Start 2017 with an HR Fitness Plan

Well, 2017 is upon us and people are talking about New Year’s resolutions. We have a new year, new laws beginning and a new president about to take office.  2017 will be a year of change, but as organizational leaders, we have to be nimble and able to shift and adjust as our businesses are changing all the time.  That’s why it is so important to have a strategic roadmap that includes a Continuous Improvement...

HCM: Looking for Leaders in Your Own Backyard (1 of 4)

Succession Planning….sounds good…right?  No matter the size of the company – large, small, or family owned – a succession plan is the basis of being prepared for the present and future workforce needs.  Grooming existing employees for key positions is a proactive way to create a positive impact throughout the organization. Succession planning encourages staff development and sends a message to...

Evaluating Managed Services Metrics (1 of 4)

In 1973, my family first visited Walt Disney World in Florida. At that time, you had to purchase tickets for the rides with the number of tickets for each ride determined by its “category”. My parents spent a significant amount of time standing in line in order to purchase tickets while always keeping the balancing act in mind: purchase just the right amount of tickets so there were no leftovers. After we were...

Embracing a Managed Services Culture

Managed Services is a term used by a lot of people and you, like me, have probably at some point recognized that the definition means different things to different people. I was speaking at a PMI symposium on the topic of managed services. I noticed that the session preceding mine was titled “What is managed services”. “Hah!” I thought. “Good luck with that!” I wanted to attend that session just to see...

Understanding “Social” in the Enterprise

As social media platforms continue to expand on the internet … with record numbers flocking to places like FaceBook, YouTube and Twitter … many are still trying to figure out what it all means to the enterprise. Marketing, Sales and Customer Service organizations are exploring possibilities in terms of customer contact. But what can social technology do for employees, those working inside the firewall? Unpacking...

Collaboration in the 21st Century: Why Accelerating the “Flow of Insight” is Key to Getting Smarter, Faster

Today I start blogging with Ciber, and I’m excited to be here.  For some years now, I’ve been posting in open spaces about organizational learning, knowledge and change, and the many possibilities emerging with social technologies.  In the process, I’ve learned a great deal about what resonates in a business setting, and what doesn’t.  It’s given me a broad sense of what it takes to collaborate in the...

Why run my ERP in the Cloud?

The introduction of cloud computing has provided an additional dimension to IT service delivery and radical concepts that challenge the view of the value of on-premise systems. The question of cost is changing the dynamic and rules that govern financial systems. These rules were: #1 – my business critical data must sit in my data center #2 – no one can touch my data or my systems or my machines other than my...

CIBER’s Higher Education Practice will see you at AACRAO!

This is about the time of the year where I stand and stare at my closets at home, start looking around the house and planning my attack of the ‘Spring Clean” I usually aspire to each year.  Every week, I say to myself, “I want to start but I have so much to do, where do I begin?” It was also this time of year, when I worked on a university campus, in the height of admissions processing,...
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