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So, You Want to Create a Mobile App?

As more and more businesses are providing mobile applications to their customers, and costumers are using an increasing number of mobile devices, it becomes even more complicated for a companies to figure out which platforms they should develop their app for. There is no way for one app to work across multiple devices. Here’s how to narrow your options.

Patrick Emmons Mobile , Technology June 15 2011
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Polycom CEO Andrew Miller: Can You See Me Now?

When Polycom brought in Andrew Miller in May of 2010, he wasted no time in starting to reorganize things. In order to stay up to speed in the quickly-changing video and video conference field, Miller knew that a slow transition wasn’t going to cut it. He changed almost half of the company’s employees and united two of the company’s divisions. As a result, revenue grew by 26 percent in 2010 alone and the company’s stock has doubled over the last year.

Jennifer Pellet Business Software , CEO Interviews , Strategy , Technology June 14 2011
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A Low-Tech Case Study: How Mac-Gray Took Laundry Digital

Laundry (a task that everyone has to do) is not a high-tech industry or one where you would expect digital innovation. It has, however, been drastically improved with the advent of LaundryView. Here’s how Mac-Gray made washing your clothes cutting edge and less of a hassle.

Tim Bourgeois Strategy , Technology June 10 2011
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Tying Social Software to Business Metrics that Matter

Many companies are interested in implementing (or already have implemented) social software in an attempt to streamline processes and increase employee communication. Often times, however, the new software is not integrated across the company in a way that makes it useful and lasting.

John Hagel and John Seely Brown Business Software , Internet , Leadership & Strategy , Strategy , Technology June 10 2011

Why You Should Pay Attention to Digital Strategy & Corporate Innovation

Digital strategy implementation is no longer a choice, it is a necessity. And a compelling website is now the price-of-admission in most industries. Even in low-tech industries, exploring digital strategies and innovation can revolutionize a business.

Tim Bourgeois Leadership & Strategy , Leadership & Strategy , Strategy , Technology June 9 2011

Speeding Up Business Agility

Far too often, there is a disconnect between the business units of a company and its IT department. These leaders fail to realize that uniting their business and tech units can create a powerful tool for innovation that will drive their company to future successes.

Emmet B. Keeffe III Innovation , Leadership & Strategy , Technology June 2 2011

Transform Your Techie

The role of the chief information officer is evolving. No longer, says Fran Hawthorne, is the CIO the ‘nerd-in-chief.’ Possible responsibilities have grown across multiple areas of business, from customer service to marketing. Is your CIO changing with the times?

Fran Hawthorne Talent Management , Technology May 19 2011
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Examining the ROI of R&D

Today’s tough economy demands more intense scrutiny of investments in innovation. Innovation is no longer sufficient in itself, but rather there is a new desire for metrics with which to measure success. But can you really measure ROI based on corporate investment?

Dale Buss Operations , Technology May 18 2011

How Social Networking Will Change Air Transportation

Delta adopts social networking to enhance group travel, and the private jet charter industry uses social networking to create “group-then-go” charters. How will mobile communication change air travel?

Greg Cirillo Internet , Marketing & Sales , Technology May 3 2011
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Should CEOs Use Social Media?

With over 150 million Americans using social networks, it has become imperative for businesses to adopt these platforms as well. There are distinct leadership, learning, business benefits to jumping on the bandwagon. The debate is not about ‘when’ but ‘how.’

Mike Myatt Internet , Leadership & Strategy , Marketing & Sales , Technology , Technology May 2 2011

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