IBM – The Internet of Things – United States

Over the past century, we have seen the emergence of a kind of global data field. The planet itself—natural systems, human systems, physical objects—have always generated an enormous amount of data, but until recent decades, we weren’t able to hear it, to see it, to capture it. Now we can because all of these things have been instrumented with microchips, UPC codes and other technologies. And they’re all interconnected, so now we can actually have access to the data. In effect, the planet has grown a central nervous system and is developing intelligence. It’s becoming a much smarter planet.

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Video explaining the Internet of Things as seen by IBM.

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How to manage a new generation of leaders | Training Journal

For example, while boomers usually view long hours as evidence of loyalty and hard work, Generations X and Y try to have more work/life balance. They’ve seen their parents’ lack of quality of life, and the lack of loyalty companies showed to these hard-working parents in the 1990s, and they’re not impressed.

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By Melissa Baxter. Values and priorities.

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7 Surprising Challenges of Implementing Big Data

Data is an asset. There is no question about that. The economics of data are based on the idea that the value of data can be extracted through analytics. However, contrarily to commodities, it is believed that the value of data doesn’t grow as a proportion of its volume (1). These assumptions make data a special type of asset. Although this economical view of data is correct, it doesn’t account for the fact that increasing volumes and variety of data create more opportunities to extract added value. Being able to capture structured, semi-structured and unstructured data has modified this set of assumptions. Big Data is changing the way analytics were commonly viewed, from data mining to Advanced Analytics.

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By Chris Bening. Infograph.

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Het bouwen van een mesh, hoe doe je dat?

Sinds 2,5 maand run ik samen met Mirjam Gaasterland een Seats2meet locatie in Amersfoort-Noord, genaamd Peer!. Met mijn achtergrond in marketing, lag het voor de hand dat ik de marketing en salesrol van Peer! op mij zou nemen. Bij Seats2meet ligt het accent niet op het promoten van de verhuur van vergaderruimtes, maar op het bouwen van een mesh: een community bestaande uit bedrijven, zzp’ers en professionals. Wat de deelnemers van deze community aan elkaar bindt is de waarde die zij hieruit onde

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#Vloeibare organisaties, netwerkorganisaties, coöperatieve deelnemingen, allen gebaseerd op netwerken en relaties in plaats van functies en organogrammen. Het is de nabije toekomst. Verbinding en vertrouwen.

Door Sandra Barth, Peer! Amersfoort.

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Considerations For Your Business’ Cloud Computing Plans »

While you can easily access your cloud data from any spot in the world, you must be rather cautious when using it within your business. You must keep your access plans for your cloud network in check so you will not be at risk of having your data becoming compromised at any point.

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By Sameer Bhalia. Six recommendations for using the #cloud.

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Why is Values Based Leadership so Powerful?Switch & Shift

The idea that business should be value driven is an increasingly influential one, and rightly so. The days when we could be content to make profit our only value, and when we could delude ourselves that that in itself was not a value judgment, are far behind us, and values are nowbeing used to anchor leadership in all sorts of businesses.

Making the best use of this, like any insight, involves understanding why it works. Fortunately management is a field that draws on many disciplines, and in this case we can learn much from French philosopher Albert Camus.

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By Mark Lukens. The act of rebellion, of asserting values, is alle about finding something that we share.

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You need Good Data before you can have Big Data

Analyzing data can help businesses to make smarter, more real-time decisions based on historical facts and forward-looking predictions or forecasts. So while the new generation of business users understand the value and nuances of data and want to use it to drive their decisions, the first step to achieving this is to collect the right data in the right way.

Source: betanews.com

By Stuart Evans. Capturing the right data means that when you come to analyze it in a year, or six months, you know that it will be consistent, accurate and representative — in a word, Good.

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Shivon Zilis – Machine Intelligence

A few years ago, investors and startups were chasing “big data” (I helped put together a landscape on that industry). Now we’re seeing a similar explosion of companies calling themselves artificial intelligence, machine learning, or somesuch — collectively I call these “machine intelligence” (I’ll get into the definitions in a second). Our fund,Bloomberg Beta, which is focused on the future of work, has been investing in these approaches. I created this landscape to start to put startups into context. I’m a thesis-oriented investor and it’s much easier to identify crowded areas and see white space once the landscape has some sort of taxonomy.

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Shivon Zilis: machine intelligence landscape

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