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How Award-Winning Digital Workplaces Make a Difference

PHOTO: Shutterstock Great digital workplaces are making an impact. Leading organizations such as BNY Mellon, Verizon and Vodafone — winner and runners up, respectively, in the 2017 Digital Workplace of the Year Award — are demonstrating this in no uncertain terms. Achieving a high performance digital workplace is no easy task, and many practitioners are struggling to give it the attention...

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Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) is Moving to the Cloud

Gone are the days when CEOs were celebrated for trusting their gut. In the digital era there is data to crunch, vizzes to look at, algorithms to apply, and enterprise performance management (EPM) solutions to help managers link their strategies to their objectives and execution, all in an attempt to improve business results. What is Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Gartner defines EPM as "the process of...

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8 Tips For Choosing a Learning Management System (LMS)

Learning management systems continue to mature PHOTO: Unsplash There is no shortage of enterprise learning management systems on the market. In fact, you could argue that there are a few too many — complicating the process of actually choosing and adopting an LMS. To help smooth out the selection process, CMSWire has taken advice from industry practitioners and experts to figure out what...

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AI Bias: When Algorithms Go Bad

PHOTO: Shutterstock Earlier this month researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University reported that they had found that three commercial facial-analysis programs from major tech companies showed bias in both skin-type and gender. The error rates for determining the gender of light-skinned men were 0.8% compared with much higher error rates for darker-skinned women, which in some cases...

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5 Questions Enterprise File Sync and Share Shoppers Should Ask Before Buying In

PHOTO: Shutterstock The marketplace for enterprise file synching, sharing (EFSS) and collaboration is changing quickly. Leading analyst firms not only label the category differently from one another, but they even use different definitions and different evaluation criteria by which to rate the vendors. Needless to say, this can make it difficult for IT managers to shortlist solutions in terms of which...

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5 Strategies to Manage Change In a Digital Workplace

PHOTO: Shutterstock While the digital workplace is here to stay, change continues all around us. The changes companies must manage and adapt to in a digital workplace are impacted by many internal and external factors including technology, budgets, business model, politics, location, processes, leadership, legal and tax barriers. In their 2017 digital workplace trends study, the Digital Workplace Group (DWG)...

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Can Artificial Intelligence Weed Out Unconscious Bias?

PHOTO: Shutterstock Let me preface this by saying it has been my experience, that barring the obvious bad apples, most people are basically good and want to do the right thing. So in 2018, here in our comfortable Western (and litigious) society let me submit that a hiring manager is unlikely to look at a resume and say to himself, “I...

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A Look at the Top Workplace Tools by Adoption

PHOTO: Shutterstock We see lots of reports ranking hot enterprise software apps, some like the G2 Crowd’s are defined by great user reviews. Industry analyst Gartner evaluates based on two main criteria, the "ability to execute" and "completeness of vision." Forrester Research considers, "market presence", "strategy" and "current offering." As valuable as all of these reports are, they're missing one thing. That...

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What It is and How It Can Provide Insight for Your Business

Tableau PHOTO: Tableau Tableau is business intelligence (BI) and analytics platform created for the purposes of helping people see, understand, and make decisions with data. Based in Seattle, Tableau Software was founded with a simple mission, to "put the power of data into the hands of everyday people, allowing a broad population of business users to engage with their data, ask questions, solve problems and create value." Businesses...

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