Booz Allen Hamilton is deploying a new social intranet and digital workplace in an effort to meet future technology demand by staffer, Computerworld reported Monday.
Tracy Mayor writes Kevin Winter, vice president and chief information officer at Booz Allen, has commissioned a three-tiered approach comprising an IT operations group, a strategic innovation group and a team of younger employees to roll out the virtual workplace.
The industrial internet of things (IIoT) is an exciting outcome of the digital revolution that is changing the way we live and work. Many organisations already focus on how to benefit from it, but extracting maximum value requires a big data approach.
The IIoT is defined by Accenture as “a universe of intelligent industrial products, processes and services that communicate with each other and with people over a global network”. This connected web is becoming increasingly ubiquitous across a wide range of industries, from oil and gas, utilities and transportation through to the medical field.
Who works for your organization?Employees probably come to mind first, but usually there are also contractors, contingent or seasonal workers, some consultants, agencies that you outsource to, partner organizations or even whole service departments like payroll that are outsourced.All of these people contribute to what you do and represent a spectrum of relationships. But often our digital workplaces fail to reflect these nuances, instead reducing it to a black or white, “inside the firewa Topic: Social Business.
Technology is what drives the digital workplace and yet for many business executives, the IT department is being seen as less and less relevant.
“On the whole, executives’ current perceptions of IT performance are decidedly negative,” a McKinsey survey published in February 2015 states. “Beyond providing basic services and managing infrastructure, just one-third or less of respondents say their IT functions are very or extremely effective at a wide range of tasks.” According to the survey, “The results also indicate fading confidence in IT’s ability to support key business activities, such as driving growth. In the 2012 survey on business and technology, 57 percent of executives said IT facilitated their companies’ ability to enter new markets. Now only 35 percent say IT facilitates market entry.”
In Silicon Valley the tight correlation between personal interactions, performance, and innovation is an article of faith, and innovators are building cathedrals reflecting this. Google’s new campus is designed to maximize chance encounters. Facebook will soon put several thousand of its employees into a single mile-long room. Yahoo notoriously revoked mobile work privileges because, as the chief of human resources explained, “some of the best decisions and insights come from hallway and cafeteria discussions.” And Samsung recently unveiled plans for a new U.S. headquarters, designed in stark contrast to its traditionally hierarchical culture. Vast outdoor areas sandwiched between floors will lure workers into public spaces, where Samsung’s executives hope that engineers and salespeople will actually mingle. “The most creative ideas aren’t going to come while sitting in front of your monitor,” says Scott Birnbaum, a vice president of Samsung Semiconductor. The new building “is really designed to spark not just collaboration but that innovation you see when people collide.”
Con l’inaugurazione della nuova sede nel grattacielo più alto d’Italia collocato nel progetto Porta Nuova, a ridosso di corso Como e della stazione Garibaldi, UniCredit guarda le “nuvole” dall’alto e – a partire dal progetto pilota di UniCredit Business Integrated Solutions – estenderà la crescente integrazione tra lavoro d’ufficio e processi digitali. Mobilità e consumerizzazione non potevano non avere un impatto sul tradizionale spazio di lavoro, sull’uso di scrivanie e archivi, sulle relazioni con i colleghi. La service line Real Estate di UniCredit Business Integrated Solutions, come spiega in questa intervista a Data Manager Anna Maria Ricco, head of real estate Italy, sta esplorando queste modalità di integrazione – il cosiddetto approccio “phygital”. In UniCredit, lo Smart Working viene concepito anche attraverso una riorganizzazione degli spazi, disegnati per rispondere al meglio alle molteplici esigenze lavorative. Il progetto è focalizzato sull’ottimizzazione degli spazi occupati e sulla collaborazione virtualizzata che le nuove tecnologie rendono finalmente possibile.
No more tools but tools that do moreThe landscape is already overcrowded with lots of tools doing many things or one specific thing. We don’t need more tools but tools that are more efficient, more integrated, more consistent with each other. We need the tools we have to complete one another, articulate better to be better at helping us getting work done.
When we started this journey, SharePoint began as a content collaboration solution focused on team sites. As the product evolved, we added new experiences such as portals, search, business intelligence (BI) and enterprise content management (ECM). Across all of these experiences, SharePoint offers a consistent management layer providing control to customers. We also made SharePoint an extensible platform, allowing customers and partners to enhance the out-of-box experiences. Experiences, management and extensibility became the core aspects of what people love about SharePoint. As we move SharePoint forward, these three aspects continue to remain central—both within the server and across Office 365.
What? I mean, what???? Seriously? Just last year two of my seven posts (yeah, didn’t do that well writing in my blog last year – but been working to remedy that by posting links to my other writings around the world – but I digress) were about digital transformation. I have been talking about digital …
Explores how digitization is transforming everything from the flow of goods, services, and talent to the auto industry to China’s corporations. Also examines ongoing gender-equality efforts around the world, as well as the four essential behaviors of successful leaders.
63 per cent of CEOs agree that talent shortage is a threat to their organisation’s growth prospects. Add the death of the ‘job for life’ and the battle for talent post-recession to the mix, and it is clear that businesses should be thinking more innovatively than ever about talent management strategies. This report explores the new role of the chief talent officer, how to capitalize on talent mapping and analytics, attracting and retaining the best talent, and how better leadership is the key to employee productivity
There is no shortage of stories about companies that create amazing innovations with digital technology. By using mobile devices, social media, analytics and the cloud, savvy companies are transforming the way they do business. Most of the stories feature companies that are small and young or that operate in industries such as music or high tech, where digital technology has already radically shifted the business landscape. For larger companies in more traditional industries, it’s easy to think that digital transformation can wait and that a follower strategy is a safer route than trying to be a pioneer. That kind of thinking, while tempting, is wrong.
Microsoft has its Build 2015 software application development conference almost within its sights now -- as such, its programmer portals are currently gleaming like a new START button. In related data centric news, the firm is this week announcing enhanced Microsoft data services for Hadoop alongside some related machine learning technologies.
La total digital audience nel 2014 ha registrato un valore medio giornaliero di 20,9 milioni di utenti unici e di 28,6 milioni di utenti mensili. A dirlo il nuovo report sulla diffusione dell’online in Italia, Audiweb Trends, sui dati di sintesi della Ricerca di Base realizzata in collaborazione con Doxa, secondo cui nel corso del 2014 l’audience online nel giorno medio ha registrato una crescita complessiva del 3%, trainata dall’incremento della fruizione da device mobili (+20,4%). L’online raggiunge l’84,6% della popolazione italiana tra gli 11 e i 74 anni, 40 milioni di individui che dichiarano di accedere a internet da qualsiasi luogo e strumento mentre risultano 27,8 milioni gli italiani che possono accedere a internet da smartphone e 10,2 milioni da tablet. Nell'anno appena chiusi si rileva il primato del mobile nella fruizione quotidiana di internet, con una media di 15,6 milioni di utenti online da device mobili (smartphone e tablet) e 12,7 milioni di utenti online da Pc.
After investing billions of euros in a digital transformation programme, BBVA recently announced that it had achieved a €689m profit during the fourth quarter of 2014, compared with a €849m loss over the same period in 2013. BBVA’s chairman, Francisco González is extremely open about his enthusiasm for digital; he believes that banks are entering a new world. He says tried and trusted marketing methods are being replaced with more precise data and analytical insights on customer behaviour and trigger points for buying financial products.
This is the next step in the evolution of the social graph — let’s call it the emergence of the “commercial graph” — and it is happening now. Commercial graphs depict relationships between businesses, based on their actual interactions as they are captured digitally. And they support highly relevant information sharing, analogous to the TripAdvisor example above. Commercial graphs will help businesses manage their own partner relationships better, and also help third parties to those ecosystems understand them and spot ways to make targeted offers to those within them.
We live our lives online. Ninety-one percent of us wake up and reach for our devices because we are, well, more or less addicted to technology. But really that isn’t it at all, the real addiction is connection; we as a society are addicted to being connected. We have this
One of the promises of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that everything should talk to everything else. These talkative “things” include sensors, consumer appliances, home automation systems, and even connected vehicles. The frameworks through which such interconnectivity is arranged, controlled, and mediated – that is, how these things “entitle” each other to connect – is going to be a fundamental part of IoT. Managing this “entitlement,” which defines who can access your device data, and under what conditions it can be found and used by others, will be one of the major challenges for consumers and businesses.
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