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An internet of GE things

My good buddy Vinnie Mirchandani says I spend far too much time worrying about yesterday's technology. He may be right but then I worry a lot about the people and things that pay the bills, move things around, get things made and so on. However, there is a largely unseen world to which we should pay attention.

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Adobe's digital design means no software

Consumers expect an immersive digital experience, both in terms of creation of content, as well as in terms of the consumption of content, says Adobe. So no more software for them!

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Digital Decision Maker: Denise McDonagh

As G-Cloud programme director within the UK Cabinet Office, McDonagh is pushing through a paradigm shift in public sector ICT procurement and deployment. But can she get the Luddites into digital champions?

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Does mandatory BYOD make sense to you?

Bring Your Own Device sounds alluring but as Gartner predicts mandatory BYOD policies emerging in half of businesses by 2017, it is time to think through this disruptive change. We offer eight questions you will need to consider.

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Has G-Cloud really been a success?

With the third generation of its core framework now live, just how successful has the G-Cloud programme really been? Depends how you define success basically.

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Trust and the digital economy

Half way up a mountain in India or in a back street in Putney, trust is the new currency for the digital economy, argues JP Rangaswami.

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cat-icon Social - the next killer app for professional services

The social business moniker is a hot topic drawing a wide range of views. In this post, I am looking at 'social' from the perspective of the needs I see on the ground among practitioners in the professional services industry.

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Are we done with social?

The notion of the 'social enterprise' seems to be fading. It hasn't worked as a concept except among a very small number of businesses. Instead, we are seeing competing ideas emerging. One is the 'customer company' which we will return to later. The other is 'networked enterprise,' a concept with a more expansive vision.

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cat-icon The emerging Networked Enterprise

Research suggests that we have reached something of a plateau in the development of what once pigeon holed as 'social business.' Business is understanding that there needs to be much more: enter the Networked Enterprise.

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McKinsey's future customer is a duck

McKinsey's vision of digital marketing is compelling at first sight. But when you look closely it is fatally flawed. Even so, there may be other use cases that can be added to the mix. Can you think of some?

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Government cloud needs a big stick!

If you're in UK central government you're now going to need a damn good reason not to be using public cloud. But does the Cloud First mandate go far enough?    

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Lethargy weighing down SAP ERP?

In this guest post, John Moy makes a broad assessment of the SAP mobile applications space. He looks at the roles of SAP, systems integrators and customers in an ecosystem that he believes is not functioning as well as it might. There are lessons for all developers in the enterprise space.