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Redesigning Leadership: Design, Technology, Business + Life

November 24, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Global Business, Emerging Ideas, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By John Maeda and Becky Bermont There is a simple saying in Japanese that epitomizes the nature of striving for excellence, “Ue ni wa ue ga aru.” It translates as, “Above up, there is something even higher above up.” To me, it is an eloquent expression of not only an attainable goal in life, but …

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How Electronic Document Interchange delivers the goods for FMCG businesses: a case study

September 28, 2011 • TECHNOLOGY, OPERATION, Business Process, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Ian Ford In a business where timing and efficiency is critical, FirstB2B’s EDI solution handles a complex sequence of electronic messages effortlessly, ensuring things happen when they’re supposed to. You might also like: Big Data: Big Deal or Big

Understanding the Cost of Cloud: Cost analysis of In-house vs. Cloud-based Hosting Options

September 28, 2011 • TECHNOLOGY, Finance & EconomicsComments (0)

By Byung Chul Tak, Bhuvan Urgaonkar, and Anand Sivasubramaniam Will cloud-based hosting be economically feasible for any given application if it migrated into the cloud? It is not straightforward to answer this question. You might also like: Big Data: Big

A Wise User Judges Each Internet Usage Scenario Carefully

September 28, 2011 • TECHNOLOGY, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

By Dr. Richard Stallman If the term “Cloud Computing” has any meaning, it can only be a certain attitude towards computing: an attitude of not thinking carefully about what a proposed scenario entails or what risks it implies. You might also like: Turning

Securing the Cloud

September 28, 2011 • TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

By Gareth Williams Any cloud that relies on the public Internet for its connection is exposing its data to unnecessary risk. CIO’s and CTO’s are right to be cautious when faced with highly unpredictable access through the Internet. What is the

Understanding the Business Impacts of Cloud Computing

September 28, 2011 • TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

By Leslie Willcocks, Will Venters, Edgar Whitley and John Hindle Cloud computing is already changing the way IT and business services are delivered and managed. But without understanding the longer wave of IT developments of which cloud is just a part,

Why Europe’s head belongs in the Cloud

September 28, 2011 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Business Mobility & E-CommerceComments (0)

By Harry van Dorenmalen, Chairman, IBM Europe Only four hundred years ago, life and work in my home country, The Netherlands, like much of Europe, was governed by the ringing of the local church bell. With its daily toll, hordes of workers would be summoned

Getting Face Time

July 20, 2011 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Business Mobility & E-Commerce, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

By Andreas Wienold, EMEA VP at LifeSize At a time when we’re overwhelmed by information via email, social media and other communication, face time still leads to the fastest decisions and closer and more productive business relationships. You might also

Nanomaterials-Moving towards stabilisation



 The nanomaterials industry (NMs) is slowly evolving, from producing a suite of innovative materials in Research and Development (R&D) to laying a basis whereby NMs can be engineered to meet industrial commercial requirements. The industry

Social Technologies in the Enterprise – Rising to the Challenge

May 20, 2011 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY, Global Business, Social Impact, Social MediaComments (0)

By Evgeny Kaganer, Sandra Sieber and Neil Hair “What we are looking at is how to build a collaborative platform hooked into business automation software. We need to develop a cohesive approach to support business processes with social networking because the