BigData, Mobile and Cloud Convergence: The Elephants

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Eric Norlin, organizer of Defrag, Blur and Glue Conferences and seed investor, has a good post up today about what enterprise development means in the age of big data, mobile and cloud and the coming age of convergence of these big innovation spurts. I really recommend that you take 3 minutes to read his post […]

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Synchronicity

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Tom Friedman had a good article up in the Sunday Review Section of the Times in late December on the implications of “the merger of globalization and the Information Technology revolution”. The crux of his reasoning and conclusions lies in this quote: The days of leading countries or companies via a one-way conversation are over,” […]

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[Video] What Social Business Really Entails.

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Information Week contributing editor Lenny Liebmann and I had a chat at IBM’s Lotusphere 2012 / IBMConnect event in Orlando last week. Lenny wanted to dig deeper into Social Business and get into the ‘why’s’ and ‘how’s’. We talked about a decisive approach to connecting customers, employees and partners and covered a number of topics including: […]

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IBM Lotusphere 2012: The Old Lotus Has Wilted

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+1 for Social Business. IBM is in. Whole hog. 6000+ faithful Lotus attendees and 100s of Lotus Partners got fed IBM’s ebusiness equivalent play for the 21st century. Simply put, that they are betting their entire portfolio of collaboration solutions, both old and new on Social Business. One fat caveat before I put my thoughts here. […]

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Work, Richly.

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I’ve always been a bit of a closet branding nut with specific interest in tag lines. Something about meaningful one-liners that express the essence of an institution. How well they live up to it is another matter but there’s something about winnowing it all down to a single sentence that expresses your raison d’être. “Live […]

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Rypple and Salesforce.com: It’s about Identity.

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Salesforce.com announced that it has acquired Toronto-based Rypple – a social performance management provider. Given my preference for fix-a-problem social software, I’ve always appreciated that Rypple injected the needed context to illustrate why collaborative approaches and in turn, social software mattered to core enterprise process.  No head scratching on use cases when you saw the […]

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Why I’m Optimistic about 2012

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TechCrunch quotes a warning of sorts by Venture Capitalist Josh Kopelman who basically says 2012 will be more like a correcting 2008, as opposed to a euphoric 2011. Lots of good for and against arguments on the VC investing front by the likes of Dave McClure and others in the comments on TC. Regardless of […]

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