Poor scope control. #1 serial killer of projects.

This in an excerpt from my recent free ebook "Analysis, Automation and Adoption for #AwesomeAdmins"(44 pages of valuable content - not 6 pages of marketing fluff). It is written with Salesforce implementations in mind, but it is equally applicable to any other systems implementation; MSDynamics, SAP, Workday, Oracle etc or in fact any change initiative.  https://elements.cloud/ebook-analysis/ … Continue reading Poor scope control. #1 serial killer of projects.

Disruption hits the entire value chain; blood on the streets

Digital disruption Cloud, social, mobile and big data are enabling new entrants in virtually every industry to disrupt the incumbents. "Being Ubered" was the popular term, but based on Uber's recent behaviour, "being Ubered" is starting to mean something entirely different!! Gartner has called it the Nexus of Forces. Forrester calls it Digital Disruption. IDC … Continue reading Disruption hits the entire value chain; blood on the streets

Spam in my WordPress comments… “wot is point are you acheeving thankly”

We have spam filters on email and WordPress does a good job of eliminating much of the worst. But still some gets through.But you have to wonder exactly what they think they are achieving when you get comments like this: Paragraph writing is also a excitement, if you be acquainted with afterward you can write … Continue reading Spam in my WordPress comments… “wot is point are you acheeving thankly”

QR codes and iPad drag exhibitors out of the dark ages @eventprodshow #eps13 #ipad

The Event Production Show, which kicks off today at Olympia in London, is the exhibition for exhibitors, so you’d expect it to be at the cutting edge of event technology. But this is a world first. "Can I scan your badge,  Sir?"  Doh!! Traditionally the “badge and lead retrieval” systems provided by the event organisers … Continue reading QR codes and iPad drag exhibitors out of the dark ages @eventprodshow #eps13 #ipad

Who wants my iPad? Samsung answers my dreams (but too late) #samsung #apple #ipad

Exactly 2 years today I wrote an article having got my new iPad. Is it really only 2 years ago th iPad was released!! It was called "Who wants my iPad" In summary, the article highlighted the key weaknesses of tablets. "At work I am a 'power user'. I write books and white papers, I … Continue reading Who wants my iPad? Samsung answers my dreams (but too late) #samsung #apple #ipad

Standing in the fire hose of data: drowning or refreshing?

Big Data is a great topic. Everyone recognises the rise the volumes of data being generated by individuals, systems and devices. There are some fabulous headline figures about data. It is the journalists, analyst and bloggers dream. IT vendors are jumping onto the bandwagon and any analysis and reporting capability they have is being rapidly … Continue reading Standing in the fire hose of data: drowning or refreshing?

Business is Social – the script according to Salesforce.com’s Benioff

If you were one of the 90,000 who attended Dreamforce you would have been swept away in the energy and euphoria that is the Salesforce.com machine. Who couldn't be. It is now the largest tech conference with 800 sessions, 350 partners and big name bands. And now Salesforce.com has a run rate of $3bn per … Continue reading Business is Social – the script according to Salesforce.com’s Benioff

So the cloud changes everything? Doh! But not how you expected it to. #bpm

A recent question How do you think the cloud will change BPM? raised by eBizQ got a flurry of conflicting answers. Part of the problem is back to the definition of BPM (process discovery vs process automation vs operations platform). Some of it is possibly a theoretical perspective on  the cloud - the "It is just … Continue reading So the cloud changes everything? Doh! But not how you expected it to. #bpm

Let’s toast the new world of work. Make mine a Martini.

In the 1970s and 80s the drinks company made famous the phrase "Any time, any place, any where - it's a wonderful drink you can share, Martini" For the last 40 years the Martini stripes have been on motor racing winners, from Formula 1 to World Rallying. They have now moved on and their marketing … Continue reading Let’s toast the new world of work. Make mine a Martini.

Who was conceived first – Lotus Notes or Mark Zuckerberg? #facebook #ibm #notes #salesforce

Mark Benioff came up with a great quote at Dreamforce - "Lotus Notes was conceived before Mark Zuckerberg was".  Great sound byte.  Really makes an impact.  But before I used it I thought I'd check out the facts, which are below. So Marc B was wrong by about 5 years.  But let's not let fact … Continue reading Who was conceived first – Lotus Notes or Mark Zuckerberg? #facebook #ibm #notes #salesforce

Social marketing = engagement Doh! #vw #stellaartois #fun #social

I remember when TV was worth watching.  But it was expensive to make "good-telly".  Then came game shows which were cheap but lacked audience pull.  Then reality TV arrived which was the perfect answer;  cheap and more addictive than game shows. Some simply naff, some fun, some highbrow - Big Brother, So you think you … Continue reading Social marketing = engagement Doh! #vw #stellaartois #fun #social