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January 31, 2019  9:12 PM

The Dark (Other) Side Of CIO / CTO Of An Enterprise IT

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
CIO, CTO, Enterprise IT

Chief Information Officer is the chief custodian of the information of an organization. Mostly his role is to take care of the digital information but when his role combines with that of a CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) the physical information comes into his vicinity. Similarly, CISO as...

January 13, 2019  10:59 AM

How Sacrosanct Is Requirements Analysis in SW Project Management

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
business requirements, Software test design, Software testing, Testing

If you are in project management the first and foremost important thing to check in your project management lifecycles if you have a place for requirements analysis. In my opinion, the requirements analysis is entirely different from requirements gathering. It includes requirements testing and...


September 29, 2018  6:51 PM

Cloud-to-Local Backup Puts You in Control of Your Cloud Data – 1

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Cloud Backup, SMB

An Interview with Linus Chang, Co-Founder and CEO of BackupAssist Q: What are the most common data protection and availability challenges that organizations face? LC: Data storage and management today often involves the cloud, which while convenient, does...


August 30, 2018  11:06 PM

IoT in Education – What Are the Possible Business Use Cases?

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
business case, Education, Internet of Things, iot, Use case

Technology is an integral part of every business. In fact, it has become an integral part of everybody's life on personal and professional fronts. When it comes to education, there is a huge amount of data in this vertical. With the help of new technologies, it is important to relook into the way...


April 26, 2018  7:39 PM

Some Business Cases for Machine Learning And its Applicability

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
business case, IIoT, Industrial IoT, Internet of Things, iot, Machine learning

What would be an organization's top reasons for exploring machine learning? Well, it depends on the business vertical in which that organization is working. But a few business cases apply to all. Like, Workforce utilization and optimization could be one of the top reasons for any kind of industry....


March 11, 2018  10:39 PM

Are Enterprises Active For Data Analysis and Business Intelligence?

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Big Data, Business Agility, Business Intelligence, Data Analytics

With the inclusion of social media data, enterprises have no dearth of data available for data analysis and business intelligence. In fact, it is their internal issues that stop them to do so. There is a high risk of getting behind in the race if actually, the organizations don't perform it. The...


January 15, 2018  7:10 PM

Complete Testing Base Starts With Business Requirements Capturing

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
business case, Testing

How do you ensure complete testing of a software product? Obviously, you need to have a good strategy in place for that. Because mostly you find a bug after you deploy and handover a product at a customer site that your QC team didn't simulate during the testing phase. Why does this happen? Well,...


November 30, 2017  12:30 PM

Three Vital Organs Of A Startup And How to Cope Well

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Business Agility, Startups

Communication, customer handling, and technology are three vital organs of a Startup. And why only for startups, these are equally crucial components of any business to thrive and survive. 70% of startups die to their natural death within three years. Rest 20% close their doors in next two years....


November 25, 2017  9:41 PM

How To Create Two Way Motivating Photons At Work?

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Management

How much time as a manager do you spend with your team beyond the day to day activities? Do you know what are motivating photons and how easy it is to create them? Having regular meetings with your team members is one thing. These are the routine activities to follow up, review, monitor, and...


October 27, 2017  12:00 AM

Hyper-Personalization Is The New Mass Production

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Business Agility

It is becoming a world of hyper-personalization on a mass scale. Mary Meeker brings internet report every year. And in her report, she brings a lot of interesting insights about India. We are not a desktop economy anymore. Mobility is the changing paradigm agent. Predictive support systems are...


October 26, 2017  11:05 PM

Potential of Robotic Process and Automation is Endless

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Business Agility, Business Continuity, Collaboration, Internet of Things, iot

Potential of robotic process and automation is endless. Limitation is only at ideation, development, and deployment. IoT is no more merely a point of discussion. In fact, it has become a business case in many ways. Every business is now technology and data-driven. As a result, successful business...


August 31, 2017  2:25 PM

CryptoSafeGuard Ransomware Protection For SMBs by BackupAssist

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
CRYPTO, Ransomware, SMB

Ransomware is one of the biggest threat to any business of whatever size. There is only one way to escape once you are in the trap of hackers. And that is to pay the ransom. In fact, depending on the level of the hacker, you never know if the complete data is safe or not. What if the hacker...


August 28, 2017  9:18 PM

Enterprise Agility Is A Direct Derivative of Business Process Management

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Agility, BPM, Business Agility, business process management, IT Agility

Enterprise agility is a direct derivative of business process management or BPM. The focus of BPM is changing from business revenues to the customer. It is the customer focus that is now creating a need for BPM application in the business. While if we look at earlier days, it was the requirement of...


May 31, 2017  10:11 AM

CIO On Demand Rather than Full Time CIOs in Near Future

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
CIO, CIO to go, CIO/CTO

Full-time CIOs will not be a requirement in organizations except those that are very large in size or have a consistently healthy financial status. The way technology is emerging, disrupting heavily the existing legacy IT model of an organization, it will demand a huge change in IT Organization. As...


May 31, 2017  10:00 AM

Conflict Between Changing Roles, JDs, and Accountabilities

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
CCNP, Change management, CIO, CISO, COBIT, IEC 27001, ISO

CISOs or CIOs roles are changing very dynamically. In fact, sometimes organizations have unreasonable expectations from these roles. Especially when you are working with global clients, the perspective change happens altogether. An organization must be very clear in defining JD of all key IT roles...


March 31, 2017  3:42 PM

Ireland Project Managers Fear Skills Shortage Says Local PMI Survey

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Brexit, irish, Project Manager, Project Managers

A recent survey of Ireland chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI) brings out stunning results. It says a majority of Ireland project managers fear a Brexit skills shortage. There is a serious shortfall in availability of skilled project managers according to industry leaders. Probably this...


March 30, 2017  10:36 PM

CIO Roles and Responsibilities and Changing Paradigms

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
CIO

CIO roles are changing globally. It is expanding vertically and horizontally. A CIO is not to constrain himself merely within the four walls of Information and Technology Department. In fact, one who limits himself within that sees the exit from the organization sooner or later. A decade back a CIO...


January 31, 2017  9:42 PM

Intellicta Integrates Leading Enterprise-Class IT Security Technologies

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Compliance, Cyber security, Cyberattack, Governance, IT security, risk, Security

TechDemocracy launches Intellicta that is the first ever platform offering businesses a new paradigm in the assessment of Compliance, Security, Risk, and Governance Tools. In fact, it is first ever tool that provides this four-dimensional...


August 25, 2016  3:48 PM

ROI of PR and Advertising – Measuring in Effective Way

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
advertising, PR, ROI

Yes, there are ways of measuring ROI of PR and advertising. And that too in an effective manner. In fact, there are two kinds of PR and advertising efforts in any organization or business. Initially, there will be new plans and executions. But gradually, there will be new as well as the ongoing...


August 25, 2016  10:04 AM

Social media ROI – How To Measure Or Leave It In Dark

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
ROI, social media

There is no standard set for measuring Social media ROI. Firstly, it is not run sensibly. Even an organization is not clear who owns this portfolio. The probable candidates are – Marketing, Sales, IT, MIS, or Operations. Why Operations? Just think. Actually, Social Media ROI is a tricky thing....


August 25, 2016  9:46 AM

ROI Of BI – How To Get Maximum Returns From BI

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
BI, Business Intelligence, ROI

Obviously like any other investment, ROI of BI is quite possible. You know operational and capital expenses on a BI. But this is one side of the picture. There are many things you have to think of. Why you deploy BI is important to understand. Definitely, management approval comes only once you are...


June 1, 2016  10:21 PM

Digital Business Plan – A Strong Bond Between CEO and CIO

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Business planning, CEO, CIO, Digital business, digital business design, Leadership, Strategic Enterprise Management

Digital Business Plan can act as a strong bond between CEO and CIO provided it is well evaluated, documented and executed engaging all the stakeholders. All good efforts go in vain if any of the above three steps fail or lack seriousness. CIO has to play a major role in the evaluation process being...


April 29, 2016  9:05 AM

5 Golden Rules for Project Managers to Win Their Teams

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Project management, Project Managers

These 5 Golden Rules for Project Managers are must to win their teams. Golden Rules for Project Managers apply globally. Golden Rules for Project Managers need to evolve regularly. These 5 golden rules for project managers are a must to...


March 30, 2016  11:37 PM

Smart Cities – What it Needs to be – IoT Developments in Asia

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Internet of Things, iot, IT trends, smart city, Technology trends

A number of good initiatives building smart cities are in progress. Japan and China in Asian Region spearhead the Smart Cities drive. There have been a number of good initiatives undertaken by various countries in Asian Region in respect to building smart...


March 25, 2016  7:50 PM

4 Key Factors Ensuring Project Success are Critical to Imbibe

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Project governance, Project management, Project Managers, Project teams

The key factors ensuring project success must be imbibed well. Project teams learning faster the key factors ensuring project success, succeed well. There are many key factors ensuring project success. These factors must be imbibed well in order to attain a...


March 19, 2016  4:21 PM

Effective Project Managers is to Improve Every Moment

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Project management, Project Managers

Improvement in Quality of effective project managers is a never ending process. Quality of effective project managers makes a big difference in leadership and project management. To become an effective project manager you need to imbibe and inculcate some...


March 17, 2016  4:03 PM

Cloud Business – 5 Metrics and Key Performance Indicators for Vendors

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Business metrics, key performance indicators

Metrics and Key Performance Indicators in Cloud Business help you to ascertain Quality of Service. Without metrics and KPIs in place your Cloud Business may go haywire. While you are running cloud business, metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) need...


February 29, 2016  2:24 PM

Myntra Work Culture Mantras – Learning for the Corporate World

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Automation, Business, Business Agility

Myntra work culture has been able to attract people from global companies of repute. Myntra work culture works on some unique concepts. Myntra is a fashion lifestyle online portal. It is an e-commerce fashion lifestyle company. Myntra work culture has been able to attract people...


February 29, 2016  12:22 PM

Business Requirement To Evolve During Product Development

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
business requirements, product development

Gone are the times when the business requirement was finalized in the first phase of a project. The requirement now evolves during the product development. Gone are the times when the business requirement was finalized in the first phase of a project. The...


January 2, 2016  8:36 PM

Manager 2016: 20 Traits To Watch And Analyze – Part III

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Managers, Project Managers

Manager 2016: If you introspect well, you win. This is the concluding part of Manager 2016 3-post series. The earlier posts can be accessed easily. Click 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


January 2, 2016  8:12 PM

Manager 2016: 20 Traits To Watch And Analyze – Part II

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Managers, Project Managers

Manager 2016 is about introspection and development. In the previous post, we discussed prominent traits to watch in a manager. This...


January 2, 2016  7:59 PM

Manager 2016: 20 Traits To Watch And Analyze – Part I

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Managers, Project Managers

Manager 2016: A Manager is the king of his kingdom. There are many functions working on a project. These departments or functions are integral parts of a project. Each function is important. Each function is headed by a manager. The manager of each function is supposed to manage...


December 31, 2015  9:47 PM

Project Management: 5 Reasons Of Failures

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
IT project management, Project management, Project Manager

Project Management Means No Failures. Project Management means no failures. Management is meant to clear all obstacles. Projects encounter obstacles. Project Manager needs to anticipate risks well in advance. Mitigation of risks is important. The important aspect is to learn...


December 25, 2015  4:56 PM

Key Expectations From Project Manager

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Business Agility, Business alignment, Change management, Project Manager

Business requirements are changing at a faster pace in today's scenario. So is the pace of change in technology. Every day there is a new technology coming in the market declaring the existing one as out of date. In this kind of dynamic scenario, the role of a project manager has to be aligned well...


November 24, 2015  2:13 AM

10 Key Points To Choose A Project Management Software – II

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Project management, Project Management Software, Project Manager, Project Managers

Continued from the previous post.

  • 3. Is it analytics that is more important or the tracking, or you need some specific kind of reports? You...


  • November 24, 2015  2:11 AM

    Project Management Software: 10 Key Points To Choose – I

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project management, Project Management Software, Project Manager, Project Managers

    Project Management Software - A wise step

    The budgets have been squeezing, the team size is getting smaller, but the number of projects is continuously increasing in any business. A demand of increase in efficiency of the project manager is increasing tremendously from the business side...


    November 22, 2015  10:31 PM

    20 Great Lessons For Project Managers From Marshall Goldsmith – IV

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    book review, Project Manager, Project Managers, Success factors

    This post is a part of four posts of the series - 20 Great Lessons For Project Managers From Marshall Goldsmith. This is the concluding part.

  • 13. Clinging to the past is not a good habit. One of my ex-boss used to tell me that to survive in a corporate world, one has to keep delivering...


  • November 22, 2015  10:31 PM

    20 Great Lessons For Project Managers From Marshall Goldsmith – III

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    book review, Project Manager, Project Managers, Success factors

    This post is a part of four posts of the series - 20 Great Lessons For Project Managers From Marshall Goldsmith. This is the part III.

  • 6. We tend to overuse words like - But, However, No etc. that silently but clearly declares that we are living in a world of our own with a feeling that...


  • November 22, 2015  10:28 PM

    20 Great Lessons For Project Managers From Marshall Goldsmith – II

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    book review, Project Manager, Project Managers, Success factors

    This post is a part of four posts of the series - 20 Great Lessons For Project Managers From Marshall Goldsmith. This is the part II. Here are the 20 gems:

  • 1. We emphasize more on learning how to DO things and forget to apply our learning on HOW, WHEN and WHERE to STOP. Once we are able...


  • November 22, 2015  10:27 PM

    20 Great Lessons For Project Managers From Marshall Goldsmith – I

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    book review, Project Manager, Project Managers, Success factors

    This post is a part of four posts of the series - 20 Great Lessons For Project Managers From Marshall Goldsmith. This is the part I. What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful by Marshall Goldsmith is a fantastic collection of 256 pages and...


    November 8, 2015  1:42 PM

    Now James Bond Will Drive VisitBritain Project

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    project

    SPECTRE is the latest (24th) James Bond movie released in the US on November 6, and worldwide, a little earlier, on...


    October 5, 2015  9:51 PM

    A Well Informative and Effective Book On #leansixsigma

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Lean, Lean management, Lean principles, Six Sigma

    Lean Six Sigma Quickstart Guide: A Simplified Beginner's Guide To Lean Six Sigma by ClydeBank Business is written in a simplified and structured manner so as to ensure to bring "first thing first" on the table before getting into the complexities of the subject. The purpose of this...


    September 30, 2015  9:59 PM

    #ClydeBankITIL Audio Book On ITIL Framework: An Ultimate Guide

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    ITIL, ITIL Certification

    ITIL For Beginners: The Complete Beginner's Guide To ITIL by ClydeBank Technology is an ultimate guide on strengthening your fundamental knowledge on ITIL framework. The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) is a globally accepted framework targeting to fill in the gaps between...


    September 26, 2015  11:32 AM

    How Far_Eye #EnterpriseMobility Solution Can Transform Your Business

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Analytics, Business Agility, Business Analytics, Enterprise, Enterprise mobility, gps, Real time analytics, Statistical analysis, task scheduler, Workflow

    FarEye-x The name of...


    May 28, 2015  10:46 PM

    How To Deliver On Time And On Budget

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Information silo, project, Project management

    Delivery on time is most crucial in project management. As a project manager if you have that art of maintaining this consistency over a period of time then you can call yourself a superb project manager. But then you have to ensure that this delivery on time has happened without any changes in the...


    May 1, 2015  4:01 PM

    Five Emerging Trends Of Information Technology In 2015

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Data Officer, CIO, cloud, Enterprise mobility, High Availability, Mobility, Network security

    A very interesting question I found on the forum asking what would be some of the emerging trends in information technology this year. Instantly following emerging...


    April 27, 2015  10:16 PM

    Every Child Is A Best Example Of A Project Manager Until We Lose Track

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project management, Project Manager, Time Management

    The other day I read quite an interesting article written by Jamie MacDonald raising a very basic questions about having project manager's qualities in each one of us. I accept that right...


    March 7, 2015  12:26 PM

    Projects Failed, Projects Still Fail, Project Will Keep Failing?

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project management, Project portfolio management

    An analysis report published six years back stated around seventy percent of projects fail in one aspect or the other in meeting their:

  • -timelines,
  • -budgets,
  • -meeting customer expectations or
  • -scope completion.
  • A project success can be...


    December 23, 2014  9:58 PM

    CIOs, CTOs and Project Managers: No Focus On Mobility Will Eat Up Your Job

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    CIO, CTO, Project Manager

    For any of your forthcoming projects, if you have not kept mobility in mind, the project is going to have very less liking and usability. Year 2015 onward all your projects need to focus on mobility. Be it business applications, workflow or data center setup projects, the focus has to stay on...


    September 21, 2014  8:29 PM

    Book Review: Management 3.0 by Jurgen Appelo: An Excellent Approach

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Agile, Management

    Management 3.0: Leading Agile Developers, Developing Agile Leaders (Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Cohn)) by Jurgen Appelo is talks about the relationship between an organization and management and how the success of failure depends a lot on this relationship. As we go by the chapters,...


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