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Apple Watch: useful or useless?

The Apple Watch has undergone two launch events and is currently entering the tech market on a wave of hype. But there is also a healthy degree of scepticism about Apple's next gadget, with industry commentators and consumers alike wondering whether this wearable will actually be capable of achieving the same levels of success as the iPod, iPhone and iPad.   That Syncing ...

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5 best Cloud storage devices in 2015

Cloud computing is helping businesses to lower IT costs while providing them with access to cutting-edge tools that can boost productivity, sales and growth. And in Europe, businesses are only just starting to catch on to the benefits of the cloud.   There are many cloud-based storage devices which organisations can harness in order to accommodate the ever-increasing amounts of ...

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5 Fun and Quirky Ways to Spice Up Your Employer Brand

Employer branding may not be a new phenomenon, but many business owners are not giving it the attention that it rightly deserves. Spending time honing your employer brand not only helps to create the right image and impression for potential employees and existing staff, but it can help to attract and retain the best candidates. If your branding is in need of spicing up, here are five fun ...

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5 killer tips for the everyday Salesforce user

Millions of businesses are reaping the rewards of using the Salesforce CRM. This is why the company was named as the Fortune World's Most Admired Company for 2014 and holds fifth place in the MIT Technology Review list of the 50 Smartest Companies. This reinvention of the cloud makes it simpler than ever to access the business information you want and need. But are you making the most of all ...

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6 tips for selecting and implementing an ERP system

ERP systems are inherently expensive and complex, but they're also essential to the smooth operation of the business. Selecting and installing one is therefore, perhaps the most crucial task that an IT function will ever undertake. So how can companies ensure that they don't make expensive mistakes? The following are some key tips to help make the selection and implementation of ERP run ...

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5 things that IT professionals need to know about the future of the Tech Industry

The information technology sector is in a state of constant change. For anyone working in the sector, itís important to keep up to date with the latest trends or risk getting left behind. But what are the main trends that will drive technology in the next few years?   1. The Internet of Things   The Internet of Things (IoT) seems to be what everyone is talking about ...

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The 'Race to Zero' - Is the cloud as fluffy as it seems?

Cloud computing is widely hailed as the future of IT, allowing businesses and consumers to access almost limitless resources without having to invest in expensive hardware on-site. And unlike the traditional IT market, this is an emerging industry which is highly competitive, with no single vendor dominating at the moment.   This state of affairs has led to many companies ...

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ERP trends, growths and forecasts for 2015

The ERP and CRM industries are growing rapidly, and the trend for 2015 appears to be continued growth, with the changes in those industries having a huge impact on the world of IT over the next year. Here is a quick look at some of the most important ERP trends for 2015.   Hybrid Cloud becoming a part of the Mainstream Hybrid cloud strategies became an important part of the IT ...

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4 signs that it is time to replace your CRM system

CRM software is one of the most important tools that a growing business can use. It is invaluable for improving your relationship with your customers, growing your customer share and helping you to ensure that your company remains profitable and continues to provide a good quality of customer service as it evolves.   This software is supposed to make your life easier, ...

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How to Spot if a Candidate is Lying

How to spot a candidate is lying The fight to secure the very best talent is most definitely on. With the number of applicants for each job vacancy at a high level, the pressure is on recruiters and employers to ensure they choose the very best person for the job. Adding additional considerations to an already difficult selection process is the high probability that a number of ...

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Maximus IT's Guide to Interview Dress Code

The question of what to wear to an interview is often a tricky one, particularly in a world where many modern businesses are adopting informality and flexibility in their dress codes. However, even if you suspect that your potential new employer may have a dress-down policy, it is always wise to err on the side of caution and dress up for your interview. For many companies, dress ...

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How to Sell Yourself Perfectly in a Job Interview

Youíve passed the first hurdle and secured an interview with the CV you spent hours perfecting for the job. Now itís time to show your prospective employers youíre the right person for the job: bright but not a know-it-all and confident but not arrogant. Itís a fine line to walk in selling yourself at just the right level without going over the top or holding back, but itís what you ...

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Who are the most important people to stay in touch with when you leave a role?

Leaving a current employer for a new job is a highly exciting time, and filled with the prospect of fresh challenges, new horizons and the allure of the new start. However, it is important not to burn your bridges at your current place of work, and this is something that many people overlook.   Why? Because in most industries, networks are closely interlinked, and your reputation is ...

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Questions you should be asking that head hunter when they call.

The best guys and girls in the business will be regularly contacted by headhunters selling new opportunities. But what if this happens to you? Apart from the satisfaction of knowing that you are a target candidate - how do you deal with the call?   Firstly, know that the role is likely to be a senior one. Headhunters work at executive search level, and usually recruit for high profile, ...

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Top tips for being the new person.

Top tips for being the new person. Being the new person on the job is nerve-wracking and exciting in equal measure. So how can you ace your first few days and ensure that you fit in?   Take your time   It's wise to get a sense of the hierarchy - both formal and informal - and the team culture when you begin in a new role. This will help you to negotiate it effectively and without ...

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Why you need a career plan

As the old adage goes, 'fail to prepare - prepare to fail', and this very much applies to your career. Without a plan, what hope do you have of achieving your goals? Of course, there is an argument for remaining flexible and open to new opportunities as they arise, but this does not need to happen at the expense of long-term goals and a clear view of the direction you are heading in.   ...

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Do counter offers really work?

Do counter offers really work?   There is nothing worse for an employer than finding that a top performing employee is handing in his or her notice.   Recruitment can be an expensive and time-consuming process for specialist roles in the ERP sector, and training once in-role can also require a large amount of corporate resource. Once that employee is embedded in their job, it ...

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You'll reach your earning peak 'during 40s'... correct?

Conventional wisdom says that the majority of employees will reach their earning peak during their forties. This coincides with the age when most individuals reach the zenith of their career curve, having progressed through a structured career ladder and gained around 20 years of experience in order to reach a senior position within an organisation.   At this age, experience is ...

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Whether you are a small start

Whether you are a small start-up business or a large multinational, every organisation will want to attract the best candidates to come and work for them. If you have a job post advertised and the response from potential employees is lukewarm, or you are just not attracting the right calibre of candidate, then it is possible that you are not doing enough to make your company and the role sound ...

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Top ten non related work topics to talk about when you are entertaining clients

While it may seem relatively unimportant in the business arena, being able to effectively engage in 'small talk' is an essential tool to help establish, develop and maintain lasting professional relationships with both customers and clients, as well as the people you work alongside on a day-to-day basis.   Although some people find small talk difficult or unenjoyable, it is an extremely ...

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How to ruin your contracting career

If you're starting out in the exciting world of contracting, then you'll be keen to ensure you have a long and successful career. So what things should you avoid doing? We run down the top routes to ruining your contracting career!   Failing to turn up to an assignment   If you've been fortunate enough to gain an assignment, then you need to remember two things. Firstly, that you ...

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