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Is Your IT Department Holding Your Business Hostage?

In my last article, I outlined four levels you can use to measure each of your departments’ operations: Obstacle, Utility, Enabler and Differentiator. Did you discover that your IT department is operating at the ‘Obstacle’ Level? Then there’s a good chance you are in an all-too-common situation: the IT hostage crisis.

S.T.E.A.M. Resume Workshop

Prosum hosted a resume writing workshop for the Roosevelt High School’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Pathways and i.am College Track program. Over 20 students attended the workshop, undeterred by the prom festivities the night before!

Mentors from Prosum discussed possible career paths in STEAM and also shared their own stories.

S.T.E.A.M. Interview Workshop

Team Prosum returned to Roosevelt High School to host an interactive Interview Workshop for nearly 30 STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) students. Prosum mentors prepared the students for mock interviews by providing examples of appropriate interview attire and demeanor.

The Salvation Army

On Saturday morning, 16 Prosum volunteers went to the Salvation Army Bell Shelter to help them fulfill The Salvation Army promise of “Doing the Most Good.” Synonymously, the meaning of the Latin word “Prosum” is “to do good.” Our similar goals set us up for a successful and rewarding experience.

Prosum Community Soccer

Soccer has always been a hot topic in the Prosum halls. When we broadcasted the World Cup in the large conference room, our IT Manager, Jay Groves, noticed that there were a lot of soccer fans and players that worked here. He then decided to spearhead Prosum United, our very own co-ed soccer team.

IT Hiring

On the supercharged merry-go-round that is the current IT talent market, how can you hope to build a base of loyal full-timers? First, adjust your expectations. Never expect any employee to stay indefinitely – especially considering this fact: the Society of Human Resource Management estimates the average IT tenure at around 3 years.

Los Angeles Food Bank

For the past three years, Prosum has volunteered at the Los Angeles Food Bank warehouse to provide a helping hand in the assembly line for this massive distribution. From sorting donations and building pallets, to quality checking and building kits, Prosum was up for the task.

SAP Pitfalls

SAP offers vast business-building potential: you can streamline processes, speed up transactions, improve data access, get all kinds of enhanced analytics and more. But before your business can tap that potential, there are a myriad of pitfalls to avoid.

L.A. Works Day of Service 2014

On Saturday, September 6th, 2014, Prosum joined the L.A. Works Day of Service to revitalize the local community of Boyle Heights, where at least 40% of students are from low-income families. This day  consisted of a wide variety of beautification projects at the community garden, public pre-school, elementary school, and local high school.

ERP for SMBs

I’ve been spending a lot of time at wineries lately. Surprisingly, it has very little to do with my love for good wine and a lot to do with my knowledge of ERPs.

ERP, for the uninitiated, stands for Enterprise Resource Planning software. These are integrated applications that integrate, automate and simplify many business processes like billing, purchasing, inventory, shipping, cash collection, cash allocation, etc.