13 January 2012
For all the Lotus Notes groupies, every year when the big Lotusphere event comes around it seems like the whole world stops for the week, and everyone‚Äôs attention is aimed at learning about the next big announcement and reveal of the annual celebrity mystery guest that will set the tone of the Lotus Notes community for the upcoming year.
22 December 2011
As we wrap up 2011, I figure I would take this opportunity to lighten the mood and come up with a top 10 list √Ä La ‚ÄúDavid Letterman.‚ÄĚ¬† So the category is the top signs your project is doomed to fail.¬† Here we go…
16 December 2011
For many project-driven organizations, especially those in new product development and innovation, one of the toughest challenges is managing a pipeline of potential projects and making an objective and well-informed decision on which project to place your bet on.¬† A strategic project selection process will ensure that the right metrics, experts and stakeholders are involved in the assessment and prioritization of your pipeline.¬† The right project selection strategy allows for an organization to maximize its potential for success and improvement across its current and future portfolio.
28 November 2011
In our current global economy consumer products are dropping in price due to the maturity of organization‚Äôs that are schooled in the ability to leverage the best and cheapest resources around the world every point in the manufacturing process.¬†¬† In recent years we have seen remarkably low priced items seen with the launch of Tata‚Äôs Nano car retailed at $1900 and now Adidas‚Äô recent announcement of launching a $1 running shoe aimed at India‚Äôs growing population.
18 November 2011
There have been many major successful IPOs in 2011.¬† From Groupon to Linkedin and Pandora, in a shaky economic climate these major internet players have proven that the Web still has much room for growth.¬† One of the more interesting IPOs in 2011 that sheds light on what businesses and consumers seek to gain from each other is ‚ÄúAngie‚Äôs List.‚ÄĚ¬† Founded in 1995 (a dinosaur by internet standards), despite still being in the red, Angie‚Äôs IPO has increased its valuation by 25% pegging it at approximately $900 million.¬† Not bad for a company that started in Ohio by Angie Hicks
19 October 2011
The recent news of the ‚ÄúOccupy Wall Street‚ÄĚ grassroots movement in which demonstrators are congregating around the world expressing their defiance against the financial establishment and its impact on the ‚ÄúAverage Joe‚ÄĚ has brought to light the age old reality that money and power lies in the hands of a few who understand the power of the plan that keeps this inequality afloat.¬† Throughout history kings and monarchs have exploited the majority by creating meticulously planned structures of power, wealth and governments to ensure their positions.¬† Although the Occupy Wall Street movement is a modern phenomenon, similar strategies employed centuries
19 September 2011
It‚Äôs incredible how low the cost of memory has dropped!¬† I recently purchased an 8GB mini SD card for my Blackberry for under $20, when considering I paid over $1000 for a PC back in 1999 with an 8GB hard drive.¬† With today‚Äôs amazingly affordable access to cheap storage, organizations are increasingly drowning in the data they gather.
In today‚Äôs project environment capturing and storing project information is limitless.¬† On the flip side, extracting and accessing relevant information quickly and efficiently has begun to pose a growing problem to stakeholders and project managers that are required to make informed decisions impacting