the nature of what we do. No matter what the fancy title, great intentions, vision or mission statement, we are problem-solvers and experts at the game of Business Whack-A-Mole. The continuous and unsettling change in the game made it...

Say Goodbye to Save Conflicts: SharePoint Co-Authoring with SignalR

The co-authoring feature of SharePoint/Office 2010 has put an end to disasters in terms of document versioning once and forever, but there is no similar solution for list data available yet – not even in SharePoint 2013. The system enables you and your colleagues to read list item data jointly, but when it comes to changing data, there will be a winner who can send his updates to the database and a bunch of losers...

Mergers & Acquisitions – Alternative Approaches to IT Integration (6 of 10)

To continue our discussion of  IT integration in Merger and Acquisition environments, once the decision has been reached to proceed with integration of various systems and applications, there are different schools of thought on how aggressively the firm should proceed with systems integration: The most conservative approach is to maintain both former company’s technology platforms in the short term and focus on...

Mergers and Acquisitions: Managing Cultural Differences (4 of 10)

In our previous blogs we discussed the challenges an organization faces in achieving organizational alignment and to what extent compensation and benefit programs should be harmonized between the two former companies.  Perhaps the most challenging aspect of creating organizational alignment centers around managing cultural fit and creating a new corporate culture for the merged companies. Broadly defined, culture...
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