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Optimize Your Enterprise for Microsoft & LinkedIn Integration

The Microsoft acquisition of LinkedIn will integrate Microsoft’s productivity tools, including Microsoft Office 365, with employees’ social networks. That’s not a small task, considering there are over 450 million LinkedIn members (Source: Statista) and 1.2 billion Office users (Source: Window Central). I believe businesses will be affected one way or another — and you’ll need […]

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Telecom and IoT: A Market Transition

In the last 10 years, Telecom operators have engaged with mixed results in the Internet of Things (IoT) space. An initial focus on developing technology offerings – with the emphasis being on sensor and networking solutions – has been followed by a number of point technology solutions: Connected luminaries and traffic lights in the smart […]

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Data as a Service

Big Data unlocks more information than traditional storage approaches can – relational, file stores, streaming, document repositories, unstructured and enterprise repositories all available from within the ‘data lake’ (a Big Data construct where many different types of data reside). It also enables the democratisation of analytics, whereby business users (without formal data management training) use […]

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Boosting Your In-House Big Brother May Stop Employee Crime

I recently opened a work email with the subject line: “time to upgrade your computer.” I knew that I was due for a replacement laptop and was very relieved to see that someone was taking care of it, at last. But it took only moment for me to realize that I had been caught by […]

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The Story of Cognitive Beer

As a craft beer enthusiast and dedicated home brewer, I get struck with some of the craziest ideas you could imagine (beer wise, that is). Just a few months ago you could find me in the middle of a freezing night knee deep in the mud, because I thought putting seaweed in a beer sounded […]

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What is 360 Digital Data?

Digital platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Google are making billions of dollars from the 360  digital data their users are generating on their platforms. The ability to precisely pinpoint behaviours and trends has never been more instantaneous. Both digital and traditional enterprises are racing to understand how they can exploit this data to better […]

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Trade Surveillance: Advice for banks in today’s environment

  There was a time when Rogue Trading was the key risk that banks had to protect themselves and their clients from. Remember Nick Leeson who brought down the House of Baring Capital? Then came everything else. Analysts pushing zombie stocks to clients. Traders shorting assets being sold to clients. Extreme leverage. Anti-Money Laundering. Interest […]

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Forming alliances to incentivise innovation in your supply chain

So, why supply chain alliances? In today’s fast moving world, how (and how quickly) companies bring new ideas to market has never mattered more. Internal innovation programmes can bring benefits. Often company employees are very experienced in the industry, and when incentivised to do so, produce exceptionally innovative ideas. However, it is arguable that companies […]

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The NFL Draft and the future of high-stakes decision-making

Decisions. Decisions. We make hundreds of them – maybe thousands – every day. Some are easy to make, and carry little consequence. Others, however, can change the course of your professional or personal life. And so it is with the NFL Draft, the annual rite of spring, replete with wall-to-wall television coverage and red carpet […]

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How The Shared Economy is Transforming the Workplace

Interview with Mark Gilbreath, Founder and CEO of LiquidSpace. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Mark Gilbreath, Founder and CEO of LiquidSpace, the leading shared economy marketplace that enables you to find and book great spaces when and where you need them, by the hour or day. Mark is an experienced serial […]

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What citizen engagement looks like in the digital age

An interview about digital citizen engagement with Jason Goldman, White House Chief Digital Officer I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Jason Goldman, the first Chief Digital Officer of the White House, to discuss his office’s online engagement strategy and outreach. Jason was part of the Blogger team acquired in 2003 by Google, […]

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Cognitive Building Management: Increasing Efficiency and Performance

A cognitive building is not just a passive shelter,  but an active monitor of the human activity within them. Buildings are the number one contributor to CO2 emissions. Worldwide, buildings consume 42% of all electricity, up to 50% of which is wasted. In addition to their impact on the environment, buildings are complex and expensive […]

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