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Operation Migration: Cut Cost by Upgrading Performance

So you think software upgrades are a waste of time and money? Time to think again as this could be L&D’s biggest opportunity to bring real and profitable change to their organisations. Choices…..

 

MoneyUtterances of the terms ‘upgrade’ and ‘migration’ within earshot of learning and development professionals will invariably summon bothersome thoughts of significant spending, workforce upheaval and administrative complication. While such projects are never straightforward, the current economic environment amplifies executive anxieties on the topic.

We all recognise the significant challenges facing today’s organisations; particularly the dual pressures inherent in decreasing operating costs while enhancing existing service and quality levels in order to remain competitive. Read More…

MS Office Migration: Why Fear Success?

Changes

Beneath the concerns and challenges lurks a huge opportunity for positive organisational change. Who dares…..

Very few people relish the prospect of change. Any change, no matter how significant, is ultimately defined by feelings of disturbance, conflict and a general sense of dread. The human response to the prospect of adjusting to new circumstances is commonly that of anger, unhappiness; even disillusion – “what’s the point?”

Like individuals, organisations and their key decision-makers harbour fear for the idea of change. Change in the context of today’s uncertain and ultra-competitive environment spells doubt and provokes unwelcome whispers of losses in efficiencies, productivity and most alarming of all, revenue. Conventional corporate wisdom tells us that altering our approach means changing what is already working well; this being a prelude to eventual failure.

However, this coming March, a significant percentage of the world’s IT bosses will have to face a common change in their respective software landscapes: a migration away from Office 2003 and/or Windows XP. Read More…