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There are those things in your work life that you just never forget. Consider yourself fortunate if you have a few to reflect on over the years. One for me is the first time I tried to explain what was in my head to a data scientist. Let’s break down that sentence a bit, first “what was in my head;” not an easy process, regardless of the topic. My married readers have firsthand experience in…

Your interview went fantastic and you remain to be pleasantly surprised on how forward-thinking everyone appears to be — this may be a great career fit. With the first round of meetings behind you, they invite you back to “get a feel” for the company by spending a day with several future teammates. Edgar, the accounting manager, welcomes you into his office. He is warm and inviting, and after some small talk suggests that you…

You have already experienced change and value in applying the former stages of the hierarchy of digital adoption to your businesses: digital trust, contextual computing, and insights. The final component of the hierarchy we will discuss will propel us over the finish line as we take digital trust, contextual computing, and insights stages momentum to alter our business habits. Often the word “transformation” is bandied about, but who really knows what this term means? If…

In the face of constricting workforce and increased automation, one thing has become very clear: Industry-leading service companies are learning to do more with less. Through technology, and organizational optimization, fewer internal resources are now needed to complete a service job. That’s certainly true in the truck, but you could argue that it’s equally as true in the back office. Let’s talk about some of the implications of that change. The Back-Office Benefit of FSM…

It should be obvious to everyone by this point that cloud is not the future anymore; it’s the present. That’s fine in theory, but when it comes to systems that you’ve invested time and physical real estate in, it can be a messy divorce. There’s a few major deviation points when it comes to Field Service and the cloud, and it’s important to be aware of them. Let’s take a few minutes to break it…

“Use your words” was often said to me growing up as a young child. Now, it is not what you think — I was a relatively good kid. My identical twin and I formed a unique language that only he and I could understand. For those moments when my brother and I were not bickering, we would communicate using these words, which compelled our parents to remind us to “use our English words.” Our older…

 More from Chicago, as Sarah sits down with Charles Hughes, VP of Technical Site Services at Acuative, Tim Spencer, SVP and General Manager of Service Operations for Bunn, and John Barr, Head of IT in Americas for Kone. The panel shares their experiences on where IT and Service Management meet.