The Perils of Shadow IT: Your Most Senior Executives Are Doing It

In CIO/IT by Shelly Kramer1 Comment

They say any press is good press, and the ruling is still out as to whether or not Hillary Clinton knowingly broke any laws when she used a private, home based email account for official State business as Secretary of State. She admitted on Tuesday that she had made a mistake and should’ve created two email accounts: a government one …

Always On World Means Tech Companies Need to Organize the Cloud

In Cloud by Daniel NewmanLeave a Comment

What does an “always-on” world need? To make our hyper-connected world go round, it needs more mobility, data, access, tools, and collaboration. We live in an era of tools and apps. Accounting, email marketing, customer service, project management—literally every area of your business has access to apps to streamline business operation. As business becomes more demanding and complex, organizations fight …

What Future Ready Enterprise Means to Me

In Big Data by Daniel Newman2 Comments

We are in a world that knows no bounds. Technology is driving the growth engine, helping small companies become large enterprises faster than ever before. Companies like Uber and Airbnb quickly grew from humble startups to major market players in their industries. What catapults their growth? It’s that these brands have an eye for the future. This insight works in their benefit. However, …

The Impact of Cloud on the Future of Business #SMACtalk Episode 29

In SMACtalk by Daniel NewmanLeave a Comment

On this week’s episode of SMACTalk, I was live from IBM Amplify 2015 in beautiful San Diego California. It was my first solo episode as my co-host was amazing the crowd on Buffer Chat, but the topic no less was a fun and exciting one as I had the opportunity to interview the Chief Revenue Officer of Exchange Solutions, Bob …

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Can Embracing Mobility Bring an End To Shadow IT?

In Mobility by Daniel NewmanLeave a Comment

“Shadow IT”, or the use of unapproved apps in the enterprise, is a huge problem for businesses. Today’s companies want more flexibility, faster than IT departments can provide. Tech-driven employees use a variety of tools and apps in their personal lives and expect the same level of ease and efficiency from their work tools.  In short, employees are seeking true …

Turning Big Data Lakes Into Streams of Useful Data #IBMAmplify

In Big Data by Daniel NewmanLeave a Comment

As organizations continue to wrestle with big data, they are quickly realizing that the real challenge lies in the volume. Today, companies of all sizes and budgets can throw their hats into the big data arena. Studies show that most businesses are clearly invested in capturing and storing data. But, just having data in your reservoirs doesn’t quite cut the …

Finding the Happy Medium Between BYOD and Shadow IT

In Technology by Daniel NewmanLeave a Comment

Portable electronic devices are everywhere. Growing in number and types over the past decade, smartphones, tablets, and everything in between make up the daily devices we use to stay in touch and up to date. With more and more companies adopting BYOD (bring your own device) policies, shadow IT isn’t really in the shadows anymore. Shadow IT  is now being perceived …

The Role of Technology in Employee Advocacy

In Technology by Daniel Newman1 Comment

There is no question about it, with the mainstreaming of social media and mobile technology, your employees are more highly connected than ever. Add the recent workplace trends of BYOD and remote working, and we have blurred the lines between work and leisure. We now experience almost zero transition between professional and personal lives — almost around the clock. This …

3 Ways To Gain Employee Engagement in Technology Adoption

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Today, organizations of all sizes are experiencing a digital transformation. Irrespective of the industry or sector, the majority of businesses are implementing technology to better serve their customers and drive more revenue. During the transition, it is very common to hear these companies gripe –“We’ve spent an obscene amount of money on that tool, but people are still not using …

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The Role of Company Culture in Technology Integration Success! #SMACtalk Ep 28

In SMACtalk by Brian FanzoLeave a Comment

Brian and Dan attempt to change the current technology discussion from what’s the best technology solutions available to, what technology is my company using today and what solutions best fit in my company culture.  The goal for businesses embracing technology must be around implementing the best tools and solutions to empower our employees to be most productive when solving business …