My links of the week (weekly)


  • “Once an organization moves their email to the cloud (and not just a cloud infrastructure, but a full SaaS environment), it sets the precedent for future content applications. In the near term the consulting community potentially has a lot of work helping migrate content from legacy exchange environments, on-prem SharePoint, file shares, etc. But then again, maybe not.”

    tags: cloud

  • “Everybody’s talking Digital Transformation!  The term is very definitely being hyped by some, and is in danger of becoming as diluted in meaning as the “cloud” term as it becomes a catch all for almost anything associated with our new connected, social media oriented world using emergent technology. However, we believe it’s an important idea and so this post examines the term and tries to come up with a succinct but all encompassing definition of what it is – better than the many others currently available. Finally we point to the various resources available, mostly from consultancies that we compete with, but that’s the nature of the new, open mindset that is vital to succeeding and transforming in the 21st Century business landscape.”

    tags: Digital_transformation

  • “Some people line up lunches and coffee dates because they’re in search of a job, venture funding, or clients for their company. But if that’s the reason you’re having a networking meeting, you — and your invitee — aren’t likely to get much satisfaction. As Harvard Business School professor Francesca Gino and her colleagues have noted, “transactional networking” — i.e., “networking with the goal of advancement” — often makes participants feel so bad about themselves, they feel “dirty.”

    That doesn’t mean you should never initiate meetings if you have a specific, immediate goal in mind. But that shouldn’t be confused with “networking.” If you’re honest with your intentions upfront (“I have a new startup, I’m seeking angel funding, and I think you’d be a great partner”), then the other person can make an informed decision about whether to connect. But networking — meeting with the goal of building a robust set of connections over time — is a different process with its own set of best practices. Here’s how to do it successfully.”

    tags: community_management

  • “Jean-Luc Abelin est Knowledge Manager Group chez Lafarge. Il explique comment le partage des connaissances participe à l’articulation des différents types d’innovation chez Lafarge.”

    tags: social_enterprise case_study

  • “Ludovic Guilcher, DRH Adjoint du groupe Orange, estime que la fonction RH doit être garante des perspectives  à long terme de l’entreprise, anticiper, et équilibrer l’économique et le social. Pour ça il est nécessaire d’innover. Or, il est toujours plus facile d’innover quand on n’est pas dans l’urgence du business, du client car on peut alors tester et apprendre. L’idée que plus un groupe grandit, moins l’innovation serait nécessaire est aujourd’hui complètement fausse.”

    tags: enterprise_social_networks case_study

  • “When a company wants to start its digital transformation the first natural reflex is to question the customer experience at each touchpoint To focus on what’s visible and perceptible. However, is this may pays the most ?

    Some times ago I decided to join the french railroad company’s loyalty program. I grab my iPhone, go the the site and see it’s possible to register from the mobile one (it may be obvious but isn’t every time).

    I reach the end of the process without any issue. It’s easy and seamless. I press the “validate” button, saying to myself “great, you’ll be able to use it for the tickets you need to book for tomorrow”. So I wait for the confirmation email. And then…”

    tags: Digital_transformation

  • “As Ed Brill shared last month, there is a secret to IBM’s social business transformation, and that secret is business outcomes.

    Proving the ROI of social channels is difficult. In that regard, enterprise social environments are no different than Twitter and Facebook. Decision makers want to know how these tools add value to the business—or is it just “holding hands and sharing files”?”

    tags: Digital_transformation IBM supply_chain

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  • “Nonostante i grandi cambiamenti del mercato siano guidati dai Big Data, due terzi delle organizzazioni (65%) riconoscono di essere a rischio di diventare poco competitivi se non adotteranno nuove soluzioni per le analisi dei dati. A rivelarlo un recente Rapporto realizzato da Capgemini e EMC Corporation che hanno intervistato oltre 1.000 tra executive e senior decision maker del Nord America, Sud America, Europa e Asia-Pacifico per comprendere il livello di esigenza e capacità di gestione delle aziende dei Big Data. Dal Rapporto è emerso come per il 64% delle imprese intervistate i Big Data stiano cambiando i tradizionali confini del business, consentendo a nuove realtà di entrare nei loro mercati. Più di un quarto (27%) ha evidenziato una nuova competition da parte di player di altri settori, mentre la maggioranza (53%) si aspetta di dover affrontare la concorrenza di start-up data-enabled. Questo suggerisce che la padronanza nella gestione e nell’analisi dei Big Data è ormai imprescindibile non solo per il successo, ma anche per la sopravvivenza aziendale.”

    tags: Big_Data

  • “No one would argue with the notion that social and digital technologies are having a significant – and sometimes dramatic – impact on societies and economies. And though most people may not yet refer to this as the Digital Age or Era, they would likely concede that we are indeed transitioning away from a world driven primarily by industrial and mechanical technology to one driven by digital.

    Organizations are not evolving quite as rapidly as technology. Most are still in the relatively early stages of transitioning from industrially-driven to digitally-driven strategies and operational models. In their journeys to become digital enterprises, they have generally made good progress with digitization, some progress in the area of digital engagement, and relatively little in terms of true digital transformation.”

    tags: Digital_transformation

  • “Some 57% of respondents say that social business sophistication is at least somewhat important in their choice of employer.”

    tags: social_business

  • “The term “intranet” has been around for a relatively long time in technology-speak. And while it seems that every time an upstart comes on the scene people question the relevancy of the intranet, I’ve got something to tell you:
    Intranets aren’t going anywhere. “

    tags: enterprise_social_networks

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My links of the week (weekly)


  • “Everybody’s talking Digital Transformation!  The term is very definitely being hyped by some, and is in danger of becoming as diluted in meaning as the “cloud” term as it becomes a catch all for almost anything associated with our new connected, social media oriented world using emergent technology. However, we believe it’s an important idea and so this post examines the term and tries to come up with a succinct but all encompassing definition of what it is – better than the many others currently available. Finally we point to the various resources available, mostly from consultancies that we compete with, but that’s the nature of the new, open mindset that is vital to succeeding and transforming in the 21st Century business landscape.”

    tags: Digital_transformation

  • “You may not yet be familiar with the term, but you are very likely already experiencing wirearchy to some degree. Jon Husband created the term over ten years ago and defined wirearchy as: “a dynamic two-way flow of power and authority, based on knowledge, trust, credibility and a focus on results, enabled by interconnected people and technology”.”

    tags: Smart_Work

  • “conducendo un’indagine su oltre 22.000 manager e professionisti provenienti da 100 Paesi, ha scoperto come le ore più produttive della giornata siano per molti al mattino presto. Una particolarità emersa dallo studio riguarda il fatto che, complice la crescente integrazione tra vita privata e attività professionale, circa due quinti di manager, professionisti e impiegati (45% a livello globale) raggiungono la massima produttività e riescono a gestire una considerevole parte del lavoro sì al mattino presto, ma spesso lontano dall’ufficio tradizionale, prima dell’assalto di email e telefonate che interrompono il flusso del lavoro e la concentrazione.”

    tags: Smart_Work

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  • “Technology is what drives the digital workplace and yet for many business executives, the IT department is being seen as less and less relevant.
     
    “On the whole, executives’ current perceptions of IT performance are decidedly negative,” a McKinsey survey published in February 2015 states. “Beyond providing basic services and managing infrastructure, just one-third or less of respondents say their IT functions are very or extremely effective at a wide range of tasks.” According to the survey, “The results also indicate fading confidence in IT’s ability to support key business activities, such as driving growth. In the 2012 survey on business and technology, 57 percent of executives said IT facilitated their companies’ ability to enter new markets. Now only 35 percent say IT facilitates market entry.””

    tags: Digital_workplace

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  • “The landscape is already overcrowded with lots of tools doing many things or one specific thing. We don’t need more tools but tools that are more efficient, more integrated, more consistent with each other. We need the tools we have to complete one another, articulate better to be better at helping us getting work done.”

    tags: collaboration

  • “This is the next step in the evolution of the social graph — let’s call it the emergence of the “commercial graph” — and it is happening now. Commercial graphs depict relationships between businesses, based on their actual interactions as they are captured digitally. And they support highly relevant information sharing, analogous to the TripAdvisor example above. Commercial graphs will help businesses manage their own partner relationships better, and also help third parties to those ecosystems understand them and spot ways to make targeted offers to those within them.”

    tags: enterprise_social_networks

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  • “Few subjects are as important, – or as challenging to predict, – as the future of jobs in our emerging digital economy. While the US unemployment rate continues to improve, – finishing 2014 at 5.6% or 8.7 million people, –  almost one third of the unemployed have been jobless for over 27 weeks.  The total number unemployed or underemployed, – what economists call the U6 unemployment rate, – stands at 11.2% or 17.4 million people.  And, the employment to population ratio remains at under 60%, the lowest such percentage since the 1970s.  “The economic challenge of the future will not be producing enough.  It will be providing enough good jobs,” wrote Harvard professor and former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers in a recent WSJ article. “

  • “When executives talk about social media in business, they typically talk about it in terms of specific platforms. They ask: does our company need to have a presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Snapchat? Should we adopt Yammer, Jive, Sharepoint, IBM Connects, or the upcoming Facebook at Work as an enterprise collaboration tool?

    The problem with thinking about social media in terms of specific platforms is that it often leaves companies chasing the latest and greatest features, which are often changing faster than any of us can keep up with. This approach leaves executives constantly playing catch-up to whatever features social media platforms choose to add or remove, rather than getting ahead of these to think strategically about how to implement them in their business context.”

    tags: enterprise_social_networks

    • moovel GmbH (former Daimler Mobility Services GmbH),

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  • “The Internet of Things (IoT) is a scenario in which objects, animals or people are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. IoT has evolved from the convergence of wireless technologies, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and the Internet.”

    tags: IoT

  • “Our workday world has changed dramatically with the advent of always on internet access and the explosion of mobile devices in the enterprise. Employees are no longer tethered to their desks in office buildings but are in the field working face to face with clients and customers. Microsoft’s vision for the future of work is made up of the Cloud OS (Office 365) and the mobile devices you use every day to get work done. The intersection between the two is the digital workplace.
    The Office 365 platform enables this Digital Workplace by giving employees access to corporate content and data on any device from any location.”

    tags: Digital_workplace

  • “Although data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that of the 30.2 million people working in the UK between January and March 2014, 4.2 million spent at least half of their working hours at home, many employees have no choice over when and where they work.
    “We must not forget that not everyone can work from a coffee shop,” cautions organisational design consultant David D’Souza. “When I’m sitting in Starbucks working on a project, someone is there serving my coffee with no choice over when or where they work.”

    For those that do have more flexibility, D’Souza advises trying out environments that aren’t usually linked to our traditional understanding of work or the workplace. “

    tags: Smart_Work

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