Embrace Modular Technology and Agile Process to Deliver Business Impact

Why Read This Green Paper · Is your enterprise technology built in a modular way? Can you modify or replace a component without affecting other parts of the technology architecture? Is your technology platform built with plug and play elements to allow for rapid change and adapta ...

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2019 Tech Trends | The Evidence is in the Execution

Organizations that focus on the collective execution of value and evidence of solutions that drive business outcomes will finally make good on their annual corporate planning promises. Below are three 2019 tech trends that will enable successful enterprises. · Differentiation lie ...

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"Social Media is a CTE Necessity" - A paper for CTE Directors, Principals & Superintendents

Download our new paper for CTE Directors, Principals & Superintendents: "Social Media is a CTE Necessity" · Social media education in school districts achieves three core outcomes, namely: · 1. Improved student college and career readiness, · 2. Enhanced student soft skills and e ...

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THIRTEEN KEY INSIGHTS FROM UX STRAT CONFERENCE

Last week our team attended the UX STRAT Conference in Providence, RI. The two-day event consisted of speakers, workshops and networking with some of the biggest players in user experience, customer experience and service design. In attendance were companies from a range of indus ...

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Cantina's Social Business Journey

As an organization that continues to grow and evolve, Cantina embraces the fact that social media is mainstream and integral to the success of the business – Cantina has experienced its Social Moment. · The Social Moment: The moment when an organization realizes that social · med ...

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The Socially Savvy Career & Technical Education Director

Putting people and human interaction at the center of day-to-day activities is more important than ever before. Relationship building, online communication, collaboration and cultivating influence · are fast becoming core and required skill sets to succeed in today's connected ec ...

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Content Marketing is Mandatory

Content marketing must be the centerpiece of an organization's efforts to reach its target audience in a trusted and authentic throughout the customer lifecycle. Original content creation is no longer a nice to have. Gone are the days of cold calling, paid content and sponsorship ...

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What is beBee? Will it become a viable LinkedIn competitor?

beBee is an affinity networking · platform · focused on merging business and social networking. Popular sentiment indicates that it is "LinkedIn with Facebook" or "LinkedIn and Google+ communities." · beBee allows users worldwide who share the same professional or personal intere ...

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What is Service Design?

Service design is a human-centered approach that · starts with · an obsession about · customer · experience · and the ability to deliver · quality as a key value of success. · For many · organizations, service design focuses on evolving · product-focused businesses into service-o ...

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What is Design Thinking?

Design thinking is no longer simply a product development approach. · Definitions · “Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer's toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for busi ...

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Do You Understand the Internet of Things?

By 2008, there were · more "things" connected to the Internet than people. By 2020, the amount of Internet-connected things will reach 50 billion, with $19 trillion in profits and cost savings coming from IoT over the next decade. · With all the buzz and buzz words like · IoT, em ...

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The Social Moment: Embrace It

The · Social Moment: The moment when an organization realizes that social business is mainstream and integral to its future success. · The Employee Social Moment: The moment when an employee realizes that social business is mainstream and integral to his or her · future professio ...

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Individual Brand Building [Tips/Stats/Insights]

Participation in social media is no longer optional if you plan to remain relevant - now is the time · to onboard your individual brand on social media. · Focusing on creating a brand presence, optimizing your profiles, growing and deepening your network and converting interactio ...

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How to Justify the Social Business Investment

Many organizations · are in need of a simple, practical ROI framework for social business. Firms that · have had their social moment still need to justify the social business investment in a tangible, metrics-driven way. · ROI = (return – investment) / investment · The Social Mo ...

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Creating Original, Relevant Content

Creating original content · is imperative to building audience, growing reputation and earning an authoritative voice in your marketplace. · To be effective, it is essential that · you focus on creating · content that is informative, educational, adds value, and · speaks to the s ...

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5 Simple Steps to a Successful LinkedIn Business Strategy

A · simple rule of thumb for business is to provide more value · in the equation than you are asking for in return. In the social context of LinkedIn, this translates to helping to solve problems, providing relevant guidance and insights and giving without the goal of reciprocity ...

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