Your Social Media Network Has No Value

These Are Just Connections

Your Social Media Network Has No Value If you are active on social media, you know that the name of the game is building your Network. I mean…I guess that’s why you are doing it? But really…what is the purpose of having a network of followers? What are you going to DO with it? It’s […]

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Digital Transformation: The Fracture of LOB and IT

Fracture of IT and LOB

In 2014, I read a whitepaper about one of the fastest growing trends affecting IT today.  It put me on the path I am on right now…and opened my eyes to the enormous opportunity and threat facing business today.  “The 2014 State of Digital Transformation” white paper by Brian Solis (available for free download here), […]

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Big Data is BIG on Cloud

Big data touches every industry…and every individual in creative and unique ways.  This presents massive opportunity for business, and no longer resides solely in the realm of IT.  Gartner predicts that by 2017, more than HALF of tech spending will occur outside of the IT department.  Cloud is the enabler of this shift, and the time […]

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Selling Analytics? Start with the Lines of Business.

Analytics.  The word is everywhere, and with good reason.  In the recent past, data analytics was used by a handful of people to make smarter decisions for a few business challenges.  Just look at sports.  Player stats were the purview of the superfan, scouts, hitting coaches…until someone in the front office figured out how to […]

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Data: NOT the icing on the cake. Data is the CAKE!

Good article below…and I like the analogy I found in it. “Data is not the icing on the cake…Data is the cake”. by @michaelhickins. I’m not going to go so far as to say that EVERYONE likes cake…but plenty of us do. Lot’s of different choices, and ways to obtain them…Buy them, bake them…square cakes, round cakes, bundt cakes…cup cakes. […]

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