May 19, 2020

Is it time to move on? Signs you may need to leave the world of business

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Is it time to move on? Signs you may need to leave the world of business

Do you still enjoy going to work every morning? Or do you dread pulling into the parking garage of your office building? You may be the CEO of a company; you may be quite successful and well received in the business community. However, you may also not enjoy what you get paid to do on a daily basis. Mohamed El-Erian, Andy Chen and Doug Rathbone are just a handful of CEOs who have resigned from profitable companies in the past.

Whether you’re feeling burnt out or the name of the game has changed—it may be time to move on. Here are some signs that it might be time to find new employment.

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You no longer believe in the company

A major sign that it’s time to leave your current job: you no longer believe in the company and what it stands for. As mentioned in a previous article, you should not only enjoy what you do, but also believe in what your company is trying to achieve. After all, if you don’t particularly like your current job or agree with its agenda, how do you expect to properly do it?

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Your performance at work is declining

If your work performance is suffering and you don’t really care, then you need to find a new job. You may not like your current company or believe in what they are doing, but it’s not fair to stay and not properly do the work that is expected of you. When you’re at work, it’s important and only right to be productive. If you’re not being productive but are quite capable of the task, then it’s time to move on.

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Utilize your skills

Are your various skills being tested? Everyone has something they’re good at—skills they’ve been taught, born with or able to perfect over the years. If your skills aren’t being utilized everyday at your current place of employment, then consider finding new work. The skills or talents you possess should be used, groomed and taken advantage of. Whatever you decide to do, don’t let your skills go unnoticed or go to waste.

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You’re expected to do more for less

If your duties at work have changed, but you haven’t received an increase in pay, then it might be time to find a new job. Sure, you can’t ask for a raise every time you’re given a new assignment. However, if more and more is being expected of you, then it’s most likely time to evaluate your current salary. After all, you were originally hired to do a certain job and your income reflects that job. If you’ve been given more work, but not more money, then it’s time to move on or ask for a raise.

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Jun 14, 2021

Giving efficiency the full throttle at NASCAR

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CDW is a leading provider of information technology solutions, optimized business workflow and data capture systems for the auto racing company.

The NASCAR organization has long been synonymous with speed, agility and innovation. And so by extension, partnerships at NASCAR hold a similar reputation. One such partner for the organization has been CDW – a leading multi-brand provider of information technology solutions to businesses, government, education and healthcare customers in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. CDW provides a broad array of products and services ranging from hardware and software to integrated IT solutions such as security cloud hybrid infrastructure and digital experience. Customer need is the driving force at CDW, and the company helps clients by delivering integrated services solutions that maximize their technology investment. So how does CDW help their customers achieve their business goals? Troy Okerberg, Field Sales Manager - North Florida at CDW adds “We strive to provide our customers with full stack expertise, helping them design, orchestrate and manage technologies that drive their business outcomes.” 

NASCAR acquired International Speedway Corporation (ISC) in 2019, merging its operations into one, new company moving forward. The merger represents an important step forward for NASCAR as the sport creates a unified vision to embrace its long history of exciting, family-oriented racing experiences while developing strategic growth initiatives that will drive the passion of core fans and attract the next generation of race fans. CDW has been instrumental in bringing the two technology environments together to enable collaboration and efficiency as one organization. Starting with a comprehensive analysis of all of NASCAR’s vendors, CDW created a uniform data platform for the data center environment across the NASCAR-ISC organization. The IT partner has also successfully merged the two native infrastructure systems together, while analyzing, consulting and providing an opportunity to merge Microsoft software licenses as well. 

2020 turned into a tactical year for both organizations with the onset of the pandemic and CDW has had to react quickly to the changing scenario. Most of the initial change included building efficiencies around logistics, like equipment needing to be delivered into the hands of end users who switched to a virtual working environment almost overnight. CDW’s distribution team worked tirelessly to ensure that all customers could still access the products that they were purchasing and needed for their organizations throughout the COVID timeframe. Okerberg adds that today, CDW continues to optimize their offering by hyper-localizing resources as well as providing need-based support based on the size and complexity of their accounts. Although CDW still operates remotely, the company commits to adapting to the changing needs of their clients, NASCAR in particular. Apart from the challenges that COVID-19 brought to the organization, another task that CDW had been handed was to identify gaps and duplicates in vendor agreements that the two former single-entity organizations had in place and align them based on services offered. CDW further helps identify and provide the best solution from a consolidation standpoint of both hardware and software clients so that the new merged organization is equipped with the best of what the industry has to offer. 

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