The Vendor Opportunity Gap in The Future of Work
The bulk of what I do entails working with large (and some mid size) organizations on helping them understand and then adapt to the changes we are seeing around the future of work and collaboration. Part of this means understanding what’s happening on the technology side of things which is one of the reasons why I started doing my Friday Vendor Roundup.
For wearable technologies, bandwidth matters (and other things)
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How Google+ Affects YouTube, and Fake Yelp Reviews
When Google people explained to me that Google+ wasn’t originally built as a social network but as a unification of Google products, the lightbulb went on for me. Their next step in their process took place this week when YouTube’s new commenting policy was announced. To leave a comment on YouTube later this year, you’ll need to use your G+ profile.
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Don't be Scared to Provide Feedback to Your Vendors
Many of the companies I work with and speak with are not always completely satisfied with the collaboration technologies that they deploy. In fact I’d say it’s rare for a company to say that they are 100% happy with everything that the vendor offers. The reality is that the words “perfection” and “technology” don’t really go that well together especially when considering that every company has different needs and expectations (as do individuals). The key is to understand and expect that this will be the case.
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Big Data Analysis Continues to Grow
The use of Big Data continues to get headlines. At times its use is controversial but regardless, Big Data is here to stay. Here is some data, reported by eWeek, to support that claim. IDC reveals in its 2013 Worldwide Study of HPC End-User Sites that two-thirds of high-performance computing sites are conducting big data analysis as part of their HPC workloads. The research also finds that HPC sites using co-processors and accelerators more than doubled during the past two years.
Accelerating Data Distribution Over the WAN
One of the things that organizations need to consider when rolling out a sThe rapid escalation of unstructured data, proliferation of large-file assets, and ever increasing real-time information and application availability challenges IT Operations and Infrastructure Managers like never before.
The Feature Adoption Framework for Social Collaboration
One of the things that organizations need to consider when rolling out a social collaboration platform is how various features will impact or affect adoption. Most platforms today have dozens of features but should organizations roll them out all at once? That can certainly be one approach. But another approach which I find to be more effective is to roll out the features gradually based on their value and how they can help improve employee adoption.
Research: Social Software Appeals More to Older Workers
Paul Leonardi, a professor of communication at Northwestern University conducted a carefully controlled experiment to determine the extent, if any, that social software can improve employee content discovery and relevant expertise location. A major credit card company was implementing an enterprise social networking tool called A-Life. The company wanted their 15,000 employees to have a better sense of who their colleagues were, and what they were doing, in order to reduce inefficiencies.
SAP and MindTouch Work Together to Enhance Customer Experience
This week I will be looking again at new technolgies. MindTouch now has a partnership with SAP so its offering is used to complement SAP cloud solutions, including SAP Cloud for Service and SAP Cloud for Social Engagement, to provide customers self-service with an integrated help system that offers the latest and most relevant product information. A major area of concern for companies with large customer bases is the consistency and quality of the information a company provides.
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Are You Ready for Social + Mobile + Big Data + Cloud?
Those who had the opportunity to attend the 2013 IDC Directions conference saw IDC Senior Vice President & Chief Analyst, Frank Gens, talk about how business technology is migrating to the 3rd Platform. He defined this 3rd platform as the intersection of mobile, social, big data and cloud.
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JackBe Enables Business Intelligence to be More Accessible and Robust with Recent Moves
I have covered JackBe for a number of years and like their evolution from a mashup engine to making use of this capability for bringing business intelligence to the average business user (see for example, JackBe Expands Real-Time Operational Intelligence with its New Offering and JackBe Presto Provides Self-Service Business Intelligence on a Mobile Basis). I spoke with John Crupi, their CTO, and Sandra Hamorsky, Director, Product Marketing about their latest moves.
Can you answer the question everyone is asking? WTF — What is the future of business?
Today’s leading companies are already becoming obsolete. Fortunately or unfortunately, they won’t know until it’s too late. In 10 years, 40% of the Fortune 500 was replaced. Irrelevance is only accelerating. It’s Digital Darwinism out here. #AdaptorDie!
What Is Big Data?
Big Data… the buzz word is flying around all over the Internet, but have you ever asked yourself what the heck is big data exactly? Geospatial pros have worked with “big” data products forever it seems, however, all of a sudden data has apparently gotten very big! So, what is Big Data? Esri has tackled this question and has a special resource to provide an answer.
The Multi-Screen Employee Experience
Multi-screen experiences are crucial but they aren’t just for the consumer that has his tablet open while watching TV. The multi-screen experience is just as important for employees within organizations and is a necessity for the future of work. Let’s take at a realistic scenario: