Gabriel Gheorghiu

Gabriel

Founder and principal analyst at Questions Consulting, with a background in business management and 15 years experience in enterprise software.

Field Service Predictions for 2018: Cloud Everywhere, for Everything

“Cloud everywhere for everything” is a quote from Frank Gens, Senior Vice President and Chief Analyst for IDC Research at the IDC FutureScape: Worldwide IT Industry 2018 Predictions. His emphasis was on the vital urgency for businesses to acknowledge that the public cloud is the best platform to use for their future digital engagements with technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT) and virtual reality (VR).

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Human Resource Management Predictions for 2018: The Continuation of Employee-Centric Changes

The direction within Human Resource (HR) management going into 2018 maintains the focus on the employee that we’ve already established in my LMS predictions and Talent Management predictions. While technology has grabbed the attention of professionals tasked with optimizing their workforces, the employee has continued to gain relevance and utility in the workplace.

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LMS Predictions for 2018 – The Year of Employee-Centric Changes

The last decade and a half has witnessed a tectonic shift in the management style and management models that guide corporate business. The move has been from a very hierarchical, top-down, process-driven approach to a more democratic model, where problem-solving and managing happens in smaller, more agile and less structured teams. Consequently, it is of little surprise that the way companies structure and disseminate learning into their workplace has started to mirror this model.

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Top ERP Predictions for 2018

The year 2018 will continue to present businesses with the supreme challenge of operating in an environment, both globally and domestically, that’s fast-paced, highly competitive and unpredictable. These business conditions aren’t new and they have, in fact, driven many businesses to reassess traditional business models, embracing innovative and, in some cases, unorthodox business solutions.

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How the Internet of Things is Transforming Field Service Management Software and the Field Service Industry

Field Service Management (FSM) has transformed field service delivery in the same way that the Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to transform FSM.

A lot of mystery still surrounds the concept regarding the Internet of Things (IoT). This is probably because its potential reach is so vast that it doesn’t easily lend itself to a neat, cohesive definition.

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Succession Planning Means Nurturing Your Talent Pipeline Throughout the Organization

Succession planning is typically defined as “a process for identifying and developing new leaders to replace old leaders when they leave, retire or die.” As stated, this process sounds logical and forward thinking, from a business perspective. Assuring smooth leadership transition is vital to a company’s continued prosperity, especially in a time of complexity and uncertainty in the business environment. And yet, despite the overwhelming agreement among executives that leadership issues are of the highest priority, a very low percentage of companies (about 14%) have enacted a strong succession planning process for their businesses. Furthermore, among those companies that do claim to pursue a succession plan, the failure rate of newly assigned leadership is very high.

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The Content in a Learning Content Management System (LCMS)

A Learning Content Management System (LCMS) is differentiated from a Learning Management System (LMS) by the capacity to create eLearning content. An LCMS gives authors, eLearning designers and industry experts the capacity to efficiently create content that’s targeted and timely. A business operates in real time, therefore content development and knowledge access must also function in real time.

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Human Capital Management (HCM) – Resource or Asset?

The human mind is our fundamental resource. – John F. Kennedy

The distinction between Human Capital Management (HCM) and Human Resource Management (HRM) isn’t always extremely clear in core human resource literature. This also isn’t surprising. While many analysts would argue that the two disciplines are quite different, there are sufficient common elements and interdependencies that contribute to a flattening of the differences and, in some instances, the use of the terms interchangeably.  So a short discussion of the differences and similarities may contribute to a better understanding of HCM in its proper context.

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Challenges and Benefits of a Post-Merger ERP Integration

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have become a key strategic action for many companies attempting to mitigate the uncertainties of the global economy of the last several years. However, from an operational perspective, they can present serious challenges to the surviving organization after the merger. This point is supported by numerous industry surveys that confirm that, on average, 75% of acquisitions are negatively impacted by low performance results post-merger.

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