GamEffective raises $7m to rethink enterprise gamification

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Israeli enterprise gamification software provider GamEffective has successfully closed a $7 million (£5.2m) funding round, aiming to use the capital to develop its sales, marketing, and research efforts.

The company, based in North Carolina and Ra’anana, Israel, provides software for mobile, desktop, and TV which integrates with traditional enterprise applications and focuses on “basic human motivations...

By James Bourne, 30 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Gamification.

Euro 2016, the Olympics and the enterprise: Employee and network strategies

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For sports fans, the upcoming promise of summer is doubly sweet: all of the biggest events happen at this time of year, and this summer we can look forward to two of the best, the European Football Championships and the Rio Olympics.  Other treats include the Sri Lankan and Pakistan cricket tours; the Wimbledon tennis championships; three of the four golf majors; and summer rugby tours for all of the home nations.

These days, the only thing limiting the amount of sport we can...

By Jack Bedell-Pearce, 15 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Analysing the chief digital officer and the rise of the digital enterprise

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IT departments need to move beyond keeping the digital lights on and move swiftly toward building the digital enterprise their organisation needs to innovate and succeed.

The demand for business apps is increasing, outstripping the IT department’s ability to deliver them. Many of us are familiar with the stories of lengthy app backlogs and IT project deadline  ̶  and cost  ̶  overruns. These are among the reasons why so many enterprise workers and...

By Quinton Wall, 03 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, CIO, Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Why the corporate network is sagging under employee device and working demands

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To misquote a famous ABBA song – if I tell a story about millennial employees, you’ve probably heard it before. Yet this is a little different. A new piece of research conducted by InfoVista and BT has found that, while millennials continue to be unsatisfied with their employers struggling with mobility, the companies are recognising key trends and acting on them.

The study, titled ‘Meeting the Network Demands of Changing Generations’, argued companies are taking...

By James Bourne, 03 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity.

Why millennial workforce trends are only going to get stronger with the next generation

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For employers fretting over their mobility strategy, the trends associated with the millennial workforce are only going to be exacerbated with the next generation.

That’s the key finding from a report issued by business communications provider Fuze, which surveyed 5,000 workers and 2,500 teenagers across Europe. Call them generation Z, or centennials, or anything else – each moniker sounding equally unappetising – the trends are clear. Only 2% of teenagers use...

By James Bourne, 25 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Welcome to Workforce 3.0: The changing landscape of employee learning and development

The biggest problem facing the workforce is not a lack of people – but a shortage of skills. With 51% of employees not engaged at work according to new research – and 17.5% being actively disengaged – as well as a plethora of workplace areas and devices, employee learning and development has never been more critical.

This whitepaper from Brightspace examines key best practices for employee learning, motivation, and engagement.

By James Bourne, 28 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Employee Education, Employees.

IT feels overworked and undervalued, according to new research

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Stop us if you’re heard this one before – a new survey from computing accessories provider Kensington has revealed IT professionals feel on the whole overworked and undervalued in their organisations.

One in three (32%) IT decision makers polled say they spend more time reacting to problems in the workplace than developing their IT strategy, while IT pros spend on average 44% of their working day fixing issues. Key frustrations cited by the survey respondents include a lack...

By James Bourne, 27 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Data & Analytics, Employee Education, Employees, Productivity.

Two in three organisations ban their employees from using public Wi-Fi, report notes

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Almost two thirds of organisations ban their mobile workforce from accessing free Wi-Fi hotspots, according to a new report published by enterprise Wi-Fi connectivity provider iPass.

The study, the firm’s latest iPass Mobile Security Report, which covered 500 organisations from the US, UK, Germany, and France, found the vast majority of respondents (92%) concerned about security issues arising from a growing mobile workforce. In terms of the biggest security threat, 37% of those...

By James Bourne, 25 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity.

Research provides more warning signs over employees handling sensitive data

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The latest research from identity and access management (IAM) provider SailPoint has revealed a continued lack of ‘password hygiene’ and policy for handling sensitive data.

According to the report, the latest annual Market Pulse survey which polled 1,000 office employees across the US, Australia and Europe, found more than a quarter (26%) uploaded sensitive information to cloud-based apps explicitly to share data outside company walls. Despite this, 87% of those polled...

By James Bourne, 21 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

The best practices for increasing employee engagement

An engaged workforce is a critical component to your company’s success. Yet employee engagement is a long-term game and it starts by addressing the needs of your people. This whitepaper download from Sitrion discusses how to reach all employees, provides context, and offers the most powerful methods which have an impact on employee engagement.

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By James Bourne, 21 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Employee Education, Employees.