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We’re Back

I hope everyone enjoyed the Thanksgiving Holiday! I’m thankful for the time off – and am truly excited to be back this week with another episode of Technology Today!

This week, we’re going to talk about an issue that often derails large scale technology projects, such as ERP implementations: The need to balance technology considerations with human considerations. Often, and I’ve seen this myself, when an IT department manages an IT project the focus is around the technology itself without regard to whether it truly supports the business practices, and rarely are user adoption issues adequately addressed. You hear people say things like, “just look what the [software] can do for you.”

Technology projects work best when the focus is on the people side as much as the technology side. Will the new software or system really serve the business processes? What kind of user training and migration support will be necessary. Only if both these issues are addressed can the new tech really improve efficiency and increase productivity.

We’ll be joined by Caroline Nicholl, an executive coach and facilitator for organizational teams and leaders, and author of #TEAMWORKtweet, a book on using teamwork to successfully implement change.

Caroline Nicholl

We’ll also get into the inner workings of RFID and see where the future of this technology may lie with Jay Steinmetz, CEO of Barcoding Inc. I think you’ll be surprised at the number of places and the variety of products where RFID is currently deployed – and where its headed. Join Us!

Jay Steinmetz

A word about our guests…
Caroline Nicholl was born in London and served as the Chief of Milton Keynes Police. In that capacity, she served as a “change agent” in an effort to modernize the London police force. Today, Caroline is the CEO of Virginia-based Blue Apricot Solutions Co., a consultancy that provides a range of organizational development services designed to enhance your ability to deal effectively with the challenges of constant change and the complexities of organizational life.

Jay Steinmetz is the CEO of Barcoding Incorporated, a national systems integrator, specializing in the development, deployment, and management of supply chain and mobility systems based on automated data capture and wireless technology. More than 2,500 organizations depend on Barcoding Inc. as their trusted advisor for barcoding and radio frequency identification (RFID) applications automating operations in: field service, food and beverage, healthcare, manufacturing and distribution, retail, transportation and logistics, and wholesale inventory.

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December 1, 2010 - Posted by | Episode Descriptions

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  2. As always, tune into Technology Today on Thursday at 4pm Eastern on the VoiceAmerica Business network.

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