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The Challenge of Managing BYOD Expenses

Rick Delgado
Companies need to know that as attractive as BYOD can be, that doesn’t mean they should ignore the costs that can come with it. Few policies are without some drawbacks, so a realistic approach to BYOD can foster the benefits while appropriately examining the costs. With the right plan in place, the transition to BYOD can be a smooth and productive process, paying dividends for many years to come.
The Challenge of Managing BYOD Expenses

Where Does Social Fit in a Modern Organization?

Jordanmcon
Too often, social media is put in a silo. When social was just emerging, that made sense. But as social has evolved and matured for consumers, it's time to question for social fits in a modern organization. Here's why social needs to be integrated in all of an organization's efforts--marketing, ecommerce, product development, and more.
Where Does Social Fit in a Modern Organization?

Keeping Up with the Furious Pace of Social Media Change

markwschaefer
Let’s be honest. Keeping up with marketing developments — especially the intense rate of social media change — can be a terrifying prospect, and this is an issue on a lot of people’s minds. If you are a business professional, however, you really have no choice but to run in this race. Here are seven ideas to help you stay calm and carry on.
Keeping Up with the Furious Pace of Social Media Change

Social and Mobile Set to Inspire Workplace Transformation

danielnewmanUV
Business has forever been a world of change. If we think of it, change has been the only constant factor given the proliferation of so many technologies since the last couple of decades. While change has occurred in all aspects, the workplace is where some of the most glaring transformations have taken place. Let’s take a look at two of the biggest changes that are set to transform workplaces like never before.
Social and Mobile Set to Inspire Workplace Transformation

The Digital Transformation of Business Functions

Courtney Hunt
As organizations become digital enterprises, various business functions – and the professionals who work in them – will be digitally transformed as well. External applications of social and digital technologies like marketing and sales are just the tip of the iceberg. Internal applications and implications will be far more extensive and significant, and virtually all functions and jobs will have a digital dimension to them. This essay offers food for thought and examples along these lines.
The Digital Transformation of Business Functions

New Research: The Emerging Career Path for Community Professionals

RachelHappe
It’s a great time to be a community manager. Companies big and small are starting to recognize that is a critical skill to help transform their organizations for a digitally connected world.
New Research: The Emerging Career Path for Community Professionals

IBM Verse: Connecting Me to We

alanghamilton
IBM Verse fixes email to give you back your day. If you have been around the IBM software ecosystem this week, you probably couldn’t have missed our announcement about IBM Verse. IBM has been working to bring the world of social collaboration into a context where many of us still work – email.
IBM Verse: Connecting Me to We

Is Email Dead for Employees?

Elizabeth Lupfer
With such a strong focus these days on digital communication channels, my company recently conducted a communications channel audit of our 40,000 employees. The results of the survey show that email remains, today, the NUMBER ONE preferred method of communication, with the Intranet coming in second.
Is Email Dead for Employees?

Disrupting Work: Are You Ready for 2015? [INFOGRAPHIC]

servantofchaos
Some years ago, while working at SAP, I was involved in a global workforce enablement program. Our challenge was to look ahead to 2015 (yes, we are now almost there), model the future demand for software, services and skills and put in place programs that would ensure there were enough skilled and experienced SAP practitioners available to deliver to the expected demands of our customers. What we realized was that learning could no longer be seen as a single event.
Disrupting Work: Are You Ready for 2015? [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Three Phases of Startup Growth: Traction, Transition and Growth

ShaneJones
With any kind of business in the start-up process, there are three phases it will go through in order to grow: Traction, Transition, Growth. During each individual phase, the goals, metrics, volume, channels, optimization and team differ. In order to efficiently work through these phases towards success, you have to pay close attention to these differences and plan your actions for your product accordingly.
The Three Phases of Startup Growth: Traction, Transition and Growth