Eric Bloom

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Eric P. Bloom, a former CIO, is Executive Director of the IT Management and Leadership Institute, an organization specializing in IT leadership development, and interpersonal communication skills. It is also the governing body for the ITMLP (Information Technology Management and Leadership Professional) and ITMLE (Information Technology Management and Leadership Executive certifications.

Eric is an Amazon #1 bestselling author, former nationally syndicated columnist, keynote speaker, TEDx Talk speaker, trainer, CIO.com contributor, past President of National Speakers Association (NSA) New England and an IDC Research Advisor.

He is also the author of various books, including his Amazon bestseller, “Productivity Driven Success: Hidden Secrets of Organizational Efficiency” and "The CIO’s Guide to Staff Needs, Growth, and Productivity."

Follow Eric on Twitter at @EricPBloom. Additional information can be found at www.EricPBloom.com.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Eric P. Bloom and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications Inc. or its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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Corporate executives of all types, including IT, need to understand the importance of corporate culture and how to use it as a tool to maximize their team’s efficiency, morale and effectiveness.

How to maximize email productivity and retain corporate knowledge

How to maximize email productivity and retain corporate knowledge

Gaining a deeper knowledge of the products you already own and maximizing your personal and organizational productivity.

Digital transformation-driven productivity

Digital transformation-driven productivity

Don't underestimate the incredible power of DX turned inward, toward enhancing internal organizational productivity.

Enhanced productivity through vendor management analytics

Enhanced productivity through vendor management analytics

How vendor analytics can be used not only to properly measure and manage IT vendors, but also to enhance the productivity of the service delivered by outsourcing vendors.

How design thinking can enhance IT productivity

How design thinking can enhance IT productivity

Design thinking is of great value in various business endeavors, one of which is IT productivity. The goal is to code only once by making the right upfront decisions on the design.

Productivity linking and mapping

Productivity linking and mapping

Productivity improvements in one IT department can positively affect other areas of IT and the company overall. This concept is called “productivity linking.” Understanding these connections allows you to strategically prioritize your...

Driving IT productivity using automation as a service

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Automation as a service is a technology that is quietly expanding in functionality, is gaining momentum with personal and corporate users, and can simultaneously enhance organizational efficiency and product quality.

3 steps to enhance IT productivity through knowledge transfer

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Preventing knowledge loss within IT has three primary steps: creation, retention and distribution. If properly implemented, they allow your team to take advantage of the knowledge of former employees, rather than having to continually...

Efficiency vs. effectiveness within IT

Efficiency vs. effectiveness within IT

IT organizations are efficient regarding the ongoing execution of defined production processes and project related activities. The question is “Are these technical endeavors effective in their ability to maximize the value of IT to...

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Asset reuse is the repurposing of intellectual property, software, physical devices, business processes, and other similar company assets. There is a major financial incentive to reuse your created, purchased, and acquired assets, it...

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7 IT Centers of Excellence that drive organizational productivity

7 IT Centers of Excellence that drive organizational productivity

IT Centers of Excellence provide the opportunity to enhance both IT and organizational productivity while simultaneously creating new and compelling services for the organization it serves.

What is your productivity cocktail?

What is your productivity cocktail?

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How to create a productivity culture in your organization

There are six organizational attributes needed to give organizations the ability to accept the small and sometimes large changes that productivity enhancements require.

4 essential characteristics for effective IT productivity

4 essential characteristics for effective IT productivity

For organizational productivity initiatives to be successful, they must have four basic characteristics. They must be aligned with organizational goals, holistic in nature, systematic in execution, and measurable.

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Reader Question: Should I learn Java? My Answer: Maybe, maybe not. I often receive questions from readers asking if they should learn a specific technology, such as Java, PL-SQL, HTML, JavaScript and/or other base...

7 Great Options for a Business Analyst Who Wants More

Reader Question: I’m an experienced business analyst and would like to move my career forward. What are my options? First, thanks for emailing me your question. As a Business Analyst (BA), you have many potential career...

12 Characteristics of Successful IT Professionals

My daughter just graduated college with a degree in Computer Science and landed a job with an insurance company in their IT department. What makes an IT person successful?

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