Strategy

Has an iPad Competitor Surfaced?

Microsoft clearly sees cracks in its enterprise fortress. The BYOD movement is bringing iOS devices like iPhone and iPad into the enterprise. Can Mac OS MacBooks be far behind? This week Microsoft went on the aggressive defense, announcing its new Surface tablets. Here's an excellent toe-to-toe comparison with the iPad... 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 »

Doing by Learning

[Note: This is the fourth 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. This one deals with... 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 »

Tipping Point

It looks like we are near a tipping point for the social enterprise. According to a survey of more than 1300 executives and IT decision-makers, a full 49% have invested in social networking solutions in 2012. But for most of these forward-thinking companies, the journey is just beginning: just 19%... Read More »

Social Enterprise and Flow

My grandfather appears to have grown up in a village in southern India, attended university in what was then Madras, worked as “private secretary” to one of India’s richest men and biggest landowners, the Maharaja of Darbhanga, all on his way to founding a weekly magazine, called Indian Finance, in... Read More »

Carrot Beats Stick

WooHoo: You’ve just unlocked the URL of Blogville Badge! With Hostess becoming as bankrupt as the nutritional information in a Ding Dong and Kodak redefining the Kodak moment of another kind of bankruptcy, I immediately thought of my childhood. Thankfully those cheerful marketing images that blanketed the store shelves were... Read More »

Think Small

There comes a moment, not the aha moment, but the I wonder whether someone else had this idea in 2004 moment. I can't be sure, but here it is for what it's worth. I think Apple TV is going to go real small, not the other rumored way around. As... Read More »

Being the Bump on the Bell Curve

As we end the year, I hope I can claim to have pulled my weight on this blog during 2011, averaging slightly more than two posts per month (with my personal 'Top 6' favorites linked below). On the other hand, averages are a truly feeble statistic, because my most recent... Read More »

Predictions 2012: Deals, Squeals, & Reels

Here’s my list of prediction for the months ahead. There will be a proxy fight or some other credible challenge to Steve Ballmer’s leadership of Microsoft. The rumors that Gates will return will surface every few weeks despite his denials.The pain has gone on for too long for shareholders. Plucky... Read More »