This piece caught by ear this morning on RTE’s Morning Ireland news round up…
80pc of all Irish employees access social media at work, even though 40pc of companies have a ban on this. Most employees access these sites at work through their own devices like smartphones, rather than through office computers.
This means that banning staff from accessing social media at work is not practical, and companies should instead focus on setting realistic limits.
Brian Gentile guesting in Forbes magazine has a great outline of what Big Data, and it’s critical role in developing value in a post industrial business world..
“…land and labor have yielded to two more important factors – time and information. The third factor, capital, has been and will continue to be of primary importance in any Western-style, capitalistic economy.”
“Or perhaps more to the point, an enterprise’s ability to raise and efficiently deploy capital will continue in its historic prominence.”
From stone slate to silicon tablet and the importance of getting over a widespread platonic fear of the ‘digital mark’
It so happens that the generational progression in my family means that whilst my granddad started school in March 1879 in the first state school in his rural district, my youngest child has yet to start his formal education. So there’s 130 years between my son and my granddad’s first days at school. Continue reading →
Today Hugh Linehan in the Irish Times today channels the commonplace American role of reader’s editor, taking on two of the papers most respected columnists, John Waters and Davy Adams. I think this goes in the lesson boxed marked write about you know (don’t write about what you don’t): Continue reading →
This is our third our regular #DigitalLunch#hangouts, but also our very first ‘on tour’ gig. We are being kindly hosted by +UTV, and we’ll kick off this week’s discussion with guest interviewee, UTV MD Michael Wilson. Continue reading →
It’s being imposed chaotically, but with considerable amount of learning from previous ‘failures’ like Buzz (which I never got) and Wave (which I cried like a baby over when they took it away)…
Effectively, they are letting-the-punters-teach-them approach (which I suspect they’ve learned from how Twitter systematised user generated social conventions) that’s the biggest win for them; and most likely to make the tools here really powerful..