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IIoT: Industrial Internet of Things

WELCOME TO ANOTHER ACRONYM  By Tony Streeter Finally got the Internet of Things figured out? Well, now there’s the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to tackle as well. But before we jump in, let’s take a step back and ground ourselves in a few definitions. According to Wikipedia, the Internet of Things (IoT) is “the […]Read More

Culture Shocked

THE VALUES OF STRUCTURED VERSUS UNSTRUCTURED CULTURE By Tony Streeter On the surface, it may seem as though there are endless types of business cultures. But when you boil them down, there are really just two: structured and unstructured. Structured cultures involve an approved “code of conduct,” which is enforced by management. In an unstructured […]Read More

Just Get Over It . . . Millennials in the

By Tony Streeter The job of leaders, whatever our generation, is to teach and coach the up-and-coming generations on the finer points of operating within various business situations. In one of the divisions of our company, we have 11 millennials. Although they approach work and business relationships differently from older generations and often don’t see a […]Read More

The Technology Curse

MILLENNIALS AND THE LOST ART OF CONVERSATION By Tony Streeter My grandfather was a great salesman. My grandmother used to say when he walked into a cocktail party he knew everyone by name and even the names of the girlfriends of married men. He told jokes, he laughed, he pulled people aside to discuss business, […]Read More

Nearshore, Offshore or Noshore?

THE CHALLENGES OF EXPORTING IT By Tony Streeter Outsourcing IT development can be a powerful business tool for companies that learn its best applications. Think of it this way: opening a can of soup with an electric drill would be a bad experience. But that doesn’t mean that electric drill is useless — we just […]Read More

All the Wrong Moves

HOW IGNORING IT HURTS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN TEXAS AND BEYOND By Tony Streeter Recently, a Texas state representative told a disturbing story about one school administration in his district. With business grants given to the school, the district had compiled enough funds for a computer lab. However, someone in the school’s senior leadership felt […]Read More

Real Intelligence (RI) – Misdirected

MANAGEMENT ISN’T ALWAYS BEST FIT FOR HIGH PERFORMERS By Tony Streeter The general train of thought is that strong individual performers will make great managers. The strong individual contributor knows how to make things happen within the company, so it seems natural that they could mentor and lead others to be like them, creating a […]Read More

The Technology Factor In Divestitures

By Karthik Agarwal Divestitures are complex business processes, impacting the entire organizational structure of both parties involved. Thanks to the ever-increasing interweaving of technology and day-to-day business process, divestitures today are as much IT undertakings as business endeavors. If the technology aspects of the carve-out fail, the entire divestiture may be jeopardized, damaging the operations and […]Read More

The Third Strategy for Growth

HOW DATA INSIGHTS GROW COMPANIES FROM THE INSIDE By Tony Streeter The two most common growth strategies for business are organic and acquisition. However, that is quickly changing. Companies are beginning to leverage a third option – growth through insight. “Insight” is what is derived from understanding external conditions, internal conditions, and harvesting internal company […]Read More

Your Brand

WHAT IT IS & WHY IT’S IMPORTANT By Tony Streeter Putting serious attention toward a brand’s image and brand message becomes especially important when entering a growth phase for mid-market companies. Revenue-wise, the mid-market category generally starts at $5 million and goes all the way to $1 billion. Mid-market companies are the ones who are […]Read More