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The Data Diaries video series: Take one

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Data-Diaries-small-blueI’ve always been a people-watcher. As a little girl, I would sit at the edge of the playroom only mildly impressed by the toys splayed across the floor, but fully engrossed by the adults in the next room who offered me a glimpse into my future. Now, I people-watch on the subway, in parks, at the mall.

People are fascinating.  Read the rest of this entry »

Can big data save the earth for our children?

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Altered nature photo by Julie Yamamoto
Altered nature photo by Julie Yamamoto

“Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.” – Einstein

Although I don’t subscribe to theories of past lives, I suppose if it were possible, I may have been a tree-hugging hippie or Native American herbalist or wildlife caller. I have, in fact, hugged trees, and feel such a deep connection to earth and nature that it came as no surprise that Earth Day was designated on my birthday (April 22), and the International Day of Forests was designated on the birthday that my mother and son share (March 21). Our son was also given a nature name that means “soaring river” like the waterfalls I have always loved. Read the rest of this entry »

[Memes] Social Business Cartoon Quotes #IBMSocialStudy

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–See the #IBMSocialStudy tag to download the individual cartoons

Experiments in Agile

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Source: IBM

Several years ago, a company I previously worked for hired a team of developers to redesign our outdated website. The website had been built for a previous decade when our company, a membership-based professional network, was a free resource. Times had changed, however, and as we had decided to convert to a subscription-based model – and were now contending against formidable competitors including Facebook – we needed a redesign and new features to enhance our customer experience. Our visionary CEO had numerous ideas, and getting our website right (a bet that now included building a portal to accept credit card payments) was the key to executing on all of those initiatives. We found a development company that shared our vision, and we were excited for the future.

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What does social do for you? #FridayFun cartoon

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social_business_supercharges_insightsAs part of our #FridayFun series, we will be sharing one cartoon quote per week from the IBM Social Business study. We asked actual respondents about ways social has improved their business.

So think about it and let us know in the comments – what does social do for YOU?

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Fighting the good fight…or how security leaders battle the bad guys

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IBM_TA_Security_visualWith the rise of the digital age, the centuries-old archetype of good versus evil has found its way beyond the literary world and into business, specifically the security function within large enterprises.

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What does social do for you? #FridayFun cartoon

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As part of our #FridayFun series, we will be sharing one cartoon quote per week from the IBM Social Business study. We asked actual respondents about ways social has improved their business.

So think about it and let us know in the comments – what does social do for YOU?

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What does social do for you? #FridayFun cartoon

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culture600As part of our #FridayFun series, we will be sharing one cartoon quote per week from the IBM Social Business study. We asked actual respondents about ways social has improved their business.

So think about it and let us know in the comments – what does social do for YOU?

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