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Research by IT Governance suggests over half of IT execs believe human error by staff is the biggest cause of data breaches
This report reveals a dissconnect between Executives and IT Security. 27% of IT professionals surveyed say cyber criminals and hackers are the biggest risk to cyber security. 12% said that state-sponsored cyber attacks are the primary threat. 8% believe cyber attacks from corporate rivals are a threat to their organisation.
We know advertisers are always trying to get inside your head, but what if they could broadcast an ad inside your skull?
Are the voices in your head telling you to buy things? You MAY not be crazy. Read about this new technology. You are free to comment or not. Depending on what the voices tell you to do!
Whatever you think of these two men as human beings, you cannot under-rate them as great leaders of armies. They both were able to get men to achieve far beyond what they believed were their capabilities.
How neuroscience applies to compliance and employee engagement.
3 distinct types of agility—strategic, portfolio, and operational—help companies compete. Each of them has its own sources and dangers.
Good start to understand the differences between the 3 types of agility and why you need to use more than one
Strategic agility - spotting and seizing game-changing opportunities.
Portfolio agility - the capacity to shift resources, including cash, talent, and managerial attention, quickly and effectively out of less promising business areas and into more attractive ones.
Operational agility involves exploiting opportunities within a focused business model.
5 medical workers have been fired over a patient data breach at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the Los Angeles facility said in a statement, while celebrity website TMZ reported...
A total of 14 patient records were breached at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center between June 18 and June 24. Good thing the hospital has high security standards.
Using video surveillance, and signals from shoppers’ cellphones and apps, retailers are tracking customers’ behavior and moods.
Tracking a customer's path through a store is far from new. Using wifi signals from people's cell phones is not any more invasive than some of the other methods in use for years. It's easy to turn off wifi. Unless you can turn invisible, you are being tracked.
Read the following articles for additional ways you are being tracked. The choice to learn more is, of course, yours.
High-tech software for retailers discreetly tracks customers - http://sco.lt/8fVpoH
Tactonic expands touch screen technology to the floor - http://sco.lt/6RxZ7x
How Walmart and Heineken Will Use Shopperception to Put Your In-store Experience in Context - Forbes - http://sco.lt/7pTE3t
News that the annual DEF CON hacking convention has barred U.S. government officials from attending the event—a first in its 21-year history
Feds get time out from DEF CON because of trust issues caused by NSA scandal. Sort of ironic.
The comScore decision and other recent decisions allowing privacy cases to proceed in the absence of actual damages suggest that the legal landscape may be changing, and that privacy could be the next significant frontier in consumer class action litigation.
This article provides an overview of privacy actions, reviews the defenses—injury and standing—that have made it difficult for plaintiffs to prevail, and discusses recent case law and the future of privacy class action litigation.
“Too many well-intentioned products fail because they feel like ‘haftas,’ things people are obligated to do, as opposed to things they ‘wanna’ do.”
Neuroscience shows that people resent being told what to do. Read on for information on how to improve compliance, but of course, you are free to make up your mind for yourself.
Ads about technology can leave you cold, particularly when they try to explain what the technology does. Often, humanity gets lost in the equation, and you end up feeling disconnected from the message.
Communicate with your audience in language they understand. Don't try to make them learn a whole new language just to hear your sales pitch. It may all be wildly exciting in geek land, but most customers want to know what is in it for them. WIIFM
"The idea that you can just turn it on and people will naturally gravitate to it does not work," said Joe Galvin, a sales strategies and technologies analyst with Miller Heiman Inc., one of the authorities I turned to as part of the research for my forthcoming Social Collaboration For Dummies book.
Collaborative software for the business environment should not be sold as Facebook for businesses. Why? Have you ever read through all the crap on Facebook?
Reinforcing personal social messaging at work is a sure way to kill collaboration. Use the opportunity to train employees about how the business works. How do the pieces fit together? What do other groups do? What opportunities exist? How about risks?
If you are sharing baby pictures and lots of personal news over corporate social media, you are wasting time and the company's money.
CEOs must closely examine how agile their organizations are and take steps to eliminate barriers to agility if they are to compete in today’s turbulent market place
Organizational changes are happening faster, and more frequently than ever. Due to globalization and interconnection of divisions, departments, people the effect of change is more disruptive. Long-term plans often do not survive contact with the marketplace. This means that agile companies have an advantage.
Being agile is different than being adaptable. Agile companies are proactive. They seek change, even when they are successful. Adaptable firms react to change.
Businesses both big and small are flocking to social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Foursquare.
Here are some interesting ideas for acquiring new customers and maintaining current ones.
Leading the company with a clear vision and purpose is the most important key to success and to driving employee engagement and satisfaction, says Joe Plumeri, chairman of Willis Group Holdings.
Do your employees know where your company is going?
Creating a culture of agility is possible and should be the CEO's first strategic priority because it is the culture that enables companies to flex nimbly in any direction and execute any strategy,
“Organizational agility is the capacity to be infinitely adaptable without having to change. Agile organizations strive to develop a built-in capacity to shift, flex, and adjust, either alone or with alliance partners, as circumstances change, and to do so as a matter of course.”
Fascinating yet slightly terrifying amateur wildlife films. The following clip was taken with a GoPro camera on the 4th of July
Enjoy your swim!
As Google Glass gains momentum, companies and researchers are trying to decide what will be the next big breakthrough in wearable technology.
Lots of changes comming as computers move into our clothes, bodies and animals. It could be ruff if you're not ready.
The term “company culture” gets tossed around a lot. It’s usually synonymous with the idea of optimizing for happiness and creativity, by shucking traditional corporate values and supporting “hands-on contributor(s)” who “embrace and drive change.”
People change is viewed as the soft-side. It turns out the soft-side is really hard.
Documents show Microsoft collaborated closely with NSA and FBI to help agencies circumvent encryption and intercept data
We used to say that there were 2 things that were inevitable, death and taxes. Add a third assumption to that list. Somebody will be prying into your personal data.
Nearly a third of U.S. workers distrust company software on their mobile devices
Internal Revenue Service employees appear to have unwittingly exposed more than 2,300 social security numbers on the Internet, according to a new report.
Executives are increasingly recognizing the value of social business to their organizations.
The study's definition of social business missed the point that it isn't the use of technologies that matters.
The important bits are the organizational changes that occur. This is a business change, not a technology change! Social business is a communications revolution. The most important changes do not rely upon social media. Improved communications allows humans to design processes that enable trade by opening new markets, agreeing upon standards and uncovering unfilled needs and desires.
It's what the organization does with the information gained through use of that technology. Opening processes up to customer participation or bringing the voice of the customer into the company provides new blood to co-create value. Without customer collaboration, all we would have is faster 1-way marketing and sales broadcasting.
Better communications allowed the customer to have a voice in the process. Customers have been expressing their concerns and complaints in communications channels that are not owned by the organization. The significance of this should not be underestimated. Customers’ voices have driven companies to improve customer experience and efficiency of internal process.
A social business is one that uses new technologies to listen to customers and then engage them in meaningful conversations that impact products, services and organizational culture.
Effective change at the organizational level requires management buy-in. This is nothing new. Executives control allocation of resources. The story here is that customers are changing the marketplace and more executives are finally beginning to take notice.