Bruce Harpham

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Bruce Harpham, PMP, writes on technology and project management at Project Management Hacks for growth-oriented professionals.

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10 early warning signs of ERP disaster

10 early warning signs of ERP disaster

Enterprise resource planning systems reap business efficiency by tying together disparate systems and services. But an ERP implementation can quickly unravel into disaster if you don’t heed these early warning signs.

10 ways you’re failing at IT audits

10 ways you’re failing at IT audits

IT audits can feel like a grim nuisance, but great value awaits those who heed these common mistakes that inevitably lead to an IT audit disaster.

How to build a highly effective AI team

How to build a highly effective AI team

Four organizations share real-world insights into staffing a successful AI effort from the ground up.

CPQ software demystifies B2B sales complexity

CPQ software demystifies B2B sales complexity

Configure price quote software can automate processes and reduce errors on complex sales, if you get the configuration right.

How secure is your supply chain?

How secure is your supply chain?

If you're like many organizations, your security focus is on protecting email, financial data and customer data. What if your greatest threats come from your vendors and supply chain?

How to get started as an IT consultant

How to get started as an IT consultant

Ready to strike out on your own? Here’s how three IT consultants landed their first clients.

3 ways AI assistants improve enterprise productivity

3 ways AI assistants improve enterprise productivity

Siri and Alexa are fun to use, but some specialized AI assistants offer real workplace productivity gains.

The state of the IT contractor job market in 2017

The state of the IT contractor job market in 2017

Trends toward higher pay and demand for specialized skills continue apace, creating opportunities for contractors across the industry.

Getting started with blockchain smart contracts

Getting started with blockchain smart contracts

Smart contracts based on blockchain can help you cut costs and waste and offer some much-needed visibility into your supply chain. Here’s how they work.

How industrial IoT is making steel production smarter

How industrial IoT is making steel production smarter

Productivity increases and reduced maintenance costs have been the direct benefits of a new IoT project between General Electric and a Brazilian steel manufacturer.

10 resume do’s and don’ts for developers

10 resume do’s and don’ts for developers

Recruiters and hiring managers reveal what makes a candidate stand out -- or fall flat

How technology is improving the hiring process

How technology is improving the hiring process

The need to create and support a brand as a top employer is a key driving force behind adoption of new technologies designed to make the hiring process better for candidates, recruiters and employers alike.

Banks turn to AI for improved customer service, competitive edge

Banks turn to AI for improved customer service, competitive edge

How Capital One, RBS and TD Bank use artificial intelligence to boost customer service and revenue.

Start an indie dev business -- without quitting your job

Start an indie dev business -- without quitting your job

There’s a new, lucrative path to career development, and it starts in your spare time

How online businesses grow sales in the offline world

How online businesses grow sales in the offline world

The efficiency of ecommerce sales with one-click checkout and third-party fulfillment can come at the cost of intimacy between you and your customer. Here’s how some online businesses are getting personal.

How 3 fintech startups are shaking up security

How 3 fintech startups are shaking up security

Over the years, the financial industry has invested heavily in staff, processes and technology to improve security. But some startups are taking a more innovative approach.

How companies are training tomorrow’s IT leaders

How companies are training tomorrow’s IT leaders

Where will the next generation of IT leaders come from? Some large companies, including Boeing and Vanguard, are taking leadership development into their own hands.

Why buying from small businesses offers big advantages

Why buying from small businesses offers big advantages

From social responsibility to greater flexibility in services and contracts, there are plenty of reasons to take a closer look at small vendors and what they can do for your organization.

Hot job alert: Become a Salesforce coder

Hot job alert: Become a Salesforce coder

Making the switch to Salesforce’s ecosystem can prove lucrative for biz-savvy programmers

Calculating the dollars and cents of ERP

Calculating the dollars and cents of ERP

The evaluation process is critical to the success of enterprise resource planning systems, and is one way IT can bring real value to your company’s finance department.

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