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

4 Steps to Master Predictive Analytics and Business Intelligence

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In the past several years, one of the seminal issues regarding Big Data has been storage, especially with respect to the exponential growth and size of unstructured data that did not fit into databases. Exabytes (1021 bytes) of data exist in science, technology, commerce, national defense, telecommunications, and other fields. Today, however, the competitive landscape… Read More

Ben Kerschberg     @BenKerschberg

Managing a Professional Service Organization on the Cloud

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By Andres Gluecksmann Managing all the critical data points of a project is TOUGH. Often I think to myself, “Man, this is a high resolution thing we do here!”. By high resolution I mean that to keep on top of the particulars of a project, a good manager needs to understand and maintain hundreds of data… Read More

Appirio     @appirio

This Week in Crowdsourcing – 3 Things to Know

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This week was great in terms of A+ coverage of crowdsourcing and related topics. Here are three articles you shouldn’t miss. (1) Can we predict the outcome of Supreme Court cases? Let’s see what our friends over at Vox have to say about the matter: Three scholars — South Texas College of Law's Josh Blackman,… Read More

Ben Kerschberg     @BenKerschberg

Can Payroll Actually Be Strategic?

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Not all that long ago I had one of those conversations that prompted me to reexamine something I thought I understood well. I was a new employee introducing myself to group of enterprise software product managers, learning their roles and the products they managed. After speaking with managers of recruiting, talent management, and LMS solutions,… Read More

Ray Rivera     @rayjrivera

How to focus your CRM on the Customer Experience

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It’s always confusing when I see people writing about “integrating Sales Cloud and Service Cloud.” This is like saying you need to integrate the hydrogen and oxygen in your glass of water. The good news is the molecules in that glass are already integrated. What you do with the glass of water is a more… Read More

John Gorup     @appiriojohn

Three Reasons Why Failing to Adapt Your IT Sourcing Will Cannibalize Your Company

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Gartner recently published a report the premise of which is that enterprises must change how they source IT in order to succeed in a digital world. They refer to this as adaptive sourcing. As set forth in our white paper, How Adaptive Sourcing Helps CIOs Revolutionize Innovative IT Sourcing, Gartner contends that enterprises must build… Read More

Ben Kerschberg     @BenKerschberg

Throwing Good Money, After Bad: The Curse of Sales Training

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By Braden Larmon $4.2 billion!  That’s a big number. It represents the amount of wasted investments on traditional sales training made each year by organizations.  Annually, companies spend approximately $5B on sales training, which consists mainly of taking sales reps out of the field and their environment, and dragging them through two or more days of… Read More

Appirio     @appirio

Strategic HR Planning on the Cloud: Let it Rain

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A Three-Part Series -- Part Three  In our previous two blog entries, we discussed how analytical insight must do more than simply enlighten managers about the workings of their organizations. It ought to provide guidance for planning, regardless of the time horizon or functional objective (e.g., strategic, operational, shift, project). We also described some of… Read More

Ray Rivera     @rayjrivera

[topcoder] and the Challenges of Mankind — Solving The Stuff of Dreams

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  When I was in Montessori School, I was able to follow my twin passions: dinosaurs (of course) and space, naturally. The creativity of a young mind soars when no limits are imposed. To me, Mars was no farther than the Moon. Saturn’s rings were perfect. Jupiter’s red sea remained a mystery; and astronauts talked… Read More

Ben Kerschberg     @BenKerschberg
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