Self-preservation is the primary law of nature… and may I add – business.
Business continuity plans are therefore an essential part of business.
To create a business continuity plan, we have to identify internal and
external threats to both hard and soft assets of the company – but who can
really prepare for an earthquake, violent storms, tsunamis or tornadoes? Who
can be ready when such calamities strike? These may not have been immediate
concerns before, but we’ve seen Mother Nature strike one too many times to
ignore a contingency plan.
Nowadays, business continuity has become an unpredictable variable. Timely
enough, we now have the technology to protect our precious data – cloud
computing. Because of cloud computing services, we can safely tuck away our
data in remote data centres. If you have not yet adapted ‘cloud’ services
as part of your business continuity... (more)
Collaboration, or the act of working together, is universal across business
types and industries – education, healthcare, real estate, government or
any other. However, each industry has its own specific language for referring
to things, and puts different emphasis on different collaborative
The purpose of this series is to use a simple visual format to describe how
cloud collaboration technology could be useful in your industry.
The first infograph is about cloud collaboration software in the healthcare
and wellness industry – hospitals, doctors offices, laboratories,... (more)
Two top managers disagree profoundly. Abel, CEO of a happening young startup,
believes that if he gives his team room to be creative, everything will fall
in place for the company. Abraham, President at a large real estate agency,
won’t hear a word of it. According to him, you need to give people context
– in terms of clearly defined responsibilities, processes and roles - so
that they can channel their creativity to improve the organization. Their
attitudes also determine their collaboration software decisions.
Neither of them is completely right. They are right in their own sit... (more)
We tend to get carried away in the mood of the moment. As enterprise social
networks started to pick up, weren’t we a little too quick to grab our
shovels, prepare tearful eulogies post the “death of intranets” in the
manner of “intranets were great BUT…..”, and start to drag the intranet
Not so quick.
Admittedly, intranets have had a rocky past, suffering from adoption
problems, never quite delivering their promise. However, the objectives where
sound, and lots of companies which thought through their intranet
implementation, did have great success. Social software on th... (more)
Have you ever emerged from an email conversation feeling socially shamed and
made to look like an expert commentator on last year’s news? Well, then we
understand each other.
Here’s my story. I was just part of an email thread involving important
people who did not know me, and evidently, I was eager to impress. After
carefully drafting my reply, which (I thought), evoked mental images of me as
a seasoned professional with enlightened views on all things important (all
suited up, reflective expression, albeit with a hint of disdain?) I leaned
back with a sigh of contentment.