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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To BYOD or not to BYOD, that is the question

IT is befuddled. What is worse for the company, demotivated employees or increased security risks? Their employees want to use their own devices at work (70% of those under 30, 81% of those in college in a recent survey). And many companies are letting...


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Three ways business video portals are not like YouTube

Video continues to gain ground in our daily lives.  A Wall Street Journal poll shows a 47% annual increase in hours of online video watched by each of us. This trend is as true for work as it is for play. But the way video is consumed for work and play...


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The “re-imagination” of nearly everything

Mary Meeker’s  presentation from the recent “All Things D” conference noted that mobile adoption is still in its infancy, and that got me thinking about what this means for my enterprise customers and their ability for their employees to...


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Capturing video for enterprise social networking

You’ve probably heard about the “90-9-1” phenomena of social media. In a nutshell it claims that 90% of an online community are observers or “lurkers”- they never contribute. 9% contribute occasionally, and mostly by commenting. Only the...


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The Innovator’s Dilemma and the enterprise video ecosystem

"The Innovator’s Dilemma," Clayton Christensen’s best seller from back in 2003, is still one of the most important business books of our time. In it, the author seeks to explain why disruptive technologies from upstart companies repeatedly seem to...


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