Open Letter to the CxO: Can You Survive the Age of Integration and Collaboration?

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Here’s the golden rule I always followed as an IT business guy, marketer, publisher and digital strategist: I only care about the customer of the customer. No matter how you look at it: no business can succeed if it doesn’t make sure that its customers can make their customers succeed. In the social era we [...]

The Digital Business Impact of Multifunction Device Consumer Adoption

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Will 2013 be the year of smartphones and multifunction devices in general? Will it be the year of mobile? Of course it will. However, the past years were the years of mobile and multifunction devices too and I expect so will the coming years. The use of multifunction devices, smartphones and tablets clearly continues to [...]

Successful Social Business Pilot Projects: Benefits of Starting Small

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In a previous post I looked at how the ‘people and process’ part matters before all in what we call social business (WIIFM, speaking the same language, common intended benefits, etc.) . These two P’s are not new but repeatedly get overlooked, especially when technological and societal evolutions are still in the hype faze. History [...]

Social Business Failure Is a Choice: Speaking a Common Language

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We are warned. Gartner predicts 80% of social business efforts will not achieve intended benefits through 2015. There is a problem with that prediction and the perception it creates. In practice, social business is a huge Babylonian confusion. In order to know how to succeed, it’s essential to speak a common – business – language [...]

Social Business: Four Real-Life Truths about Collaboration

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I haven’t been blogging a lot in recent months. Since nearly five months we started working with BT Global Services. Many departments, countries, languages and actions: you can imagine it learns one a few lessons on digital business and collaboration. Some facts and data. Social business is all about people, integration (the silos, remember?) and [...]

How to Earn Trust When Distrust Rules

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Organizations have been facing a challenge for several years now: a lack of trust among people regarding what they say, the messages they spread and how they act. Relationships are based upon trust. Although the levels and types of trust are different, this goes for business relationships as well. Trust and reputation go hand in [...]