The Emperor has no clothes – but it’s OK, he’s working from home

Working In-person is more productive than working remotely. Can anyone deny this? Marissa Mayer's decree against working from home for Yahoo employees was a courageous step. But admitting that the best work gets done face-to-face begs the question for...


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Corporate communicators: exchange your shotguns for rifles

Interesting data from the Wall Street Journal: it costs more than ten times as much for advertisers to reach consumers via television than on mobile devices.  Mass advertising is going the way of the dinosaur. Mass-posting of content on an employee...


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Big, fat, dumb pipes

The CEO of Singapore Telecom uses this phrase to describe the telco market's traditional fixed line business, in contrast to SingTel's move towards wireless. In content distribution, the "big, fat, dumb pipe" is the traditional Internet. Whether it's...


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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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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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Extended enterprises use video to stay connected

The Wall Street Journal's story on the officeless office points to a larger trend that goes beyond the issue of cubicle timesharing: employees are spending less time together as companies are less and less defined by a physical location. The "extended...


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