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September 9, 2014
Bill Hartzer Social, mobile, cloud and big data: knowledge as a product
By Aaron Kim
As your organization starts rolling out initiatives on the big IT trends of social, mobile, cloud, and big data, employees often get caught in the eye of the storm. Seeing how complex it is to actually realize the vision that looked so great in PowerPoint, they may get discouraged and wonder why everybody is doing that. Aren't things okay the way they used to be? If "the old way" worked for the last 20 years, why do we need to change? Midway through our inroads in those four areas, our work seems to be getting more complex and difficult, not simpler. Not long ago, office life was 9 to 5, email was manageable and easy to understand, job roles were clear, small data was safely stored in the hard drive of our desk, and social was about what happened after 5 pm. And you know this is not just nostalgia playing its tricks: work life was simpler in the late 1990's. [...]

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