Archive: Future of work

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Cloud email - a tale of two markets

We seem to be looking at two very different cloud email markets: the SMEs where take up is strong and enterprise, where we have yet to see any significant change. But how quickly might the enterprise adopt?

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HCM lessons and controversies - Q/A with Jarret Pazahanick

Last Friday, I had a lengthy and frank conversation with HCM consultant Jarret Pazahanick. I wanted to better understand what motivates Jarret's blog posts, and also dig into the customer lessons he has learned after 15 years as an HR consultant. And, yes, SAP versus Workday. Here's the highlights.

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Google Reader vs email vs social networks - why care?

RSS advocates like myself insist that relying on social channels for enterprise content is mediocre at best. But how much enterprise news do you need, and how quickly do you need it? And is there a way to get it without wading through reams of over-marketed crud?

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Remembering Ed Iacobucci, thin client pioneer

Ed Iacobucci, co-founder of Citrix Systems and pioneer of thin client computing, passed away today. This 1998 interview, republished online for the first time, reminds us of the clarity of his vision for what we now know as cloud computing.

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CIO cloud disruptions - Sina Moatamed Q & A

Sina Moatamed has written a series of provocative posts on the cloudy enterprise, most recently The Office of the Cloud CIO. But what about the day-to-day predicaments of IT executives? And how does his visionary take clash with the real word uncertainties provoked by PRISM? There was only one way to find out.

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Starved for attention? Try Slideshare

If you're looking for technology adoption then you're into change. But what might you do to gain attention and then entice people to get interested in what you have to say? Slideshare could be the place to start finding ideas.

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Airport hell and the Samsung Chromebook

A lost MacBook Pro forced me into taking drastic action. The result? I bought a Samsung Chromebook. The experience so far is 'interesting.' Is the Chromebooko a device I'd recommend? Read on to find out.

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Why the SAP Mentor program sucks

The SAP Mentor program has been a great success and includes some of the smartest people I know. But now it needs to switch gears and more faithfully reflect the direction that SAP is taking.

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How to kill maverick spending

Killing off maverick spending is one of the much vaunted claims for spend management. When put in those terms the allure sounds obvious. But what do you do when you have no systems to manage spending? Check out how Storebrand did it, achieving 20 percent savings along the way.

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Hugh MacLeod - digital disrupter

I first met Hugh MacLeod sometime in 2005. At the time, he was one of an emerging crowd of blogerati rock stars that congregated around events like LeWeb, a cauldron of often edgy but always energizing ideas about the evolution of the social web. MacLeod's schtick was about creating cartoons on business cards.