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The Importance of Context in the Change Management Decision
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Don’t Underestimate The Power of Disruption
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Companies That Didn’t Update for Mobile Paying Price
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Sharper Picture of Social Media Influence
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The Importance of Context in the Change Management Decision
Tue, Jul 28th 2015 139
Digital Strategy in a Competitive World
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 31
Don’t Underestimate The Power of Disruption
Wed, Jul 22nd 2015 27
Gartner Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals 2014: Seeing Shifts
Mon, Oct 6th 2014 21
Companies That Didn’t Update for Mobile Paying Price
Mon, Jul 20th 2015 18
WebSphere Portal and UI Myths and Facts
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Sharper Picture of Social Media Influence
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Google and IoT
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Microservices and its Benefits
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Dorothy in the Land of Big Data
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The Importance of Context in the Change Management Decision
Tue, Jul 28th 2015 3:37p   David Chapman
Context is critical for any big decision, and Change Management is no different. In fact, context is more important for Change Management decisions than many others in business today. One of the biggest struggles that Change Management practitioners face is getting the buy-in from senior leadership that Change Management efforts are worth the investment. Let’s face it – Change Management isn’t always cheap. It’s not necessarily going to be a $20,000 bolt-on to a $1,000,000 project. To co
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Digital Strategy in a Competitive World
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 9:41a   Michael Porter
Daniel Rabbit blogged on Competitive Strategy in A Digital Age over on our Oracle Blog.  He makes a lot of great points so it’s worth a read and that’s not just because he mentions my much more famous namesake, Harvard Professor Michael Porter.  Here’s a couple thought provoking quotes Can leading players (in this case, market-leading companies) expect customer loyalty based on past results? ….. When a major shift occurred in an industry, such as the decline of a former
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Don’t Underestimate The Power of Disruption
Wed, Jul 22nd 2015 4:00p   Michael Porter
Today I received an email from Uber asking me to take an active part in Ubers now public fight with Mayor De Blasio of New York City. Anyone who knows Uber won’t be surprised at this and at the changes to the app they made for all NYC users.  There’s another trend you can see from a Bloomberg article, How Uber Took Over a City about Portland’s challenges with Uber. Yet Uber was still Uber, and it began strangling Portland. It launched just to the north, in Vancouver, Wash.
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Companies That Didn’t Update for Mobile Paying Price
Mon, Jul 20th 2015 4:23p   Michael Porter
CMO.com has an article outlining the price paid by companies who haven’t updated their sites to support mobile.   They are making reference to the fact that Google updates their algorithms to give preference to sites that support mobile vs those that don’t. Indeed, companies that weren’t ready for the so-called “Mobilegeddon” have lost up to 10% of traffic, according to ADI. “While there wasn’t a precipitous drop among non-friendly sites, the effect is pronounced over the
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Sharper Picture of Social Media Influence
Wed, Jul 15th 2015 1:53p   Michael Porter
McKinsey has a great article on recent research defining the impact social media has on consumers.  While I’ll let you go to their article and get the complete picture, I can say I was surprised that they found that 26% of purchases were influenced by social recommendations.  Keep in mind that a social recommendation counts word of mouth and the sneakernet version of social. 26% of purchases are influenced by social recommendations. (tweet this) They also found that top influencers a
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Five Social Media Skills That Move Beyond the Ninja
Wed, Jul 8th 2015 2:50p   Sharon Suchoval
There are a plethora of gurus and ninjas in the social media space, aren’t there? They are early adopters of new social platforms and they can tweet, text and snap at the same time. But does your company need a ninja? Maybe…or maybe not. It’s important to be agile and to adapt to new tools and technologies quickly, but those skills are merely the skin of the onion. There are many people that you can hire who can master skills, but when you peel away the layers, what will you fi
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API Security: Common Threats and Considerations
Wed, Jun 17th 2015 11:36p   Susheel Kumar
Common API Threats: spoofing, tampering, repudiation, denial of service, unauthorized access, confidentiality violation API Security Considerations:  Identification – Know Your Consumer The common approach to implementing this is using API keys, which are nothing but randomly generated values that will vary for each consumer. Authentication – is Consumer Authentic User-Password over SSl/TSL: the API consumer will be providing a user password to ensure their authenticity. OAu
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The Human Element of the Digital Transformation
Wed, Jun 17th 2015 11:24p   David Chapman
Technology is affording us the ability to do more with less every single day. In fact, as consumers, we’re able to do more with less, every single day, from anywhere.  In an highly electronic world, e-commerce companies are harkening us back to the old “Name That Tune” game show, priding themselves on how few clicks it will take us to complete transactions for goods and services from anywhere at any time. Such is the root of the Digital Transformation, a term that is gripping not just IT
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Dorothy in the Land of Big Data
Wed, Jun 17th 2015 11:15p   Bill Busch
Big Data is one of the enabling technologies for companies to digitally transform either their operations and/or customer  interactions.  However the open source world can be complicated, especially in the red hot Big Data arena.  There are a myriad of technologies some compete with one another, others overlap, some are complimentary, and worse of all, some technologies both compete and are complementaryary (e.g. Cassandra can stand alone or run on top of Hadoop, thus it competes and it is co
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Customer obsession: The next wave of competitive advantage
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 5:26p   Erin Moloney
Last week, I was fortunate to attend a presentation by Kyle McNabb, VP of Research Strategy at Forrester. He spoke about how empowered customers have given rise to a new era. “The device is not the problem, the problem is what we can do with the device,” he said. McNabb continued to tell the audience about how the connected consumer is impacting the way we do business. Here are my notes from the session:   Early adoption is becoming cheaper and easier Ten years ago, early adoption




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