Tesla Motors is freeing up its 200 patents to electric car competitors, throwing automotive analysts into a frenzy. But CEO Elon Musk is just following the profitable open source road paved by Salesforce, Facebook and Apple.
The profession of sales has evolved greatly since the door-to-door days of Willy Loman. With the internet, email and Big Data, technology has facilitated communication and provided access to data in ways that were unimaginable 50 years prior.
Organizations seeking to evolve need to not only recognize the changes in technology and behavior but they also need to take a strategic approach to changing how their employees fundamentally work. Technology without strategy won't get you very far.
The Salesforce.com annual pow-wow took place last week amid much fanfare. While I could not attend, I was able to get a first-hand account of it through Terri Griffith, a professor of Management at Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business.
Aaron Levie was a student at USC in 2005, when he started his company Box.net from his dorm room with Dylan Smith. It almost sounds commonplace, after all Michael Dell and countless others did the same thing, right? Wrong. It's not as commonplace as you might think.
Cloud computing may have started out as an emerging trend that only IT professionals could get excited about (or fear), but it has quickly become one of the most important paradigm shifts in business today.
Like it or not, the line between consumer-focused social networks and business-driven software continues to blur. The networks we joined to share party photos and witty remarks with friends now connect to our business tools, and web-based workplace platforms.