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Googleised business intelligence

Business intelligence is anything but intelligent a lot of the time. This story examines the potential for using Google as the metaphor by which we infer what information is contextually relevant.

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The Healthy Enterprise

We're all being encouraged to lead healthier life styles but what if those could be tied to our work? What if business took an active role in promoting healthier lifestyles and tied that to topics like employee management and insurance? Wouldn't that be cool?

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NSA and PRISM not impacting cloud apps business

The evidence so far is that the NSA revelations are having no impact on the cloud application vendors. That runs entirely counter to earlier scare stories on this topic. So is all good? Read on to find out.

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Xero will shutter Personal, the world yells foul

Xero has upset some users of its Xero Personal version after announcing the service is to be shut down in 14 months' time. It's understandable yet the company has faced only modest uptake and crippling costs to support bank feeds, an essential component of that service's differentiation. It is the right move - here's why. It's also a commentary on the banking fraternity that makes for uncomfortable reading.

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The end of advertising

In a connected world, traditional advertising is taking a back seat to more contextual forms of 'in-digital' promotion that harness our smart devices and data footprints.

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Mobile first, tablets second for digital developers

A new report from Forrester Research - Development Landscape: 2013 - paints an interesting picture of the role of developers, the corporate kingmakers who  play a critical role in creating the engines that run the digital enterprises of today.