Tag: laurence hart (page 5)

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    Information Management: Some Assembly Required

    Information management trends have been swinging back and forth for years.  Currently, we see trends pushing the industry to specialized cloud solutions that focus on solving specific problems. A broader look shows organizations stringing together many applications in order to create a complete business solution.

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    Don't Fear Skynet at Work

    Sometimes the world feels like a completely random place.  Other times events converge in such a way that you decide maybe some vast conspiracy is at work.  The latest confluence of events started when I finally got around to watching last summer’s Terminator Genisys movie.

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    Look at the Data, Not the Numbers

    A business recently showed me its numbers to prove how fast it was growing. Like any business, its aim was to demonstrate its health and vigor.  While the numbers looked impressive, they didn’t tell me the whole story. Having more customers is great.

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    Familiarity Breeds Collaboration

    We’ve all done it. You're sitting there, chatting online with someone, and you fire off a quick sarcastic joke complete with a smiley face. It’s a joke that's worked a thousand times.  And yet this time it upsets the other person.

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    The Internet of Terrible Things

    What's not to like about the Internet of Things (IOT)?  People can check-in on their cars and homes from afar. Companies can track the behavior of customers to design better products, giving consumers what they actually need. Hackers can get all of your data in order to steal your identity.

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  • 2015 Contributors of the Year: Laurence Hart

    Writer, consultant, baker of pies — contributor Laurence Hart wears many hats.

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    Don't Waste Money on Pointless Integrations

    Does this conversation sound familiar: “We need to integrate our Enterprise Everything Management system with our Latest Flavor System.” “That sounds interesting. How would you like them to integrate?” “You know. Together.” When I hear this, my head figuratively hits the table.

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    Go Digital or Go Home

    Everywhere you turn you hear about digital transformation and the importance of going digital. People are out there selling digital transformation services and software. What they are not selling is a way for everyone in your organization, including yourself, to understand what going digital actually means.

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    Are You Measuring for Customer Success?

    Everyone has customers.  Whether you execute large contracts for the government, sell the latest widget or run an industry association, customers pay your bills. But the constant pressure to increase revenue and market share makes it challenging to keep the customer in focus.

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    No One Should Ever Do a Scanning Project

    Everyone working in the tech industry eventually gets hit with a wave of frustration — it's inevitable. After a few years, every project starts to look the same. An industry colleague lamented the other day that he was tired of doing scanning project after scanning project and needed a change.

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    Protect Information As If It Was Your Own

    When I was in my 20s, technology was simple. All I had to do was make things work.

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    Think Globally, But Act Locally with Information Management

    How is globalization changing the world of information management? Ask me again in a few years. Most organizations don't even know how to manage information at a local scale, finding managing information in organizations of only a few hundred people a challenge.

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    Without Information Governance, Your Tech Doesn't Matter

    The past six months I have talked to a wide variety of organizations, helping them assess their content management efforts, and in the process gaining a better understanding of how the average organization addresses its content challenges.

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  • Youre Crazy to Move to Office 365 Without Thinking

    You're Crazy to Move to Office 365 - Without Thinking

    Joe Shepley has called Office 365 a disaster waiting to happen. His logic is that Microsoft and its partners are encouraging firms to migrate their networks to Office 365 without organizing, classifying, purging or adding any information governance.

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