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4 Obstacles Big Data Analytics Implementation Needs to Overcome

Geneva Technical Services

Few solutions are as pivotal to your future agility quite like big data analytics. Lowered operational expenses, boosted revenue, increased productivity, and even improved market predictions are all attainable through the evolving algorithms powering these tools. In fact, more companies recognize the real potential of their data.

Using Gamification to Engage Employees and Unlock Their Potential

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The science behind motivation is reshaping the way we engage employees. Gamification has crept into the big picture management conversation, suggesting the use of game mechanics as a way of fostering resiliency and drive in the workforce. Yet the process is a lot more than fun and games. Using gamification to engage employees takes clear strategies and an understanding of how game mechanics motivates people to take action.

Fahrenheit IT Acquires Halo Group and Geneva Technical Services (GTS)

Geneva Technical Services

Fahrenheit IT Staffing and Consulting, a division of Global Employment Solutions and one of the nation’s fastest growing IT staffing companies, announced today its acquisition of Halo Group, a major Midwest IT staffing and consulting firm, and its affiliates Sonoma Consulting and Geneva Technical Services. With the acquisition, Fahrenheit IT will further expand into the Midwest as well as strengthen its presence in the major IT staffing markets of Dallas and Atlanta. “We’re

The Best Technology Jobs in Chicago for 2017

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The realities of the tech industry make continuous learning vital. If you want to remain competitive, you need to seek out new ways to make your mark on the industry. Positions with the greatest opportunities shift regularly, but staying current with the latest changes helps IT professionals build a stable career. Here are some of the best technology jobs in Chicago for 2017 and what makes them worth your time and effort. Data Scientist. Data analysis has evolved to a whole new level.

Why IT Leads the Pack in Corporate Social Responsibility

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The idea that businesses have a responsibility beyond investors, bottom lines, and customers’ needs is no new concept. What is different about today’s tech industry is the constant feed of data at their disposal. With instantaneous intelligence, their actions are more proactive and allow them to lead the pack with corporate social responsibility.

Geneva Technical Services Renews i.c.stars Sponsorship

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Technical Staffing and Consulting Firm Continues Support of i.c.stars Annual Events and Participates on Leadership Committees. CHICAGO, Illinois – Geneva Technical Services, LLC (GTS), a leading provider of IT staffing services and solutions in the Chicago area, announced their decision to renew their corporate sponsorship of i.c.stars.

Want to Increase Employee Retention? Learn from the Best in the Business

Geneva Technical Services

There is such a thing as a healthy employee turnover. Some employees leave because their goals are better served elsewhere. Other employees need to leave because of their negativity, improper conduct, or their sluggish work ethic. However, when employee churn peaks above industry averages, the time to reassess your business culture has arrived. Fortunately, plenty of examples exist to help you when increasing employee retention strategies.

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Industry Insights: Why Tech Companies Are Moving from the Suburbs to the City

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Tech companies these days are increasingly city dwellers. Gone is the impulse, typical of the original Dot-Com boom, to find some sprawling acreage in suburbia and recreate their own Silicon Valley. Microsoft built a home in Redmond, WA. AOL inhabited a campus in Dulles, VA. Now, many of those suburbanites are moving their headquarters or opening new offices in major cities nationwide. Why are tech companies moving from the suburbs to the city?

Hiring IT Security Professionals? It’s Time to Set a Bug Bounty

Geneva Technical Services

Did you ever imagine you’d be asking people to hack your website or app? It’s not so uncommon. Google and Uber do it and eliminate vulnerabilities before cybercriminals can hijack their vital products and systems. The practice, known as a bug bounty program, uses the ethical hacking community as an economical squad of mercenary cyber professionals. But what about those companies that still want the loyalty and availability of permanent staff ?

Want to Upgrade Your Career? Try Joining Open Source Projects

Geneva Technical Services

IT professionals are more than the sum of their technical skills. Face-to-face, good interview techniques help employers see that reality. Yet the full scope of candidates’ interpersonal skills often get overlooked in a resume’s formulaic language. That is, unless job seekers provide concrete examples. We find that joining open source projects, for example, does more than pass the time: they make resumes even more persuasive to businesses.

How Data Analysis is Changing Healthcare IT Solutions

Geneva Technical Services

What good is a resource outside of your reach? Healthcare providers and payers everywhere face this dilemma as their data accumulates without the right means of full interpretation. In response, a new generation of analytics platforms and healthcare IT solutions are being rolled out to capitalize on untapped data. What is being done is stunning and promises to alter the healthcare industry immediately. Greater Accuracy with Life-Saving Diagnostic.

Why Businesses Using Machine Learning Are Ahead of the Curve

Geneva Technical Services

Not long ago, machine learning was only a reality in laboratory settings, think tanks, or science fiction. The idea of enterprise programs reviewing existing data to gather future insights without explicit instructions seemed grandiose. Now, it’s increasingly commonplace to see businesses using machine learning to get an analytical advantage.

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Future-Proofing Your Business with Big Data Analytics

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How do you predict the unpredictable? The constant shift of emerging technology, market innovations, and global volatility puts stable businesses in jeopardy. Best practices lose their edge at faster rates. Often, it’s the very tool stimulating all this change that prevents companies from going under: big data analytics. Industry leaders have talked about big data for so long that it’s verged into buzzword territory.

How to Tell If Your Application User Experience Is a Nightmare

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A bad application user experience can be a horror show. Whether customer-facing or strictly internal, an application’s first impression influences all user actions going forward. On the consumer side, 84 percent of end users will abandon a buggy application in two failed attempts to use it or fewer. Though an internal application will not usually be abandoned, it will affect productivity rates company-wide. Either way, a bad UX is bad news. So, what’s the solution?

Good Interview Techniques: Treat Employers Like Potential Clients

Geneva Technical Services

There is a faction among job seekers who are convinced they cannot sell their skills. Reasons vary from person to person (i.e. modesty, inexperience making the sale, etc.), but the end result hurts their job prospects. Employers need to be convinced of a candidate’s merits and good interview techniques that satisfy that criteria help them make the bulwark of their decision.

Not Finding Tech Talent? 4 Hiring Strategies Can Uncover Amazing Candidates

Geneva Technical Services

Want to know the definition of madness? It’s attempting to solve the same challenges over and over again using identical strategies. Hiring is no different. Finding tech talent takes more than scouring job boards and tearing apart LinkedIn in search of outstanding candidates. Often, the most competitive tech professionals come from unexpected sources and are hired by companies intrepid enough to look beyond their normal haunts.

Internet Explorer is Dead: Time for Legacy System Modernization

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Microsoft has pulled the plug on their flagship web browser. As of mid-January, Internet Explorer versions 8, 9, and 10 have been permanently retired. No more patches and no more support. Whatever the goal (shedding a persistent stigma, cutting maintenance/support costs, etc.), Microsoft will be dumping their legacy system in favor of an all new browser: Microsoft Edge. And for any business that is reluctant to embrace legacy system modernization, this significant change should be a wakeup call.

Geneva Technical Services Poised for Business Success in Atlanta

Geneva Technical Services

Geneva Technical Services, a leading provider of IT staffing services and solutions, is building a foundation to duplicate its Chicago market success in Atlanta, GA. With firm leadership, a steadily expanding team, and a proven business strategy, GTS Atlanta is poised to reproduce similar results for clients, candidates, and business partners throughout the region. Over the last five years, Geneva Technical Services has grown business in its Chicago office by over 300%.

What You Need to Know When Hiring for the Cloud

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Cloud computing is one of the biggest enterprise innovations in recent years. Gartner contends that businesses looking to remain relevant need to prioritize it as a front-line strategy. To prevent your business from hiring subpar talent, keep the following facts about cloud computing in mind. Cloud Computing Earns Big Bucks. Recent surveys show that cloud computing expertise can elevate a person’s wages.

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‘Tis The Season – Your Customers Might Need A Little Nudge

Forrester IT

On November 5, in line with tradition, a huge array of sparkling displays took place across the UK to celebrate Guy Fawkes night (“Remember, remember, the fifth of November. ”).

Five Ways To Plan For B2B Journey Mapping Success

Forrester IT

Journey mapping can be an energizing and eye-opening exercise in customer empathy. As advisors to B2B CX and Marketing Leaders in the Forrester Leadership Boards (FLB), we come along on many journey mapping “journeys”.

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Bad CX Surveys? Not With This Checklist!

Forrester IT

CX surveys are the butt of jokes in dinner party conversations and comedy sketches. On social media, people gleefully tweet examples of surveys gone wrong. Just type the three words CX, survey, and fail into a Twitter search… But this is no laughing matter if you are in a CX role.

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Word Of Mouth Is Less Important For Top-Line Growth Than You Think

Forrester IT

Many companies ask their customers “How likely are you to recommend us to a friend?” However, for most brands, advocacy — positive word of mouth — isn’t the key to revenue growth. Retention and enrichment matter much more.

Customer Experience Index Reveals Brands Lack Human Connection

Forrester IT

Forrester’s 2018 Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) results continue to show that companies are struggling to create and sustain a human connection with their customers.

Spatial: This could very well be the future of collaboration

CTOvision

CTOvision analysts have seen 100’s of collaboration tools and 100’s of solutions that build collaboration into workflow, and have seen so many claim to be the future of human brain to brain connectivity that it pays to be skeptical here.

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Predictions 2019: Transformation Goes Pragmatic

Forrester IT

Our Predictions 2019 guide, “Transformation Goes Pragmatic,” is live. What do we mean by pragmatism? A sense of realism, practical steps, a desire for tangible outcomes.

Examine The Cybersecurity Risk Ratings Market With The Forrester New Wave™ Evaluation

Forrester IT

The Forrester New Wave™: Cybersecurity Risk Ratings, Q4 2018 Earlier today, we published “The Forrester New Wave™: Cybersecurity Risk Ratings, Q4 2018” evaluation.

Partner Relationship Management (PRM) Comes Of Age

Forrester IT

Maturing Into A Horizontal Channel Management Platform Aligned With CRM and Marketing Automation. Channel and alliance leaders are known to be good jugglers.

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13 Tech Experts Share What Facebook Should Do Post-Data Breach

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Facebook has had a harrowing 2018. First the Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal and then the issue of selling personal user information to Chinese smartphone companies for profit. And now, the recent data breach which could have affected millions of its users. When a business experiences a security breach, there are a lot of steps […]. Cyber Security News Facebook

Predictions 2019: Customer Experience Comes Under Fire

Forrester IT

Let’s face it: 2018 was not a fabulous year for customer experience. On average, CX quality was flat, with Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) scores showing little movement for the third year in a row.

Join Us To Learn How To Embrace Privacy And Set Your Firm Apart In Your Customers’ Eyes

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We know it: customers are increasingly demanding protection for and control over their data. Firms that meet and exceed these expectations, recognise and treat privacy as a value. They successfully created a business reputation for privacy and security and inspire customer trust. As a result, their customers are more likely to choose and stay loyal […]. age of the customer data security privacy regulations & legislation

How Can A CIO Help To Transform WebMD Into An Action Center

The Accidental Successful CIO

Everyone already knows about WebMD Image Credit: Peter Morville. In this modern age in which we are living, what do you do when you start to feel not so good?

Seeking Magic Moments – Why It’s Time to Tune Up Your Digital Experience Stack

Forrester IT

The legendary R&B singer and songwriter Ben E. King got it so right in the Drifters 1960 recording of “This Magic Moment.” The song is timeless because it tells a classic tale of a first kiss. And also captures a moment in time in words and song that reminds us of the power of storytelling, […].

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New Quantum Machine Learning Algorithm Could Crush Big Data

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Read Zayan Guedim explain how a new hybrid system combines classical machine learning techniques with quantum computation to optimize the management of the power grid on Edgylabs blog : Strategically deployed across the grid, Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) are sensor devices that measure currents and voltages at a particular time. PMUs generate huge amounts of data that help […]. Big Data and Analytics CTO News

2018 AT&T Business Summit: Security “in” and “of” the Cloud

Cloud Musings

While public cloud is undoubtedly an outsized piece of the conversation, news headlines of the latest data breach can make this move a very frightening proposition.