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The Ultimate Source of Differentiation: Rare Data

by Andrew White  |  October 14, 2019

A debate resurfaced in our team recently as we were discussing plans for research topics next year. I am not actually sure why we do such things; the ‘year’ is...

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Cultural Pitfalls that Western Executives should avoid with Chinese Stakeholders (2/3)

by Daniel Sanchezreina  |  October 14, 2019

This is the second one of a series of 3 posts about the cultural pitfalls between Western Executives and their Chinese stakeholders. For the purpose of this post, “Western” loosely...

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Recent Tool Announcements Underscore Google’s Hold on Ad Tech Ecosystem

by Eric Schmitt  |  October 11, 2019

When it comes to important software tools in the advertising ecosystem, most conversations start with Google/YouTube. Google collects somewhere on the order of half of all global online ad revenue,...

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The Importance of Citizen Development and Citizen IT

by Jason Wong  |  October 10, 2019

Business-led IT differs from shadow IT in two vitally important ways. Business-led IT is open and transparent from start to finish, whereas shadow IT is hidden and under the radar...

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Thinking about digital, time, priorities and what people do all day

by Mark Mcdonald  |  October 10, 2019

We are all busy, some of us are truly busy others feel or like to think of themselves as busy.  I got to thinking about that after working people who...

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Are Fields Sales Feeling a Squeeze?

by Dave Egloff  |  October 9, 2019

Whether it be a matter of sales strategy or perhaps sales force design, many sales leaders are exploring future investments in key account programs or inside sales functions. Some are...

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"A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse!" by Tim Faith

by Debbie Wilson  |  October 8, 2019

Cried King Richard III, in the battlefield of Bosworth.  At least, according to William Shakespeare.   Was it the fact that there were no more horses on the battlefield?  Apparently not,...

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Infrastructure MSPs That Only Offer Operational Management of Internal Enterprise IT Environments Will Fail to Grow

by Rene Buest  |  October 8, 2019

For years, speed and agility were the two imperatives for organizations while executing their digital strategies. To reduce costs, many outsourced their internal enterprise IT to infrastructure managed service providers...

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Hurrah for Hoshin

by Mark Mcdonald  |  October 8, 2019

Today’s Wall Street Journal article on Larry Culp and his plans to fix GE included this “Now Mr. Culp has begun rolling out Hoshin Kanri, a Japanese strategic planning process...

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