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Think again. Social Media is not a Job, it’s a Skill!

If I started off with saying Social Media is important for Businesses, I’d sound time-shifted backward by at least 2 years. Everyone knows that already. In the last year or so, I’ve not heard a single serious business that’s not trying to “do” some social media. They typically start with a Twitter Account, an FB […]

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Google gets workflow wings with KiSSFLOW. Can they democratize BPM?

An April Fool’s joke from last year, my post on Google entering BPM with Noodle, continues to get views every day. I always wonder how many readers may be taking it seriously, it was a joke after all. Some of what I wrote was, and still is, plausible. Meanwhile, though, Google and their partners continue […]

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Traffic isn’t everything!

Website Traffic is a popular benchmark. A simple Google search on “Website Traffic” returned me 1,010,000,000 results just now. Yes, A Billion. But, traffic isn’t everything. As per Alexa, Facebook tops globally in terms of traffic. Google & YouTube follow. Then there’s Yahoo, Wikipedia, Twitter, and Amazon in the top 10. However, traffic means different […]

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The “Left Brain v/s Right Brain” Fallacy & The New World Order

Our Left Brain tells us – based on reasoning – that, Left Brain deals with the Science & reasoning while the Right Brain deals with Art & Creativity. Therein lies the fallacy of the “Left Brain – Right Brain” dichotomy that has developed over time and frozen into over minds. For a long time, I […]

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Game Changer #1: The Great Facilitation ballgame of Multi-sided Business Platforms

This era clearly belongs to the multi-sided Platforms based business. Google and Apple have become the most valuable companies in the world. Amazon, that revolutionized the Books and Publishing markets through the e-Commerce strategy, has since transformed itself into a Platform company. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and recently Pinterest have become the household names, beyond the tech world. Travel, Hospitality & Commute have become well-integrated platforms driven businesses – driven through online technologies and ground-level operational integration. If you’re in any business – whether it’s technology or not, whether it’s e-commerce or not, whether it’s products or services – don’t ignore this trend. Think about how you can leverage on this model, or be part of this ever-growing multi-cog machine that benefits all its gears.

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Top Game-Changer Trends You Can’t Ignore

I’m no crystal gazer, and this is no crystal gazing. The reality is upon us already. Certain keywords and phrases have kept popping in my head for sometime now. I see them everywhere. There’s plenty of evidence already that the world is going through disruptions at various levels. These trends are touching everyone’s life. Well, I’m […]

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The new role of IT – from Cost Center to Business Platform Provider

IT can, driven by APaaS, become a Business Platform Provider and facilitate Business Value, and move beyond being Cost Center. While IT may, for some time to come, control the buying and maintenance of such platforms, the key to their success lies in understanding that they need to focus on the role of platform Engineering and Governance, and facilitate the business value driven applications development.

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Google leapfrogs into BPM with Noodle!

Google has finally arrived into the Enterprise space with their Enterprise BPM offering called Noodle (named after process spaghetti!). They have silently put together their technology and shaped them beautifully into what we have been missing “in one single platform” for a long time. Here’s a sneak-peek at what they have unleashed out of the blue… […]

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What comprises the Definitive Core of BPM?

what is the definitive core set which needs to exist in any initiative to call it BPM, without a vendor or a solution provider or an analyst requiring to label it as such, and exclusively so? And why this question now?

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Vendor Lock-In & Proprietary Technology: Ask the Right Questions!

Vendor Lock-in. Proprietary Technology. Switching Costs. These phrases are thrown out there more often than they need to be, without real thought to what the concerns actually are. Asking the right questions is important. If you want some real functionality and technological strength for a price, prioritize that and do not confuse a proprietary & strong enclosed technology with a closed & rigid architecture. Everything, that is standard today, was once proprietary in our minds until it eventually became common, universal or functionally indispensable.

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