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Successfully Engaging & Motivation Remote & Dispersed Teams

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Successfully engaging and motivating remote and dispersed teams requires a concerted effort in order to succeed. In her post entitled 6 Simple Tips for Motivating Remote Employees , Darleen DeRosa, has highlighted six ways in which remote employees can be engaged and motivated to perform at their best. Below hones-in on 4 of these important points: Make time to build relationships The best teams require strong interpersonal relationships and are ...
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Leverage Employee Engagement for Branding By Building Brands From The Inside Out

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Brands are potentially assets of enormous value to their owners. To illustrate this, in 2016, Interbrand valued the world’s top two most valuable brands, Apple and Google at $178,119M and $133,252M, US Dollars respectively.. Two of the most important areas responsible for brand building are technology and employee engagement, with strong synergy between the two. This aspect is significant as the optimal way to build brands is from the inside out....
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Overcoming Employee Resistance to New Technology

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Introducing new technology solutions into organisations can have substantial benefits for all stakeholders, including greater productivity and profitability. However, unless this transition is carefully planned and implemented, organisations often experience employee resistance with a high potential to be counterproductive. An article by Rebecca Knight, in the prestigious Harvard Business Review, entitled Convincing Skeptical Employees to Adopt N...
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Seizing The Opportunity - Communicating & Engaging With Your Dispersed Workforce

Seizing The Opportunity - Communicating & Engaging With Your Dispersed Workforce
Large organisations with remote workers typically operate in highly competitive and mature industries such as Facilities Management, Security, Catering and Construction. In these sectors, profit margins are often low, so it is imperative they keep overheads to a minimum to optimise the bottom line and remain competitive. In a post titled " How Enterprise Mobility Software Impacts Blue Collar Workforces " we highlighted two reports recently publis...
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How Enterprise Mobile Apps Drive Competitive Advantage

How Enterprise Mobile Apps Drive Competitive Advantage
Workforces are becoming increasingly physically dispersed over time, whether in the field or a city  building. In response, leading companies are utilising mobile apps to assist them with a broad range of challenges including: management, communications, collaboration and the streamlining of administration processes that would otherwise weight them down vs competition. In order to acquire a deeper insight into the realm of business mobile ap...
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Employees Simply Don't Use Your Employee Self Service - Here's Why

Employees Simply Don't Use Your Employee Self Service - Here's Why
With the plethora of HR related systems today, Employee Self Service (ESS) has become a vital component in extracting the maximum value these systems can provide. For example, with self-service, employees can quickly and easily access payroll, personal records, training, recruiting, compliance and time keeping solutions, to name but some. As is the case with technology in general, there are many different strategies required to gain the most valu...
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How to Deliver Better IT Applications to Business Users

How to Deliver Better IT Applications to Business Users
I was recently drawn to a post by Michael J Groves in the Business Weekly on 9 August 2016. In his article entitled: End-users expect more from business applications , Groves discusses an important trend that Mumba endorses, whereby business executives are becoming more demanding of IT applications, irrespective of whether these are developed in-house or externally. Like Groves, we concur that this trend does not only apply to hardened technology...
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5 Years On: BYOD Risks, Benefits & Trends Examined

5 Years On: BYOD Risks, Benefits & Trends Examined
In the five years since the BYOD (bring your own device) initiative was introduced, the trend shows it has gained significant momentum. Yet, despite this, many of the original issues identified at the outset still remain. Like most things, BYOD has its pros and cons, and a series of articles I’ve recently examined brings light to these issues quite effectively. An article in the Huffington Post entitled BYOD in the workplace: Benefits, Risks and ...
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Gartner: Enterprise Mobility Accounting for Only 10% of Development Budget in 2016

Gartner: Enterprise Mobility Accounting for Only 10% of Development Budget in 2016
Regarded by many as the world’s leading information and technology research company, Gartner has long recognised the growing importance that mobile apps play in developing, managing and shaping business across the globe. As a consequence, Gartner continues to conduct ground breaking research into significant areas of the mobile app sector across the world. In a previous blog we discussed many significant predictions made by Gartner as regards dem...
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The Immense Importance of Enterprise Architecture for IT

The Immense Importance of Enterprise Architecture for IT
At Mumba Cloud we believe most decidedly in the power of excellent strategy and what it can achieve when executed effectively. One such strategic area of importance is Enterprise Architecture (EA) which provides a conceptual blueprint setting out the structure and operation of an organisation. The objective of Enterprise Architecture is to assess how best an organisation can optimise both its current and future objectives across specifically defi...
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The Onboarding Process - It Doesn't Have to be Torture

The Onboarding Process - It Doesn't Have to be Torture
Further to my previous blog regarding the pain and expenses associated with manual and outdated employee payslip procedures, another area we’ve identified as being perhaps ‘more painful’ is the new starter onboarding process. The ‘pain’ arises due to inefficient and manual processes that transfer the new starter information. This is due to a lack of system integration and easy access to the important IT systems (or non-existent IT systems). The r...
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Gartner: Demand for Enterprise Mobility to Outstrip Delivery Capability

Gartner: Demand for Enterprise Mobility to Outstrip Delivery Capability
Last year, Gartner, the world’s leading information and technology research and advisory company, outlined reasons for the rapidly growing importance of enterprise mobile apps and provided insight into many related issues that organisations may experience. The Gartner summary can be viewed here . Like Gartner, Mumba Cloud has not only witnessed these issues first hand, but we have taken steps to design our enterprise mobility solution around many...
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Top 10 Leadership Insights from Tanveer Naseer

Top 10 Leadership Insights from Tanveer Naseer
We here at Mumba Cloud are on a mission to assist our customers in enhancing their business performance – therefore it is only natural that we look inwardly and focus on our internal performance as a business too. Whilst one’s own experience is highly relevant, learning from others is equally important, especially in this regard. Excellent insight into this area is provided in a recent blog by Tanveer Naseer entitled: My Top 10 Leadership Insight...
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10 Tips to Cultivating a leadership culture in IT and beyond

10 Tips to Cultivating a leadership culture in IT and beyond
Developing the optimal company culture is widely recognised as an integral component of success in business. But corporate culture is not one dimensional but rather multidimensional. In his recent-ish blog , expert Lou Markstrom provides guidelines as to what companies can do to develop a leadership culture in IT and thereby move up the IT Maturity Curve.   The 10 tips required to cultivate a winning culture that Markstrom recommends (with s...
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Useful vs pushy personlization within the workforce

Useful vs pushy personlization within the workforce
I recently came across an informative article written by Sean Rusinko in which he focused on the personalization of mass information to recipients from a customer perspective. Being in the business of mass information distribution I am of the opinion that many of the same principles could equally apply to internal employee communications. In his recent post entitled: The Line Between Useful and Pushy Personalisation , Sean Rusinko focuses on impo...
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