Lunch-Time Networking Causes Indigestion


If you are a good CIO who is aligned to the business, and connected to the customer, lunch time can be fun. Your customers' perceptions are your reality; any change takes a lot of effort and consistency. Another view is that some people will never be satisfied whatever you do; so don't get impacted by all these ramblings, manage them separately and keep going.  

Businesses on Social Media: Statistics & Trends [INFOGRAPHIC]


Social media is the top online activity in the U.S., with the average American spending 37 minutes per day using platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Three in five SMBs say that they've gained new customers by using social media, and 67 percent of Twitter users say they are more likely to buy from brands they follow on Twitter. Check this infographic for some more social media business statistics and trends. 

Good (no longer) is the Enemy of Great


Recently while explaining this adage to my son, to my horror I realized it might no longer be relevant! How did this age old maxim suddenly become irrelevant (at least in consumer products) in our generation? So does this mean an end to seminal products that redefine everything? Well my answer is almost; unless someone introduces new technology, reimagines a product or discovers a latent need. 

10 Trends Transforming Enterprise IT: Tech Crunch Blog


Read this very contemporary blog from Matt Murphy General Partner with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers which he's recently posted on Tech Crunch and has very subtly explained how the Enterprise IT is taking shape and should be looked at. He has analyzed the 10 key trends that are transforming the Enterprise IT and says enterprise IT is passing through a very revolutionary phase. 



Important Skills for the Data Scientist

Eric D. Brown, 
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Improving Customer Experience with Intelligence

Ashwani Mishra
Majority of the enterprises today have a CRM solution in place. The challenge now is how to intelligently process the data and extract what they are looking for... 

Are Your Business Units Acting as Technology Startups?

Ashwani Mishra
CIOs who dealt with numerous vendors are now being given a slip. A recent study finds that 50 percent of all technology sales people are actively selling direct... 

Emotional Intelligence Is Overrated

Ilya Pozin
I happen to find emotional intelligence fascinating; I teach the topic in the classroom and have published my own research on it. As much as I like it, though, ... 

The Four CIO Hats

Ramnath Iyer, 
Short CIO tenures are equally attributable to an organization's changing expectations from their CIO and in corollary the inadequate ability of the CIO to adapt... 

Outshine the CIO within You: Be the Outliers

Abbhijit Dasgupta, 
In India, CIOs are generally at the lower end of the spectrum when it comes to understanding technologies and herein the vendors/technology providers gain signi... 

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