Back in May of 2014, 30 months ago, I penned the piece What Happens if Twitter Goes Away? It was a provocative look at the decline of one of Social Media’s darlings and suggesting potential value between free and paid services. Has the Social Media industry reached an inflection point where “free” services need to…… Continue reading A Proposal to Save Social Media and Twitter
As someone whom is part of several communities, and now being asked by companies to help build their communities, this is a topic I see firsthand. Having been invited to join so many communities, I have had to ask what the value is. This leads to being more selective on which communities I ultimately participate…… Continue reading Three keys to building a successful community
InterConnect 2015 Las Vegas is the combination of a few IBM conferences. Past conferences carried quite a bit of overlap in content. As the conversations blurred, it made sense to combine the conferences. The challenge is the conference is spread across two hotels in Las Vegas that are not connected. A whopping 21,000 people are…… Continue reading IBM InterConnect Day 1 Impressions
At this week’s IBM Insight conference in Las Vegas, IBM brought out the big guns to demonstrate their chops in the data analytics space. Insight is IBM’s conference dedicated to their solutions around data management and analytics. While there are some highlights, other areas are still evolving. Setting the stage and connecting the dots Things…… Continue reading IBM connects the dots between data, cloud and engagement
Ok, that sounds like doom and gloom…but is Twitter too big to fail? Today marks six months since Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) went public. Twitter priced their IPO at $26 per share. On the first day of trading, their stock reached a high of $50.09 and ultimately closed the day at $44.90. In addition, the lockup…… Continue reading What Happens if Twitter Went Away?
Companies are in for a major change to how they operate, manage and leverage data in the coming years. Data is quickly becoming the new currency and leading businesses are looking for ways to capitalize on this change. The Data Deluge Problem A recent IDC report on data suggests the sheer amount of data generated…… Continue reading Are Enterprises Prepared for the Data Tsunami?
Many in the technology world focus on the technology itself without significant consideration of the data or more importantly, the information. When you dig a bit deeper, the real reason, the business reason we exist is about the data. Just presenting data, however, it not enough. When building applications to present data, we need to…… Continue reading The Importance of rIrTrPrM