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Is A Nonconformist Employee Working For You?

By Aline Ayoub Is a Nonconformist Employee working for you?  Difficult employees in the office can cause significant workplace conflict.  There is a wide variety of difficult employees. In this article we will discuss three of the most common: the drama queen, the victim and the nonconformist employee. There are characteristic behaviours to what is also called the “toxic employee”. ... Read More »

New Tech Coalition in the United States is closing the tech gender gap through philanthropy and corporate responsibility

Marie is the President of digital marketing agency, Marketing CoPilot which has been serving the tech sector for 15 years. She is a 25-year veteran of the tech sector and shares the stories of women in tech on her podcast, Women Talk Tech, available on iTunes, Google Play and MarketingCopilot.com. Contact Marie at https://www.linkedin.com/in/marketingcopilot/ Time to stop talking and start ... Read More »

2 Critical Skills That Can Help Women Lead in Tech

By Homaira Kabir Here’s an interesting fact – back when computers first came out, there were more women doing the programing than men. Today though, we have less young women enrolling in computer science at the university level, less women entering technology and related professions as a result, and more women leaving because of the challenges inherent in male dominated ... Read More »

All About Women In The Tech Industry

There are several organizations currently supporting women in the technology sector, yet females only make up about 20% of the workforce and that number is actually declining. The number is even smaller when it comes to women in top executive positions in IT. “WiT” is going to add more fuel to support and encourage more females to enter the IT ... Read More »

Four Types Of Channel Partners

Roughly speaking, we could divide the current IT Channel into four main types. “I got this” type: These Channel partners have already invested and transformed their businesses into a recurring-revenue services (MSP) model and are doing quite well. This group is currently gobbling up clients of the laggards as they stumble along! However, a significant part of this group is ... Read More »

The Growing Divide Between Vendors and Channel Partners

The needs of most channel partners have already evolved to where much of the traditional channel programs and tactics have become obsolete or at best, ineffective. We talk a lot about what channel partners should do to improve their game, but vendors should also be doing things differently to narrow the gap with their channel partners. Here are some of ... Read More »

Five reasons to not give up on the telephone

Do you appreciate the value of a real time conversation? Or would you rather just send a text or email? While many people would rather do the latter, real conversations can provide more information than any text. If you agree, then this is one article I think you’ll want to share. Much has been written lately about the phone becoming ... Read More »

A Different Take on Employee Engagement

Gallup defines engaged employees as those who are involved in, enthusiastic about, and committed to their workplace. To find a way to measure this, Gallup studied tens of millions of people and determined that just 12 questions (the Gallup Q12) can provide effective metrics on employee engagement. Yes, engagement can be quantified and yes, you can track how your company ... Read More »

Could a workplace harassment claim shut down your business?

When was the last time you awoke to an issue in your business that had been going on for a while before you became aware of it? The workplace harassment issue is exactly that for so many business owners. You could get side-swiped with a workplace harassment issue that takes you to court with legal fees that could ultimately shut ... Read More »

The “e-Harmony” of the IT channel?

We often hear channel managers refer to TechnoPlanet as the “e-harmony” of the channel as it is basically our job to match vendors with partners to build relationships and partnerships. In reality it’s probably more like building polygamists relationships as vendors seek multiple partners. Most days it feels like we are the “Tinder” for the channel as we are connecting ... Read More »