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  • Jan 10, 2014

    Silicon Valley as Your Business Model

    So many broad-based business model disruptions have emanated from Silicon Valley, according to Mark Zawacki, founder of 650 Labs, based in Mountain View, CA—the heart of Silicon Valley—that he has been able to build a successful consulting practice helping large companies understand the trends coming out of Silicon Valley with the goal of helping them stay competitive. At a minimum the insights his clients gain should enable their organizations remain relevant....More
  • Jan 2, 2014

    IBM on How Computing Will Change Us in 5 Years

    In the next 5 years your experience in the classroom, the doctor's office, local retail store, online, or even in your hometown may be dramatically different....More
  • Dec 13, 2013

    Intriguing IT Possibilities for 2014

    In 2014 3D printing, wearable computers, drones, and electronic wallets may begin to change your business in ways you never imagined....More
  • Dec 3, 2013

    No Company is Immune to Cyber Security-Espionage Threats

    The bad guys: they have gotten smarter and their attacks stealthier, which makes them more difficult to detect and the attacks last longer. Now what?...More
  • Nov 18, 2013

    Five Reasons Businesses Use the Cloud

    By 2016, cloud will matter more to business leaders than to IT, according to the IBM Center for Applied Insights. In fact, cloud’s strategic importance to business leaders is poised to double from 34% to 72% due to its ability to competitive advantage through strategic business reinvention, better decision making, and deeper collaboration.. That’s more than their IT counterparts where only 58% acknowledge its strategic importance....More
  • Nov 8, 2013

    Hope Your Virtualization Knowledge Quotient is High

    While the lack of awareness of virtualization in the workspace is intriguing, the study perhaps says the most about how well IT managers and other high-level executives are integrating virtualization into their companies and communicating its value....More
  • Nov 1, 2013

    Keeping Up With Increasing Social Business Complexity

    Although the CMO may be driving the social business bus, the CFO has a big stake in social media. It is evolving into a primary tool for recruiting and screening talent and where companies will increasingly interact with suppliers and partners—folks the CFO wants to engage with....More
  • Oct 25, 2013

    Get Ready for the Virtual Office

    Cloud, mobile, and social computing are rapidly combining to make the traditional office a costly and unnecessary anachronism, at least for knowledge workers, which are increasingly what most workers are. Through the Internet and the widespread digitization of the economy you can conduct almost any business activity virtually, in electronic space rather than in a physical facility....More
  • Oct 18, 2013

    Effective Predictive Analysis Starts with Business Questions

    Predictive analytics begins with asking the right business questions. Say you want to grow 5% next year. Your questions then might be, where will that growth most likely come from and how can you sustain that growth. Most managers try to answer those questions qualitatively, rather than using predictive analytics. But what if predictive analytics were within easy reach?....More
  • Oct 9, 2013

    The CFO's Growing Role in Cyber Security  

    CFOs should take a more active role in bolstering their company's cyber security efforts....More
  • Oct 9, 2013

    When a Cloud Provider Fails Avoid Becoming a Cloud Refugee

    When a well regarded cloud storage provider filed for bankruptcy protection last month, it left its customers scrambling to find someplace to put the data they had entrusted to the company....More
  • Oct 3, 2013

    Will Bitcoin be Your Next Currency? 1

    Investors that invested in Facebook, Twitter, Groupon, and Founders Fund, which includes three founders of PayPal, are putting serious money into Bitcoin investments even though the currency exists solely in cyber form. They see it as the future of money, and it has created a buzz reminiscent of the early Internet....More
  • Sep 20, 2013

    An Innovation Strategy Can Fuel Big Revenue Gains

    Innovation is not just for technology companies or consumer products companies. Innovation can come from any size company, take varied forms, and focus on any industry or cross numerous industries. Companies can innovate around product, business process, or service....More
  • Sep 17, 2013

    A Look at E-Invoicing Adoption and Payment Worldwide  

    Tipping point leading to accelerated growth may occur in several years....More
  • Sep 13, 2013

    It is Time to Prepare for the Coming Nexus of Forces

    Imagine you can capture in real time data from your website visitors. Metadata collected from their browsers tells you not only what they are doing on your website but where else they have been surfing on the Web. This combination of mobile and data and real-time analytics opens up completely new ways to sell products....More
  • Aug 30, 2013

    Your Digital Presence is a Valuable Asset

    Every organization today operates in the rapidly expanding digital landscape. Some have a small digital presence there while others digitally engage their customers, partners, and other stakeholders much more extensively through social business, online collaboration, webcasts, video, and more. For all companies the value of this digital presence will increase dramatically going forward....More
  • Aug 19, 2013

    The CFO as a Business Storyteller

    Telling a good story well imbues an idea with emotion. By weaving a lot of information into the telling you also arouse your listeners' emotions and energy and get them rising to their feet amid thunderous applause instead of yawning and ignoring you....More
  • Aug 11, 2013

    Use DevOps for Better Business Agility

    DevOps delivers value through increased agility when incorporated into the organization’s standard software practices. High-performing organizations using DevOps practices can deploy enhancements once a week, or even multiple times a day. On average, they experience 95% less time between deployments than slower organizations, enabling them to more quickly respond to change....More
  • Aug 1, 2013

    Newest Low Cost IT and Cloud Computing Option

    The new machine offers significantly more power than its predecessor, but the base price, $75K, hasn’t changed. Still, IBM will deeply discount this machine....More
  • Jul 22, 2013

    Use Mobile Transactions to Drive Revenue Growth

    Mobile commerce—transactions conducted via smartphones and tablets—is too important to be left to the marketing group or CMO alone. As transaction activity shifts to the mobile channel the CFO needs to get a handle on the cost and revenue aspects of the channel. “Adoption of mobile is unprecedented, surpassing even email adoption a decade ago,” says Carissa Ganelli, CEO, LightningBuy, Bridgeport, CT....More
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