Steve Forbes famously said that “Your brand is the single most important investment you can make in your business.” Microsoft got that message loud and clear. 31 years after its IPO, Forbes magazine ranked Microsoft the world’s third most valuable brand behind Apple and Google. And new research from GetApp shows that project managers are equally swayed by Microsoft’s cache. (more…)
Microsoft waved its magic wand again. At last week’s Inspire partner conference in Washington, DC, the heads of Bill Gates’ brainchild unveiled three new additions to the Microsoft Office 365 Business suite – including a new invoicing app. (more…)
It’s starting to seem like no industry is safe from robots. An oft-cited Oxford University study warned that 47 percent of all jobs in the U.S. are “at risk” of being automated within the next 20 years. Even if you’re not worried about your own job being on the chopping block, automation isn’t an abstract idea. It already impacts industries like sales, eCommerce, marketing, and more. And accounting automation is next. (more…)
You can’t avoid the term “Agile” if you try. From CIO to HBR, some of management’s most influential websites are teaching readers how to build the basics. The BBC even called Agile “the new boardroom buzzword” earlier this year.
It’s true that Agile is getting more mainstream. Today’s digital projects move and change so quickly that businesses have no choice but to take the ride. But Agile is far from a new concept: project managers have used it for years. (more…)