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Customer Experience. Management. Informatique. Management, Leadership & Communications. When company IT is consumerized. The near ubiquity of smartphones and the growing use of tablet devices are changing the corporate IT landscape, as employees increasingly use their own mobile devices for workplace tasks.

When company IT is consumerized

Many companies, of course, have supported and even encouraged employees to work remotely and have issued corporate smartphones and enabled intranet access from home computers. But tech-savvy workers are pushing the boundaries. A McKinsey survey of 3,000 employees who use their own devices for work shows they deploy them not just for business calls and e-mail but also to access employer IT applications and corporate intranets and for other work-related tasks (exhibit). Exhibit Many employees use their personal tablet devices for a variety of business-related tasks. Enlarge About the authors Lisa Ellis is a principal in McKinsey’s Stamford office, where Jeffrey Saret is a consultant; Peter Weed is an associate principal in the Boston office. Organizing for an emerging world. As global organizations expand, they get more complicated and difficult to manage.

Organizing for an emerging world

For evidence, look no further than the interviews and surveys we recently conducted with 300 executives at 17 major global companies. McKinsey Study: Big Data & Analytics, Talent, and the “Brand” May 20, 2011 at 12:26 pm Mary Ludloff By Mary Ludloff This has been a very busy month for PatternBuilders!

McKinsey Study: Big Data & Analytics, Talent, and the “Brand”

Our engineering team is busily testing our Social Media Analytics (SMA) solution, we are looking for companies (or folks) that have a strong social media presence (translation: lots of data feeds and lots of data to work with) that would like to beta it, speaking at pii2011 and MongoSF, and in our copious amounts of spare time, Terence and I are working on our Ebook on Privacy and Big Data (yep, still plugging!). For a sneak peek at SMA, visit our beta page and if you’re interested, sign up for the beta. Now, on to McKinsey’s study. Anyway you look at it, that’s quite a lot of “potential!”

What do all these potential gains mean? Big data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity. The amount of data in our world has been exploding, and analyzing large data sets—so-called big data—will become a key basis of competition, underpinning new waves of productivity growth, innovation, and consumer surplus, according to research by MGI and McKinsey's Business Technology Office.

Big data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity

Leaders in every sector will have to grapple with the implications of big data, not just a few data-oriented managers. The increasing volume and detail of information captured by enterprises, the rise of multimedia, social media, and the Internet of Things will fuel exponential growth in data for the foreseeable future. MGI studied big data in five domains—healthcare in the United States, the public sector in Europe, retail in the United States, and manufacturing and personal-location data globally. Big data can generate value in each. For example, a retailer using big data to the full could increase its operating margin by more than 60 percent. 1. 2. The Art Of Storytelling » Home. Mind Mapping Software - Create online Mind Maps. The digital note-taking app for your devices.

Top 10 reasons why Darth Vader was an amazing project manager. Darth Vader (Wikipedia photo) The Sith Lord Darth Vader, of Star Wars fame, often gets a bad rap, particularly in what we all think of as his ‘dark years.’

Top 10 reasons why Darth Vader was an amazing project manager

From a certain perspective his mass murder, brutal oppression, and frequent deception to serve his own ends makes him seem like a pretty bad guy. But if you look past all that to his action, you will find a very capable and effective project manager. In the name of finding silver linings in dark clouds, I’d like to present the top 10 reasons why Darth Vader was an amazing project manager. Number 9: Vader made decisions based on objective data, not whims.

Death Star II (Via Wookiepedia) L'entreprise du futur - 2 - L'avènement de l’ultra client. Cet article est le deuxième d’une série dont la publication s’étalera sur plusieurs mois.

L'entreprise du futur - 2 - L'avènement de l’ultra client

Le Cluetrain Manifesto de 1999 s’ouvre sur ces phrases prophétiques : « Les marchés en réseau commencent à s’organiser plus vite que les entreprises qui les ont traditionnellement ciblés. Grâce au web, ces marchés deviennent mieux informés, plus intelligents et plus demandeurs en qualités, qui font défaut à la plupart des entreprises. » Et les auteurs du manifeste embraient avec cette formule devenue fameuse : « Les marchés sont des conversations ». La dynamique de l’échange, ou les marchés comme conversation L’intuition de 1999 est devenue la clé de bien des stratégies commerciales, notamment depuis que les réseaux sociaux ont donné aux clients une possibilité inédite de s’exprimer.

D’ici quinze ou vingt ans elle pourrait tout simplement être la base de toute relation commerciale bien comprise. Deux tendances se dessinent. Le prosommateur deviendra un ambassadeur de la marque. Garder la main ? How Old-School Management Kills Work Culture. Chad PerryCrunch Network Contributor Chad Perry is a veteran sales leader and current VP of sales for Motivosity, a cloud-based rewards and recognition platform that helps companies increase employee engagement, retention and productivity.

How Old-School Management Kills Work Culture

How to join the network Early in my career, I had an encounter with a senior leader that left such a vivid impression on me that I can still remember it like it was yesterday. It was our first meeting as manager-employee. 7 'digital nomads' explain how they live, work and travel. Feel miserable working in a cubicle or living in a boring town?

7 'digital nomads' explain how they live, work and travel

The Internet has revolutionized the term ‘work’ today, bringing new opportunities and employment that didn’t exist until recently. For many, the Internet is an opportunity to combine work and traveling the world. The term ‘digital nomad’ is frequently overused and often simply means hacking around in cheap accommodation with a small level of income to keep you going.

But, there are some folks out there who have shown that you can combine a career with the freedom to travel on your own schedule. Management : 6 leçons des philosophes. Entreprise : organisation apprenante ?