The Plural of Personal is Social

There was a time in my life when everything I would consider “business” was also personal. As many of you may know, I was born in Calcutta nigh on fifty-five years ago. I stayed there till 1980. There were no supermarkets in Calcutta in those days. For most things you... Read More »

What is Marc Benioff Reading

If you caught Marc’s keynote at Dreamforce this week, you might have noticed him refer to an IBM study that has been influencing his thinking. I thought I’d drill down into some of the study’s insights. The study of 1700 executives finds that CEOs are creating more open and collaborative... Read More »

BYOT - Taking Flight

A great report issued by Forrester recently provides some interesting details on the most fascinating trend in the enterprise: Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT). In “Charting the Rise of Bring-Your-Own-Technology” Connie Moore identifies three big takeaways: “Workers use a Range of self-provisioned devices, software, and services To do Their Jobs... Read More »

Apple-Samsung Battling for Market Share

Worldwide, there were 419 million phones sold in Q2, which is actually down slightly from the year-ago period. About a third of them were smart phones. The mature markets in the US and Western Europe were hurt by the economic slowdown and consumers’ unwillingness to buy ahead of hoped-for launches... Read More »

Google Goodness

Google I/O has been a gushing fire hose of geek news goodness this week, full of gadgets and new services that have implications for the enterprise. As you can probably tell, I am a big fan of tablets, so I am fascinated by the new Nexus 7. In demos, the... Read More »

Social Enterprise Flows

[Note: This is the fifth in a series of posts about the Social Enterprise and the Big Shift. The first post provided an introduction and overall context; the second looked specifically at collaboration, working together; the third looked at optimising performance, enjoying work, working more effectively. The fourth, Doing By... Read More »

BYOD, Seriously

Nothing inspires innovation like a mandate to cut costs by 50%. Chris Cruz of California’s Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) knew he had to slash cell phone costs, which were about $110 per month per employee. So, CIO magazine reported, he made a controversial decision: no new BlackBerries: Instead,... Read More »

Smartphones: Will MacEnterprise Resist the Robot?

The latest figures from IDC show that the current winners are widening their lead. Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android are snatching away market share from Symbian (as Nokia moves to Windows Phone) and Blackberry, which lost a stunning 30% of its market share. From the sound of it, this trend... Read More »

The Big Shift (On Collaboration)

Introduction Last week I spent some time looking at the Social Enterprise through the lens of The Big Shift. Responses, in terms of comments, suggestions, retweets, Likes and +1s were heartening, and I am grateful. Thank you. Today I’m going to continue with that perspective, this time drilling down into... Read More »

Forrester: “Iceberg, Dead Ahead!”

IT is becoming out of touch and risks seeing a greatly diminished role in the enterprise. That’s on of the conclusions from “Business Execs Increase Direct IT Spend to Support Systems of Engagement” from Forrrester. In his post “IT department ‘re-arranging deckchairs on the Titanic’ as execs bypass the CIO,”... Read More »