Global Workplace Analytics estimates that "56% of the U.S. workforce holds a job that is compatible (at least partially) with remote work", yet "only 3.6% of the employee workforce works at home half-time or more." There are many reasons for this. Many office-based employees enjoy the social aspect of being physically co-located and, for some younger employees, a hip workplace is a big plus when accepting a job offer. On the hiring side, managers fear losing control of their workforce and not being able to tell if people are slacking off. And, of course, there are the misconceptions from friends and family about whether or not you have a "proper" job.
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Please note: This article was first published on the Ivanti Women in Tech blog.
I am the co-founder and COO of enterprise technology company Juriba, and a technologist with more than 20 years experience. I am also a woman. I consider the ongoing discussions around women entering and thriving in technology very important. But I have a confession to make: I also find it slightly mystifying. Maybe because I am fortunate enough to have partners and colleagues who are always both supportive and professional, I'm never made to feel any different.
Or maybe I just always saw myself as a PERSON in technology rather than a woman in technology — an attitude that I hope, in time, all men and women in technology will come to hold about themselves and each other. But currently, not everyone is that lucky.
Nov 2, 2015 6:48:05 PM / by Julia Bell
Data makes the world go round - but there is so much of it that is impossible to see connections and glean valuable insights without the proper tools. No wonder dashboarding and analytics have become a crucial part of almost any project, since it's easier than ever for a business to determine and track their key performance factors, analyze them using business analytic tools, and ultimately visualize their impact on the bottom line via dashboards.
And yet, when asked, 93% of executives believe that their organization is losing revenue as a result of not being able to analyze and leverage their data to the fullest. How could this be? With all the capabilities of Business Value Dashboards, there's no reason why every organization shouldn't be able to make the most of every piece of data point collected.
Especially, in highly complex IT migration projects business value dashboarding is crucial. There are so many moving parts, interconnected resources, and dependencies as well as different teams - without these dashboards it is nearly impossible to discern what the bottleneck is that might be holding up thousands of units at the moment.
After all you would want to fly a plane without looking at the dashboards, right?
Oct 30, 2015 11:30:00 AM / by Julia Bell
You probably heard of powerful ways how other organizations and corporations are using Big Data. For example, prominent retailers and credit card companies are compiling Big Data to get a 360-degree view of their customers - enabling them to predict lifetime events such as divorces and births for more targeted marketing.
Why Mr Spock (a.k.a. Your Business Analyst) Is Equally As Important As Scotty To Your Windows 7 or 8.1 Migration Success
May 30, 2014 12:52:00 PM / by Julia Bell
In any large scale end user migration project, there will be a huge amount of data to slice, dice and rationalize. A mountain of it in fact! At Juriba, we often get asked about the best way to make good use of all that data. After all, our Dashworks software is designed to bring together many different sources of user, computer, application, departmental and location data, so we should have some idea! Having a central data warehouse is the first step, but it is the intelligence you apply to this data to make it into actionable project information that is the critical piece for accelerating your migration.
May 17, 2014 7:05:00 PM / by Julia Bell
Brad Anderson launched the key note at TechEd 2014 with 2 new buzz words: mobile-first and cloud-first, which he went to explain were essentially the same thing for Microsoft. 2008 was a landmark in mobile computing, it was the point at which the number of connected devices overtook the number of people in the world. Naturally since then the number of tablets, phones and other internet-ready devices has grown exponentially. This explosion of data has created a wealth of business opportunities and the perfect microclimate for transformational change, said Brad.
Feb 25, 2013 3:53:00 PM / by Julia Bell
The fact is that a large scale enterprise Windows 7 migration is a huge logistical challenge with thousands of moving parts and dependencies. But it’s not like we haven’t done it before. There was Win 3 to NT and Win NT to XP for most organisations. Yet we are still seemingly struggling to find the best way of managing this particular program of work.
Oct 16, 2012 2:49:00 PM / by Julia Bell
This is an excerpt from Julia's new eBook, Five Steps to Accelerating Windows 7 Migration Using Big Data. Download your free copy if you want to learn how to make use of business intelligence to reduce the cost and duration of your Windows 7 migration project