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One More Industry Leader Encourages Accountability with Cimpl!

on February 4, 2015 7:00 AM By | Henry Cheang | 0 Comments | Customer Story Company Culture Work Smarter IT Budget Cost control Partners
Cimpl keeps on building more smart partnerships We’re proud to help the latest in a long line of industry leaders build a better future! Yet another major company has decided to work smarter by choosing Cimpl’s solutions to manage all of their wireline, wireless, and telecom IT services and assets. Joining the ranks of major players in the banking, energy, and retail sectors who rely on Cimpl’s services every day, our latest customer is one of Canada’s largest and longest-lived providers of construction materials. With over a hundred years of history, this company is doing better than ever in the present day! It currently has thousands of employees hard at work at both retail locations and subsidiaries. This company sells top-quality construction goods to every corner of North America via its many sales, manufacturing, and distribution facilities.  
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Robots: Future Business Automation That Will Impact Human Workers

on January 2, 2015 7:00 AM By | Henry Cheang | 0 Comments | Work Smarter Business Automation IT Budget Machines
A look ahead into the years to come Happy New Year! I wish you all great success in 2015! Many people write and talk about year-end reviews or upcoming trends. Today, I’ll be taking on the latter for a little bit, but at a higher level. For much of 2014, you’ve seen us talk about how adopting automation really helps improve employee output and earn more money overall. But we never really touched on how the role of workers as a whole can be impacted. Well, today we will!
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4 Big IT Stories in 2014: Technological Innovations & Security Issues

on December 31, 2014 7:00 AM By | Henry Cheang | 0 Comments | BYOD Mobile Devices IT Budget SaaS it Cloud XaaS
A big year with big stories Well, folks, it’s the end of 2014. As I’ve said before, it’s been a really big year for Cimpl. As a company, we’ve won awards, acclaim, and attention. We are very grateful for everyone’s support in helping us reach this level of success, and we thanked everyone (in 15 languages)  with a holiday video!
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7 Components of a Successful IT Budget

on December 26, 2014 7:00 AM By | Henry Cheang | 0 Comments | Cost Transparency Work Smarter IT Budget Software
It’s Boxing Day! Well, it’s Boxing Day, the day of bargains! I hope that you all had a great holiday yesterday, and that you’re relaxing and/or out getting some good deals at your favourite store. It might even be a good time to stock up on tech for the office. Don’t laugh – at one of my previous jobs, the boss actually bought four workstations on Boxing Day. It made sense – he saved nearly $2,000 that day!
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The Technology Life Cycle and the IT Budget

on December 19, 2014 7:00 AM By | Henry Cheang | 0 Comments | IT Budget LifeCycle Cloud ROI
What is the Product Life Cycle? So, we’re nearing year’s end. And if you’re prepping next year’s budget, you’re likely looking at how to invest in your IT budget as well. You have to keep many things in mind while you do this. A couple of them are the product life cycle and the technology life cycle.
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The Paradigm Shift of the IT Budgets

Social media use is on the rise – did you know by how much? In the last decade, the number of people who have made social media use a part of their daily lives has really grown. The number of active users on the top 5 social media sites are incredible. Just look at the following numbers for the top 5 platforms in November 2014:
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6 Benefits of the Integrated Ecosystem

In the living world, nothing exists in a vacuum. Even if it doesn’t look like it, everything works together and forms a broad system – the ecosystem. We can (and must, in fact) apply this concept of integrated ecosystems to technology as well. It’s the age of big (and getting ever bigger) data, and everything that’s not connected at present will be linked together.  That’s why the ecosystem is the right metaphor for what’s been emerging in business. The linkages are growing and interacting. And the impact is huge. Users are getting better and greater access not just to information they need but to priceless new sources of insight and inspiration – all of which makes their work that much better and more efficient.
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4 Benefits of the Employee Digital Trail

What is the Employee Digital Trail? On Wednesday, we highlighted both the importance and tenets of IT asset cost transparency. We also noted that asset cost transparency is only the very first part of a broader vision of the business technology future that’s arriving in the near future. Today, we focus on the second part of this grand vision: The rise of the Employee Digital Trail, and the need and benefits of tracking it.
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Changing Demographics Mean New Challenges in Technology Management

How do we categorize generations? There are many ways to organize information about the population. One way is by birth year. Using this method, Statistics Canada divides citizens into 7 (current) groups:
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How Will Wearables Impact Your BYOD Policy and IT Budget?

on November 14, 2014 7:00 AM By | Henry Cheang | 0 Comments | BYOD Work Smarter IT Budget
Companies must prepare for the new challenges of wearable technology. What is wearable technology? It’s been defined as “electronic technologies or computers that are incorporated into items of clothing and accessories which can comfortably be worn on the body”. It’s a simple definition, but wearable technology itself is far from simple.  
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Accountability and IT Budgets in an Age of Increasing IT Debt

on November 5, 2014 7:00 AM By | Henry Cheang | 0 Comments | Work Smarter IT Budget Bills of IT
A tale of debts Over the past decade, companies have seen a dramatic shift in the way that they handle cash flows and IT debt. In 2013, companies accumulated a total of $7 trillion in cash and equivalents; this is more than double the amount of cash reserves that was held 10 years prior. However, even as companies hold on to significantly more cash, their IT debt is increasing rapidly. Global IT debt in 2014 totaled $500 billion, and that figure is expected to jump to $1 trillion by next year. Now, those are some big numbers – what precisely do they mean?
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How to Bring Together the CIO and the CMO

on February 11, 2014 8:00 AM By | Caroline Le Brun | 0 Comments | IT Budget SaaS IT cost management Asset management software Bills of IT
Digital technology: The bridge between two worlds The work of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) are currently quite distinct. However, the two roles are linked by digital technology. The CIO uses it to manage and protect company resources and services whereas the CMO uses such technology as a tool for communication, promotion, and sales. To achieve true business efficiency, both C-level executives must put aside their differences and cooperate so as to best use their shared technology pool. The question is, who will break the ice? According to Larry Weber, CEO of the W2 group (a marketing services company), the position of CMO is gradually rising to the top of the business organization chart, leaving the CIO as the more subordinate position. On the other hand, the CMO must further develop technological expertise in order to achieve their objectives.
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