Apple and IBM Team Up to Push iOS in the Enterprise | Re/code
Apple and IBM today announced a broad partnership to help companies deploy wireless devices and business-specific applications to run on them.
The combination brings together two historical competitors — who decades ago struggled to dominate the nascent market for personal computers — on the next wave of computing in business: Mobile devices with access to complex data running in the cloud.
In an interview with Re/code at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., Apple CEO Tim Cook and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty described the tie-up as one that only the two companies could deliver.
“If you were building a puzzle they would fit nicely together with no overlap,” Cook said of the relationship. “We do not compete on anything. And when you do that you end up with something better than either of you could produce yourself.”
Calling Apple the “gold standard for consumers,” Rometty said the team-up will allow the two giants to address significant opportunities facing large businesses. “We will get to remake professions and unlock value that companies don’t yet have,” she said. “We’re addressing serious issues that before this had been inhibiting deployment of wireless in the enterprise.”

Apple and IBM Team Up to Push iOS in the Enterprise | Re/code

Apple and IBM today announced a broad partnership to help companies deploy wireless devices and business-specific applications to run on them.

The combination brings together two historical competitors — who decades ago struggled to dominate the nascent market for personal computers — on the next wave of computing in business: Mobile devices with access to complex data running in the cloud.

In an interview with Re/code at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., Apple CEO Tim Cook and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty described the tie-up as one that only the two companies could deliver.

“If you were building a puzzle they would fit nicely together with no overlap,” Cook said of the relationship. “We do not compete on anything. And when you do that you end up with something better than either of you could produce yourself.”

Calling Apple the “gold standard for consumers,” Rometty said the team-up will allow the two giants to address significant opportunities facing large businesses. “We will get to remake professions and unlock value that companies don’t yet have,” she said. “We’re addressing serious issues that before this had been inhibiting deployment of wireless in the enterprise.”

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Office workers spend an average of 28 hours a week writing emails, searching for information and collaborating internally. Furthermore, 80 percent of Americans work “after hours,” equaling an extra day of work per week.
(via Why open social collaboration platforms will disrupt the enterprise market in 2013 and beyond - Sarah Evans)Sarah )

Office workers spend an average of 28 hours a week writing emails, searching for information and collaborating internally. Furthermore, 80 percent of Americans work “after hours,” equaling an extra day of work per week.

(via Why open social collaboration platforms will disrupt the enterprise market in 2013 and beyond - Sarah Evans)Sarah )

The IBM Institute for Business Value surveyed more than 1,100 executives and conducted in-depth interviews with 26 companies worldwide. This study shows how leading companies are integrating social into their strategies to:
Create valued customer experiences
Drive workforce productivity and effectiveness
Accelerate innovation
Read all the results and discover how well organizations are facing the opportunities and challenges.

The IBM Institute for Business Value surveyed more than 1,100 executives and conducted in-depth interviews with 26 companies worldwide. This study shows how leading companies are integrating social into their strategies to:

  • Create valued customer experiences
  • Drive workforce productivity and effectiveness
  • Accelerate innovation

Read all the results and discover how well organizations are facing the opportunities and challenges.

Social media works best when its users are set free to create the collaborative patterns, structures, and processes they need to work together, inside, outside, or between companies. When they have a safety net that ensures they can act with confidence, the results will correspondingly improve. And when corporate governance teams and senior leaders realize that a safety net is operational around the clock and around the globe and that it accurately represents their concerns, they have their own level of confidence to begin driving forward social business objectives, knowing that in these fairly uncertain times, their imagined downsides are at bay.Via Dachis GroupVia Dachis Group
        (via Connecting Employees to Social Media: New Possibilities)
Social media works best when its users are set free to create the collaborative patterns, structures, and processes they need to work together, inside, outside, or between companies. When they have a safety net that ensures they can act with confidence, the results will correspondingly improve. And when corporate governance teams and senior leaders realize that a safety net is operational around the clock and around the globe and that it accurately represents their concerns, they have their own level of confidence to begin driving forward social business objectives, knowing that in these fairly uncertain times, their imagined downsides are at bay.

Via Dachis Group

Via Dachis Group

(via Connecting Employees to Social Media: New Possibilities)

Organizations are struggling to keep up with new consumer tools and behaviors. To collaborate effectively today they need to realize that the benefit to individual employees is just as important as the overall corporate benefit, if not more so. 

Via Jacob MorganMaking Enterprise Collaboration Work 

When to crowdsource. Improvement in communication technologies and information flow has changed the fundamental organization of both our social and commercial networks. Crowdsourced work is the natural next step to a decentralized and global labor force.
While the paper here provides coarse guidelines, a much finer understanding is required: what are the target-tasks for crowds? and who are the target-crowds? How can larger jobs can be divided into decoupled tasks that can then be crowdsourced? Is it possible that future generations around the world will make their living by being full-time crowd-workers? Via Follow the Crowd

When to crowdsource. Improvement in communication technologies and information flow has changed the fundamental organization of both our social and commercial networks. Crowdsourced work is the natural next step to a decentralized and global labor force.

While the paper here provides coarse guidelines, a much finer understanding is required: what are the target-tasks for crowds? and who are the target-crowds? How can larger jobs can be divided into decoupled tasks that can then be crowdsourced? Is it possible that future generations around the world will make their living by being full-time crowd-workers? Via Follow the Crowd