Gamification — using game-like techniques to offer rewards for achievement — is an increasingly popular technique to help engage employees and encourage them to use apps. While you can use it to help achieve business goals, you can’t make those goals the actual point of the game-like experience.
Picking the best areas to develop IT skills for future career security is always difficult, but two themes do keep popping up at Gartner’s Symposium/ITxpo event this week: analytics and procurement.
In a world where a single provider can rarely handle every possible IT challenge, hybrid cloud is the inevitable outcome. If you work in IT, that means that skills in juggling multiple vendors are likely to be more important than technology platform knowledge.