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 »

iPhone 5 and the Enterprise

The iPhone 5 debuted last week to mixed reviews. A sleeker, lighter, more powerful design, and an extra row of icons added up to what could be called an iteration rather than a revolution. For example, critics complained of the lack of an NFC chip for digital wallet apps. But... 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 »

Google’s Multi-Screen Mantra

Google is out with a new study “The New Multi-screen World: Understanding Cross-Platform Consumer Behavior.” It describes how we use multiple screens for the completion of a single task. It’s oriented towards consumers, but I’d bet there are implications for the enterprise. Google says that it comes down to two... Read More »

If We'd Had Connections First

The following is based on a guest blog originally invited by the editors of SlashCloud. Thanks for their permission to share those ideas here. Is it only an accident of history that the microprocessor came before the Internet? And if the sequence had been reversed, would we have different ideas... Read More »

Tempestuous Relationships

In what seems to be from the lower paleothic period but in fact was about a year and a half ago, I wrote a post about the Mean Girls phenomenon and Shakespeare. This in turn was not actually about mean girls or Henry IV, but about the interesting relationship of... 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 »