Almost twenty years ago, Garry Kasparov was beaten at chess by a computer. People started to worry that computers would soon be taking over the world. But that doesn’t seem to have happened. Instead, a more interesting issue has emerged: the way in which humans can use computers to make themselves stronger and more capable.
Last week, KPMG released findings from its Consumers and Convergence V: The Converged Lifestyle survey which looks at consumer trends in digital technology, communications and e-commerce. It was conducted in late summer of 2011 and surveyed 9,600 consumers ranging in age from 16 to over 65, in 31 countries. As we prepare for the January
Enterprises across the size and vertical segment spectrum are struggling to balance the need for alignment, control, compliance and accountability with clamours for collaboration, socialization, mobility and transparency. But among senior business managers there is diversity in digital comfort. While the vast majority of workforce in their 20s and 30s are likely to embrace all
Many businesses have woken up today to the reality that cloud providers too can fail. Not many had adequate back-up plans. How do you recover? Among the plethora of analysis since AWS’ outage in late April, we found the most practical tips from Wired: To ensure that each system can stand on its own, Netflix
Social at Work was kicked off at the Winter 2008 council. Our objective then was to look at how social media was influencing corporate HR and IT policy. We targeted 100 multinational businesses, and were fortunate to engage with leaders and managers who took time to reflect on their internal culture and the coming disruptions.
Translating firm goals into tangible results requires that employees not only comprehend the organization’s strategy, but also understand what actions are aligned with realizing that strategy. Conversely, solving problems require that managers and leaders have clarity right across the process, from prospect to cash, with employees across the value links. An important component of attaining
We all form tribes. It’s a natural human condition, and it’s been going on for millennia, as far as we can gather. You’re probably a member of several tribes: your group of friends, your department at work, maybe a sports club, quite possibly others as well. So what? Well, management consultant David Logan has been
“the difference between knowing someone and knowing of someone” It’s that time again, the annual ritual we call performance evaluation. Tricky business at the best of times. As four council members had requested for help on this topic, we organised a lunch roundtable to explore how 360 degree feedbacks can be improved. The most common
As an analyst interpreting trends in the IT industry, corporate opacity was a common challenge I had to deal with in the line of day to day research. Opacity in terms of one group not knowing what the other team was doing, prioritizing, promoting or otherwise concerned about and often a selective presentation of the
“Corporate Social Responsibility” is a dynamic term steadily evolving thus escaping standard definition. Applied CSR tries to strike a balance between the expectations of a company’s share- and stakeholders and its obligations to society and environment. Nearly 40 years ago, Milton Friedman, Ronald Reagan’s favourite economist, described the social responsibility of enterprises as making profit,