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Lady at the Helm: How An Le is Taking Charge of Communication Software

Ellie Cachette | Posted 01.06.2017 | Women
Ellie Cachette

The whole software space is considered a $200 Billion industry and growing-- Amazon Web Services alone is expects 70% quarterly growth with the latest...

Big Tech's AI Predictions for 2017

Lolita Taub | Posted 12.21.2016 | Technology
Lolita Taub

For the final Cognitive Business post of the year, I asked artificial intelligence centric Fortune 500 leaders for their 2017 enterprise AI prediction...

Can Technology Unite Us?

Alex Atzberger | Posted 12.19.2016 | Technology
Alex Atzberger

As an executive who has spent the last twenty years promoting the promise of enterprise software, I find myself pondering the following question: Is t...

Cognitive Business: SAS and Enterprise Artificial Intelligence

Lolita Taub | Posted 12.09.2016 | Technology
Lolita Taub

In this Cognitive Business interview, we draw on SAS’s enterprise artificial intelligence position and outlook with Oliver Schabenberger, SAS Execut...

Cognitive Business: Baidu AI Lab's Outlook Into 2017 and Beyond

Lolita Taub | Posted 12.07.2016 | Technology
Lolita Taub

In this Cognitive Business interview, we get Baidu AI Lab's outlook into 2017 and beyond through the lens of Adam Coates, Director at Baidu Silicon Va...

Cognitive Business: Meet Your AI Travel Assistant

Lolita Taub | Posted 12.01.2016 | Technology
Lolita Taub

In this Cognitive Business interview, we talk with Felicia Schneiderhan, Co-Founder of 30SecondsToFly, a B2B virtual travel assistant for the enterpri...

Cognitive Business: Inside the Microsoft Cortana Intelligence Suite

Lolita Taub | Posted 11.23.2016 | Technology
Lolita Taub

In this Cognitive Business interview we talk to Lance Olson, Director for Cortana Intelligence at Microsoft, where he works with organizations around ...

10 Things You Need to Know About the Enterprise AI World

Lolita Taub | Posted 11.17.2016 | Technology
Lolita Taub

Photo: Yolanda Sun Last week, I spent a couple of days in San Francisco for the IBM Watson Developers Conference and our nation’s largest AI busin...

5 High-Impact Post-Sale Sales Opportunities

Danny Wong | Posted 10.20.2016 | Business
Danny Wong

When highly effective B2B salespeople close a big deal, what is the first thing they do? They don't rest on their laurels or move on to the next opportunity as quickly as possible. They don't leave their new customer wondering what happened to the relationship they built.

Redefining Gender: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 10.29.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Recent social movements include the Ice Bucket Challenge, #bringbackourgirls, #heforshe, Black Lives Matter and same-sex marriage. As Emma Watson eloq...

Enterprise Communications' Achilles Heel

Nader Mikhail | Posted 08.11.2016 | Technology
Nader Mikhail

Enterprise communications software has a checkered (and to be blunt, disappointing) history. Promising to reduce noise, increase productivity, and p...

The Productivity Tool Your Employees Are Asking For (But Probably Don't Have Yet)

Krish Ramakrishnan | Posted 07.29.2016 | Business
Krish Ramakrishnan

Rolling your eyes, nodding your head or giving a friendly smile can make a major difference in how your business partners perceive you. Body language,...

Africa's agricultural growth will depend on its young

Ray Jordan | Posted 07.25.2016 | Impact
Ray Jordan

"Whenever I am with energetic young people, I feel like a recharged battery," Nelson Mandela once said. The youth of Africa were to the fore in the m...

An Enterprise Worker's Act Of Kindness Has The Internet Swooning

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 07.18.2016 | Parents

One simple act of kindness toward a mom of twins has inspired a heartwarming response online. On July 13, Coty Vincent posted a photo on Facebook of a...

African Agriculture Can Help Tackle Refugee Crisis

Ray Jordan | Posted 06.26.2016 | Impact
Ray Jordan

Figures released on World Refugee Day this week showed there are currently an estimated 65 million displaced people in the world - more than at any ti...

3. The Green Bay Packer Factor - A Kinder, Gentler Capitalism

Ted Wachtel | Posted 06.16.2016 | Business
Ted Wachtel

Whether it's a good idea to use public money to support a stadium for a privately owned sports team is a question for another day. Walter O'Malley moved his team because he felt it was to his financial benefit to do so. That's what capitalists are supposed to do.

The Trouble With Outsourcing IT for Larger Firms, With Sal Sarosh

Nancy Laws | Posted 05.31.2016 | Business
Nancy Laws

According to cOutsource founder, Sal Sarosh, Mid-size and enterprise customers have largely stayed away from using freelancing platforms. Although m...

How Firms Can Prepare for the Freelance Economy

Rishon Blumberg | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business
Rishon Blumberg

Forbes predicts that by 2020 50% of the US workforce will be comprised of freelance workers. While a large portion of these workers will be non-strategic -- your Uber drivers, etc -- the real shift is with highly skilled, strategic thinkers.

Africa's Farm Families Must Benefit from New Business Opportunities

Ray Jordan | Posted 05.19.2016 | Impact
Ray Jordan

Companies in the Western world are, to an increasing degree, setting their sights on Africa as a new frontier for business.

The Differences Between API and ESB Patterns

Anant Jhingran | Posted 05.18.2016 | Technology
Anant Jhingran

As enterprises embark on their digital journeys, APIs are often used to connect the fast pace of digital innovation with the more stable system of records.

Have Enterprises Made PoC Pilots Easier for Startups?

Philip Kushmaro | Posted 05.17.2016 | Technology
Philip Kushmaro

While the daunting task of deploying a successful proof-of-concept falls on the founders and startup owners themselves, a successful PoC is even more valuable to a large enterprise when it meets their need to drive their businesses forward and minimize risk.

Too late to get into mobile? Not even close

Steve Hall | Posted 05.12.2016 | Technology
Steve Hall

There's no question about the power of mobile. Businesses of all sizes, and across every industry, can agree on the tremendous impact the ubiquity of ...

What I've Learned From 30 Days of Videoconferencing

Cameron Craig | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Cameron Craig

I recently joined a company where the majority of meetings are videoconferences. Sure, I've used videoconferencing at other jobs before but it was usu...

The Myth of the Tech Talent Shortage

Michael S Solomon | Posted 04.08.2016 | Technology
Michael S Solomon

If companies were making offers to technologists that were commensurate with what they pay their attorneys, I think we would find the supposed "tech shortage" would rapidly disappear for those companies.

The 4 Key Traits Of Successful B2B Apps

Rahul Varshneya | Posted 03.31.2016 | Business
Rahul Varshneya

Needless to say, the growth of B2B mobile apps has been spectacular and is penetrating geographies and industry verticals, as well as opening up newer technological frontiers - Wearables, Enterprise of Things, Virtual Reality, etc.