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JP Rangaswami
Passionate about things I care about. My family. My church. My friends. Books and music. Information. Its free passage and enrichment http://www.confusedofcalcutta.com
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In my previous post on the subject, I said: “Social” is not a layer. “Social” is not a feature. “Social” isn’t a product. Social is about bringing being human back into business. About how we conduct business. About why we conduct business. Social is something in people’s hearts, in people’s... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2012 at The Cloud
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There was a time in my life when everything I would consider “business” was also personal. As many of you may know, I was born in Calcutta nigh on fifty-five years ago. I stayed there till 1980. There were no supermarkets in Calcutta in those days. For most things you... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2012 at The Cloud
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[Note: This is the sixth in a series of posts about the Social Enterprise and the Big Shift. The first post provided an introduction and overall context; the second looked specifically at collaboration, working together; the third looked at optimising performance, enjoying work, working more effectively. The fourth, Doing By... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2012 at The Cloud
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[Note: This is the fifth in a series of posts about the Social Enterprise and the Big Shift. The first post provided an introduction and overall context; the second looked specifically at collaboration, working together; the third looked at optimising performance, enjoying work, working more effectively. The fourth, Doing By... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2012 at The Cloud
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[Note: This is the fourth in a series of posts about the Social Enterprise and the Big Shift. The first post provided an introduction and overall context; the second looked specifically at collaboration, working together; the third looked at optimising performance, enjoying work, working more effectively. This one deals with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2012 at The Cloud
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[Note: This is the third in a series of posts looking at the Social Enterprise in the context of the Big Shift. The first two posts were: Thinking about the Big Shift and the Social Enterprise and On Collaboration. This one focuses on the concept of flow, and how that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2012 at The Cloud
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Introduction Last week I spent some time looking at the Social Enterprise through the lens of The Big Shift. Responses, in terms of comments, suggestions, retweets, Likes and +1s were heartening, and I am grateful. Thank you. Today I’m going to continue with that perspective, this time drilling down into... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2012 at The Cloud
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Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in The Telegraph (UK) and appears on CloudBlog with permission. Thanks to Shane Richmond, Head of Technology (Editorial) at Telegraph Media Group. - @jtaschek During the Industrial Age, companies were formed for a number of reasons: to achieve scale; to increase reach; to simplify... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2012 at The Cloud
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Soon everyone on earth will be connected. It’s over. People are getting connected. Things are getting connected. Whole communities are getting connected. And when communities get connected, other things begin to happen. They become markets. Entire markets in themselves. And at the same time participants in larger markets. It’s fractal,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2012 at The Cloud
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A few days ago, stimulated by the level of recent noise on the internets about open and closed and apps and HTML5 and walled gardens and governance models and why someone hates <pick one from Google/Apple/Microsoft/Facebook/the world/themselves>, I wrote a post asserting that it’s over, asserting that the waves won’t... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2012 at The Cloud
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How much do you make? Have you ever contemplated suicide? Are you now or have you ever been…? Are you aware of the fact…? I have here before me… [...]information devices for universal, tyrannical womb-to-tomb surveillance are causing a very serious dilemma between our claim to privacy and the community’s... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2012 at The Cloud
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Have you read Haydn Shaughnessy? If you’re interested in the social enterprise, you should. I haven’t yet read his recent book, The Elastic Enterprise, but I will: I intend to read it as I cross the Atlantic on my way to SXSW later this week. (I’m speaking there on the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2012 at The Cloud
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Admit it. I had you with that headline. Have I finally flipped? What could possibly connect Neil Young and David Agus to the Social Enterprise, and related topics? I could just say “Marc Benioff”, since he personally introduced me to all three. Soon after joining Salesforce.com, I heard Marc speak... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2012 at The Cloud
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My grandfather appears to have grown up in a village in southern India, attended university in what was then Madras, worked as “private secretary” to one of India’s richest men and biggest landowners, the Maharaja of Darbhanga, all on his way to founding a weekly magazine, called Indian Finance, in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2012 at The Cloud
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi: Toyotomi Hideyoshi returning to the scene of his army’s victory It’s that time of year when I get asked to make predictions for the year ahead, particularly in the context of enterprise software. It’s that time of year when I tend not to do anything as a result.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2011 at The Cloud
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Over a decade ago, after a couple of years as Deputy CIO, I was appointed Global CIO of Dresdner Kleinwort in May 2001. Times were hard, and my brief was harder still: to reduce technology capital expenditure and operating expenses by 50% within eighteen months, while providing “leadership, stability and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2011 at The Cloud
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All projects involve change, an outcome of some sort that can be measured as a difference between the initial state and the end state of something. All change involves risk. At a level of abstraction, project management may be seen as the means by which something is progressed from initial... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2011 at The Cloud
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There has been a lot of debate as a result of recent announcements about Goldman Sachs investing $450m in Facebook at a valuation of $50bn, and planning to raise another $1.5bn at the same valuation, apparently by attracting wealthy private investors into a special purpose vehicle at high speed. Much... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2011 at The Cloud
@walter you're right, if we don't do it they will anyway. but there's a good reason for us to do it. it makes good business sense.
Toggle Commented Dec 4, 2010 on Something's happening at The Cloud
@chris love that quote. one key reason I joined salesforce is a sense that the inflection point had been reached. large enterprises are no longer asking why they should be part of the cloud, they're asking why not. fears of security and privacy have been disspelled. and they are finding out that prior non-cloud environments aren't that safe, in fact the cloud has a better audit trail usually.
Toggle Commented Dec 4, 2010 on Something's happening at The Cloud
@christopher cloud services can reduce friction, but there are still many that prefer otherwise. interesting times. @clive yes, it's googly time. And bosanquet, or bosie, time. And doosra time. because the world of converged IT/telco need something radical to happen, to prevent more-of-the-same-only-worse behaviour. cloud services are a start. @cyberdoyle chris agreed. but it will change. I remain optimistic about it
Toggle Commented Dec 4, 2010 on Something's happening at The Cloud
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