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Our Digital Future: What's Really Behind REI's #OptOutside

by Jack Santos  |  October 27, 2015

REI took a bold move yesterday. They announced they are closing their stores on Black Friday - the biggest shopping day of the year - to let their employees play...

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Inside the Digital Business: paved roads, good intentions, IoT, and Analytics

by Jack Santos  |  August 26, 2015

As the Digital Business takes off, we often focus on external business opportunities - new revenue, new products, and new markets.  But what about internal organizational efficiency?  An article about using...

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Work for Free!

by Jack Santos  |  March 6, 2014

This month's Strategy and Business had this article: Would Your Employees Work for Free?  Leaders who manage volunteer work forces have much to teach leaders who manage employees. I suppose they are suggesting...

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US Government Shutdown Lessons for IT and Businesses

by Jack Santos  |  October 11, 2013

Just read an interesting analysis by George Friedman over at Stratfor: The Roots of the Government Shutdown.  He ascribes the shutdown as an unintended consequence of the change of the US political...

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Management 101

by Jack Santos  |  September 13, 2013

Let me one-up HIPAA and share with you a medical condition I am dealing with: Bell’s palsy.  It came on suddenly, and (I expect and hope) will be gone within a...

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The Snowden Snowjob: Supergluing USB ports

by Jack Santos  |  July 2, 2013

While the drama about Edward Snowden continues, it’s interesting to see the effects.  Clearly, this is an inflection point in the perception of security, especially insider risks.   Every CEO’s worst...

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The zero-startup phenom: tablets and virtual desktops

by Jack Santos  |  April 9, 2013

There is another way to talk about the sudden world domination scenario of tablets and iPads, and that is in the context of end-user revolution. Sure – we can argue...

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A role for IT in a mobile world?

by Jack Santos  |  April 8, 2013

This is an interesting analysis of the potential impact of Facebook Home: http://www.zdnet.com/why-facebook-home-will-blow-android-into-smithereens-7000013549/ I think the subplot is whether consumers will value order and harmony over chaos and choice. IT...

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Sandy and the Nexus

by Jack Santos  |  November 1, 2012

Made it home from our US Orlando Symposium conference last week – expecting a quick turnaround to the Symposium conference in Brazil.  My plans were interrupted by Sandy.  Some of...

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