March, 2024

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Top 15 Thought Leaders in IT / Information Technology Staffing & Recruitment

Jake Jorgovan

Companies often need help navigating the complexities of the Information Technology industry. Thought leaders provide clarity, offering insights into emerging technologies, best practices, and strategic planning. They bring a wealth of experience and foresight, helping businesses to innovate and stay competitive. Learning from these leaders can significantly influence a company's success in the digital age.

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IEEE-ISTO Celebrates 25 Years as Trusted Partner in Helping to Deliver Technology Innovation

ISTO / IEEE

PISCATAWAY, NJ 21 March 2024 – In January 1999, the IEEE founded the IEEE Industry Standards and Technology Organization (ISTO) with the visionary mission to be the trusted partner for industries accelerating the development and widespread adoption of industry standards and technical solutions. As ISTO celebrates its 25th anniversary, we reflect on its remarkable journey and technical contributions to the global technology community.

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Check It Before You Wreck It

Partner Path

Overcome 5 Roadblocks of Partner Digital Experience At the 2024 Impartner customer event Multiply , we assessed the PRM/partner portal of attendees in a service called ‘Check your PDX’. My co-worker and I conducted these checks in tandem, back-to-back, in 30-minute segments for six straight hours. It was interesting to see the wide landscape of different partner-facing systems but by the end the meagre snacks and prolonged period in front of the screens had us running for the poolside to talk th

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WHAT NON-PROFIT LEADERS CAN LEARN FROM BARBIE

Be Partner Ready

When the Barbie movie first came out, I was hesitant to go see it. Then my friends – from ages 14 – 70 - kept saying “Have you seen Barbie? It’s fantastic! It’s not what you expect!” The Barbie movie broke 17 box office records. The biggest opening by a female director, highest grossing film by a female a director and the highest grossing movie of 2023, to name just three.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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Alliance Partner Selection, How Easy Can It Be?

Peter Simoons

Let’s talk about Alliance partner selection! How easy can it be? Some people try to make it really simple. They follow the “executive” approach: one executive meets another and they feel their companies should work together. Then, when they come back into the office, you as the Alliance Manager are assigned the task to make it work. You do get some sort of executive support from the powers that be, but not exactly the type of support you want especially if we refer to executive sponsors.

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10 Insider Tips for Successful Executive Search Strategies

Jake Jorgovan

Securing the right executive talent is a must for businesses to stay competitive. Companies grapple with the complexities of finding suitable candidates and ensuring they align with the long-term vision and culture. If you’re overwhelmed by the executive search task, you’re not alone. Fortunately, you’ve landed on the right page to navigate this challenge confidently.

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Building a Consortium: Unleashing the Power of Collaboration and Cooperation

ISTO / IEEE

Building a Consortium: Unleashing the Power of Collaboration and Cooperation In a world driven by innovation and interconnectedness, the value of collaboration and cooperation cannot be overstated. One powerful strategy that organizations are increasingly adopting is the formation of consortia. These collaborative groups bring together diverse entities with a shared goal, creating a synergy that goes beyond individual capabilities.

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The New Buzz Words: Partner Contribution

Partner Path

How a shift in perspective is affecting vendors and solution providers. The promise, hope and resolutions of a new year are starting to fade. The global economic situation is dubious with some businesses recovering from recession woes while others try to scrape by. One thing remains true: companies both large and small are looking anywhere and everywhere for more leads and deals in the pipeline.

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3 things damaging your partnership prospecting

Stellar Partnerships

Your organisation is desperate for some new income and you’ve worked hard on a new website, some glossy collateral and great images. You may even have done the foundational work to identify a shortlist of new corporate prospects. Now it’s time to start reaching out to them. So what’s holding you back? Over many years, we’ve heard plenty of excuses: “if only we had a decent CRM so I can capture the data” “if only my board had good corporate contacts to introduce me” “if only we had a signature ev

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Maximize Productivity and Simplify IT Management with Conversational AI

ChatGPT has dominated boardroom conversations for months now. From drafting a stock trading program, to creating a SQL query to model data, there are practically no limits to the applications of the AI language model assistant. At ManageEngine, we have been working on our own AI-assistant, Zia. Zia is a fully-trained analytics assistant that can perform a range of functions such as creating and adding reports to dashboards, providing conversational support to data analysis, insight discovery, bu

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Strategic Alliances: The Crucial Role of Executive Sponsorship in Realising Potential

Peter Simoons

“Who is your executive sponsor for this alliance?” I asked the alliance manager. “I’m not sure,” she replied. This alliance manager had already been looking after the particular alliance we were discussing for two years. Her response, that she was unsure about who the executive sponsor was, then went further downhill! In fact it turned out that she didn’t even know if there was an executive sponsor at all.

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Leading through change

EGA

Business Need: Obtain mid-level management support in pursuing transformational and revenue objectives outlined by corporate leadership. Obstacles to Success: · Uncertainties Persist: Despite strategic planning, confusion persists. · Adaptation Needed: Constant changes demand ongoing adjustment, risking instability. Challenge: Effectively engaging a new team to collaboratively define roles and align the organization amidst ongoing changes.

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Best High-Quality Ukulele Brands for Beginners & Professionals - In Depth Review

Jake Jorgovan

Choosing the right ukulele can be a profoundly personal and artistic decision, whether you're strumming your first chord or mastering a complex piece. Ukuleles, with their rich history and distinctive sound, offer a unique avenue for musical expression, making the selection of the right brand crucial for both beginners and professionals. The Value of High-Quality Ukulele Brands The significance of opting for a high-quality ukulele brand cannot be overstated.

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Building a Consortium: Unleashing the Power of Collaboration and Cooperation

ISTO / IEEE

Building a Consortium: Unleashing the Power of Collaboration and Cooperation In a world driven by innovation and interconnectedness, the value of collaboration and cooperation cannot be overstated. One powerful strategy that organizations are increasingly adopting is the formation of consortia. These collaborative groups bring together diverse entities with a shared goal, creating a synergy that goes beyond individual capabilities.

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How to Leverage Intent Data for Better Outcomes

Speaker: Susan Spencer, Principal of Spencer Communications

Intent signal data can go a long way toward shortening sales cycles and closing more deals. The challenge is deciding which is the best type of intent data to help your company meet its sales and marketing goals. In this webinar, Susan Spencer, fractional CMO and principal of Spencer Communications, will unpack the differences between contact-level and company-level intent signals.

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Cyberloafing Unplugged: Overcoming Online Distractions in the Workplace

INSEAD Knowledge

Amid seemingly never-ending layoffs and a laser focus on efficiency, companies are expecting their employees to make productive and focused use of their time on the clock. Yet, research has shown that employees often spend a significant amount of time cyberloafing – using the internet for personal purposes during work hours – with one study putting this figure as high as 60 to 80 percent.Remote and hybrid work arrangements and a significant uptick in social media use have likely exacerbated cybe

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3 principles of commercial collaborations

Stellar Partnerships

The supermarket shelves are awash with collaborations as brands join forces to create new experiences for consumers. Some are inspired successes and others should never have seen the light of day. The latest innovations include Donut King cinnamon flavoured Twisties, Green Tea KitKat and a Carman’s Violet Crumble protein bar. I still have nightmares about the Vegemite chocolate that was thankfully withdrawn quickly.

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Video: Scale Computing Channel Exec Reflects on Impact to Business After VMware Partner Program Ends

Channel Insider

After the VMware partner program ended in February following the cloud computing company’s acquisition by Broadcom, competing vendors are seeing an increase in business opportunities as many partners are left with a gap in their portfolios. One of those vendors is Scale Computing. At Channel Partners Conference & Expo 2024, Scale Computing’s Kyle Fenske, director of North American channel, reflected on the impact his cloud computing and virtualization business is seeing and how h

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Working smarter, not harder

EGA

Business Need: Optimize team productivity, drive innovation, and support business operations by effectively aligning priorities, maximizing team effectiveness, and implementing succession planning strategies. Obstacles to Success: - Unclear executive direction hampers priority alignment. - Challenges in assessing team competencies for optimal roles. - Balancing duty-driven ethos with innovation poses prioritization challenges.

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The Essential Guide to the Buying Experience of the Future

Your buyers’ lives, preferences, and expectations have changed. Over two-thirds of buyers prefer remote or digital interactions — and they expect those interactions to be substantive and valuable. They hold sellers to a high standard, and that means the buying experiences of the past — in-person meetings, transactional conversations, and linear sales funnels — no longer deliver.

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The Benefits of Temp-to-Perm Hiring Strategies for Businesses and Workers

Jake Jorgovan

Today’s business environment is incredibly dynamic. That’s why flexibility and strategic workforce planning are key to staying competitive. One approach that offers both is the temp-to-perm hiring strategy, which leverages temporary staffing to meet immediate business needs while also building a pipeline for future talent. This model shoots two birds with one stone: it provides a solution to short-term staffing requirements and serves as a proving ground for potential long-term employees.

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Boosting Marketing Productivity with Workflow Automation

SEO Magazine

To make your marketing team do better, think about using smart tech and tools. These can help you skip past the slow steps of doing things by hand. With workflow automation, tasks that take up a lot of time and keep happening over and over can be done without needing someone to always step in. This lets your people focus on bigger goals. Picture this: emails go where they need to without mix-ups, okaying stuff gets easier, and everyone knows what’s happening right away.

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The Four Mindsets of Retirement

INSEAD Knowledge

The idea of retirement as envisioned by our parents is undergoing a radical change. Once viewed as the last chapter before death, it has now morphed into an intermediate phase that no longer strictly aligns with either old age or complete inactivity. Today, a retiree can reasonably expect to live another 20 to 30 years, ideally in good health, provided they continue to exercise both body and mind.

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4 Questions Worth Asking on International Women’s Day

Planview Blog

Nearly 115 years ago, Clara Zetkin set a vision: that every country, every year, would celebrate women on the same day. The group that Zetkin rallied in Copenhagen then — about 100 passionate women from 17 countries — has grown exponentially. In fact, International Women’s Day (IWD) is now an official holiday in more than 25 countries, with thousands of marches, debates, concerts, and talks taking place each year.

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5 Essential Virtual Selling Practices Every Company Must Have by 2023

Speaker: Erika Bzdel - Vice President of Sales and Craig Simons - Director of Marketing

Virtual sales success requires new ways of thinking. Sales managers, trainers, sales enablement managers, and sales reps across all industries must adjust to this digital transformation. That doesn’t mean, however, that you can transfer the old ways of doing business to the new blended selling environment. You need to implement essential virtual selling processes or you will get left behind.

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Video: XenTegra CEO On Microsoft Copilot, Salesforce, and Being a VAR 2.0 – Part 2

Channel Insider

Join host Katie Bavoso for part two of her interview with Founder, President, and CEO of XenTegra Andy Whiteside. In this half of the interview, Andy discusses the vendors that support XenTegra the most, the future of XenTegra’s partnership with VMware following its acquisition by Broadcom, and why he says he enjoys being on the partner side more than the vendor side.

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Meet Alyssa Simpson, MarketSource’s Woman of the Week

Market Source Inc

Alyssa Simpson, Program Control Manager, is a former biochemist headed for a career in epidemiology when an opportunity with MarketSource stopped her in her tracks. The rest is history. Here’s her story. The post Meet Alyssa Simpson, MarketSource’s Woman of the Week appeared first on MarketSource.

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Top 10 Data Analytics & Big Data Recruiters, Staffing Agencies, Headhunters, & Search Firms

Jake Jorgovan

With the exponential growth of data generation, the demand for skilled professionals who can navigate, interpret, and derive actionable insights from vast datasets has never been higher. Enter the specialized recruiters, staffing agencies, headhunters, and search firms dedicated to the data analytics and big data sectors. These partners play a crucial role in connecting top talent with organizations that are keen to tap into the power of data.

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Leveraging Non-Branded Searches for Higher SEO Conversion Rates

SEO Magazine

To tap into a gold mine of potential, consider non-branded searches in your SEO plan. Many overlook this area, focusing mainly on familiar brand terms. Yet, by directing efforts toward queries not linked to your brand directly, you unlock access to fresh audiences ready to convert but unaware of your offerings. This strategy demands understanding what these users seek and how they phrase their questions.

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Strategic ABM Gifting: A CMO’s Silver Bullet to Engage the Enterprise

Today’s customers are hungry for human connections, but how do you break through the digital noise? How do you connect on a more personal level? A strategic ABM gifting campaign can help. You can target accounts and prospects by sending gifts or direct mail. It will help you stand out from the crowd and increase your chances to connect. Download Sendoso’s complimentary eBook to learn: Effective ways to level up your gifting strategy for the enterprise customers.

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Scaling Partner Relationship Management: 6 Principles

Chaneltivity

Scaling partner relationship management isn’t just about throwing more budget at your program or hiring more headcount. It’s about paying close attention to your partners’ wants and needs, and scaling new tools and strategies to support them. As your program grows, the new partners you onboard may have different expectations, forcing you to rethink your incentive structure.

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Hyperscale vs. colocation: Go big or go rent?

IBM Business Partners

Here’s the situation: You’re the CIO or similarly empowered representative of an organization. Different voices within your business are calling attention to the awesome scalability and power of hyperscale computing, which you’ve also noticed with increasing interest. Now the word comes down from on high that you’ve been tasked with designing and implementing your company’s hyperscale computing solution—whatever that should be.

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Video: XenTegra CEO On Microsoft Copilot, Salesforce, and Being a VAR 2.0 – Part 1

Channel Insider

Host Katie Bavoso interviews President and CEO of XenTegra, Andy Whiteside, on what it means to be a “VAR 2.0” and how to get ROI out of Microsoft Copilot. In part 1 of this two part interview, Andy and Katie covered a variety of topics including XenTegra’s investments with ServiceNow, its recent partnership with Salesforce, and how any company can start becoming a digitally driven one.

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