Most Marketing Advice Tells Us How to Market to Marketers – by @bobwarfield

Bob on why marketing advice fails, and the virtues of growth hacking. “The one critical deliverable you have to bring to the table to be a successful Marketer is some mechanism that takes all those ideas you want to try and effectively separates the wheat from the chaff. That’s really the essence of Growth Hacking as I see it.”

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

Twitter vs. Facebook as a news source: Ferguson shows the downsides of an algorithmic filter — Tech News and Analysis

Exactly. “In the end, Facebook’s model may be better suited for creating a network of actual friends and close relationships, and for keeping the conversation civil, but it isn’t nearly as conducive to following a breaking-news story like Ferguson,”

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.@VSikka’s 5-point strategy for Infosys – via @dbmoore

“On the day Sikka was named the CEO-designate, Infosys elevated 12 leaders to the position of executive vice-president with additional responsibilities. Experts then dubbed it as a good start by Sikka for it could help the company stop the exodus of senior talent. Since then, only one senior vice president, K Murali Krishna, has left the company. This is heartening for Infosys which saw at least four senior vice-presidents quitting in the six months starting January this year.”

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Internet Killed the HR Star.- by @jasonaverbrook

“This got me thinking about how the internet has made an irreversible change in HR’s processes and systems. We’re constantly charged with adapting our strategy and execution to the simultaneously changing needs of the business, demographics of the workforce AND of course available technology.”

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Enterprise hits and misses – August 18

Infor up, Cicsco down, and the performance management debate. And the usual whiffs. “Jon’s cheeky weekly review of which enterprise software articles hit (or didn’t) on diginomica & beyond – for the week ending August 17, 2014.”

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How can we re-humanize the enterprise with two-thirds of staff becoming irrelevant, a similar number sick of their employers – by @pfersht

“Our new research is showing the majority of enterprises are failing to develop the talent they need to be effective in the Digital Economy.”

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@VSikka’s 5-point strategy for Infosys

“It was just so assuring hearing him,” the engineer, who joined the software company in 2011, said. “Not that he (Sikka) spoke of anything grand but whatever he spoke (including) digital transformations, on areas of cloud etc were in such a saint-like manner. That was it. That’s all what we want here,” said the engineer.

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

Smartphone owners’ appetite for new apps wanes

High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our Ts&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. Email [email protected] to buy additional rights. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/4c3e5708-2628-11e4-9bca-00144feabdc0.htmlixzz3AnLRpll6 Almost a third of smartphone users do not download any apps for their devices in a typical month, according to a report by Deloitte that predicts the volume of app store sales is hitting a ceiling…Almost nine in 10 people also say that they never spend money on apps or other smartphone content, which will raise questions that the size and profitability of the mobile market for games makers and other producers of mobile media.

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Digital transformation and the innovative CFO

The imperative for CFOs to evolve a digital mindset mirrors the struggle that many Chief Information Officers face. The traditional CIO role focused on maintaining infrastructure and protecting corporate assets; today, however, savvy organizations look to the CIO as an enabler of corporate innovation. This CIO drama, therefore, plays out in parallel to shifts taking place in the CFO world.

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Riding the big technology wave | Infosys

@VSikka is a world-renowned technologist who has been assigned the task of leading a turnaround at Infosys, which by default makes him the most-scrutinized CEO in India’s $118-billion information technology (IT) industry. Infosys has spared no expense in bringing him on board. Including his stock options, Sikka stands to earn $7 million annually, making him the highest paid CEO in India’s IT industry.

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Community Health says data stolen in cyber attack from China | ITfail

resulting in the theft of personal data belonging to 4.5 million patients in April and June. The stolen information included patient names, addresses, birth dates, telephone numbers and Social Security numbers of people who were referred for or received services from doctors affiliated with the hospital group in the last five years, it said in a regulatory filing on Monday.

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

Oracle Announces First Java 9 Features

Three new APIs have been announced: Process API Updates for interacting with non-Java operating system processes, New HTTP Client that includes HTTP/2 support and a new lightweight JSON API. The latter is expected to build upon the JSON support already standardized as part of JSR 353.

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

New Microsoft same as the old Microsoft

No matter what strategy the CEO touts, company’s financials show entrenched revenue drivers and money losers

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Enterprise hits and misses – August 18

Jon’s cheeky weekly review of which enterprise software articles hit (or didn’t) on diginomica & beyond – for the week ending August 17, 2014.

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CXOTalk featuring Charles Phillips, CEO, Infor

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The New Role of IT in a Cloud HR World – by @lukemarson

“Cloud computing is changing the workplace – not just in the way we work, but in the way organizational functions operate. IT is not exempt. In the Cloud-based world, the role of IT has fundamentally shifted – but not diminished.”

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The Future of the SAP BI Platform, Again – by @dallasmarks

“SAP has also had difficulty finding a definitive cadence with its updates to the SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform”

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A Discussion with Jon Bischke of Entelo: On Successfully Switching from B2C to B2B (SaaS) – by @jasonlk

Some useful B2C versus B2B approaches still exist – in and out of SaaS…

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In the Sharing Economy, Workers Find Both Freedom and Uncertainty -

I’m not sure I’d call this the sharing economy, more like the new crap economy, or on-demand economy.

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Digital media disruptions – stories that matter – by @jonerp

had fun pulling this together from the curated feed. “Digital media is in a state of continual disruption. Here’s a roundup of recent stories, graded by enterprise relevance and recommended courses of action.”

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When to use Hadoop (and when not to) | Business Intelligence – via @dbmoore

“In a recent survey of data scientists on the obstacles to big data analytics, vendor Paradigm4 reports that more than three-quarters (76 percent) of the scientists who said they have used Hadoop or Spark (the computational framework built on top of the Hadoop distributed file system) cite “significant limitations” to their use”

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Microsoft pulls updates, recommends uninstall

Customer reports of blue screens of death and reboot loops have led the company to withdraw several updates and recommend that users uninstall MS14-045.

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

Asking for a Do-over, Microsoft Pulls the Windows 8.1 August Update, Too

Microsoft has yet to communicate the reasoning, but the August Update (KB2975719) has now been pulled from the web and is no longer available for download. If you attempt to visit the original download links you’ll be met with a 404 message, indicating that the downloads are no longer available.

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The Internet of Things and the Jobs Dilemma – by @jcorsello

“Take a deep breath. Just because a computer can win Jeopardy! or drive a car, doesn’t mean the rise of the robots is around the corner and everyone will be out of a job in 10 years.”

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

Inside Apple’s Internal Training Program

“Steven P. Jobs established Apple University as a way to inculcate employees into Apple’s business culture and educate them about its history, particularly as the company grew and the tech business changed.”

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