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How to Make the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For: Hitachi Data Systems and Hasbro Compared

Two relative newcomers to the Fortune® 100 Best Companies to Work For, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) and Hasbro were ranked 63 and 92 respectively in 2013. Compiled by the Great Place to Work® Institute, the list consists of those companies

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Get Your Tech Body Fit (Step 4. Time for Recovery)

Maintaining motivation to stay on a tech body fitness track requires proper recovery time. Staying ahead of competitors and keeping pace with collaborators is an endless struggle punctuated by personal bests. Inspiration can come from tales of caution as well

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Get Your Tech Body Fit (Step 3. Build Endurance)

Part 3 of 4 in a series Based on my own professional experience, technology departments spring to life from real live business needs. Technology staffing begins by pulling over technophiles from other disciplines. When a needed skill set is missing,

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Get Your Tech Body Fit (Step 2. Strengthen Your Core)

Part 2 of 4 in a series Take a look at your tech body: those people, processes, and products that represent your organization’s pure technical capability. Does an amazing variety of languages, methodologies, and systems make or save money? Or

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Functional Advocacy: A Sense of Resolve in Strategy and Innovation

Part 3 of 4 in a series Silos Isolate and That’s What They’re For So let’s talk about the need for a new role, the functional advocate. Within every functional organization, knowledge domain experts lead a group of progressively more

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