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We talk a lot about digital transformation, the drive to bring legacy systems into new and more contemporary usage channels and the need to push mobile, cloud, social and more to the fore today. If we look at what Capgemini has done by pulling all its most vital digital assets and tec...
Using Ariba, Koozoo was able to make sophisticated decisions on small-batch purchases of unfamiliar products. Here to explain the latest and greatest around agile procurement for businesses of any size, we're joined by Ian Thomson, Koozoo’s Head of Business Development, based in San F...
It's time to start thinking about the minimum lovable product instead of the minimum viable product. A can of cat food is a minimum viable product (MVP) when you are starving, but it’s highly unsatisfying and unlikely to generate a loyal following (of humans). And there you have on...
Generally speaking there are two main types of Web CMS architectures: coupled and decoupled. Coupling refers to the relationship between the authoring tools and content delivery of your live site. In a coupled system, the underlying store for content serves both authoring and delivery....
As PR professionals we’ve all been there—a client or colleague enthusiastically asks, “Can you get us on Ellen?” or “How can we make this go viral?” With this in mind, I wanted to document some of the craziest, most absurd requests or assignments PR and social media professionals have ...
Facebook has recently launched its graphic tools and this is exposing user's weak privacy settings spilling their content unwittingly back into the public domain. This article discussed Facebook's attitude to user privacy and how users react. When Facebook really started to take off b...
According to a study by video tech firm Unruly, 6-second Vine videos are being posted to Twitter at the rate of 9 per second, which is up from 5 per second two months ago. The news comes amid talk of a brewing war between Twitter, which owns Vine, and Facebook’s Instagram, which just l...
External communication methodology has evolved vastly in the last century, especially during the last two decades. We have witnessed the evolution in communication methodology with every new step the internet revolution has taken forward. So, we have moved from sending letters to phone...
Yahoo Friday reportedly bid somewhere between $600 million and $800 million for the Hulu video streaming site after it’s just laid out $1.1 billion in cash for Tumblr. The offer’s wide range can supposed be attributed to the various proposals it’s put on...
In my research on companies that are transforming themselves by adopting an integrated SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud) strategy, I came across a recent blog article by the CIO of Woolworths Limited, Dan Beecham. I will share some excerpts from it here. Woolworths is an Aus...
Both Paramount and Universal celebrated their 100th anniversary last year, which is a long time to be in the movie business. Arguably, both have made some good, some great, and some bad movies. But, during this year’s Super Bowl, Paramount showed Universal how to design a ‘fast and fur...
200 million active users now create over 400 million Tweets each day - something @jack, @ev and @biz only dreamed about back in 2006. Karen Wickre (@kvox), Twitter's editorial director blogs to the entire Twittersphere: "Thank you for making Twitter everything it is today."
We tend to get carried away in the mood of the moment. As enterprise social networks started to pick up, weren’t we a little too quick to grab our shovels, prepare tearful eulogies post the “death of intranets” in the manner of “intranets were great BUT…..”, and start to drag the...
"Everyone cares about health in a deeply personal way," blogged former Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz on Tuesday as he alerted the world to the existence of his new website, PictureofHealth.com.
If you flat-out asked your resident nerd what gifts they are hoping for as the holidays get into full swing, you might get a response like, “You mean besides for an uncut Blu-ray version of the original Star Wars Trilogy? Hmm, let me think…” But even if the family Jedi is less than hel...
BMC Software this week launched MyIT, an enterprise IT help desk solution that empowers employees to take more personal control over their IT services and to get the right type of help they need -- anytime, anywhere, from any device. Frustration with company IT departments is a widely...
Many firms still dismiss the importance of social networking and some of them even ban employees from using these services while in the workplace. They think that “social” starts and ends with Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and other networks that might be best described as informal, consu...
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg came out of his foxhole Tuesday and made his first public appearance since his social network’s catastrophic IPO in May at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco. He called the IPO’s aftermath – which has seen its price crater by half – “d...
Managing multiple accounts is becoming more important on the Web every day and Google has decided to make it easier for its Gmail users. TNW staffers saw this page flash up, which lets you log in with one of your accounts, or add others. I think I just said “YAY!” really loudly and wok...
There is something easy about emails. Emails give you time; time to confer, time to double-check, time to weigh up the pros and cons – time to respond. While fewer and fewer of us are picking up the phone to contact customer services, an increasing number are using public social media ...
With the growing trends in mobilization and virtualization, the implementation of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies is increasingly popular among businesses around the globe. In a time when the majority of employees own a smartphone, laptop, or tablet, it makes sense that they shou...
Social check-in king Foursquare has finally given in to the temptation of paid advertising, now allowing merchants to incorporate promotions into their check-in pages through Promoted Updates. The new pilot program is essentially the paid version of Foursquare’s Local Updates, wh...
I don’t know what you thought about the opening ceremony of the “Games Of The 30th Olympiad Of The Modern Era,” but I watched it from seat 5D on JetBlue Flt 676 from LAX to JFK and, for me, it lacked some of the grandeur I was expecting. Not to worry. Once they passed...
Social media recently reached a major tipping point – not in its number of users, but in the way consumers use social media. The fundamental difference in consumption between social media and mainstream media can now be summed up in one word: “active.” Until now, all media outlets have...
Facebook spent a record amount on lobbying expenses — dropping close to $1 million — during the second quarter of 2012 in yet another sign of the social network’s growing focus on Beltway politics. Meanwhile, Google maintained its lobbying march in Washington, having spent $9 million i...
Exploring the uncharted territory of user behavior data in web "walled-gardens." The uncharted territory of user behavior data based on what users do in such web walled gardens as Facebook was the focus of a "tweet jam" last week organized by The Open Group. Some of the many notable ...
I’ve gotten in a lot of arguments lately about one of the latest “hot topics” in the end-user side of technology – privacy. With some of the biggest names in Social Media doing a really bad job of it (and I’m not even just talking about leaked passwords), it’s something that’s throwing...
Facebook is launching a new type of mobile advertising that targets consumers based on the apps they use, pushing the limits of how companies track what people do on their phones. The social network is tracking the apps that people use through its popular Facebook Connect feature, whic...
A lot of our web design clients ask about ongoing WordPress maintenance in the proposal stage of our project.  They’ve heard WordPress is easy to use and they want to make sure it will be just as easy to maintain.  They also what to make sure their website will be safe, secure, and fre...
When application issues land on the front page of the news you know it’s no longer just an IT problem. Application performance and availability is a key element of your organization’s brand, especially if a substantial percentage or the entire business is done online.
Time is an asset we cannot get back and buyers know this. The quality and speed in which providers can move buyers from newbie to informed status on a topic, the more value the buyer attaches to that provider. If providers want to inspire today’s time-crushed buyer, making it easy fo...
LinkedIn announced via a blog post on Friday that Twitter would no longer be partnering with the business-networking site to sync updates from one site to the other. This ends a partnership that began in 2009.

In my last post I clarified that a personal network is what is being discussed in my blogs. However, there are many similarities between a functioning of a human network and a computer network. In this post we’ll discuss how to build your own strategic network.

Just a few weeks ago, on May 30th, CNN published an Opinion article by Andrew Keen entitled “Facebook Threatens to ‘Zuck Up’ the Human Race.”  The title of this article was a quote from his article. It was so thought-provoking that I felt that I had to explore some of the issues he bro...
"It’s imperative that we remain available around the world, and today we stumbled. For that we offer our most sincere apologies" wrote Twitter’s VP of Engineering, Mazen Rawashdeh, on the official Twitter blog as the microblogging giant strove to explain today's "cascading bug" and its...
In 2011 a team of AT&T information technology, human resources and real estate professionals came together to create Workplace 2020, a blueprint to transform the company’s work environment. Here, in the first of three posts on Workplace 2020, guest AT&T contributor Chris Mach discusses...
Facebook’s high-profile CTO Bret Taylor is leaving the Silicon Valley social networking giant later this summer, with future plans to work on an as-yet-to-be-determined start-up. The move is likely to be of concern to some over the newly public company’s ability to hold onto entreprene...
You get a vote on whether to accept Facebook’s revised policies, thanks to the efforts of a European activist.  The policy states: “We will give you seven (7) days to provide us with comments on the change.
So Facebook, the world’s most popular social network, experienced a major outage for almost 2 hours yesterday. OMG! The social networking behemoth was unavailable for users in many countries around the world; with North American users coming off the worst with the longest outage totali...
The world changed. A boy was born in White Plains, New York, in 1984 and 28 years later he would float his social networking company on the stock exchange at a point at which most people in the English-speaking world had at least heard of Facebook – if they were not in fact a personal ...