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If You’re So Successful, Why Are You Still Working 70 Hours a Week?

“I really became a robot,” a manager at an accounting firm explained. She and her colleagues worked extraordinarily long hours, but, she said, “I thought it was normal. It’s like brainwashing. You are in a kind of mental system where you are under increasing demands, and you say to yourself that it …

Leadership

Why Agile Is Eating The World​​

In 2011, Marc Andreessen wrote his famous essay, “Why Software Is Eating the World,” in The Wall Street Journal, leading to the cliché that “every company needs to become a software company.” (A useful update by Jeetu Patel on the situation in 2016 is here: “Software is still eating the world.”)<p>In …

Innovation

Whiteboard Session: The 3 Myths of Collaboration

Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018 - Smarter With Gartner

How do designers make cars safer? They treat them like a school of fish. Safe Swarm, recently unveiled by Honda, uses vehicle-to-vehicle …

Machine Learning

Roswell-Jones says top CIO performers generate more digital revenue & have processes that are more digital #GartnerSYM https://t.co/pb4DlPXAMJ

IT reaches for its full potential

During the last three months, my geographically diverse network of contacts, who represent over 15 vertical markets, has increasingly voiced concern …

Leadership

Strength In Numbers: Apple's Best Weapon Still Has Untapped Power

Apple’s annual ritual of touting the prodigious growth of its App Store brought forth some breathtaking numbers: $20 billion paid out to developers just last year, 40% growth in 2016, 2.2 million apps available. Sales have about tripled over the past three years. And if 2017′s growth keeps pace, …

App Store

Bank Sohar steps up digital transformation with IBM Cloud

This will allow the Bank to enhance its information technology infrastructure, boost its client service capabilities and elevate the overall customer …

Banking

These 5 Analytics Companies Are Revolutionizing The Industry

Companies today are constantly trying to better gauge, identify, and respond to a consumer base that lives, breathes, shops, and spends a huge portion of its life online.<p>That means marketing analytics companies are in high demand. They’re able to paint a detailed picture of consumers’ click habits, …

Big Data

Stop Selling, Start Evangelizing

“Sales is getting lost in the conversation,” Tiffani Bova, Salesforce’s Global, Customer Growth, Sales and Innovation Evangelist, observed to me the other day. She was expressing concern over how marketers seem to be minimizing the role and importance of sales. Marketing may indeed be expanding its …

Customer Experience

5 Email Newsletters That Will Teach You More Than an Harvard MBA

These newsletters are packed with content you need day in and day out.<p>When you imagine high-powered CEOs starting their morning, you probably picture them kicking back with a copy of <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> or <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i> to get a handle on the day's news.<p>But you'd be wrong.<p>Quartz recently …

How To Make The Whole Organization Agile

It’s not enough to make teams Agile. Unless the whole organization is Agile, progress at the team level won’t be sustainable. In this 40-minute keynote talk at Scrum Australia on April 28, 2016, I explain what’s involved in making the whole organization Agile.<p>Drawing on the findings of the Learning …

Project Management

Five Reasons Never To Give A Recruiter Your Salary Details

You can learn a lot when you ask recruiters, both third-party search folks and corporate recruiters, “Why do you need to know a job-seeker’s current or past salary?”<p>Here’s what change-averse recruiters will say in reply:<p><b>Recruiter:</b> I need to know a job applicant’s past and current salary so that I …

Employment

Google unveils Google Analytics 360 Suite with a new DMP, landing page testing tool and more

Google is unwrapping a suite of products aimed at bringing simplicity to the often laborious work of unifying and syndicating marketing and …

Analytics

Getting Ready for Industrie 4.0

In Germany, Industrie 4.0 has remained a top strategic approach to leverage digital technologies to improve competitiveness of various industries and …

Gartner Inc.

Estos 21 libros te atraparán tanto que se te olvidará comer

1. “Harry Potter”, la saga completa de J.K Rowling<p>A photo posted by justina (@justinalovesbooks) on Feb 25, 2016 at 7:03am PST<p>Una de las sagas más …

63% Of Companies Operating In The Cloud Can Develop An App In 3 Months Or Less

• 79% of IT teams are currently developing apps for customers, partners and employees.<br>• 68% of CIOs predict they will spend more on mobile applications, cloud migration and security in the next two years.<br>• 56% of IT leaders are experiencing a skills gap in data engineering.<br>• IT leaders list cloud migration …

Apps

The Next Big Thing In Retail: Programmatic Commerce

Imagine this: you wake up in the morning and your coffee machine, as it pours you your first cup, tells you it’s almost out of your favourite blend. Rather than making a mental note to yourself to remember to buy some more on your next store visit, your machine instantly does the ordering for you – …

Personal Data

Manufacturers Predict Advanced Analytics Will Most Accelerate Supply Chain Performance In 2016

• 24% of global manufacturers ($500M+) predict advanced analytics will make the greatest impact to their supply chain’s performance this year.<br>• 27% of all manufacturers say keeping up with ever-changing customer demands is their biggest supply chain challenge.<br>• 11% of all manufacturers predict adopting …

Data Warehousing

Google and Alphabet's 20 most ambitious moonshot projects

Google went through a massive reorganization October 2015 when Alphabet became its parent company.<p>Projects that weren't part of Google's core business (Google search engine and Android) were spun out into separate Alphabet companies with their own CEO. All of these "moonshot" projects cover …

3 Signs You're Suffering From Collaborative Burnout | Inc.com

Are your best employees suffering from collaborative overload?<p>That's the question posed by the <i>Harvard Business Review's</i> latest cover story. The short answer is a resounding yes.<p>For their research, the authors of the <i>HBR</i> article--Wharton's Adam Grant and Reb Rebele and the University of Virginia's …

Leadership

3 Timeless Rules for Making Tough Decisions

<i>Jennifer Maravillas FOR HBR</i><p>I perused the restaurant menu for several minutes, struggling with indecision, each item tempting me in a different way.<p><i>Maybe I should order them all . . .</i><p>Is this a silly decision not deserving deliberation? Maybe. But I bet you’ve been there. If not about food, then …

Management

Plan Your Professional Development for the Year

With 2016 upon us, you’ve probably set business goals for the year ahead: launch the new product, grow sales by 20%, or complete the acquisition. You may even have set personal New Year’s Resolutions, like losing 10 pounds or going to the gym three times a week or finally learning Spanish.<p>But …

Australian Open 2016: Streaming Social Sentiment with Bluemix's Hybrid Cloud

January 6, 2016 | Written by: Aaron Baughman<p>Share this post:<p>In the Rod Laver Arena at the Australian Open, the chair umpire announces the conclusion …

Big Data Analysis for Digital Marketing

When Domino’s Pizza wanted to move away from its one size fits all couponing strategy, the chain analyzed data from more than 10,000 locations and …

Big Data

Cloud Computing Should Transform, Not Just Replace

Is the goal of cloud computing to deliver transformative effects to the business, or is it okay to merely replace an existing system, application or process? That’s one of the questions taken up at the recent Cloud Business Summit, held in New York and hosted by Saugatuck Technology, a division of …

Cloud Computing