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I don’t know about you, but I do worry about cybercrime. I just got another notice in the mail from a company saying that they “may have had a security breach.”  The security of CRM or customer data is clearly something that customers care about. Its become so common that it’s almost not a shocker when […]

A colleague recently shared this Washington Post article with me: This year, I resolve to ban laptops from my classroom. Yes, I have seen the studies about long-hand versus typed notes (long-hand wins). But that is comparing across one dimension -- something everyone in any of my classes or workshops knows is not what you want to do.

Your learning experience or meeting is not about lecture and taking a test... or at least it shouldn't be. It should be about the full process: The best course design or collaboration using the best tools (electronic or not), designed to work in the best way with your own skills, context, and needs.

End of life is very similar to end of job – also known as termination, downsizing, and outplacement. Having made this connection, three guiding principles came into view. They are:...

Dating is big business. There are generic dating sites designed to help you find a date, a life partner or someone just to hang out with. There are also incredibly focused dating sites that are designed to introduce you to other people who have the same particular passions and interests as you. Maybe you are […]
The February 13th, 2015 Wall Street Journal story spotlighted many of the rumors around the developments behind Apple going into the car business. Framed around challenging Tesla Motors, the story discussed how Apple may be putting together an Apple branded electric vehicle. Vice President Steve Zadesky of iPod and iPad fame is said to be leading the charge with a mandate to hire up to 1000 folks both internally and externally for the code named Titan project. Apple has neither confirmed nor denied any elements of the Wall Street Journal story (see Video 1).

Predictive analytics is finally changing.

Instead of trying to predict behavior step-by-step as most predictive applications do, why not use the pattern as a loose guideline of a sought outcome, break down the steps, and consider the many options available at each step?

Ask any manager about their least favorite tasks, and more than likely they’ll put performance evaluations at or near the top of the list.

But there's a better way. Just ask these three questions: ...

The White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection was hosted at Stanford University on Friday February 13. I followed the event from Sydney, via the live webcast.

SAP had their first anual analyst meeting in San Francisco and it was a good time to catch up on overall progress almost 6 months after SuccessConnect in Las Vegas (my takeaways here).
 

This is a repost of my analysis of the Right to be Forgotten. Original post published September 30, 2014. 

The European Court of Justice recently ruled on the so-called "Right to be Forgotten" granting members of the public limited rights to request that search engines like Google suppress links to Personal Information under some circumstances.  The decision has been roundly criticised by technologists, by American libertarians, and even by some privacy advocates.  Objections are raised on various grounds; the one I want to answer here is that search engines should not have to censor "facts" retrieved from the "public domain". 

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