Category: Information Technology

HP Breaking the Redmond Dependency–A Tale of Two Strategies, Two Futures

Nokia’s Stephen Elop is getting some grief for his choice of Windows to fuel his company’s new SmartPhones. (see Grief and disbelief greet Elop’s Nokia revolution)  Over at HP, CEO Apotheker is dumping Microsoft in favor of its own OS (Global CIO: HP Mobile Dump Of Microsoft Is Brilliant). These are two strategic visions heading.

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Watson and Jeopardy and Why I’m Only Marginally Impressed

Well, Watson beat human its human competitors on Jeopardy, but I think the challenge Ken Jennings gave to IBM today sums up the one-trick pony aspect of Watson: Let put it on Dancing with the Stars to see what it can really do. Watson, could not see, nor hear, and it could not write, let.

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Why the Computer Industry Needs to Save the Desktop

Everything is mobile. That is the mantra we all face. Every angel, every VC, every IT manager, wants to know the mobile angle. Information Week’s Alexander Wolfe, like many before, has declared the desktop dead. Fresh off a briefing about Intel’s experimental Cloud on a Chip, I think we are being premature about the death.

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8 Things Every CIO Should be Prepared for in 2011

It’s time for an end of year list, and this year, I’m directing mine toward CIOs. If you aren’t a CIO, remember that snowballs roll downhill, so please read the list and be prepared to negotiate your role in these transformations. These changes aren’t just about technology. They point to shifts in hiring, and the.

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Management by Design: What’s in it for Your Organization? #MBDBK

I do a fair amount of marketing consulting, and we spend hours talking about value propositions. So I thought I would share the value proposition for Management by Design. And today is a good day to have this discussion, because the Conference Board just released their latest numbers on worker satisfaction (see I Can’t Get.

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The Strategic Value of Knowledge in M&A

This week’s (January 03, 2011) McKinsey missive focuses on the strategic value of IT in M&A. All well and good, and I encourage your review, but I think there is a bigger issue, and that is the value of knowledge in M&A. IT is a knowledge capacity. It is not just a tool, but through.

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Pirates Pine for Alternative Internet

Here’s are a couple of paragraphs that didn’t make it into the final cut on Internet Evolution. You’ll get the gist …read the entire post here: Pirates Pine for Alternative Internet Rather than capture legitimate information from the Internet and employ it directly for nefarious gain, information pirates propose their version of Sherwood Forrest, complete.

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Does Advertising Help Make Information Sources Seem More Legitimate?

I just caught myself wondering about the legitimacy of a site that I came across when researching pirates for a story I am writing. I wasn’t familiar with the site, but the advertising immediately made me more comfortable with it. When I saw Best Buy, AT&T, Chase and BMW associated with article I was reading,.

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Why I Wrote Management by Design

I have never worked at a company that really thought about its workplace experience, nor one that encouraged it managers to do so. We praise design in everything else, but the places where we spend our days, we leave under designed. Management by Design was written to address this issue. It outlines a methodology that.

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5 Reasons to Integrate (more) Virtual Reality into Education Now! #edu

As costs for education continue to increase: human capital costs and real estate costs (and its related costs of energy and maintenance), virtual reality environments may well prove the valve that allows expansion without bankruptcy. Consider these five ideas (and look for a special bonus at the bottom). Costs. It costs a lot less to.

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