Welcome to another edition of Talsco Weekly
- News: Cloud ERP for IBM i. The Challenge of Digital Transformation.
- Career: Struggling with video interviews? Tips on how to connect on LinkedIn.
- Leadership: Listen to your employees. Then give them ongoing feedback.
- Modernization: Here is a strong case for modernization. DevOps and the Mainframe.
- Trends: Industry 4.0 is a business revolution. Work in 2030. Slack is more than a trend.
Here is an option for the IBM i that many might not be aware of. “Software Concepts – the Massachusetts-based ERP vendor behind the bold new deal – you might call it just what the IBM i ecosystem needed.” They have been around since 1996 and offer a scalable solution for light manufacturers and distributors.
“Digital transformation is challenging enterprises across virtually all industries, fundamentally restructuring them from the inside out. As organizations strive to improve operations, build the best workforce, establish competitive advantage and improve customer experience, they are increasingly turning to technology and IT leaders for solutions.”
“Job interviews can be stressful enough, but video interviews somehow have the ability to take your nerves to an entirely new level…especially if you’ve never done one before!” This is a good article that helps you understand how to best perform in a Skype Interview.
Instead of using the canned LinkedIn message to connect, try using these tips instead.
“When people are dissatisfied at work, they can feel as though they have two choices: quit or voice their concerns. Organizations can prevent turnover and retain more employees by creating work environments in which people want to choose the latter. ”
“The difference between ongoing, forward-looking, business-casual feedback and intermittent, episodic feedback runs much deeper than the frequency at which they occur. “
Think about this statement. At this moment “current Fortune 500 companies that don’t move quickly to adapt to the new age of AI and robotics.” As a result they are becoming extinct. Is your company heading down a similar path?
“The mainframe is here to stay because it does things better than other platforms in terms of transactions, efficiency, reliability, and security.”
“By investing in technology that better connects people, systems and machines, manufacturers can become more efficient, agile and collaborative than ever before.”
“Automation and AI are poised to shake up IT. Early indications suggest a greater emphasis on cross-functional teams, deeper partnerships between AI and IT staff, and deep cuts to middle management.”
Looking for a better way to communicate with your team, employees or anyone you are working with. Try Slack. We have been using it with our teams for the past several years. It’s the new way to work. This article will help you see how it could benefit you and your company.
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