By Regev Yativ, President and CEO of Magic Software Enterprises Americas
Take out your smartphone and start scrolling through your apps. You see a bunch of well designed, functional apps that deliver what you expect. Your workout app tells you exactly how many calories your walk burned, lets you report it to your friends on social media, and reminds you to take another one tomorrow. Now, what happens when you run a regression with your workout data and your cholesterol results over the past two years? I’ll save you the trouble of checking. You can’t do that. Continue Reading »
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Waking up to your phone’s weather report, reading your newspaper on your tablet and getting to work on your laptop. We can all agree that there are a lot more mobile screens in our lives than ever before. These screens constantly have new applications to assist our lives. Anything from monitoring sleep, playing games, getting recipes to running from zombies has at least one application you can download on your mobile device. We are regularly using these devices; social businesses will find it beneficial to create their own application. One that can easily facilitate communication between employees. However, the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend can make it difficult to reach the intended audience.
No longer does one smartphone or tablet reign supreme. The mobile device landscape is becoming more diverse. The needs of people are now met with many different brands and languages of mobile devices. Employees generally like the freedom to choose the best product for their lives, however this can create some big headaches for their IT department.
Launching a mobile initiative in your enterprise is made simple by the E2 Conference. Attendees can hope to learn how to adapt to a primarily mobile world.
With more people turning towards BYOD mobile devices as their most common way to do business, IT professionals can find it tricky to manage applications as well as security. Let the E2 Conference help with your mobility issues so that your enterprise can flourish into a more connected workplace.
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What sets humans apart from other animals? Well, besides the use of opposable thumbs and our ability to use tools, we have a mighty brain. Since the dawn of humans, our brains have been evolving to help us better understand the world around us. The best trick humans know is how to detect patterns. Being able to detect patterns helps us plan for the future, organize for the present, and learn from the past.
What does that mean for us in 2013 and beyond?
What a good, humanly question!
We are bombarded with information constantly. With the technological advances made in the last couple decades, we can use computers to keep track of millions of pieces of data. Anything and everything we would ever want to measure is available at our fingertips. But, just because we have more data, doesn’t mean we know what to do with it.
Humans have never had to sort through the amount of data available to us today. Our nature is to look for patterns. But, because the data is so big, we tend to see patterns that are not always true or accurate. On the other hand, computers cannot take data and organically get something useful out of it. There needs to be a joining of human’s brains and computer’s processing power to sort through and analyze the Big Data we see today.
Don’t get caught having data for data’s sake. At the E2 Conference, attendees can learn, not only about Big Data initiatives, but also about the analytics that make Big Data useful.
Here are some of the sessions at E2 that will cover Big Data:
Learn how to gain beneficial information from a collection of data. This information will help your business grow and thrive. Make your tool-wielding ancestors proud!
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Michael Chui is a Principal of the McKinsey Global Institute. He is based in San Francisco, CA, where he directs research on the impact of information technologies, such as Big Data, social media, and the Internet of Things, on business and the economy. He has served clients in the High Tech, Media and Telecom industries on strategy, innovation and product development, IT, sales & marketing, M&A and organization. Michael is a frequent speaker at major global conferences and his research has been cited in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, Fast Company, Forbes, The Economist, The Times of London, WIRED, and Les Échos.
Michael holds a B.S. in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University and earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Cognitive Science, and a M.S. in Computer Science, from Indiana University. His Ph.D. dissertation, entitled “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For: Web Searching as Query Refinement,” examined Web user search behaviors and the usability of Web search engines.
Prior to joining McKinsey, Michael served as the first Chief Information Officer of the City of Bloomington, Indiana, where he re-architected the enterprise architecture using Open Source technologies and led a project that resulted in Bloomington becoming the first community in the world to offer both live and archived video streaming of public meetings on the Web. Before that, Michael was founder and executive director of HoosierNet, Inc, a nonprofit cooperative Internet service provider that provided dial-up and broadband access to the Internet to consumers, nonprofits, governments and businesses.
Michael Chui’s session at the E2 Conference is called Patterned Response: Case Studies in Successful Big Data Deployments. This session will look at some common big data patterns: classes of problems and the solutions that work for them.
Attendees will learn:
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10 Competitive advantage
Business is evolving – how do you keep up? E2 Conference is the largest and most important gathering for people like you — professionals seeking new ways to advance their businesses with the latest in next-gen enterprise applications.
9 Evaluate the best tools in one place
Meet with the hottest vendors in social, mobile, cloud, big data and analytics under one roof — from established leaders to creative startups — to discover the right tools and technologies in the Expo Hall.
E2 Conference provides multiple opportunities for attendees to network and engage with one another in the classroom, over breakfast and lunch, or during an evening reception.
7 Get real-world solutions to your real-world problems
Hear case studies from large companies and learn how forward-thinking users are putting enterprise applications to work to create opportunity and solve business problems.
6 “How To” Workshops
Full and half-day workshops on Monday take a deep dive into the tools, techniques and strategies you need to make new technologies work for you.
5 Unlock innovation
Learning how to take advantage of new enterprise technologies, applications and practices helps to create an innovative, more productive work environment.
4 Save Money
Moving your infrastructure to the cloud, leveraging social tools, and supporting online collaboration add up to huge savings for your organization. Find out how to get started here.
3 Stay ahead of the curve
After spending 3 days at the E2 Conference, you’ll return to the office ready to share how technology trends on the horizon today will impact your business tomorrow.
2 Talk to the experts
Only at the E2 Conference can you learn and network with the industry’s best and brightest in an intimate setting for 3 days.
1 Unbiased, comprehensive content
Spanning three days, the E2 Conference provides you with over forty thought-provoking keynotes, sessions and workshops, covering critical topics including social, mobile, big data, analytics and more.
With a Full Event Pass, you’ll gain access to the entire three-day E2 Conference program including deep-dive workshops, keynotes, conference sessions, sponsored content, the demo pavilion, networking receptions and more. Register with priority code SMBLOG13 and save $400* on the on-site price of Full Event & Conference passes/
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A guest post by Andrew Staples, PR Manager for Kerio Technologies.
I recently read an article about a survey that said 10 of the top 50 cloud services used by people while at work are services to store and share files online. The article correctly points out that while there is a huge demand for this, no single dominant player has emerged yet. To me, it also means that the collaboration riddle remains unsolved.
Social business, project management, file sharing, those of us in the collaboration space describe ourselves by many terms, but we have all fallen short.
While Dropbox and others have fixed the email attachment problem, and apps like Mailbox are making email a more pleasurable experience, we still haven’t given people a better way for them to work with their colleagues. True, we have given them ways to share files, we have given them corporate IM tools, we’ve even eased their need for Microsoft office.
However, collaboration in the workplace is about culture; it’s about understanding how people want to work together. It’s not including every possible feature, it’s not about offering 10 GB, 20 GB, or 100 GB of storage.
For a social collaboration product to truly be successful. We need to focus on a few things:
The long-term vision and opportunity for collaboration products is very interesting, compelling and potentially disruptive across multiple product categories, from file sharing to social and email, to voice and video. But first, we need to move past square 1.
Samepage.io is a sponsoring the social collaboration track at E2 in Boston. To continue the conversation, look for the Samepage hoodies or stop by our booth.
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