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A Magic Quadrant Parabasis

by Michael Maoz  |  May 4, 2016

The Magic Quadrant for the CRM Customer Engagement Center published this morning ( http://www.gartner.com/document/3306017 - for clients), and though I risk running afoul of the rules in Robert Hartwell Fiske's Dictionary of...

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The Intersection of "Tics" - Politics and Analytics

by Jack Santos  |  April 27, 2016

Interesting comments by former Senate Majority leader George Mitchell (who I will be at a dinner event with Friday night). Towards the end he states that the current U.S. political polarization is due...

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The Secret to Digital Success? Break the Law, but Don't Get Caught...

by Jack Santos  |  April 18, 2016

We've had some discussions about the future of organizations in a digital world, and then reflected on key success points: Uber, Google/YouTube, others.  One of the lessons learned, as voiced...

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Isn’t it about time that the CIO set out on a customer journey?

by Michael Maoz  |  April 6, 2016

CIOs are often described as business leaders. That is true in the same way a parent might say they are the father of their country. Yes, they are a father,...

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Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda: GE and Apple

by Jack Santos  |  April 5, 2016

I love it when an alternative universe story gets published - like in a recent NY Post article about how GE considered buying Apple .  Not surprising.  The story flashed me...

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Finally, True Born-on-the-Cloud Application Platforms

by Yefim Natis  |  March 13, 2016

Current cloud application platforms for enterprise software are like "radio on TV". Like early TV programs that showed a (radio) announcer reading news off a page, the current aPaaS take...

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Ting the butcher, P’ien the carpenter, and you, the CIO.

by Michael Maoz  |  March 11, 2016

Just after two weeks visiting over 32 Gartner clients across Asia, one can be forgiven for coming back to this outpost in the West and carrying with me the Daoist...

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Who is teaching the CIO about empathy in process design?

by Michael Maoz  |  March 8, 2016

In a few hours from now I will publish new research on empathy in the design of customer processes. The piece explores empathy for the employee and empathy for the...

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Complex CRM Cloud deployments Have that familiar feeling of complexity

by Michael Maoz  |  January 25, 2016

This morning I was going over a fairly complex Business-to-Consumer customer support implementation of one of the many Cloud CRM providers. About five minutes into the review a catchy tune...

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Rethinking the Way of "Information Technology"

by Jack Santos  |  January 19, 2016

News from the Walmart front.  In this Walmart vs. Target vs. Amazon world, it's clear that Walmart has gotten the memo, err, email.  Digital Business is in, bigtime.  Information Technology...

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