Chris Quin

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Transforming the business through social tools

The effect of social technologies in customer-facing processes is already significant. Our survey finds that while overall adoption of these tools …

Innovation

Bureaucracy Must Die

Almost 25 years ago in the pages of <i>HBR</i>, C.K. Prahalad and I urged managers to think in a different way about the building blocks of competitive success. We argued that a business should be seen as a portfolio of “core competencies” as well as a portfolio of products. By building and nurturing deep, …

Why An Ex-Microsoft Exec Chose Google Apps Over Microsoft's Office 365 For His Startup

He had been at Microsoft since 2011 and still says, "I love the company."<p>But when it came time to choosing email and office apps for his new company, he, like many others, went with Google Apps.<p>"Being a Microsoft fan I was initially all about choosing Office 365, but this would prove to be a …

Oracle’s purchase of Datalogix is a huge data play — and a big punch back at Adobe

<i>Corrected 1/5/2015 to indicate that Breyer Capital, not Jim Breyer personally, has invested in Datalogix.</i><p>Oracle‘s announcement last week of an agreement to buy Datalogix, a company that collects information from retailers and shares it with big advertising partners, is the latest in Oracle’s effort …

For developers, the cloud means having to rethink everything they know about making software

The paradigm hasn’t changed since the advent of software: Applications run, and platforms are what they run on. But the underlying principles of …

Mobile networks see bright future for electronic wallet

There is a scene in the 2002 film <i>Minority Report</i> where Tom Cruise walks into a clothes store and a computer scans his eyes. "Hello Mr Yakamoto, …

15 Enterprise Tech Rock Stars You've Never Heard Of But Should Know

Apps, devices, cloud computing, big data, networks, software are all being overhauled.<p>There are lots of well-known people leading the charge like Cisco's CEO John Chambers, Salesforce.com's CEO Marc Benioff and Box's CEO Aaron Levie.<p>But they aren't working alone. Behind the big names are thousands …

Business Development

Ex Amazon Employee: Google Is 'A Threat 'To Amazon's Cloud

That's because Google's cloud is faster than Amazon's, he said. With cloud computing, where apps run on rented servers over the Internet, performance is very important.<p>Not that Google is going to topple Amazon's cloud business anytime soon. Amazon is by far the biggest cloud in every way, from the …

Would You Pay A Higher Price For 'Ethical' Clothing?

Look at photographs from the Bangladesh garment factory collapse, and you can see clothing in the rubble destined for a store called Joe Fresh, one of the many retailers using supercheap fashions made overseas to keep shoppers buying often.<p>But in the aftermath of the tragedy, would customers pay …

We’ve entered the age of emotional, design-centric, e-commerce

When I opened up my first package from online women’s clothing startup Everlane, an immediate smile spread across my face. The company had wrapped …