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Defining Organisational inQuisitiveness (OQ)!

Big Data and its related avatars like business analytics, business intelligence are big trends now a day. A lot is being written and discussed around big data and there is hardly any IT player who is not bragging about its big data capability. But there is more to big data, ...

Why Some People Have No Boundaries Online

We're often shocked by what people post online. Sometime this year, you've probably marveled at an offensive Tweet, a debaucherous Facebook picture, an embarrassing YouTube clip, or an unprofessional comment on LinkedIn from someone you know. What shapes why some people seem to have no filter in social media, whereas ...

Collaboration's Next Destination: JobBook at L&T EWAC

EWAC Alloys, a wholly owned subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro Limited, has been in existence for over five decades and has a great deal of experience in preventive maintenance and repair of industrial machinery. Our Maintenance and Repair (M&R) business mainly comprises of two units viz. the M&R standard product ...

Big Data Dilemma: Build or Buy?

Finding the right people has always been a problem for IT organizations for many reasons. There's always been a "build or buy" decision for organizations - do they hire and "build" people into what they need them to be or do they just go out and "buy" employees for that ...

Enterprise Social Media Needs More than Just a Presence

Social media has almost changed the meaning of urban professional and personal lives. It has also created business opportunities in workplaces that many of us could never think of in past. Many believe that this shift towards social collaboration represents the next major wave of enterprise collaboration.I personally feel ...

Have CIOs Lost the Chance to Lead Social Media Revolution?

I may be making a very controversial statement but I can't resist saying that CIOs, despite being ahead on the technology quotient, can't exert their leadership in Social Media. You may agree to disagree with me and why not! But the changing dynamics of business, excessive use of big data ...

Social Media Management - or Muddle?

As the title suggests, perhaps what we now term as "social media", is perceived differently by the people that use it, plan it, deal with it, or design it. In fact, the "it" is precisely what defies pinpoint accuracy. And the saying goes, if you cannot measure (or define it), ...

Social Media Helpful in Fulfilling Customer Expectations

The business environment of today has convincingly proved the proverb "customer is king." Any business or IT-led program survives only when it is consumer-led or aimed at providing value addition to the cusomters.Though it appears simple but the automobile business and its processes are very complex. To reach ...

Cyberspace; It's a Medium, Not a Place

Much hay has been made over the use of the term "Cyberspace" since all this talk about cyber war has been bandied about. I for one have also been one of the more vocal personages yelling online and off about the use of the term or more to the point ...

Don't Block but Harness the Power of Social Media

Over the past few years, social networking websites have become the cornerstone of the Internet and have given enterprises the opportunity to harness the power of social media. However, we constantly hear how many organizations are blocking access to social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter for their employees. ...

Will Your Business Need an Enterprise App Store?

Apple created a revolution with its app store, and consumers fell in love with it. Other players like Amazon, Google and Microsoft soon rushed with similar offerings for their customers.With the consumerization of IT, will enterprise application developers take a cue from their counterparts on the consumer side to ...

Is Big Data Like Feeding an Elephant

Recently I participated in a Big Data conference which boasted of speakers of all shapes and sizes (literally too) from government, global multinationals, large enterprises, to vendors and academicians rounding off the tail. The audience filled the room to the brim with expectations of gaining insights from the deliberations and ...

India has a huge potential for innovation: Vinton G Cerf

Vinton G. Cerf, with his snow-white beard and an amiable smile, has a gentle elderly grace that hides a gloriously hyperactive career. Widely known as one of the founding fathers of the Internet, 69-year-old Cerf, currently chief Internet Evangelist at search giant Google, is a co-designer of the TCP-IP (transmission ...

Revisiting the Marketing Technology Office

My earlier post titled A Marketing Technology Office...the next fad? got some interesting feedback via email and my contact form....funny that these same people didn't leave a comment on the blog for the whole world to see. Rather than respond in private to those emails, I'll respond in public here via ...

A Marketing Technology Office...The Next Fad?

John Dodge posted a video over on the Enterprise CIO Forum titled "Enter the chief marketing technology officer" that highlights the importance of the role of 'marketing technology'...and more importantly the role of the marketing technologist.In the video, John points to recent stories, discussions and ideas floating around the CIO ...