Believe it or not, the social enterprise isn’t exactly a checkbox feature.
To fully implement the dream of a hyper-connected world, social enterprise will require a few stepping stones, the most important of which may be mobility.
There are encouraging improvements in several areas of Internet security. At the same time, cyber thieves are adapting tactics and targeting more niche loopholes and emerging technologies such as cloud computing, social networks and mobile devices.
The world of cloud and networking is often filled with buzz words about hosting features and server appliances, but we tend to overlook the fact that none of these things are possible without adequate bandwidth. The latest data from IDC suggests Internet traffic will grow exponentially, “approximately 50 percent year over year,” and that’s just on “fixed” boring old traditional networks. Mobile traffic is to double that figure — yes — 100 percent growth year over year. The growth is inevitable, so the question is — are you and your enterprise prepared?
“Like.” It’s a simple word full of tremendous and varied meaning. It can mean that a person “likes” something. I could be a substitute for “love.” Sometimes it’s an acknowledgement that something has happened. Or it could simply act as a sentiment of approval.
Can you believe it? After 244 years, the venerable Encyclopedia Britannica is out of print. You probably already know why. A singular culprit with a funny name: Wikipedia. But what can we learn from the rise of Wikipedia and how it relates to crowd sourcing, social enterprise and learning? You’d be surprised.
As cloud technology rolls out, we often hear phrases like “outsourced IT,” and “infrastructure as a service.” These are services that represent the future of the data center – an off-site, automated, always-on resource maintained by someone else, somewhere far away.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates wrote a book in 1999 called “Business @ the Speed of Thought.” It was a tome in which the man who brought the world Windows described the future in the Information Age, in which businesses would operate and react around data flow.
At IBM PartnerWorld 2012 in New Orleans, “all that jazz,” could refer to the endless street music or the plethora of information on IBM’s smart analytics technologies. In this case, it’s the latter. So how is IBM defining analytics and where does it work in the real world? IBM’s CEO Ginni Rometty, along with Craig Hayman, general manager of Industry Solutions at IBM, provided a down to earth overview of IBM’s big-picture ideas.