Links for Sept 8 2013

Anticipate the Corporate Culture of “No!” – Sales Aerobics for Engineers ® Blog Quote: Do you work in a Culture of No? Some of you will be defeated by the situation, shoulders slumped, as you return to your cubicle. The design budget wasn’t approved, again. The sale didn’t close, again. Whatever the situation, the corporate […]

Links for August 18 2013

Unicorn, Shmunicorn: Be a Pegasus | UX Magazine Quote: But who better to take on the product challenges of the future than cream-of-the-crop UX professionals? No one is closer to the intersection of people’s goals and a company’s products than the designers sweating over every detail of the user experience, day in and day out. […]

Links for August 4 2013

CIOs need to learn to become enablers rather than gatekeepers — Tech News and Analysis Quote: CIO bashing has become popular sport, but in reality companies are now finding an edge by focusing less on cost-cutting and more on how IT can help enable better functionality and innovation. Jim’s Notebook: Measuring What Matters Quote: Ultimately, […]

Links for July 28 2013

How Innovations Spread Quote: We believe that we can just tell people the facts and ideas will spread. That’s not really how it works. Neil deGrasse Tyson explains that persuading others is about more than just putting the facts out there and letting the chips fall as they may. Nobel-winning economist: end software patents and […]

Big Data, Small Data – or YOUR Data?

I just finished reading Big Data and Marketing: A Confused Relationship? over on Marketing Pilgrim. There’s some good stuff in the post – but what really caught my attention was a paragraph toward the end of the article. The paragraph is: Focus more on the data you have today versus getting caught up in trying […]

Links for June 16 2013

The Smarter Data Manifesto – Quote: You need to look beyond the ways data used to be collected to how technology can help you use your data far more effectively, because you have important goals. You have customers you want to satisfy. You want to know how to structure a good experience so it becomes […]

Context – the driver to actionable use of Big Data

In a previous article titled Context and Data, I wrote about the need to understand the ‘context’ surrounding data. Without context, data is data. You really can’t do much useful with data. Sure, you can analyze it…but in order to get any decent analysis results, you’ve got to know what the contextual wrapping of that […]

Links for April 28 2013

A Dangerous Bias: action over thinking – UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley Quote: So, perhaps if our agile and iterative processes do not seem to be leading us on a path to success, maybe we just dove into the deep end without spending quite enough effort to understand how our stakeholders will be defining success […]

Links for April 21 2013

The Three Elements of Successful Data Visualizations – Jim Stikeleather – Harvard Business Review Quote: Storytelling helps the viewer gain insight from the data. Information visualization is a process that transforms data and knowledge into a form that relies on the human visual system to perceive its embedded information. The goal is to enable the […]

BYOD – reducing costs and complexity for IT

I’ve written about the topic “Bring your own Device” (BYOD) in the past but I never really touched on the issue of what BYOD does for IT complexity. Does having a BYOD policy that allows your employees to bring their own devices increase the workload and complexity for the IT staff? My gut reaction to […]