SenecaGlobal Team Earns Two Golds and Silver in The Confederation of Indian Industry’s National Kaizen Circle Competition 2018.

From a field of more than 160 entries, SenecaGlobal associates garner top awards in innovation and continual improvement.

OAK BROOK, IL., June 7, 2018SenecaGlobal, one of the world’s fastest-growing global IT outsourcing companies and a leader in cloud solutions, proudly announced that its associates topped their peers and competitors in The Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) National Kaizen Circle Competition in New Delhi last month.

Held annually, the competition is open to companies from all industry sectors across India, including manufacturing and services. Kaizen is a Japanese term often translated as ongoing, continuous improvement, and Kaizen circles are used globally by companies as efficient methods for improving processes, products and services.

The CII National Kaizen Circle Competition 2018 offered a platform for companies to showcase their best Kaizen projects, earn national recognition for superior efforts as compared to other benchmark companies, and learn by networking with highly respected organizations.

SenecaGlobal teams competed with 40 other small and medium companies submitting four nominations and earning tops awards for three of them including:

Gold medals for:

Silver medal for:

“To earn this recognition, our associates did what they do every day for our clients,” said SenecaGlobal Senior Vice President, Technology and Delivery Haranath Pinnamaneni. “They identified and isolated specific problems, applied their experience and tested their theories, focused energy on the opportunities for improvement and got quickly to implementing the changes.”

“We are extremely proud of our team. It always stands out from the pack because all members are senior-level professionals that reliably and consistently assess, improve and create on behalf of our clients. They are the reason for our global success.”, commented SenecaGlobal Senior Vice President, Operations Sarma Manthravadi.

About SenecaGlobal
Founded in 2007, SenecaGlobal is a global leader in outsourced technology services and advisory. The company positions its customers to achieve their digital transformation goals, through custom software and application development, cloud migration and management, IT support and help desk services, and more. SenecaGlobal has five office locations throughout the world, including a management, sales and delivery center in Chicago, a software development and testing center in Hyderabad, India and three regional offices in Hartford, Connecticut, Atlanta, Georgia, and London, UK that collectively employ more than 300 team members. To learn more about SenecaGlobal, please visit at http://www.senecaglobal.com, on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/senecaglobal/about/ or on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/senecaglobal/ For more information, please contact: Ron Lavery at Ron.Lavery@senecaglobal.com.

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SenecaGlobal Achieves Advanced Consulting Partner Status in Amazon Web Services Partner Network

Sees DevOps Transformation and Cost Optimization demand exploding in the wake of successful cloud computing transformation efforts

OAK BROOK, Ill., MAY 8, 2018SenecaGlobal, one of the world’s fastest-growing global IT outsourcing companies, today announced that it attained Advanced Consulting Partner status in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN). The designation showcases SenecaGlobal’s ability to provide cutting-edge cloud computing services to its expanding client base of growth-driven businesses and organizations.

“With an eye on innovation, agility, and security, we are helping businesses achieve their own digital transformations by working with AWS and using our proprietary Cloud Journey approach,” said Ed Szofer, CEO, president and founder, SenecaGlobal. “We are honored and excited to be recognized as an Advanced Consulting Partner in the APN.”

SenecaGlobal Cloud Journey helps businesses unleash their potential by delivering technology solutions that are seamless, pragmatic, and cost effective. The offering includes:

“No matter what use case our clients may encounter including enterprise cloud rehosting, mass migration, replatforming or complete cloud application modernization, we are positioned well to guide and accompany them through the transformation and are completely committed to their success,” says Eric Crump, VP, Global Cloud and Managed Services, SenecaGlobal.

About SenecaGlobal
Founded in 2007, SenecaGlobal is a global leader in outsourced technology services and advisory. The company positions its customers to achieve their digital transformation goals, through custom software and application development, cloud migration and management, IT support and help desk services, and more. SenecaGlobal has five office locations throughout the world, including a management, sales and delivery center in Chicago, a software development and testing center in Hyderabad, India and three regional offices in Hartford, Connecticut, Atlanta, Georgia, and London, UK that collectively employ more than 300 team members. To learn more about SenecaGlobal, please visit at http://www.senecaglobal.com, on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/senecaglobal/about/ or on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/senecaglobal/ For more information, please contact: Ron Lavery at Ron.Lavery@senecaglobal.com

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While conducting security awareness training might not seem worth the effort, a well-designed program can generate tremendous benefits.

Harnessing behavioral science, such programs use unconventional methods. Training posters may wind up in bathroom stalls, and tests may include baiting employees with phony phishing emails.

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Ed Szofer, CEO of SenecaGlobal, a Chicago-based technology services company that provides onshore and offshore IT support, says the ban has made U.S. IT workers more marketable, but workers still "need to be the complete package." Having "good technical skills ... is often not enough in today's market—even if you're based in the U.S. To be truly marketable, you need to have the soft skills required by today's agile teams. That means you must have good communication skills, be a good team player, etc."

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Soft skills are “the most significant trend in recruiting,” says SenecaGlobal’s Szofer. “Computer science grads and those with certifications — these types of skills are indeed required. However, you must be able to communicate clearly, listen carefully, and be a strong team player — that’s what astute companies are now recruiting for.”

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The soft skills that are essential for any technology professional working in the industry fall into several key categories, according to Rao Tummalapalli, managing director and co-founder of IT consulting firm SenecaGlobal. One is communications, including reading, writing, speaking, and listening. These skills "have a direct bearing on one's productivity and value to their colleagues and clients," Tummalapalli says.

Another skill is collaboration. "It is very important that one can work with others and be an effective team member," Tummalapalli says. "The value proposition of a person, who is highly skilled otherwise, can diminish quickly when they can't work with others."

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Acording to a new study, 46 percent of organizations surveyed believe the skills gap within their organization has grown in scope or depth within the past two years. It’s a worse problem at larger organizations, the study explains: “IT businesses or organizations with 15 or more IT employees are also more likely to see significant growth in skills gaps.” Everyone is focusing on the hard skills that they’re missing. But what about the soft skills? Are they as important to the conversation?

Ed Szofer, Chief Executive Officer of SenecaGlobal, a global information technology consulting company, sure thinks so. Here’s his take on the skills crisis facing IT today — why the shortage of soft skills holds teams back and what actionable moves you can use to develop them on your own team.

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