May 17 2013
In our April webinar “SharePoint 2013: Building Better Business Outcomes,” Kelly Rusk and I covered the mobile capabilities and limitations of SharePoint 2013. Recently Amanda Lefebvre on the Office 365 blog announced upcoming changes that address some of the limitations around mobile access and real-time coauthoring.
May 17 2013
The topic of hothousing has come up recently in several conversations with Agile colleagues. When it was first described to me as a two or three day intense working session that produces a work product or provides portfolio and architecture planning for organizations that use Agile, I also breathed deeply and reminded myself of Bikram’s Hot Yoga that I’ve incorporated in my personal yoga practice. Until recently I never heard of “hothousing” as an agile term, but it seems to be making a debut.
The term originally came out of England at British Telcom as a way to plan out the backlog for a given product. The entire project team and several different disciplines come together with business partners to creatively solve problems and launch into a 90-day development cycle.
May 15 2013
Most people segregate the regular data away from big data in their thinking process. The structured relational or non-relational data is often thought of as the regular data and the data in web logs or files is thought of as big data. Traditionally, managers who are successful in last few decades embraced such thinking and reaped great career benefits. However, the new breed of managers have begun to look at the data assets quite differently as they evolve into formulating new strategic drives.
Conceptually, it may be true that big data assets have quite a few differences with the traditional data assets. However strategically, this isolated thinking is leading to segregating the data organizations into two silos. This can make long-term information strategy costly, ineffective and suboptimal for the organizations.
May 14 2013
If you have experience designing views in Xcode you likely have run into an instance where a UIView or one of its subclasses is rendered blurry. This is caused by anti-aliasing, an attempt to avoid jagged looking edges by blending with the colors of the layer below it. This blog discusses both simple and complex issues with rendering UIViews with anti-aliasing.
In the image below, the left text and image have been anti-aliased. Select an image to see a larger view.
May 14 2013
What is a company’s true source of value? Is it the products they make or the customers who use them? Yeah, it’s the customers.
So why then do otherwise smart people consider Customer Experience as anything less than critical to their business? Consider the Wall Street-defying announcement Amazon’s Jeff Bezos recently made that caused Michael Hinshaw to declare on the MYCustomer blog, “When an incredibly successful, Fortune 100 company says customer relationships matter more than short-term profits, it should inspire us.”
This is a story about leveraging digital innovation to deliver customer delight.