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  • The Uber Era: using innovative cloud solutions to avoid disruption

    The advent of the ‘Uber era’ has traditional businesses running scared. While business disruption isn’t new, the world is now seeing a perfect storm of accelerated technology innovation and rapidly changing consumer expectations that’s bringing unprecedented disruption and threatening established players across all markets. Very often one finds that the fear of the unknown or a reliance on ‘the way it has always been done’ are factors preventing organisations from challenging the status quo. This outdated thinking is dangerous in business today, where virtually overnight, organisations find themselves competing against newly formed, extremely agile competitors with the means to provide the...

  • Facebook is making ‘Facebook at Work’ for business

    Facebook is perhaps the greatest way to while away your time at work, and now Facebook is looking to capitalise on this by making "Facebook at Work" so you can do exactly that: Facebook at work. A new separate network for businesses would bring Facebook into direct competition with business-targeted social network LinkedIn, Google, Microsoft and IBM, which all offer enterprise tools. According to the Financial Times, Facebook is working on extending its network beyond the social realm and into the professional world. Read more: Why Facebook wants to hack your phone and how to avoid it Facebook at Work will be...

  • Which type of network suits your business?

    Prosumer is one of those horrible words. But it does encapsulate an ethos sweeping through online business today (particularly media), where the audience/readers/viewers/consumers are no longer treated in a passive way but actively brought more into the business or publishing processes. It's also known as crowd sourcing. To understand exactly what this means, here's a great framework for understanding it. The clever people at the Harvard Business School (HBS) have defined four types...