Trends & Concepts
By Louis Columbus on December 15, 2014
McKinsey & Company recently published How Big Data Can Improve Manufacturing which provides insightful analysis of how big data and advanced analytics can streamline biopharmaceutical, chemical and discrete manufacturing. The article highlights how manufacturers in process-based industries are using advanced analytics to increase yields and reduce costs. Manufacturers have an abundance of operational and shop […]
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By Michael Krigsman on December 10, 2014
One of the top entrepreneurial educators in the world offers essential advice to both startups and large companies.
By Dave Kellogg on December 9, 2014
I recently completed SalesHood by my former Salesforce colleague Elay Cohen and wanted to do a quick book review in this post. Net/net: I think SalesHood, along with Predictable Revenue (by another former Salesforce leader Aaron Ross) are two of the best books out there on contemporary business-to-business high-technology sales. Between these two books, you can […]
By Phil Fersht on December 8, 2014
One core element is needed for enterprises to get through the next 12 months, let along the next 12 years: Trust
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84% Of Enterprises See Big Data Analytics Changing Their Industries’ Competitive Landscapes In The Next Year
By Louis Columbus on December 1, 2014
87% of enterprises believe Big Data analytics will redefine the competitive landscape of their industries within the next three years. 89% believe that companies that do not adopt a Big Data analytics strategy in the next year risk losing market share and momentum. These and other key findings are from a Accenture and General Electric study published this month […]
By Michael Krigsman on November 14, 2014
New research demonstrates profound challenges facing IT and Chief Information Officers. CIOs who are “IT survivors” will build strategic relationships with stakeholders and other constituencies.
By Denis Pombriant on November 13, 2014
The journey map and the tools used to make one might be the sleeper part of CRM in the year or two in front of us. The reason is simple, journey maps enable you to figure out your processes and they are useful in much more than just marketing. Recently in this column I’ve discussed […]
By Michael Fauscette on November 12, 2014
Social business, collaboration, community and content, is there real business value tucked away in those words? Digital transformation, digital strategy and digital disruption, are businesses really feeling the pressure to do somethings differently and by changing can they be more competitive, grow faster and be more successful? What’s different today that would help businesses unlock […]
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By David Terrar on November 9, 2014
I’m in awe of some of my friends who have published one or more books — I regret not following through and doing it myself, so maybe I should be listening to Lao Tzu?
By David Terrar on November 6, 2014
Professor Vlatka Hlupic launched her book The Management Shift at the Houses of Parliament last night. It’s about emergent management, shifting from hierarchical command and control to an open collaborative culture. It’s valid, backed by cogent research, but it’s stuff we know and have been talking about for a while.