INSURANCE: How Big Data Is Changing Insurance Forever. Big Data is a buzzword which refers to the ever increasing amount of digital information being generated and stored, and the advanced analytics procedures which are being developed to help make sense of this data. Some of the more recent developments in the insurance industry have become available thanks to our increasing ability to record, store and analyze data. Read more

IoT: 14 Ways IoT Will Change Big Data And Business Forever. The Internet of Things (IoT) has gained momentum. Sensors are now small and cheap enough to embed in all kinds of devices, and more companies are leveraging the vast data generated. Here are some key drivers your company needs to remember as you jump into IoT. Read more

CIO: Proving the Business Value of Big Data. Just organizations are getting more precise in their decision making through analytics, they must now get more precise in measuring ROI from big data investments. Here are four things you can do to forge stronger connections between analytics and business outcomes. Read more

GAO: Facing a Big Data Gap, GAO Kicks Off Agencywide Effort. The Government Accountability Office is closing some of its biggest gaps in how it uses data to make decisions. Comptroller General Gene Dodaro is asking the agency to develop a long-term road map to expand and improve its use of big data. Howard Williams, the GAO’s chief information officer, said the audit agency is “lagging a little bit” when it comes to taking full advantage of big data tools and analyses. Read more


MICROSOFT: Offers Preview of New Planner Project Management Tool. Microsoft released its project management tool, Office 365 Planner, as a preview to Office 365 First Release customers. With Planner, users can create new plans, organize tasks, assign team members to those tasks, share files and chat about workflow. Planner also offers updates on progress as people work through tasks. Workers can use the platform in many ways, including event planning, customer visits, product brainstorming and more. Read more

THE CLOUD: Project Management & Cloud Computing: Your Strategic Weapon for Success. We are therefore not far away from that day when IT professionals will solely depend on cloud for improved productivity and ROI. And it is not just IT professionals. Project managers have already started leveraging the benefits of a cloud-based efficiency upgrade. Read more

REMOTE: Does Remote Project Management Really work? Remote project management may be a great alternative to traditional project management for most organizations, project managers and team members, but is it realistic? There are tangible advantages here, but this is not for the faint-hearted. Read more

AGILE: How Project Managers Can be a Positive Agent for Agile. How does agile impact the role of project managers? Is there still a need for project managers when organizations transition to agile? How can you deal with project managers who are oppose to agile? How can project managers be a positive agent for change? Read more


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