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Why Companies Are Using M&A to Transform Themselves, Not Just to Grow

A brick-and-mortar retailer buys an e-commerce platform. An internet technology company picks up a mobile phone manufacturer. A chain of pharmacies announces its intent to acquire a health insurer.<p>Today’s corporate tie-ups increasingly aim to transform the acquirer’s business rather than reinforce …

Innovation

How People Analytics Can Help You Change Process, Culture, and Strategy

It seems like every business is struggling with the concept of transformation. Large incumbents are trying to keep pace with digital upstarts., and even digital native companies born as disruptors know that they need to transform. Take Uber: at only eight years old, it’s already upended the …

Management

Martech for operational excellence: How to build your 'productivity stack'

In fact, Gartner’s figures show that CMOs allocated 3.24% of total company revenue to technology spending in 2016 – very close to the 3.4% of revenue …

Data Warehousing

Freight and logistics industry could save hundreds of millions with blockchain

Leading consultancy Accenture has developed a bold blockchain solution that could save the global freight and logistics industry hundreds of millions …

Consulting

Introducing the AWS Machine Learning Competency for Consulting Partners | Amazon Web Services

Today I’m excited to announce a new Machine Learning Competency for Consulting Partners in the Amazon Partner Network (APN). This AWS Competency …

Machine Learning

Software-Defined Networking with Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2

Software-defined Networking (SDN) is a way to pull network intelligence away from the hardware and hand it over to software for assistance. The …

Virtualization

SDDC: The new business 'must-have'

<i>Mehdi Bekkai, Private Cloud Product Manager at OVH, discusses what the software-defined data centre (SDDC) means for the future of your business…</i><p>To …

Recent research: Software defined data center (SDDC) market report forecasts healthy growth by 2022

The global software defined data center (SDDC) market report offers in-depth analysis of the market size (revenue), market share, major market …

Microsoft Corporation

An OSI Model for Cloud

In 1984, after years of having separate thoughts on networking standards, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (CCITT) jointly published the Open Systems Interconnection Reference Model, more commonly known as …

How to Think for Yourself When Algorithms Control What You Read

With the flick of a switch, a handful of tech giants can change the nature and extent of mankind’s ingestion of information. In 2013, Google took a step towards understanding the intent of their users with the Hummingbird algorithm. Twitter replaced most-recent with most-important tweets when they …

Why So Many High-Profile Digital Transformations Fail

In 2011, GE embarked upon an ambitious attempt to digitally transform its product and service offerings. The company created impressive digital capabilities, labeling itself a “digital industrial” company, embedding sensors into many products, building a huge new software platform for the Internet …

Innovation

Want to Be a Better Leader? Try Staying Quiet

Staying quiet doesn't mean you have become passive or overstepped, it means you've created space for impact.<p>There's a quote by Plato that has always stuck with me: "Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools speak because they have to say something."<p>It's a saying that has helped my …

7 Ways To Change Your Morning Routine That Can Drastically Boost Your Mood

It doesn't matter if you leap out of bed with the greatest of ease, or if you need a few hits of the ol' snooze button before you can truly wake up — …

Why Do So Many Managers Forget They’re Human Beings?

In our assessments, surveys, and interviews of over a thousand leaders, many comments stood out, but one in particular was especially powerful and thought-provoking. “Leadership today,” Javier Pladevall, CEO of Volkswagen Audi Retail in Spain, told us, “is about unlearning management and relearning …

Leadership

35 Amazing Real World Examples Of How Blockchain Is Changing Our World

It’s quickly becoming apparent that blockchain technology is about far more than just Bitcoin. Across finance, healthcare, media, government and other sectors, innovative uses are appearing every day.<p>Here is a list of 35 which I have come across. While some may fail to live up to their promises, …

Blockchain

Poetry Daily

On Marriage<p>I.<p>Wind's the medium of air.<br>It says what in the air's<br>stasis we'd never hear.<br>In the sibilation of its leaving<br>it says what air would say<br>(the …

How I Increased My LinkedIn Views By 10x Almost Immediately | Inc.com

For almost as long as I've been writing on the internet, I've been sharing my posts on LinkedIn. To be honest, I did so because it was easy. I just clicked on the little button above and that was that. I never expected many people to see what I wrote, because each update was only seen by a small …

Multi-Level Marketing

What Everyone Is Getting Totally Wrong About Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

The more I read about EQ (or Emotional Intelligence) the more I wonder if people are defining it properly. For years, I've heard that EQ is about an ability to read people--to pick up on body language, to assess a situation and read feelings, to display a warmth and emotional connection that sets …

Emotional Intelligence

If you want to be smarter, build in an hour of daily contemplation

The word “genius” is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it’s often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius—and we should—but it’s about time we stopped …

Creativity

I spent a year and a half being a productivity machine — until I realized I'd been missing the point all along

Three years ago I set out to create my first blog. It was a lifestyle blog (I had about as much creativity as a bag of rocks back then) that was going to change the lives of millions and make me rich in the process. I knew that all I had to do was write consistently and not give up.<p>In my mind, …

Business Strategy

13 Inventive Bullet Journal Ideas

01 of 13<p>Helpful Ways to Maximize the Impact of a Bullet Journal<p>A bullet journal is mainly a planner that you can tailor to your specific needs. …

How you can use a Bullet Journal to organise your entire life

We're all constantly on the look out for ways to improve our lives, whether it's drinking more water, eating healthier, getting abs, or just …

Personal Organizing

The 1 Masterful Trait of People With High Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Emotional intelligence has been hotly debated as a predictor of success for decades.Yet in leadership practice, there's no question: You need EQ to lead people successfully.<p>While there are various tenets of EQ that make leaders shine, one that every person in charge of people should develop is</i> …

Emotional Intelligence

If You Want To Be 'CEO Material,' Develop These 15 Traits

For many high-achieving professionals, the ultimate career goal is to become a chief executive officer.<p>While anyone who climbs the corporate ladder or starts their own company can hold this title, it takes an outstanding type of leader to truly embody what it means to be a CEO. This coveted …

Leadership

The 10 Top Skills That Will Land You High-Paying Jobs by 2020, According to the World Economic Forum | Inc.com

Professional development: it's not always clear what to focus on. Should you go to a coding bootcamp? Invest in a social media marketing course? Attend a communications training? What should you do to help you excel in your current job -- or prepare you for your next one?<p>According to the World …

Artificial Intelligence

How to Resolve Conflicts with a Remote Coworker

Working as part of a remote team, with colleagues spread out in different locations, is increasingly common and surprisingly challenging. Absent non-verbal cues, it’s often difficult to gauge how your relationship is going. If something does start to derail your relationship, you don’t have the …

20 Common Things People Realize When They Quit Drinking Alcohol

Of all the culturally conditioned behaviors we’ve mindlessly adopted, alcoholism is one of the most curious. We know it is highly detrimental to …

Alcohol

Want More Courage? Follow Elon Musk's 3 Rules Every Day | Inc.com

Throughout history we tend to remember bold thinkers. Try changing the world while being un-bold. Elon Musk revels in thinking big, from inventing the most exciting car company of the 21st century (Tesla) to making space travel a reality (SpaceX). At the last count, Musk has disrupted at least five …

Motivation

Are You Having Trouble Focusing? These Simple Strategies Will Help

In today’s always-on, information-overloaded world, it can be hard to stay focused throughout the day. How often do you find yourself distracted by inner chatter during meetings? Or how often do you find that emails are pulling you away from more important work?<p>We’ve surveyed and assessed more than …

Hands On: Scrivener 3.0 further refines the writing, research process on the Mac

AppleInsider gets a published author to take a look at the Scrivener update, with new highlights including a much called-for rewrite of the app's …

Scrivener