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Weekend Reads: The Psychology of Leadership + Becoming a Customer-Centric Business

Weekend Reads: The Psychology of Leadership + Becoming Customer-CentricWhether you are enjoying a crisp Saturday morning in the park or still wrapped up in your blankets, what better way to kick off your weekend then taking some time to enjoy our featured articles from this week? Our social business space heated up as we discussed nature versus nurture and whether or not great leaders are made or born that way. We also took a look at the myths preventing businesses from being customer centric, and we took a look at breaking through the content management cloud cover. Sit back, relax and enjoy our weekend reads!

This Week: Twitter's IPO...1999, Again? + How Humans Trump Big Data

Twitter's IPO is a Flashback
Twitter's IPO this week achieved a valuation among the most successful companies on earth before it has returned any capital at all -- something that hasn't happened since 1999

Humans Trump Big Data
Improving analytics skills is all good, but there's a very real danger here as well -- one that increases with big data, for big data is fueling this obsession with numbers.

Modern Intranets Come Full Circle
We're now seeing an organizational social hub where employees can collaborate like never before --and things are just getting started.

RTC to Kill Skype?
Web Real-Time Communication (RTC), when it's finalized and starts to be deployed over the next year, will affect nearly all of the technology giants, including Apple, Cisco, Google and Microsoft -- and the headline feature must have Skype worried

Big Data Getting Smarter
The latest partnership between SAS and SAP leverages the SAP very fast in-memory HANA platform and the analytics capabilities of SAS software. The goal is to broaden SAS' capabilities around big data analysis.

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C-Suite Affects Financial Returns on Analytics, Big Data

New research from IBM shows a lack of support from the C-suite is the biggest obstacle to the development of business analytics and big data management. This is compounded by skepticism about the value of the data and the shortage of big data and analytics talent.

Facebook Open Sources Presto: Jump In to Check It Out But Don't Jump to Conclusions

For anyone who doesn’t yet know, Facebook open sourced “Presto” yesterday. What's Presto? It’s a distributed SQL engine for big data reported to run magnitudes faster than most of today’s widely used technologies that were built to handle such workloads. They include the likes of Apache Open Source HiveCloudera’s Open Source ImpalaStinger (supported by Hortonworks) and Pivotal’s Hawq, among many others.

What Consumerization of IT Means for SharePoint Online, SkyDrive Pro

mobile enterprise,What the Consumerization of IT Means for SharePoint Online, SkyDrive ProBYOD has taken over the enterprise, whether the enterprise likes it or not. But it’s not just BYOD. Employees are turning to consumer versions of file sharing cloud solutions like DropBox, Google Drive, SkyDrive (not to be confused with SkyDrive Pro) and others to access their documents no matter where they are. IT needs to resolve this problem, and it won’t be done by banning the use of these devices and apps. There’s a smarter way.

Microsoft Counters Google with Real Time Co-Authoring in Web Apps

The battle for the hearts and pockets of productivity suite users has just intensified with the introduction of real time collaborative document editing for Office Web Apps. 

Office Web Apps are Microsoft’s browser-based, simplified versions of Office apps, consisting  of online versions of Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Those products have not really gained the traction Microsoft was hoping for mainly because all the functionality they offered were already available in Google Docs.

Accenture Reports Good News for Risk Management but Misses a Key Point

Accenture’s 2013 Global Risk Management Study starts with a great subtitle: “Risk management for an era of greater uncertainty.” I love this play on words: we live in uncertain times, and risk management is all about addressing the uncertainty between us and our objectives (as the esteemed Felix Kloman says, risk management helps us “pierce the fog of uncertainty”). 

OpenText World 2013: Project Red Oxygen Unveiling, Innovation Track Debuts #OTEW2013

information management, Project Red Oxygen Unveiling, Innovation Track Debut at OpenText World 2013 #OTEW2013Earlier this year, organizers of the OpenText Enterprise World 2013 Enterprise Information Management Conference told us it's all about hosting a conversation -- what does enterprise information mean today, and what is its future? 

This month when IT and business leaders convene at the Orlando, FL, conference, OpenText hopes a big part of that conversation will be about Project Red Oxygen.

Breaking Through the Content Management Cloud Cover

While there’s no question that cloud computing is here to stay, the numbers suggest that the need to manage content in the cloud has a variety of business drivers. The challenge facing organizations is that these various drivers are not necessarily consistent or aligned with each other. 

Microsoft Trims Its List, Checks It Twice

Microsoft is gearing up for the holiday season by wishing for a new CEO. The company has trimmed its CEO choices down to five, according to a report last night from Reuters. Many observers still consider former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop to be the favorite.

Nuxeo Upgrades REST APIs, Content Sync, Workflows in v5.8

Just as it said it would do at Nuxeo World in Paris last month, Nuxeo has announced the release of version 5.8, the first long-term support version on the new release cycle it announced earlier this year. While there are many new features here, improvements in workflow, content synchronization and REST APIs are what make this release stand out.

Q4 Planning: Top Customer Experience, Social Business Conferences & Events (06-Nov-13)

Our industry event planner gives you the heads-up on what key industry events are coming around the corner. If we've missed something, don't hesitate to add your event to the list. (You can also view the full calendar here.)

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WebRTC, Video Codecs and Why You Should Care

Right now, a bunch of nerds on the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) in Vancouver are making big decisions about the next big wave in web communications standards. And these decisions will have a big impact on some of the largest technology companies, for many years to come.

Metalogix Updates SharePoint Strategy, UI for Axceler Tools

Metalogix Updates SharePoint Strategy, UI for Axceler ToolsMetalogix, a provider of content infrastructure software, updated the interface for its ControlPoint SharePoint administration tool from its Axcelor acquisition. It's also giving us a clearer view of its overall strategy on the shifting SharePoint landscape.

EMC's Syncplicity File Sync and Share Is Built for the Enterprise

Up until now, most enterprise File Sync and Share vendors have provided a service that looks -- and works -- much like Dropbox for Companies. Sure, the players in the space have added all sorts of security, controls, mobile capabilities, corporate branding, as well as integration with other enterprise applications to their offerings, but they’ve missed two important marks -- they weren’t built from the ground up for the way work gets done or with the deep, difficult to penetrate protections that companies need.

Syncplicity, with its latest release, becomes the exception.

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