The Future of Anonymity on the Internet Is Facebook Rooms

““Maybe it’s partly a marketing move that Facebook is also getting into this space, but I’m optimistic,” Citron says. “This could be a sign that we’re starting to create a middle ground that takes advantage of the best qualities of anonymity.””

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Microsoft Hones Its Enterprise Position – by @josheac

“Perhaps the best sign that Microsoft is focused on getting it right for the enterprise was the presence of CEO Satya Nadella on day two of the analyst event. Satya once ran Dynamics, but he wasn’t there for old time’s sake. Satya was there to clearly articulate the role of Dynamics as one of the three key pillars in Microsoft’s strategy: Azure provides the necessary cloud services and infrastructure, Office 365 provides the productivity apps, and Dynamics provides the business processes that light up the other two.”

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Chief Digital Officer = legit, or overhyped? video w/ @rwang0 + @jonerp

I asked Ray if CDOs were BS. Here’s what he had to say….

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Why some service providers are grimly clinging onto the labor-arbitrage model – by @pfersht

“I was finalizing client interviews for our forthcoming Blueprint on “Progressive F&A Services”, my overwhelming conclusion is how unprogressive many of today’s BPO relationships still are.”

(Curated by Jon Reed. Read the complete article here)

Self-service BI Initiatives Fall Short – by @all1ann

“Why do so few business people use self-service business intelligence? A lack of training is one problem.”

(Curated by Jon Reed. Read the complete article here)

Polaris Industries goes full throttle on social media innovation – by @jtwentyman

“What lessons has the social media team at Polaris Industries learnt in 2014 in their efforts to be bold and inventive online?”

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Accenture expands Workday services – by @ldignan

“Systems integration giant Accenture said it is stepping up its efforts around Workday to accelerate deployments.”

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Re-inventing cloud expense management – with Certify CEO Bob Neveu

Since SAP announced plans to buy Concur, cloud expense management has become a front burner topic. But how does cloud expense challenger Certify see the market? We talked to CEO Bob Neveu to find out.

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Banner Ads Must Die!!! – by @brennermichael

“Why it needs to die: Banner ads simply don’t work. Your customers ignore them. Your future customers might even hate you for interrupting their content experiences.”

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Banking innovation investments not helped by culture and processes – by @derek_dupreez

“A new report released by the French retail banking association and Infosys has found that whilst innovation strategies are in place, banks still struggle to fully support them.”

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Banking innovation investments not helped by culture and processes – by @derek_dupreez

“A new report released by the French retail banking association and Infosys has found that whilst innovation strategies are in place, banks still struggle to fully support them.”

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IDC has blind faith in chief digital officers – by @ldignan

Larry calls BS…. “Research firm IDC released its CIO agenda for 2015 and laid out predictions for the future.The zinger in the top 10 list comes with No. 6: By 2020, 60 percent of CIOs in global organizations will be supplanted by the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) for the delivery of IT-enabled products and digital services. Really?!?”

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IDC has blind faith in chief digital officers – by @ldignan

Larry calls BS…. “Research firm IDC released its CIO agenda for 2015 and laid out predictions for the future.The zinger in the top 10 list comes with No. 6: By 2020, 60 percent of CIOs in global organizations will be supplanted by the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) for the delivery of IT-enabled products and digital services. Really?!?”

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The Surprising Truth About Where New Jobs Come From – by @stevedenning

“The surprising truth is that over the last twenty five years, almost all of the private sector jobs have been created by businesses less than five years old. In fact, between 1988 and 2011,” write Jason Wiens and Chris Jackson of the Kauffman Foundation, “companies more than five years old destroyed more jobs than they created in all but eight of those years.”

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SAP HANA supports multi-tenancy – now what? – by @jonerp

by yours truly… “Some surprising news about HANA and multi-tenancy emerged at SAPTechEd && d-code. We got SAP’s Irfan Kahn on video to explain what it means to customers.”

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Open Source ERP xTuple: Growing with Help from its Friends – by @erp_cindyjutras

” Will the open source business model allow xTuple to keep pace with the pace of the market? It will need a very engaged community and will need to effectively tap into the strength of that community and channel those efforts back into the product. If those in attendance at xTupleCon are a good indication, they are very well engaged”

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Twitter and IBM Form Global Partnership to Transform Enterprise Decisions

Integration of Twitter data with IBM analytics services on the cloud: IBM plans to offer Twitter data as part of select cloud-based services, including IBM Watson Analytics, a new cognitive service in the palm of your hand that brings intuitive visualization and predictive capabilities to business users; and a cloud-based data refinery service that enables application developers to embed data services in applications. Entrepreneurs and software developers will also be able to integrate Twitter data into new cloud services they are building with IBM’s Watson Developer Cloud or IBM Bluemix platform-as-a-service. New data-intensive capabilities for the enterprise: IBM and Twitter will deliver a set of enterprise applications to help improve business decisions across industries and professions. The first joint solution will integrate Twitter data with IBM ExperienceOne customer engagement solutions, allowing sales, marketing, and customer service professionals to map sentiment and behavior to better engage and support their customers. Specialized enterprise consulting: IBM Global Business Services professionals will have access to Twitter data to enrich consulting services for clients across business. Additionally, IBM and Twitter will collaborate to develop unique solutions for specific industries such as banking, consumer products, retail, and travel and transportation. The partnership will draw upon the skills of tens of thousands of IBM Global Business Services consultants and application professionals including consultants from the industry’s only integrated Strategy and Analytics practice, and IBM Interactive Experience, the world’s largest digital agency.

(Curated by Dennis Moore. Read the complete article here)

Changing the way business decisions are made | IBM Twitter

This alliance will let enterprises incorporate Twitter data into their decision-making through an established set of IBM tools, solutions and consulting services.

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Public data worries Americans – Google vs. The NSA

While the federal government and your significant other may have very different interests in scouring your personal data, the potential privacy breach is troublesome in both cases. With data security and government surveillance perpetually in the news, we at Survata decided to gauge public concern about data snooping in various forms. To evaluate this, we polled over 2,500 respondents with two surveys — one gauging concern with the NSA and a corporation like Google gaining access to personal data, and one with bosses, significant others, and parents. Overall, the results show respondents were most concerned by a company like Google gaining this access, as shown by the average level of concern:

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People trust NSA more than Google, survey says

On the one hand, we claim to fear Google most, yet we allow it, Facebook and the like to crawl over our daily routines and information like summer flies enjoying a rancid grapefruit.

(Curated by Dennis Moore. Read the complete article here)

SAP HANA supports multi-tenancy – now what?

Some surprising news about HANA and multi-tenancy emerged at SAPTechEd && d-code. We got SAP’s Irfan Kahn on video to explain what it means to customers.

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Jon Reed has been involved in enterprise communities since 1995, including time spent building ERP recruiting and training firms. These days, Reed is a (cough) blogger/analyst and also counsels vendors and startups on go-to-market strategy. He is an SAP Mentor, Enterprise Irregular, and video con



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Apple vs Walmart: Mobile Payments Reveal A Clash Of Titans

MCX required participating merchants to pay an upfront fee and commit to three-year exclusivity, with some leeway within the first year of joining the exchange. CVS and Rite Aid are on this list. So now we have an epic battle, a clash of titans. Apple, often viewed as the “good” guy in white, against big, bad Walmart. There’s even a boycott of MCX-supported retailers being discussed on Reddit.

(Curated by Dennis Moore. Read the complete article here)

BigData: Look who’s buying your personal information

What do political candidates, debt collectors, insurers and thieves have in common? They are all buying your most personal information from data brokers. Here’s what they are using it for.

(Curated by Dennis Moore. Read the complete article here)

I’m Rich. You’re Hot.

As a senior theorist at Nest, the smart thermostat company bought by Google for $3.2 billion earlier this year, he has an income in the low six figures and rising—and he’s willing to spend a good chunk of it buying dates. Boston is one of a growing number of 21st-century sugar daddies: well-off men who unabashedly pay for female companionship, friendship, and sex. And he’s probably getting more of the latter than most of the other men here.

(Curated by Dennis Moore. Read the complete article here)

H1B Visas: No Impact on Wages

[Highly flawed analysis -DBM]

(Curated by Dennis Moore. Read the complete article here)