Digital minimalism questions the link between our gadgets and our quality of life. Maybe we should rethink enterprise productivity while we're at it. Here's some practical ways to rise above the noise.
Enterprises have learned the hard way that manual processes don't scale. The hope is that digitization can solve that - but that's not always the case. Barb Mosher Zinck shares how Coach's smart use of collaboration tech has enabled them to manage the physical presentation of 1,000 global stores.
Procurement in 2017 isn't going to be any easier than it has been for many years. But modern buyers are thinking ahead to what the shape of their investments might look like going forward. Here are my thoughts.
AI and machine learning will have real impact at work in 2017. Unit4 chief architect Claus Jepsen explains why you'll learn to love your digital assistant
Collaboration tools are changing quickly. But are the team building approaches keeping pace? My weekend project - comb through the best resources for the cultural side of collaboration. I culled some tips - and pitfalls to avoid.
In this edition: Microsoft announces Teams, Slack freaks out, and collaboration turns a corner. Oracle's pursuit of NetSuite is (mercifully) over, but the UK fallout from Brexit and Uber isn't. Smart ideas provide an antidote to security hack hype. Your whiffs include a couple of bloggers who left two ingredients - effort and passion - out of their writing recipe this time around.
Walmart's efforts to compete have always been predicated on minimizing cost. It backfired in 2012-13 and the company has had to course correct, paying its employees more as a way of revitalizing customer service.
I thought I was done with Facebook at Work for a while. But after the launch event, Facebook sent me updated information for "Workplace, by Facebook", including pricing and customer counts. I also received a slew of emails from collaboration vendors with interesting/problematic critiques. Here's the rundown.
Facebook at Work formally launches in just a few days. But should enterprise collaboration vendors be worried? The short answer is - not yet. But based on early customer reviews, collaboration vendors should be responding with more urgency than I've seen. Here's why.
Successful technology implementations should always be celebrated. This one from Box provides very good clues as to how a good project can work.
When Adobe chose to move to a subscription-only operating model there were doubters. But the firm has made the gamble pay off.
Teleplan Internetional has a different IT approach. Their IT team has no choice but customer responsiveness. That means they need a database with the speed and flexibility to keep pace. Recently, I got the story on their MariaDB transition from Teleplan's Steve Sharpe.
My research suggests that Uber is relying upon the casual driver but that those who have figured out viable strategies can make it work for them.