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Easy Being Green: Why the Internet of Things Will Help Sustainability

September 26, 2016 • Internet of Things, Social Impact, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, TECHNOLOGYComments (2)

By Joy Tan  The Internet of Things is just one of the technologies that is re-shaping the world. It is not only perceived as a tool to efficiently improve work, but it will also deliver maximum economic and commercial benefits – like making the world better and more sustainable.   The Internet of Things (IoT) …

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The Building Blocks of Digital Transformation: Intelligence, Integration and Impact

September 23, 2016 • Big Data & Analytics, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY, TransformationComments (0)

By David Dubois Leading an organisation’s digital transformation simultaneously entails driving change within three key pillars of one’s business: intelligence (competitive insights); integration (organisational structure and capabilities); and impact


Dubai: A City of Jerks

August 11, 2016 • Big Data & Analytics, Surdak on Technology, TECHNOLOGYComments (1)

By Christopher Surdak Chris Surdak shares the lessons he has learnt from Dubai’s strategies to “Jerk” or disrupt the way that information is created, stored and utilised around the globe, and to do so in a way that simultaneously emphasises speed,


The Digital Transformation Journey: Four Steps to Success

July 25, 2016 • Big Data & Analytics, Internet of Things, TECHNOLOGYComments (1)

By Carlos Cordón and Teresa Ferreiro Traditional businesses know that if they want to survive the digital revolution, they need to make changes, but where should they start? Companies need to formulate new questions and test different options until they find


The Real Reason the NSA Wants Your Data: Predictive Law Enforcement

July 24, 2016 • Big Data & Analytics, Social Media, TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

By Eric Siegel The NSA can leverage bulk data collection with predictive analytics to target law enforcement activities. But this little-known capability both intensifies and redefines the debate over how much data governments should be collecting. You might


Socialise for Success: Three Key Steps for Better Business Outcomes Online

July 20, 2016 • Editors' Pick, Social Media, TECHNOLOGY, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Jim Macnamara Research shows that most businesses are jumping on the social media bandwagon. But many are not using social media effectively or wisely, exposing themselves to criticism and missing opportunities. Here, Jim Macnamara outlines three key steps


Disrupting the disruption: 10 Principles for Digital Success

July 20, 2016 • Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY, TransformationComments (0)

By Chris Outram These ten principles for success will steer the most digitally ambitious organisations (pure-play or hybrid) safely along on the road to digital success.   In the world of digital business, the line between strategy and tactics is


Social Media and the Business of Trust

July 12, 2016 • Big Data & Analytics, Editors' Pick, Social Media, TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

By Wilfried Vanhonacker How far is too far in gleaning user data and handing this over to advertisers, even though the aim is to continue to provide a valuable but free user experience? You might also like: What Senior Executives Should Know About Sales Easy


Why has Microsoft paid US$26 billion for business networking platform LinkedIn?

July 4, 2016 • Finance & Economics, Global Business, Social Media, Strategic Spotlight, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (1)

By Mark Skilton The Microsoft move to acquire LinkedIn is a better move than past buyouts, the infamous failure of the Microsoft purchase of Nokia mobile phone business in 2013 at $7.2 Billion is a fraction of the $26 Billion for LinkedIn. But this is a


Captain Dunsail to the Rescue! As Technology Advances We May Finally Be Forced to Deal with Our Biggest Business Challenge: Us

July 1, 2016 • Big Data & Analytics, Internet of Things, Surdak on Technology, TECHNOLOGYComments (3)

By Christopher Surdak Christopher Surdak argues that in order for businesses to earn the highest returns on information technology, they must focus their investments on where technology is needed most: understanding humans. You might also like: Easy Being