- How Be An Effective Corporate Ambassador by David Armano on Logic+Emotion
Quote: An individual who aligns themselves with a larger organization and has established a reputation, let’s say in a niche is no longer representing themselves, they represent themselves, and the organization they work for. In other words, they become ambassadors for both.
- IT in the Age of the Empowered Employee by Ted Schadler on Harvard Business Review
Quote: Are you building a new contract to empower employees to solve the problems of empowered customers? Are you running into barriers? Finding successes? In either case, I’d love to hear about it.
- Study Refutes Nick Carr, Shows Data & IT Do Matter by Eric Lai on ZDNet
Quote: Lots of people have debated Nicholas Carr’s argument that IT Doesn’t Matter Anymore in the last 7 years, but few have offered new empirical evidence one way or the other. Now there is some – and it refutes Carr.
- Trust Me, I’m from HR/ IT/ Legal/ Finance ! by Charles H. Green on Trust Matters
Quote: When we hear the phrase “Trusted Advisor,” most of us think of external experts: consultants, actuaries, accountants, lawyers, the professions. But there is another group for whom that term is at least as relevant—maybe even more so. That group is made up of internal staff functions: and mainly the “Staff Big Four:” HR, IT, Legal and Finance.
- The first step is to start – by Jason Z on 37signals
Quote: Many people ask me, “How can I get started in web design?” or, “What skills do I need to start making web applications?” While it would be easy to recommend stacks of books, and dozens of articles with 55 tips for being 115% better than the next guy, the truth is that you don’t need learn anything new in order to begin. The most important thing is simply to start.
- Power shift! What happens when consumers drive technology markets by Mark McDonald on The Gartner Blog Network
Quote: The consumerization of IT is something that Gartner has written about extensively as a phenomenon where the technology people have in their homes is superior to the technology people use at their workplace. While that presents challenges to CIOs and IT executives, there is a deeper and more profound change going on. The consumer market is starting to matter more to technology providers than business marketplace and demands.