Jonathan Distad

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Gartner Keynote: Don Norman on emotion

Don Norman is well known cognitive scientist who has spoken and written extensively on emotion and design in everyday things.  Today he is speaking at the Gartner Portal, Content and Collaboration Summit in San Diego.  He talked about how why and how emotions drive our decisions and our behaviors.  Something that we all know is […]

Gartner Portal, Content and Collaboration – Opening Session

Live blogging from the Gartner summit in San Diego, CA Engaging at the nexus of Social, Mobile, Information and Cloud.  Innovation supports a new reality. The threat to China is the 3D printer and the reality is innovation is around us that are trivial and some that are game changing.  They need to be in […]

Salesforce: Customer Company – Chicago

McCormick Place – Chicago Waiting for Marc to hit the stage in this ‘intimate’ town hall here is Chicago.  A client of ours, Cars.com, is talking about how they use Salesforce to help sell and crunch data:  Adding value to the data through customizing reporting back from the dealer giving a better experience for the […]

IBM Announces Mobile First

Today IBM announced a (re)new(ed) mobile focus with MobileFirst.  Those of us in the IBM ecosystem know that IBM has been getting serious about mobile with their acquisition of Worklight and the push for great mobile experiences through their IBM Portal and IBM Connections product with responsive templates out of the box and integrated mobile […]

Guide to Lotusphere/Connect: Top 10 Things To Do at the Show

New name, new feel, 100% social.  Whether you have been to Lotusphere in the past or Connect/Lotusphere 2013 is your first.  Here is a good guide to what to do, how to do it and what to expect this year. 1. Be open and social.  Really, say hi to people when you don’t know them. […]

Where’s the mobile?

Mashable today had an article about the gap in mobile websites.  Stats like 66% of major retail brands don’t have a mobile site and 10% of all web traffic is via a mobile device.  If you derive much of your revenue from online sales, nearly $12 billion in sales are via mobile purchases.  But as […]

Social goes south

I recently came across an inforgraphic on social media blunders and mistakes.  Some of them we have heard, some are more obscure.  Bottom line, companies should have a plan for when things go south on social.  Using tools like HootSuite Enterprise or Radian6 from Salesforce.com help coordinate social messaging but it doesn’t prevent all gaffes […]

There’s an app for that – not so fast

The pendulum is beginning to swing the other way.  The rush to build apps for smart phones may have passed as users have grown savvy enough to not install them due to infringements (real or perceived) in their privacy.  Now, I have been a long-time proponent to building applications sparingly because the consumer of the app will […]

There's an app for that – not so fast

The pendulum is beginning to swing the other way.  The rush to build apps for smart phones may have passed as users have grown savvy enough to not install them due to infringements (real or perceived) in their privacy.  Now, I have been a long-time proponent to building applications sparingly because the consumer of the app will […]

5 use cases for Big Data

Most companies these days don’t have issue with developing use cases with their big data, they have issues harnessing the data they have and making meaningful decisions.  BUT, here is a nice set of core use cases for big data:  

Google+ now available for the enterprise

Google announced that they are making Google+ available to companies that have Google Apps for Business through early next year.  I have written before about the potential value of  Google+ in the enterprise.  I personally know of companies that use Google Apps for Business and they champion about how it has changed how they work. […]

You're either in the boat or missing it on social

TJ Keitt penned a great piece on ZDnet yesterday around becoming a social business.  Its pretty simple.  You better be working on it or starting now.  This isn’t just building a social network or social business but truly changing how a company does business.  It has to be operationalized.  Below is a great snippet from […]

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