[Records Retention refers to] the practice of maintaining records for an organization from the time they are created to the time of their disposal. (source: Wikipedia) That last bit is the tricky part; every day at most corporations eMails, spreadsheets, and presentations (collectively: “stuff”) are created, shared, and printed – along with all of the [...]
I’ve been working with internal developers over the past few weeks, experimenting with a treemap / heatmap-style visualization that is quite interesting / insightful when loaded up with data, but very tough to configure and manipulate. We are also struggling with a presentation layer (surrounding this data control) that doesn’t adapt to the size of [...]
Real change happens along a continuum that stretches from The Big Idea to Real Results, and people / organizations that want to make real change happen need to understand the different elements along the way.
The ability to imagine what is possible (aka Vision)
As goods, services, & even data becomes commoditized, effective and engaging design becomes a competitive differentiator
Sooner or later, you have to be able to translate your hand-waving to something that actually works!
Results derive from making something happen – quickly, effectively, sustainably
No, I have not done this a hundred times; I’ve only done it once so far, but it went fairly well, so I thought I might capture some notes on prepping for the conversation that many boards are being told they should be having. Don’t Put this Off Minimally, you should be prepping for the [...]
Disclaimer: I am (possibly unfairly) generalizing about two general classes of Business Professionals (Marketing and IT). Please don’t get offended; step back a bit and see the elements of truth in my silly little tale. This past week, I was at a dual conference, where members of special-interest-groups from IT and Marketing met at the [...]
Just an observation from the past week; I had a meeting with an IBM Sales Team, reviewing a range of products as they work to understand where IBM might help my business. I appreciate the fact that IBM has a wide selection of offerings, and we were doing an OK job of reviewing various families [...]
I noticed something this week, in conversation with a number of folks about Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Cloud Computing offerings and contract terms. There was an interesting common trend: SaaS contracts provide for an annual subscription fee increase – your costs will predictably, consistently go up. Specifically, the typical terms I am seeing include an annual [...]
Have you ever waded into a process improvement project that had trouble finding a place to start? Consider, for example, a strategic sales team (for RevCo, famous maker of Widgets), working their established product families to generate breakout new customers and revenues. They’ve implemented a CRM system, but are having problems getting adoption and seeing [...]