Part 1: How the Future of Networking will Shape IT

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Jim Steinlage, President & CEO of Choice Solutions, Want to see what the future of networking looks like? Just look up. Advances in cloud computing are making networking more secure, mobile-oriented, application intelligent, and optimized. From AI, to the rise of IoT (Internet of Things) and SDN (software-defined networking), businesses should be prepared for dramatic changes in how networks will…

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How HR and IT can Collaborate to Create Effective Remote Work Environments

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Jim Steinlage, President & CEO of Choice Solutions, Just as digital technology has changed our everyday lives, it’s now transforming HR and, more specifically, the creation and support of remote work environments. Today’s workforce has seen the line between their professional and personal lives blur like never before. And they look to their employer to provide them with an effective…

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Exploring Digital Transformation Solutions? Here’s What to Look For

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Jim Steinlage, President & CEO of Choice Solutions, Digital transformation is most likely the answer to many of the questions your organization is challenged with today. Yet, tasked with an ongoing cycle of creating, monetizing, and defending value, many CHROs spend an inordinate amount of time trying to make a traditional square peg fit into a digital round hole. Why?…

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4 Key Ways HR and IT can Enhance the Employee Experience

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Jim Steinlage, President & CEO of Choice Solutions, By now, every CHRO and CIO knows how much the employee experience matters, and how businesses must continue to work ever harder to improve it. The arrival of a new year brings with it an avalanche of advice on how to go about it. Amid all the noise, one thing is clear:…

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Why the Automation of HR and IT is Critical

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Jim Steinlage, President & CEO of Choice Solutions, For HR departments, intelligent process automation like AI and other new technology advances can help deliver dependable people processes. In fact, the McKinsey Global Institute estimates that 56% typical “hire-to-retire” tasks can be automated with the technologies now available and limited process changes. Imagine the possibilities! While changes brought on by automation…

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How Business Expectations are Changing, and Why HR Needs to Get on Board to Keep the Talent

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Jim Steinlage, President & CEO of Choice Solutions, This time last year, Forbes gave its predictions of the 10 workplace trends we’d see in 2018. How well did the publication gauge where things are headed, particularly where it applies to talent? Whether it’s the work/life balance employees demand, AI becoming embedded in the workplace, or dealing with the aging workforce,…

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Ways that IT Can Bring More Value to HR

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Jim Steinlage, President & CEO of Choice Solutions, We hear a lot of talk about how HR can bring value to an organization, and how IT can bring more value to HR. But what, exactly, does all the chatter about “value” mean? The obvious answer: HR finds, hires, and retains the right talent to help a company meet its goals;…

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What Does Today’s CIO need to Succeed?

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Jim Steinlage, President & CEO of Choice Solutions, If the research is correct (we’re certain it is), CIOs are expected to “drive new revenue and lead critical, cross-functional efforts when it’s time to transform a process or business model.” As digital technology increasingly transforms industries across the board, it’s just one more indication of  how the role of a CIO is changing…

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CHRO’s to CIO’s: What’s holding back our Digital Transformation?

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Jim Steinlage, President & CEO of Choice Solutions – Every organization faces unique business challenges.  But one current challenge nearly all organizations face is accelerating adoption of a digital work environment. CHROs are turning to their CIOs to explain why their organization isn’t digitally transforming at the speed it should be. Yet, it’s often CHROs themselves who have a profound…

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The Impact the User Experience Has on the HR & IT Departments

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Jim Steinlage, President & CEO of Choice Solutions, Do you ever think about how a successful user experience is related to software adoption, employee satisfaction, and retention rates? Most companies don’t, but that’s changing. If you’re like most businesses, you compete primarily on the basis of customer experience. But the truth is that everything an employee experiences through his or…

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