The integration of our professional and personal lives is triggering an incredible shift in the way we work and reward employees today. When Facebook eventually opened its doors to literally, everybody and their mother…and your coworkers and your manager and your future employers, it tore down segregated social circles and forced its users to become even more social (read: open).
Facebook made it desirable and easy to share everything: your high score on a game, baby photos, a promotion, a relationship, and everything you’d be okay admitting to at least some subset of your “friends” as parsed by your privacy settings. This desire to share, or rather, when given the opportunity to do so quietly from behind a keyboard or smartphone, has highly influenced the way we work. It allows those comfortable with social media to be self-indulgent and self-deprecating without the backlash or reaction of other’s eyes. We’re headed into the heads-down (on your device) digital age and enterprise applications are nurturing this movement. Continue Reading »
This blog post was sourced from johnmcree.com and written by Jon McRee, Director of UX, Universal Mind & E2 Innovate UX & Design Track Chair
Enterprise software is an exciting place to be for those of us involved in user experience. There is a sea change happening as users demand more from software. Many argue that exposure to well designed applications through new models of distribution, primarily via mobile devices, have paved the way for these changes. The ROI of good UX has become patently clear (pun intended) in the consumer space, and it seems that more and more organizations are realizing that it is also a good investment even when internal users have little choice in the software they must use. Good UX in software increases employee retention, decreases training time, and allows employees to concentrate and spend more time on their primary role which is probably never “systems user.”
The Enterprise 2.0 Conference is another example of this sea change. Each year, the conference topics show us that the focus within enterprise is finally shifting from systems and technology to people. The “humans” in human-computer interaction are the dominant catalysts for evolution in this sector. Sure, emergent devices are changing the way those humans engage, but industry visionaries in almost every vertical realize that technology will only take them so far. We are quickly approaching feature saturation. We’re probably already there. Continue Reading »
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Johna Till Johnson, President and Founder, Nemertes Research, E2 Big Data & Analytics track chair
Tempted to dismiss “big data” as industry hype? Bad idea.
Nemertes has conducted in-depth primary research with 220 individuals at 200 organizations in 2012 to understand, among other things, the impact of big data. We asked about big data drivers, technologies, and challenges, and the types of organizational structures that work well (and not so well) in big data initiatives.
The upshot? There are plenty of reasons to take big data seriously. Here are five: Continue Reading »
This year, In addition to fostering an environment where creative minds huddle in support of next-generation enterprise innovation and collaboration, E2 Innovate will also be discussing the millennial mindset and the existing skills divide we see for those just entering the workforce. In order to flesh out this conversation, E2 has sponsored the non-profit, Year Up as the official event beneficiary and will be providing them with exhibition space and the opportunity to discuss the Skills Divide during a panel on the keynote stage.
Year Up, a non-profit with nine operating offices in the US and a tenth to launch in Santa Clara was founded in 2000 by Conduit Communications Co-founder and author of New York Times Best Seller, A Year Up, Gerald Chertavian. Year Up is committed to educating about the Skills Divide that exists for disconnected urban youths. It is a one year program designed to provide the students with the skills, experience and support they will need to empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education with an emphasis in IT. (Year Up Mission Statement). Continue Reading »
This post was written by the Mobility track chair, Maribel Lopez, Principal Analyst, Lopez Research LLC
Mobility represents one of the most fundamental changes in technology over the past two decades. Mobility fundamentally changes the number and type of devices we connect. Mobile changes the underlying computing operating system. This change will force businesses to rewrite applications and reengineer business processes to work on a wide variety of devices. Mobile technologies also provide the opportunity to change how we engage with our employees, customers and partners. It can also make communications more immediate and effective with new features such as augmented reality, voice browsing and cameras. Continue Reading »