Disrupt … or Be Disrupted

“Established companies are being disrupted faster than ever before according to the Academy for Corporate Entrepreneurship. The academy also believes that 75% of the S&P 500 will be replaced by 2027. That is a mind-blowing statistic. Small businesses are not immune to this potential disruption either. When you consider that there are approximately 30 million smallContinue reading “Disrupt … or Be Disrupted”

How To Quickly Tell If You Have An Innovation Problem

At a recent speaking engagement, I was asked if there was a quick way to tell if an organization has an innovation problem.  The organization in question has a long and proud innovation track record … and has been meeting its revenue and cost objectives. On the surface, all seemed to be in order …Continue reading “How To Quickly Tell If You Have An Innovation Problem”

What Is An Intrapreneur Anyway?

The word entrepreneur is more than 150 years old, having come into English from French in 1828. But it was not until comparatively recently that its intra-corporate counterpart, intrapreneur, was introduced to the business lexicon. “a person within a large corporation who takes direct responsibility for turning an idea into a profitable finished product throughContinue reading “What Is An Intrapreneur Anyway?”

Why My Beloved iPhone Now Makes Me Sick To My Stomach

I didn’t know it at the time but my love affair with Apple began on November 22, 1983 … the day I bought my first business.   I was 22.  That fateful decision changed my life in many ways …  and also unexpectedly started a 30-year infatuation with Apple.  My business partner and I purchased aContinue reading “Why My Beloved iPhone Now Makes Me Sick To My Stomach”

IBM Acquires PSS Systems – You Might Be Asking Why?

In case you missed it, IBM announced today the acquisition of PSS Systems. You might be asking why?  Organizations are striving for rigorous discovery, more effective information retention, and legally-defensible data disposal because of rising eDiscovery pressures and exponential information growth.  According to Information Week, a whopping 17% – and rising – of organizations’ ITContinue reading “IBM Acquires PSS Systems – You Might Be Asking Why?”

Adding Storage or Enforcing Retention: The Debate is Over

I did a joint webcast this week with InformationWeek on strategies to deal with information overload (which made me feel guilty about my recent lull in blogging).  On the webcast we conducted a quick poll and I was fascinated by the results.  The poll consisted of two questions: The first question was … What isContinue reading “Adding Storage or Enforcing Retention: The Debate is Over”

How Long Do I Keep Information?

In case you are wondering how the garage cleaning went last weekend (see my last posting)  … I filled several trash bags and boxes worth of items that were donated and several others for the trash.  In order to ensure I was only disposing of unnecessary stuff and not valued items, I secured the approvalContinue reading “How Long Do I Keep Information?”

Spring Cleaning for Information

I find myself wondering (as I plan to clean out the garage today) what time of year we’re supposed to throw out all that unnecessary information we keep around.  Since cleaning out the garage doesn’t qualify as fun in my book, I would sure be easier just to add space to my garage.  That way, I’d never have to throwContinue reading “Spring Cleaning for Information”

Crystal Ball Gazing … Enterprise Content Management 2020

With a few big ECM related announcements over the past couple of weeks … Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and IBM Advanced Case Management topping the list, I thought I would do a little crystal ball gazing and set my sights on the future.  This is always fun and a bit risky at the same time.  Consider ThomasContinue reading “Crystal Ball Gazing … Enterprise Content Management 2020”

Creating and Managing Trusted Content

I remember when I was in elementary school (don’t laugh), that my best friend Danny tried to change one of the grades on his quarterly report card.   We used to walk home from school together and on this day we stopped at the corner drug store where he bought some office supplies and went about “altering”Continue reading “Creating and Managing Trusted Content”