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Book Review October: Making It Happen: RBS and the men who blew up the British Economy

by Andrew White  |  October 31st, 2014

Making It Happen: RBS and the men who blew up the British Economy, Iain Martin, Simon and Schuster  UK, 2013.  After reading about  numerous US organization's that played a role in the financial crisis that preceded our economic crisis (Bear Stearns, Lehman, Washington Mutual, Amaranth, Merrill Lynch etc.), I really...

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Strata Spark Tsunami – Hadoop World, Part One

by Merv Adrian  |  October 31st, 2014

New York’s Javits Center is a cavernous triumph of form over function. Giant empty spaces were everywhere at this year’s empty-though-sold-out Strata/Hadoop World, but the strangely-numbered, hard to find, typically inadequately-sized rooms were packed. Some redesign will be needed next year, because the event was huge in impact and demand will...

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One Social Metric That Actually Means Something

by Martin Kihn  |  October 29th, 2014

Welcome back, marketers! When last we spoke, we were calumniating against the trope that social noise levels correlate with impact. Many of you were, um, kind enough to let me know what you thought of this thesis, but I stand by it, like an old and trusty algorithm. Some of...

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Are you optimizing or just rationalizing assortments?

by Robert Hetu  |  October 30th, 2014

Shifting consumer trends, driven by digital technology adoption, are creating new business models that are negatively impacting sales results and customer retention for multichannel retailers. This complex multichannel retail environment has challenged the traditional methods of managing assortment growth across stores and digital channels. Reaching beyond the long-standing financial planning...

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HP Plans to Disrupt the 3D Printer Market in 2016 with a New Technology

by Pete Basiliere  |  October 28th, 2014

HP's risky plan takes two years for its first 3D printer to enter the market. HP introduced its new Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology and its Sprout "blended reality" devices at a launch event in NYC earlier today. Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology is derived from a combination of...

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A New Take on the SFA Time-to-Value Curve

by Tad Travis  |  October 29th, 2014

The Road to Enduring SFA Adoption Success Part 4 For years, I've told clients that achieving strong SFA value necessarily comes in four stages.    From recent talks with clients about their SFA adoption and SFA strategic plans,  I think it's time to change the model.   Below is my traditional model for achieving SFA success.  It shows...

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Organizations Must Leverage Enterprise Architecture as a Strategic Resource to Advance their Internet of Things Strategies

by Mike Walker  |  October 29th, 2014

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Tesco’s Fall from Grace and the Big Data Blind Spot

by Jake Sorofman  |  October 29th, 2014

Last year, my colleague Andrew Frank and I introduced the Intelligent Brand Framework as something of a reaction to the overstated promise of big data. Our premise was that data-driven intelligence, while crucial, was far from everything—and marketers that confused it as some sort of silver bullet were bound to...

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On MSSP Personnel

by Anton Chuvakin  |  October 28th, 2014

Unlike with an on-premise SIEM or even still-mostly-mythical SaaS/cloud SIEM, with an MSSP contract you are paying for people and not just for the tools. This obvious fact – that “S” in MSSP stands for “services” and service implies people – somehow escapes some organizations. Let’s explore this a bit...

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Trust Erosion through Bad Messaging

by Hank Barnes  |  October 28th, 2014

By this point, it is fairly well known that trust in the organizations we do business with is not high.  The Edelman Trust Barometer tracks this on an annual basis.  Because of this lack of trust, technology buyers rely very heavily on the advice of independent third parties (influencers, analysts,...

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How Do You Know When Your Security and Risk Program Is Failing?

by John A. Wheeler  |  October 28th, 2014

This week, I'm at our Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Sao Paulo, Brazil and will be hosting a roundtable session to discuss ways to transform a failing security & risk program. While many security & risk professionals are keenly focused on evaluating potential security threats and plugging holes in their networks, fewer...

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