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Atlassian means business

The company repositions itself as a communications and collaboration platform for the enterprise — and, in so doing, offers up some valuable lessons for IT and business leaders coping with the impact and fallout of digital...

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How to make meetings suck less (time and productivity)

Inefficient, unfocused, directionless — meetings waste valuable time and resources every day. Here’s how to shift your company away from ineffective meetings and toward productive collaboration.

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Apple's new mega campus is a big mistake

The late Steve Jobs believed strongly in collaboration, and his last act as Apple's CEO was to start the planning and construction of a huge spaceship looking campus. I believe the mega campus does not live up to its promise.

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Where does innovation belong in the IT department?

To be an innovator, IT needs to be engaged with the business, recommend solutions that help achieve business goals, and take the lead to ensure successful implementations and operations.

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Acquiring new technology: The data intelligence dance

You need to bring together teams from different departments and business lines to develop a more cohesive implementation approach and achieve group consensus. This process is what I refer to as “Data Intelligence” in my book, The Four...

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Why rate of change should be the most important metric in your company

Rate of change is your company's capacity to generate new ideas, and act on them. Most disruptive companies that challenged the status quo, and became industry leaders were not interested in looking for mere strategic advantages, or...

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How to pick collaboration tools

This problem has plagued the enterprise for the last decade. With more than 2,000 collaboration solutions in the market today, most everyone is overwhelmed with choices. But one size does not fit all, and picking the RIGHT...

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How to network: 17 tips for shy people

Shy? Networking probably feels like a brutal trial by fire. These 17 strategies will help you do it well -- and keep your sanity.

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How to network: 17 tips for shy people

Shy? Networking probably feels like a brutal trial by fire. These 17 strategies will help you do it well -- and keep your sanity.

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How IT became business problem solvers at Level 3 Communications

IT doesn’t wait for business requirements at Level 3 Communications — it co-creates them, says CIO Atilla Tinic. Learn how he is changing the culture in his IT organization.

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How to maximize email productivity and retain corporate knowledge

Gaining a deeper knowledge of the products you already own and maximizing your personal and organizational productivity.

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Conversational intelligence

Recognizing and responding consciously to gender-differentiated communications patterns can improve your conversational intelligence. By acting intentionally, using body language purposely and making conversations fact-based we begin...

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Taming the Tower of Babel: A radical idea for coping with collaboration tool overload

Seven-time CIO Mark Settle shares a creative approach to managing numerous collaboration tools — which should ultimately optimize employee productivity.

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One Colombian supercomputer, two collaborating campuses

In a supercomputing story spanning two continents, Purdue University’s CIO describes how deep collaboration in Colombia accelerated "speed to science."

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How Adam Noble, CIO of GAF, drives innovation through collaboration

CIOs need to collaborate with C-Suite peers to develop effective enterprise IT strategies. Adam Noble, CIO-GAF and his team are leveraging technology to enable business outcomes with a collaboration strategy that works.

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How DevOps changes the delivery of IT functions

Labor arbitrage and shared services companies have had a perfect marriage over the last 20 years. Then along came the Digital Revolution with new business models and a new construct for services. One component of the digital model...

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Rethinking Disruption: Who Are You Competing Against?

Michael Frendo of Polycom takes a look at the world of competition. Why your competitors could actually be partners.

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10 screen-sharing apps offer easy collaboration

These 10 apps let you video chat, message, share screens and collaborate in real time with your co-workers.

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Impact of colocation on software development

Colocation of software teams is a prerequisite for digital transformation and creating the innovative products that drive better business and software outcomes.


Cisco taps into AI, collaboration with $125M MindMeld buy

Cisco gets MindMeld’s Deep-Domain Conversational AI technology for voice-embedded apps

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