2017 is shaping up to be the year of the security breach (just like 2016, 2015, and so on). Equifax lost financial data on 145.5 million people—leading to the now-former CEO having to answer tough questions in front of Congress. We also learned that hackers exposed information from over three billion Yahoo accounts. And those […]
Innovation-starved companies stuck in today’s slow-growth economic environment can look forward to better days ahead, because tech spending is going to pivot quickly to unleash their full potential in ways that many executives don’t yet realize.
Reach a certain age or managerial level and you hear this a lot: “Those millennials…” It’s usually followed by a predictable and exasperating litany of grousing about generational entitlement, a lack of corporate loyalty, an outsized need for encouragement or a confounding communication style.
Whenever I look down from my office window at my car sitting in the parking lot, I get this sinking feeling – as in sunk costs. It’s the same feeling you should have when you think about your corporate data center. This is how I think about it: I use my car for about 30 […]
In June 2016, Oracle CEO Mark Hurd had the opportunity to meet with several chief financial officers, as well as NBA legend Bill Walton, at a CNBC event hosted by Jim Cramer. Together the leaders discussed opportunities and challenges for today’s businesses, providing an opportunity for each participant to share their industry insights. Mark shares […]
Cloud computing is triggering a stunning shift in how businesses operate. Modern SaaS applications for marketing, HR, and ERP are allowing companies to accelerate operations and engage more intimately with their customers thanks to heretofore unseen heroes in their ranks. In the course of just a few years, this new generation of social/mobile SaaS applications […]
There’s no question that companies are aggressively moving to the cloud to gain the business agility they need to survive, to gain market share, and to become disruptors instead of the disrupted. Customers I’ve met on recent trips to London, Paris and Sao Paolo aren’t surprised when they hear estimates pegging the public cloud market […]
The Fortune 500 has long been viewed as a benchmark for corporate size, success, and stability. But if you look at the Fortune 500 from the year 2000—just 14 years ago—you’ll find that more than half of the companies on that year’s list are gone. Think about that: in spite of their proud histories, their […]
Businesses that fail to focus on customer experience will hear a giant sucking sound from their vanishing profitability. Because in today’s dynamic global marketplace, consumers now hold the power in the buyer-seller equation, and sellers need to revamp their strategy for this new world order. The ability to relentlessly deliver connected, personalized and rewarding customer […]