April 17, 2014
A few months ago, Jay Ferro and I (Chief Information Officer at American Cancer Society) did a webinar with Frost and Sullivan.We touched on communication skills, culture, getting innovation right, getting people right, and learning the commercial and value oriented lingo.Something profound about communicating value as a CIO dawned on me after I subconsciously somewhat bold made the following statement:
April 17, 2014
In the Constellation Research report, Segmenting Audiences By Digital Proficiency, we introduced the idea of categorising people by a combination of their comfort and skill level with technology instead of by age. One of the things that contributes to a person's knowledge and comfort is an understanding of the current terminology used in the digital workplace, in this case specifically social networking.
April 16, 2014
“Big Privacy” calls on Big Data businesses to exercise restraint and transparency, and offer consumers fair value for data Constellation Research announced today the publication of “Big Privacy Rises to the Challenges of Big Data” by Constellation Vice President and Principal Analyst, Steve Wilson. This ‘Big Idea’ research report introduces “Big Privacy” - a new pact between data miners and end users that calls on digital businesses to exercise restraint and transparency in their collection activities, and offer end users fair value for their data.
April 15, 2014
[Progress Report]We had the opportunity to attend the Infor Innovation Summit in the company’s beautiful Manhattan headquarters. It was impressive to see that the complete management team took the time to spend the day with a group of 50 or so analysts. My takeaways: From Soho to Gramercy Park, HCM Leads, From (Microsoft) to Open Source and AWS...
April 15, 2014
"Marketing is the first line of customer engagement." What does that even mean? Join us to find out. It's no secret that the proliferation of digital consumer and enterprise technology is driving dramatic disruption of traditional business models. Position yourself and your organization to take advantage of these technology-driven paradigm shifts. Join R "Ray" Wang, Paul Greenberg, Natalie Petouhoff and Peter Kim for a webinar on April 17, 2014 11am PT/ 2pm ET for a discussion about how new technologies disrupt traditional marketing and customer experience models. The session will close with actionable advice for marketers and customer officers regarding the best methods in which to transition their organizations to a digitally-focused business model.
April 14, 2014
Big Data promises tremendous benefits for a great many stakeholders but the potential gains are jeopardised by the excesses of a few. Many think the law has not kept pace with technology, and that digital innovators are free to do what they like with any data they can get their hands on. But technologists repeatedly underestimate the strength of conventional data protection laws and regulations. Enter "Big Privacy", the new standard for big data privacy protection as conceived by Constellation Research. This standard calls for a fresh compact between data miners and end users regarding the use of data. This compact requests that Big Data businesses exercise restraint, transparency, and offer consumers fair value for their data.
April 14, 2014
[Event Report] My top 3 takeaways from the Day 1 keynote have been blogged already here – so let’s look at the additional takeaways from UltiConnect.
Research Summary: Economic Trends Exacerbate Digital Business Disruption And Digital Transformation (The Futurist Framework Part 3)
R "Ray" Wang
April 14, 2014
Constellation Applies A Futurist Framework To Guide 2014 Outlook and Beyond Constellation’s research team uses a tried and true futurist framework that looks at the political, economic, societal, technological, environmental and legislative (PESTEL) shifts ahead (see Figure 1). The PESTEL model is used to synthesize the major trends and provides guidance on how Constellation approaches its seven key business themes over the next 2 to 3 years in:
Understanding the New Nouns and Verbs Associated with Social Networking
This report provides an overview of the new terminology associated with social networking platforms, and arms readers who are not social networking savvy with everything they need to know to quickly get up to social networking speed.Read More April 14, 2014 | Analyst: Alan LepofskyLog in to Purchase
Privacy Regulations Can Shock Data Miners, Yet Big Data Demands a New Privacy Compact
The dynamic between Big Data and data privacy standards is complex and sometimes surprising. Constellation calls for a fresh compact between data miners and end users regarding the collection and utilization of data. This compact requests that Big Data businesses exercise restraint and transparency, and offer consumers fair value for their data.
Constellation calls this new compact Big Privacy.Read More April 11, 2014 | Analyst: Steve WilsonLog in to Purchase
Using Knowledge and Comfort with Technology as a Framework for Digital Transformation
This Big Ideas report introduces a new framework to segment workers, customers and other groups of individuals by levels of digital proficiency rather than age.Read More April 9, 2014 | Analyst: Alan LepofskyLog in to Purchase
How CMOs Can Use Big Data and Analytics to Transform Marketing Campaign Decision-Making and Advance Corporate InnovationRead More April 8, 2014 | Analyst: Dr. Natalie PetouhoffLog in to Purchase
Constellation Analysts Provide Perspectives on Salesforce1 from CRM, PaaS, and Social Angles
Three Constellation analysts shed specific light on Salesforce1 and its implications for customers and business partners. Read MoreMarch 18, 2014 | Analyst: Holger MuellerLog in to Purchase
Moving beyond Traditional Salesforce Automation
This report provides a high level discussion of best practices in which organizations should partake in order to fully take advantage of the data growth coming from a combination of social, mobile, and cloud technologies.Read More March 11, 2014 | Analyst: R "Ray" WangLog in to Purchase
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