Planning

Top 5 Ways B2B Procurement Departments are Rising Up to Challenges

Historically, procurement department is usually one of the least focused areas of a business. Except for businesses, which have adopted the Japanese concepts of lean management, and six sigma principles, most organizations seem to take the procurement part of operations largely for granted. In fact, unless the organization is facing emergencies such as a recession, […] Read More

Look for Strong Communicators When Hiring Remote Employees

Do you have anxiety about remote workers? Does it feel riskier because you can’t walk down the hall and see what they’re doing? That’s a common worry, but it might be misplaced. Unless you continually monitor your employees with cameras and network tracking software, you’re still extending a high level of trust, regardless of their […] Read More

Retention Through Communication

When you run a small-to-medium business in the technology sector, high employee turnover is an expectation. A quick Google search brings pages of stories about tech workers job hopping all over Silicon Valley. If that’s the environment at perk-saturated technology giants, how are you to adapt? You don’t have the same resources to weather turnover, […] Read More

Power to Procurement – Bridge to Move the Business Forward

  What is procurement? A lot of us might not be familiar with the term procurement. It is a process of obtaining or purchasing goods and services. The process of procurement includes the production of demand along with a receipt and the approval of payment as well. It involves a lot of features. For instance; […] Read More

How to succeed in a security audit in 5 easy steps

Undergoing a security audit for your company may be very stressful at times and can often cause undue stress to all of those involved in the process, but with these simple steps your audit is sure to run smoothly and in your favor and the team involved. After all; IT security is of the utmost […] Read More

Smart Business Sense: Renewing Services on Schedule

Today’s enterprises require agility to stay current and competitive.  They are continuously changing companies and we need to constantly refresh the underlying frameworks to help them succeed with diverse networks and locations around the globe. Renewing services on schedule might seem obvious to many.  It is common practice for us to be aware of renewing […] Read More

The Innovation Potential of your Team

The ability to generate new ideas and products which result in continued business success is not limited to the talents of a select few. Rather, it’s innate potential in each employee that can be unlocked with the right company processes and support. Any business that succeeds in being innovative is sure to enjoy greater efficiency […] Read More

Put The Spark Back In Your Business

This month’s previous article discussed the need for businesses to narrow the gap between their strategy for innovation and their ability to execute that strategy. In today’s post I’d like to dive deeper into the topic of how companies may kick-start their innovative drives and put the spark back in their business. How does your […] Read More

Closing the Strategy-Innovation Gap

The pressure to innovate and remain relevant in any market is the central challenge every company faces. The sad truth is, though, markets are always changing, and so any single innovation is likely to be short-lived. For leaders, you are either facing stiff competition that replicates your strategy, or your innovations are being accessed illegally […] Read More

Convergence and Big Data Cannot Be Ignored

In this first post of 2015, I’d like share with you some of my observations regarding two key trends that are becoming increasingly important to our customers and team here at RAY ALLEN. These trends are convergence and Big Data, important topics that observers of the IT industry all-too-often mistakenly treat as clichés. So, what […] Read More