Today’s workplace is in constant state of flux. As technology and company cultures evolve, so do the expectations placed on IT decision makers (ITDMs). They’re responsible for finding and implementing cutting-edge technology, keeping company data secure and employee workflows unobstructed. So, who better to give us the pulse of the workplace than ITDMs?
Lonely Planet’s Daniel Houghton has built the travel guidebook publisher into a digital media powerhouse, making him one of the world’s most prominent CEOs under 30. His leadership has helped the Tennessee-based company maintain its foothold as the most influential player in the guidebook industry. We sat down with Houghton to learn more about how he inspires creativity in his team and how he stays atop ever-evolving industry trends.
The arrival of cloud-based collaborative platforms reinvented company operations. Sharing files became easier than ever, drastically reducing limitations on hard drive storage. Since then, these platforms have evolved. Today, solutions are more robust in their reach. They’re designed to keep up with new devices on the market and serve an increasingly mobile workforce.
From kickoff to wrap-up of a construction project, you have a lot of moving parts to coordinate. The back and forth of handling bids and blueprints and managing documents between teams can lead to confusion and mixups. But technology like Dropbox and Fieldwire can help cut through logistical downtime to let your team focus on what they do best.
When Expedia launched in 1996, the online travel agency helped spark a revolution in the industry, giving people the power to book their own trips with just a keyboard and mouse. Once a small team based entirely out of Bellevue, Washington, Expedia Group today is an 18,000-person enterprise with a portfolio of travel brands, including Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, and Hotwire, among others.
Every second, a child enters one of the 170 hospitals across the US and Canada funded by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The charity’s fundraising efforts have a massive impact. The support helps provide treatment for 10% of kids in North America — including many with serious conditions such as cancer or birth defects.