Expanding use cases for enterprise video

Who is this guy? He is a luminary in the field of computer science. Does anybody know him? To anecdotally attest to his popularity: back in the late 90s, I attended a sold-out presentation that he gave in NYC that was followed by a standing ovation. After...


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Spare your employees from “corporate spam”

The Consumerization of IT is often blamed for Bring Your Own Device and other disruptive changes to IT infrastructure happening in most companies today. But the impact of this trend goes beyond IT. The same concept applies to the content and...


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Corporate communicators: exchange your shotguns for rifles

Interesting data from the Wall Street Journal: it costs more than ten times as much for advertisers to reach consumers via television than on mobile devices.  Mass advertising is going the way of the dinosaur. Mass-posting of content on an employee...


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Big, fat, dumb pipes

The CEO of Singapore Telecom uses this phrase to describe the telco market's traditional fixed line business, in contrast to SingTel's move towards wireless. In content distribution, the "big, fat, dumb pipe" is the traditional Internet. Whether it's...


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Content-centric security would fix my library’s Kindle program

This is a confession. My library lends ebooks, which I download on my Kindle. I'm a slow reader, so inevitably I'm only halfway through my book when my three weeks are about to run out. So I turn off my Kindle's wifi. When I finish my book a few weeks...


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Fuhgeddaboudit….and other notes on compelling communications

I live in Brooklyn, NY, and like all savvy New Yorkers, I know that whenever I need to drive out of the city headed west, the fastest way out of town will be to avoid Manhattan traffic by crossing the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.   If you don’t know this...


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Enterprises live on the edge – and so must their data

Ted Schadler of Forrester says "Innovation happens at the edge of the enterprise." So true, and so different than in the past. Not that long ago, the really important new things were created at the center of the enterprise. Think Bell Labs, IBM, the...


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Remembering tech changes and looking forward to a flexible future

Remember the late 1990s? Beanie Babies selling for hundreds of dollars on eBay, the Macarena was ranked the “#1 Greatest One-Hit Wonder of All Time”, and the Dot Com Bubble was still the Dot Com Boom. At the time, Microsoft dominated consumer tech and...


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Keep an eye on your unintentional IT infrastructure

How much of your sensitive corporate data lives beyond your intentional IT infrastructure on your unmanaged, unintentional infrastructure? Your intentional IT infrastructure is the one you've invested in, built processes around, and have developed over...


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“Social” impact on enterprise IT – is it the technology?

In a recent publication, the technology research firm Gartner, Inc., named “Social” as one of the four biggest trends impacting enterprise IT (for the record, the others are Mobile, Cloud, and Information).  Certainly, recent news like Microsoft’s...


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