Each month, we will revisit our top blogs of the month, giving you the chance to check out some of our favorites. Here’s a look at the top blog posts from June…


Technology as an Accelerator to Excellence

It is well understood just how much technology can transform a business—from catapulting an organization into the digital age to generating cost savings to enabling businesses to innovate on a dime. But as CEO/Founder Tim Hebert explained in this August post, technology alone is not the silver bullet for achieving workplace excellence. Rather, it can be an accelerator to betterment.

“For more than 30 years, I witnessed companies implement the newest technology only to make their situation worse,” writes Tim. “Implementing technology, without a deep understanding of the business requirements, a thorough knowledge of the current state and future process, and an exact plan to create rapid adoption, never delivers on its promise and potential. In short, it’s because technology is not a silver bullet, but rather can be an accelerator to workplace excellence, helping business reach an amplified level of success.”

Want to learn more about how to use technology as an accelerator and once and for all tackle that top process, system or technology woe?

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The Right Platform for Mobile Development

With a surge of businesses casting an eye towards mobile application development, suddenly the question of how to choose the right platform for development becomes important. In his latest blog, Lead Architect Scott Cornell reviews the pros and cons of a number of cross-platform development tools, including:

  • Cordova
  • PhoneGap
  • Ionic
  • Native Script
  • React Native
  • Flutter
  • Xamarin

Among the criteria he evaluates is: who is using it, does it support the native features you need and how well does it perform?

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Calling All Employers: Can You Keep up with Tech Demands?

With new generations entering the workplace at a staggering pace—35% of the workforce are Millennials, making them the largest generation in the U.S. labor force—employers face mounting pressure to equip their team with the latest, most innovative, efficiency-boosting technologies. In short, employees expect access to the same great technologies at the workplace as they have at home.

In her latest blog post, Principal of Business Solutions Dana McInnis explores the shifting expectations of today’s employees when it comes to technology.

For example, she writes: “I need flexibility and mobility. In other words, I need to be able to work from anywhere and from any device, whether it be via my phone, my computer, or my tablet. I never save files to my desktop without ensuring I am syncing them to the cloud. (Mind you, I work in an office environment. This need for mobility need would not apply to all professions, but it would apply to many of them.)”

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Q&A with BlumShapiro’s Jen Hogencamp

We were so thrilled to have the chance to speak with Jen Hogencamp, Partner and Hospitality Industry Lead at Rhode Island-based BlumShapiro. Jen was the latest interviewee in our Workplace Excellence blog series, an ongoing series that profiles exemplary business leaders who believe in leveraging technology as an accelerator to reach a heightened level of betterment. During our time with Jen, we talked about everything from the change she has seen in her industry over the past 20 years to how organizations can be a bit more excellent in the workplace.

One of our favorite pieces of advice from Jen includes: “Leadership can be labeled in so many ways but at the end of the day it’s about gaining the respect of those around you to know that you will do the right thing, you are good at what you do and they will follow you.”

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