By Eric Openshaw and co-authors
Read the periodic InformationWeek columns by Eric Openshaw, vice chairman and U.S. Technology, Media & Telecommunications leader, and featured co-authors.
10 ways to foster effective social employees
One of reasons often cited for not implementing social business tools is a fear of productivity loss. But, as with any technology, social business tools can be used effectively, or they can be the productivity sinks IT and business managers feared they would be.
5 ways to stay ahead of consumerization of IT
No CIO or IT department can fulfill every business user need internally -- budgets, skills and timelines constrain even the best departments. And with the variety of third-party offerings easily available to users, it's pointless to try.
Social analytics isn't just for social networks
From customer data to social data to performance data, there's no limit to what companies can collect, track and measure. And we're just at the beginning. Yet many organizations have succumbed to analysis paralysis.
What CIOs should know about 'Outside-In' architecture
Conventional wisdom can change as rapidly as the world around us. With information easily accessible and business processes transparent, standardizing processes, stockpiling resources, and trying to control operations is no longer sufficient.
Mobile health presents life-changing opportunities
Almost every day we find more ways to use smartphones to stay in touch, find places, play games, and compare and pay for products. Yet within three to five years, other phone uses will be more life changing for many of us. Our health may literally be in our hands.
Don't be late for the mobile revolution
Mobility has produced some of the most sweeping changes ever in how we work, live, and play. We're talking about the Mobile Revolution, of course, and these are just a few common examples of how it's transforming behavior and business.
Prove the benefits of social software: Expert advice
Even if you can't pinpoint ROI, most executives will recognize if social software improves operations and corporate performance, says John Hagel of Deloitte's Center for the Edge.