Can Productivity Tools Lead To Business Innovation?

In Technology by Daniel Newman3 Comments

I have spoken a number of times about small innovation being a big key to success in a fast moving society. While that’s true, we can’t ignore the fact that innovation, small or big, is not easy to achieve. Especially with distractions galore, it’s easy for productivity to jump the track. And today, businesses are more distracted than ever before …

Linking Social Listening & Big Data to make better business decisions SMACtalk Live Ep 5. (Podcast)

In SMACtalk by Brian Fanzo1 Comment

Episode 5 of SMACtalk Live (Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud) had hosts Brian Fanzo & Daniel Newman welcoming special co-host Olivier Blanchard (@TheBrandBuilder) to discuss linking social listening and big data to make better business decisions.   Listen to the newest episode here or click the here to listen on iTunes! Topics discussed on this podcast episode:  Social Data: Changes to Facebook …

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Should Internet of Things Mean Anything To Your Business? 

In IoT by Daniel Newman1 Comment

With the rapid growth of wearables, and with more devices entering the online space every day, the “Internet of Things” (IoT) is a hot topic consuming business and tech conventions like wildfire. Though wearable gadgets like Google Glass have largely been brushed aside as superfluous devices, according to Pew Research, nearly 83% of tech experts believe that the use of …

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Social, Mobile, Big Data and Cloud Converge Into Ubiquity

In SMACtalk by Daniel Newman3 Comments

About this post: This past week Brian Fanzo and I officially launched our Podcast “SMACtalk” live. This post was inspired by the conversation we are having on (S)ocial, (M)obile, (A)nalytics, and (C)loud. From covering the future of work to the most useful applications of technology for business, we believe these topics are compelling and we are so excited to have …

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C-Suite Revolution: Customer Officers and Data Officers Emerge As the Next Top Executives 

In Business and Leadership by Daniel NewmanLeave a Comment

Over the past few years, there has been a ton of talk about the emerging roles of the CIO and CMO. A Forrester report has revealed that CIOs are responsible for transforming businesses and spurring innovation, while CMOs are demonstrating excellent practice and added value in accelerating the marketing achievements of their organizations. Despite the transformative impact that CIOs and …

Contextualizing Big Data For The Everyday Business

In Big Data by Daniel Newman5 Comments

Words like terabyte, petabyte, exabyte, and zettabyte among many others have entered the business lexicon holding the hands of big daddy – yes, we’re talking about big data here. As data is growing at a monstrous speed, businesses are left grappling on how to curate data or how to even make sense of it. According to a Gartner report, through 2015, …

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Social and Mobile Set To Inspire Workplace Transformation

In Mobility by Daniel NewmanLeave a Comment

Business has forever been a world of change. If we think of it – change has been the only constant factor given the proliferation of so many technologies since the last couple of decades. While change has occurred in all aspects, the workplace is where some of the most glaring transformations have taken place. Let’s take a look at two …

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Big Data and Omni-Channel Pave The Way For 1:1 Marketing

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The importance of personalized customer interaction is becoming far more pronounced among today’s B2B marketers: this is called 1:1 marketing. Smart marketers need to shift our gaze from big data and metrics to creating 1:1 relationships that leverage mining of better and more meaningful data.  This is where “little data” comes into the picture. While big data in all its …

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Mobile, Future of Work and The Collaborative Economy

In Mobility by Daniel Newman3 Comments

What is hot? I mean, what are people clamoring to these days? I enter a room full of futurists and I listen. Uber this and Air BNB that; these companies are changing the way business is done by reorganizing human potential into a way that is cohesive, manageable and let’s not forget useful to the rest of society. Sure Uber …

The Emerging MSP as the Valued Business Partner

In CIO/IT by Daniel NewmanLeave a Comment

Perhaps technology is the most indispensible aspect for today’s businesses. Right from big corporations to small businesses, everyone is turning to technology to streamline their core operations. Think about ERP, CRM, or HR administration and tell me how many businesses don’t use them. I believe you can count them on your fingers. However, factors like the increasing cost of hardware …