Stories by Thornton May

3 lessons for collaboration

Organizations won’t reap the rewards of powerful collaboration tools if they don’t make collaboration itself a strategic priority.

We’re undervaluing collaboration

In our interdependent age, everything depends on a series of collaborations, and yet collaboration remains largely unmeasured and unmanaged.

IT must map its way to visibility

We in IT need to lead. Within the enterprise, we need to be perceived as leaders. We need to articulate the value we bring to the table.  

With data analytics, no more Pontiac Azteks

In their introduction to Arc 2.1: Exit Strategies, "Escaping reality," editors Simon Ings and Sumit Paul-Choudhury tell us that "ninety-six percent of the cosmos is ineffable" -- incapable of being expressed or described in words. In addition to reminding us of the widely accepted scientific fact that 96% of our universe is made up by yet-to-be-explained dark matter and dark energy, their point -- I think -- is that it is in our imagination (our ability to make stuff up) that the future lies.

Disruptive technology: Dead companies do tell tales

<a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2485655/personal-technology/no-second-reel--blockbuster-to-close-remaining-stores--end-dvd-service.html">Blockbuster</a>. <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2490305/smartphones/steven-j--vaughan-nichols--bye--nokia--nice-knowing-you.html">Nokia</a>. <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2470561/computer-hardware/can-ink-jet-save-kodak-.html">Kodak</a>. Most businesspeople know what they have in common. They are all companies whose footsteps you don't want to follow.

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