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The Influence Of The Empowered Consumer [Videos] @PSFK

The Influence Of The Empowered Consumer [Videos] @PSFK | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
The retail world has shifted as a result of new informed consumer expectations. How can businesses and brands stay relevant and necessary in a world where buyers don't have to believe what they're told?
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Collaborative BI – Share Your Insights | SmartData Collective

Collaborative BI – Share Your Insights | SmartData Collective | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
'Social networking' and 'Collaboration' have become a part of our lives in this connected world. Let us see how the two can work together in helping us make better decisions.
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QlikCommunity: The QlikView Blog: Self-Service BI Is a Must on the Collaborative Path to Transformation

QlikCommunity: The QlikView Blog: Self-Service BI Is a Must on the Collaborative Path to Transformation | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it

Green lights were flashing all over the place (in my mind) as I read the researchers’ description of the Collaborative path to transformation, in the research report, “Analytics: The Widening Divide,” published by quarterly journal MIT Sloan Management Review in collaboration with the IBM Institute for Business Value. (See related QlikView blog post, “Are You Transformed?”)

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Watch Zuckerberg and more in the BBC’s entire Facebook special

Watch Zuckerberg and more in the BBC’s entire Facebook special | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
As with almost any piece of interesting video that gets aired, the Facebook special that the BBC aired this weekend has been posted on YouTube.

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The Purpose Of Gaming: To Solve The Unsolvable @PSFK

The Purpose Of Gaming: To Solve The Unsolvable @PSFK | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
PSFK's Future Of Gaming Report explores the ways that collaborative game environments are bringing communities of interest together around larger social, scientific and environmental challenges.
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Survey: Cloud isn't a cost panacea, but few expect it to be

Survey: Cloud isn't a cost panacea, but few expect it to be | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
According to a new survey by CSC, cloud computing is not the money saver it's sometimes made out to be. But don't fret -- it's still a very valuable delivery model for IT resources.
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TechCrunch | Building For The Long Haul

TechCrunch | Building For The Long Haul | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
At a recent Startup School, Mark Zuckerberg made some very poignant comments about Silicon Valley’s lack of long-term focus.  While the quick turnover of capital, people and innovation makes the Valley an incredibly attractive place...
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TechCrunch | Spare Me From “Product Guys”

TechCrunch | Spare Me From “Product Guys” | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
We're seeing people move away from finance and law and towards a culture of building things. It's great to see more people seek careers in technology. The problem, I find, is that so many people approach the transition poorly.
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TechCrunch | Joe Stump And Graham Blache Launch Sprintly, Project Management Streamlined

TechCrunch | Joe Stump And Graham Blache Launch Sprintly, Project Management Streamlined | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
It's been only a month since SimpleGeo co-founder Joe Stump left his last company, following its acquisition by Urban Airship, but he's already launching a new product (and company) today called Sprintly.
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10 Proven Strategies of High-Performance Teams [INFOGRAPHIC]

10 Proven Strategies of High-Performance Teams [INFOGRAPHIC] | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
What is the genetic structure of a high-performance team? We've identified 10 core innovation strategies of new product leaders.
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VMware's Case for Reducing Cloud Management to Its Basic Tasks - ReadWriteCloud

VMware's Case for Reducing Cloud Management to Its Basic Tasks - ReadWriteCloud | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Yesterday, during their rollout conference for WebLogic Server 12c, engineers from Oracle introduced developers to a concept they called Virtual Assembly Builder. Their idea was this: When you ...
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Are You Transformed? The MIT Report on Analytics | SmartData Collective

Are You Transformed? The MIT Report on Analytics | SmartData Collective | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Are you building a business case for further investments in business analytics?
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The Secret of Life from Steve Jobs in 46 Seconds

"Once you learn that, you'll never be the same again."

It's hard to believe it's been almost two months since Steve Jobs passed away.
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The New Age BI - Blog: Krish Krishnan - BeyeNETWORK

The New Age BI - Blog: Krish Krishnan - BeyeNETWORK | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
business intelligence, data warehousing, data management, analytics, claudia imhoff, bill inmon, data quality, data integration, knowledge management, crm, data marts, data mining, business performance management, bpm, data modeling, meta data, enterprise...
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Now Every Company Is A Software Company - Forbes

Now Every Company Is A Software Company - Forbes | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Ford sells computers-on-wheels. McKinsey hawks consulting-in-a-box. FedEx boasts a developer skunkworks. The era of separating traditional industries and technology industries is over—and those who fail to adapt right now will soon find themselves obsolete.
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The Rise of Developeronomics - Forbes

The Rise of Developeronomics - Forbes | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
There is a theory in evolutionary biology that reciprocal altruism and cooperation first appeared as a solution to the food storage problem.
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Game visionary Jesse Schell talks about the pleasure revolution

Game visionary Jesse Schell talks about the pleasure revolution | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
When Jesse Schell talks, the game industry listens. A talk he gave at the Dice Summit in 2010 garnered hundreds of thousands of views as he talked about the logical extension of spreading game rewa...
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How Gaming Is Changing the Classroom - Education - GOOD

How Gaming Is Changing the Classroom - Education - GOOD | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Your favorites, like Angry Birds and World of Warcraft, are leading the educational gaming revolution.
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TechCrunch | Exploring The “Labs” Trend in Consumer Startups

TechCrunch | Exploring The “Labs” Trend in Consumer Startups | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
For those of us who studied (or suffered through) chemistry at some point in life, images from the chem lab inspire nostalgia (or dread). White lab coats. Protective goggles and gloves. Glass beakers and measuring cups.
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How unique online platforms grease the wheels of innovation

How unique online platforms grease the wheels of innovation | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Today there is a far greater chance that ordinary folks can bring, say, the next MMO to market. What’s changed? The arrival of specialized Platform-as-a-Service. Lisa Petrucci of Joyent explains why it's easier than ever to innovate.
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TechCrunch | How Entrepreneurs Can Increase Productivity by 500%

TechCrunch | How Entrepreneurs Can Increase Productivity by 500% | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Through the years I missed investing in Google. I missed investing in Foursquare. I missed, I lost, I suffered, I cried. I could've started other businesses instead of the ones I did.
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Email in the enterprise: entering its twilight at 40?

Email in the enterprise: entering its twilight at 40? | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
While it’s certainly premature to declare email “dead” as a technology, it’s fair to acknowledge that a new generation of communication tools is gaining traction as a more effective means of communication for the enterprise.
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Amazon's New EC2 Instance Pricing: Too Complex, or Just Right?

Amazon's New EC2 Instance Pricing: Too Complex, or Just Right? | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Amazon has added two new EC2 reserved instances, so that users now have the choice of four pricing models for EC2 instances. Seven, if you count choosing between ...
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Handling The Big Data Faucet | SmartData Collective

Handling The Big Data Faucet | SmartData Collective | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Between the millions of blogs, hundreds of sources of open social information streams along with the massive number of popular platforms for online conversations, companies will face a growing challenge in trying to keep up with a continuous flow...
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Ungoverned Spaces: Innovating Information Flow | SmartData Collective

Ungoverned Spaces: Innovating Information Flow | SmartData Collective | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Agile Governance to Ensure that Reliable Information is Available Anywhere Anytime...
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