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Posts from the ‘Outside the Box’ Category

10
Jul

Learning from the Pols

This summer members of the House of Representatives are engaging in two separate social media contests designed to improve social media standing on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Democratic members are duking it out on Instagram as well.

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15
Apr

Social Media: It Takes a Village

Late last month the web was abuzz about a new program launched by W Hotels, a professional social media concierge service for New York-based brides and grooms. The program, designed to put a the betrothed’s best face forward, covers creation and posting of content for a number of social media outlets including Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and Vine. The $3,000 service even includes a custom hashtag and “guest encouragement.” While many have bemoaned the offering as over the top, W Hotels is on to something: It’s crucial to have a plan in place for a new launch, whether it’s a product, a service or a new couple. And for most organizations that means having the right internal and external communication and collaboration tools in place.

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21
Mar

A Complex Digital Generation Coming of Age

There is disagreement about the exact birth years, span and name for our most connected generation – but there’s plenty of speculation about how this digital generation will impact technology, business operations and the economy.

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21
Feb

Be Aware of Wearable Computing

For CIOs savvy on the technology buzz, Two major technology companies are starting a wearable computing revolution: Apple is allegedly readying the iWatch, while Google accelerates its promise of releasing its Glass glasses-styled device.

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19
Feb

NASA CTO Weighs in on the ‘Face’ of Data

Faces and people are probably not the first things to come to mind when talking about data. But Deloitte thinks that should change.

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14
Feb

CIOs Can Be Enterprise App Curators

As CIOs make the leap to mobile-centric workplaces, there’s a lot of variables to consider, especially about the kinds of applications needed to bring production-level productivity to tablet tapping workers. But once the key apps are ironed out and deployed, what about all the other apps in-between? It may be time for an enterprise app store.

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12
Feb

‘Invisible’ Analytics Get Better Big Data Results

The last couple of years featured lots of big numbers and discussion about the explosion of data and a theoretical gold mine of intelligence awaiting enterprises best-equipped to glean competitive information from it.

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7
Feb

CIOs Should Ready Mobile Hybrid Apps

CIOs approaching a cloud strategy may want to consider something a little more than the most practical SaaS solution. Cloud software needs to provide flexibility and scalability, offering functionality for both mobile and non-PC devices. All-encompassing software services like these open the door for flexible business strategies while improving worker productivity. The best part is, it’s not any more difficult to find and deploy these solutions — it just takes common sense.

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31
Jan

CIOs Should Play Hardball

The role of the CIO is becoming increasingly more complex, requiring CIOs to develop interpersonal skills, inter-executive skills and technological skills — and it’s because the role of IT has never been more important in the business world. That’s also why it’s never been more important for CIOs to press the issue — play hardball, that is. Because if CIO’s don’t push for innovation or change, nobody will.

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22
Jan

U.S. Industry Starts Repatriating Jobs

For much of the last two decades, we’ve heard a steady stream of reports about the U.S. losing jobs to emerging economies as big enterprises outsourced and offshored jobs to China, India, Mexico and other low-wage markets. Now, those jobs — as well as their development and manufacturing infrastructure — are migrating back to the U.S.

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