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Can Embracing Mobility Bring an End To Shadow IT?

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“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

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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

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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

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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 …

Can Big Data Steer Us Wrong?

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We talk incessantly about the importance of big data to drive better business decisions and outcomes. Marketers, managers, business owners, thought leaders – just about everyone is spending inordinate amounts of time debating big data. Why? It’s because companies engaging in data projects are doing better than those that are not. The proof is out there for everyone to see. …

Why Social Data is Important for Social Business

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Today there is a wealth of information available for marketers in the form of diverse and rapidly multiplying data streams. This information is normally referred to as big data, but when it comes to learning about people online, I like to call it aggregation of social data. With more and more brands adopting the social business model, social data has …

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When Big Data Causes Big Problems #SMACtalk Ep 26

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We all know that Big Data is a hot topic. As businesses and consumers we are constantly witnessing how data can be used to better understand our customers, our operations and of course our own buying behavior.  However, big data in all of its glory isn’t always so perfect. What happens when we let data become a mere support structure …

Is mobile driving cloud or is cloud driving mobile?

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At this year’s Mobile World Congress  (MWC), a mega event once dedicated solely to mobile and mobile tech, I found myself amazed at the many technological elements beyond mobile displayed there. Making an impact were the Internet of Things (IoT), augmented reality, big data, and, of course, the cloud’s fingerprints were everywhere. If you ask me, opening up the MWC to …