The Best Way to Find Talent Gold? Look for a Vein of Social Capital

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Like gold, talented human capital is both precious and scarce. It is precious because it can generate greater than market returns on investment. And it is scarce because there is never enough to satisfy organizational needs. As the demand for highly specialized technical, managerial, and professional skills increases, human capital will likely become even more… Read More

Ray Rivera     @rayjrivera

This Week in Crowdsourcing – 3 Things to Know

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Enjoy these three articles from this week’s tech press. Data Deserts. The military establishment and innovation. And social media and crowdsourcing, all at your fingertips. 1. Travis Korte at the Center for Data Innovation wrote this great piece about American’s Data Deserts. Korte states that that myriad communities nationwide contribute to data initiatives, be they… Read More

Ben Kerschberg     @BenKerschberg

The Complex Job of Keeping HR Data Simple

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  The complex job of keeping HR data simple If there is one thing that is clear about the future of HR, it is that it will need to exert much greater mastery over the fundamentals of creating business value. HR leadership of the future will need to have a deep understanding of the commercial operations… Read More

Ray Rivera     @rayjrivera

3 Competencies to Consider When Hiring a Data Scientist

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3 Critical Competencies to Look for When Hiring a Data Scientist Enterprises used to focus on their data in hindsight. But with the rise in complexity of analytics, increasingly difficult problems require greater talent to solve them. Questions are no longer confined to retrospective examination. Instead, data-savvy enterprises ask “what is going to happen” (predictive… Read More

Ben Kerschberg     @BenKerschberg

3 Big Steps To Improve Customer Service

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Don’t you love calling for urgent help from a company, and you get a robot voice saying “Press 1 for this...Press 2 for that?” No, nobody loves that. And of course, the professionals that help set up customer service systems don’t love it either. Still, faced with financial pressures, companies continue to put in place… Read More

John Gorup     @appiriojohn

This Week in Crowdsourcing – 3 Things to Know

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The week’s three top articles on crowdsourcing. Here we go. Sharon Gaudin over at Computerworld shares this terrific piece about NASA’s “massive migration” to the cloud. She writes:  NASA migrated 65 software applications, including its flagship NASA.gov website to the cloud in 22 weeks, and the space agency is still in the midst of a… Read More

Ben Kerschberg     @BenKerschberg

5 Ways to Increase Sales Effectiveness

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We all know the stereotype of a corporate salesperson. We see them as overpaid, bloviating, money-chasers who don't understand what they're selling. While some might fit that mold, the best salespeople are focused, team-playing professionals who are at the tip of the spear of a successful business.  Like every business unit, the key is to… Read More

John Gorup     @appiriojohn

Customer Spotlight – A Q&A on Workday Financials with Stephen Francis, W.J. Bradley

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Following the success of its cloud-based HCM suite, Workday is applying its trim architecture and compelling user experience to the management of financial assets. Some of the earliest adopters of Workday Financials have been, to no surprise, banking organizations and the like. Such businesses increasingly rely on outstanding human capital in order to generate the… Read More

Ray Rivera     @rayjrivera

Business Intelligence: What To Do When Your Big Data Isn’t Big Enough

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Business Intelligence: What To Do When Your Big Data Isn’t Big Enough Gartner predicts that the cumulative Big Data spend for the period within 2011 and 2016 will reach a whopping $232 billion. Storage of Big Data--and particularly unstructured data such as video, PPT presentations, and Word documents that do not fit into a database--has… Read More

Ben Kerschberg     @BenKerschberg

This Week in Crowdsourcing – 3 Things to Know

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At Appirio we're excited to be on the cutting-edge of the crowdsourcing revolution in enterprise IT. Here are three articles from this week on the subject that we found insightful and interesting: (1) Can we penetrate eBay’s regular use of Hackathons? This is a nice Wall Street Journal interview with Guy Schory, who is responsible for identifying… Read More

Ben Kerschberg     @BenKerschberg
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