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Cloud Foundry makes its mark on the enterprise

Today, more than ever, it’s open source projects that are leading the charge in how modern software is developed, deployed and managed. There’s Kubernetes for containers and OpenStack for running enterprise-grade infrastructure, for example. But over the course of the last few years, another …

Cloud Foundry

Amazon just took a page from the playbook of China's richest man

The beginning of June ushers in cherry season, when fruit lovers swoon for heaps of firm, yellow Rainiers, sweet deep red Bings, and heart-shaped …

How Chinese Super App Wechat Plans To Lock Out Foreign App Stores In China

Since its launch on January 21 2011, WeChat has established a solid track record in pushing forward big game changing innovations within China’s mobile ecosystem. Their relatively small Guangzhou-based team holds an incredibly deep understanding of the needs of Chinese mobile users.<p>Yet if the …

15 times Carpool Karaoke was the perfect antidote to 2016

LONDON — 2016 has been a very bumpy, often fairly awful ride, but one thing that's remained a constant source of joy — aside from J.K. Rowling's …

11 Things Truly Successful People Never Do (Ever)

You can drive yourself crazy trying to find the keys to success. Or you can just eliminate these 11 behaviors, and take some big steps toward achieving your goals.<p>How do you define success?<p>For some people, it's achieving a level of respect and accomplishment. Others benchmark their personal …

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The Pitfalls of Transformation -- 5 Common Traps To Spot And Avoid

One of the world leaders in technology is currently undergoing a massive multi-year transformation, to take its customer experience reputation from zero to hero. It’s a recognised leader in its field but also leads the field in poor client service and it has taken steps using Business Process …

8 tips for virtual collaboration, from TED’s tech team

<b>Review your tools.</b> Good communication starts with great tools. Like many tech teams, we use GitHub to collaborate on code. We obsessively upload to …

Google Docs

Why The Next Great Online Retail Experience You Have Probably Won't Be On Amazon

It was in the third week of July when a startup in the online retail technology space, SmarterHQ, blipped briefly across the industry’s radar. Simon Venture Group, the venture capital arm of the shopping center owner Simon Property Group, had led a financing round for the company, helping it secure …

The next food revolution

Activist chef Jamie Oliver talks about the future of food — cooking, eating, and farming.<p>Obesity is on the rise in neighborhoods around the world — …

Agriculture

What Only the CEO Can Do

I became Procter & Gamble’s CEO in June 2000, in the midst of a crisis. On March 7 of that year the company had announced that it would not meet its projected third-quarter earnings, and the stock price plummeted from $86 to $60 in one day, leading the Dow Jones Industrial Average to a 374-point …

Five Signs You Really Should Be Consulting

There is a certain kind of person who can take so much of the corporate or institutional world and no more. These people get signals from the universe that tell them “That’s it – you’re done.”<p>They reach a critical point after which they can’t deal with the the bureaucracy any more.<p>They have to …

Twenty things that will shock first-time visitors to the US

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Share via Email<br>• Pin to Pinterest<br>• Share on Google Plus<p>We already know about the tipping culture, endless …

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Five Signs Your CEO Is Incompetent

The longer you stay in the business world the sharper your instincts get, especially if you survive a snakebite or two. Once a particular snakes bites you, you’re unlikely to get bitten by the same type of snake again.<p>On a job search, a young person focuses his or her energy on pleasing the …

Leadership

The Cloud Revolution: 3 Things IT Can Learn From Its Own History

• <i>By Jay Kidd, NetApp CTO</i><p>Think of a time in your professional life when you truly felt free.<p>Remember how you felt, with the power to decide your own path? You were able to apply your talents to something that really mattered to you, your company or your coworkers.<p>It’s possible that technology played …

The Girl Who Saw Through the Illusions

The girl was at work when one of her coworkers said something demeaning about her work, and she immediately got upset, felt defensive, and thought …

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The Truth About Full-Time Employment

About fifteen years ago I started consulting. I got two juicy projects right away, and I was over the moon. I had been a corporate Sally since the dawn of time.<p>One of the projects was very cutting-edge for its day. The other one was a more conventional organizational development project. I dug into …

The Workplace

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IN 1930, when the world was “suffering…from a bad attack of economic pessimism”, John Maynard Keynes wrote a broadly optimistic essay, “Economic …

Economics

Roundup Of Cloud Computing And Enterprise Software Predictions For 2015

Whenever this time of the year arrives with its proliferation of predictions, William Gibson’s quote <i>“the future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed”</i> comes to mind.<p>The best predictions provide a glimpse into the future while also providing mile markers to measure the journey. …

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Analyst Report: How the mega data center is changing the hardware and data center markets

Mega data centers are currently shaking up the $106 billion data center and hardware market. These behemoths differ strikingly from the traditional …

Market Capitalization

Uber for The Common Man

Madhukar Borse has been driving an auto-rickshaw in Pune, India since 1997. He used to earn about $10 a day–until last year, when he doubled his wages. The difference? Working for Autowale, a startup that’s organizing the chaotic world of motorized rickshaws, starting with Pune, a city of 7.5 …

What Maslow’s Hierarchy Won’t Tell You About Motivation

At some point in their careers, most leaders have either consciously — or, more likely, unwittingly — based (or justified) their approach to motivation on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Maslow’s idea that people are motivated by satisfying lower-level needs such as food, water, shelter, and security, …

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber, perhaps one of the most famous teenagers turned millionaire entrepreneurs, branched out from his pop star status to the tech field, holding a stake in a handful of companies as a venture capital investor. Last year FORBES measured his two years earnings at about $108 million.

10 Recent Music Releases To Listen To That Aren't Taylor Swift

It's getting hard to escape Taylor Swift since the release of <i>1989</i> -- in addition to conquering radio, she's also taken over the entirety of New York City. But even though it seems like whole world is swept up in Swift-mania, the music world has been quietly pumping out some amazing, non-Taylor …

10 Characteristics Of A Bad Software Engineer

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the characteristics of a bad software engineer?</i><p><i>Answer by Nachiket Naik, software developer, on Quora</i><p>In my experience, these are some characteristics of bad software engineers:<p><b>1) The StackOverflow bot:</b> This person ran into an error, did a quick …

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How to Motivate Someone You Don’t Like

The odds are pretty low that you’ll like <i>everyone</i> you have to manage. And while you may think that disliking an employee or two isn’t something to be concerned about (after all, making friends isn’t the point of being a manager), it can actually interfere with your job. A caring manager is key to …

Conflict Strategies for Nice People

Do you value friendly relations with your colleagues? Are you proud of being a nice person who would never pick a fight? Unfortunately, you might be just as responsible for group dysfunction as your more combative team members. That’s because it’s a problem when you shy away from open, healthy …

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, …

20 hours ago<p>With BBQ season here to stay, Delish took on the daunting task of ranking the best potato chips and it’s safe to say we’re happy with the …