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Big Data Takes On Big Weather

March 2, 2014 • TECHNOLOGY, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Climate Change, Digital TransformationComments (1)

By Djeevan Schiferli, IBM Some European cities are turning to Big Data to not only predict the weather and its potential impact, but also to address public safety and business concerns that accompany adverse conditions. Below, Djeevan Schiferli argues that the ability to make better use of all this data can dramatically improve the way …

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Unify Your Communications

March 1, 2014 • TECHNOLOGY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Business Mobility & E-CommerceComments (0)

The way people work is changing fast – and competitive companies need to keep up. On site and remote employees alike rely on conferencing, multimedia, and instant messaging to get their jobs done. Managing all these services from a single environment is

Want More Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurship? Go Low-Tech!

January 20, 2014 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, EntrepreneurshipComments (0)

By Terence Tse and Mark Esposito Promoting entrepreneurship is increasingly seen as a way to revive stagnant economies. Below, Terence Tse and Mark Esposito argue that excessive use of technology can harm our ability to create innovative ideas, and suggest

Delivering Innovation in Unified Communications

January 20, 2014 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Business Mobility & E-CommerceComments (0)

The business world is one of constant change. Technology lets us reach colleagues, customers, and partners whenever and wherever needed; yet each innovation brings complication. ShoreTel’s brilliantly simple IP business communication solution takes the

The Real-World Use of Big Data: How innovative enterprises extract value from uncertain data

November 7, 2013 • TECHNOLOGY, Digital TransformationComments (0)

By Rich Hume In industries throughout the world, executives are recognising the opportunities associated with Big Data. Despite what seems like unrelenting media attention, it can be hard to find in-depth information on what organisations are really doing. To

Big Data Meets Big Brother: The Privacy Risks of Big Data

September 8, 2013 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Digital Transformation, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

By Viktor Mayer-Schönberger & Kenneth Cukier In Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier consider the benefits and threats of a big data world. In the excerpt below, the authors

Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Development

September 8, 2013 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, EntrepreneurshipComments (0)

By Wim Naudé & Adam Szirmai What is the relationship between technological innovation, entrepreneurship and development? Is it better for developing countries to adapt existing technologies from richer countries rather than undertake or promote intensive

ShoreTel: Brilliantly Simple Business Solutions

September 8, 2013 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Business Mobility & E-CommerceComments (0)

With ShoreTel, organisations enjoy freedom of choice. ShoreTel’s purpose-built solutions remove the barriers and complexities that other providers throw in the way, and with fewer resources tied up in a phone system, an organisation can focus on the real

How Enterprises Exploit Five Digital Capabilities to Globalise

September 8, 2013 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Global Business, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

By Siew Kien Sia, Peter Weill & Christina Soh Some of the most successful enterprises have embraced global diversity and operate nimbly in multiple countries by digitising key aspects of their businesses. Below, Siew Kien Sia, Peter Weill and Christina

Security-as-a-Service: At Your Service

September 8, 2013 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Business Mobility & E-Commerce, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By David Sandin David Sandin, product manager of Clavister shows how new approaches to delivering next-generation security can benefit your business. You might also like: Big Data: Big Deal or Big Hype? Reinvention: Critical to Business Success, but not