The Relevance of Enterprise Resource Planning

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is an umbrella term for automated systems that combine multiple functions of internal business processing particularly in the capacity of the organization’s resources.  Although ERPs have evolved over the past years to the point where a Rip Van Winkle may not recognize their current implementation, they still exist and are by…

Show Me Your Hobbies!

I work in an organization with nearly 40% annual turnover.  In addition we often find ourselves shuffling our talented people into ad-hoc teams in order to meet and exceed our customer expectations.  Over the past year one of the most important things I’ve had to learn about our team members isn’t where they’ve previously worked,…

Seven Minute Conversations

Every business is built upon people.  Odds are if you’re reading this, you’re one of them.  This past summer I was giving a presentation on collaborative technology and introducing the audience to some of the tools available today.  In addition to discussing document production tools such as Google Docs and One Drive we also talked…