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Infographic – Social Media Image Sizing Guide

 Click the image for the full size PDF social media sizing guide.  All new for 2014. Social media changes and improves with age.  Recently Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube have all updated their layout and image handling capabilities.  Now you can have larger, higher resolution and more adaptive images on your pages and profiles.  But […]

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How To Align Business Executives and IT Strategists Along A Shared Vision

Information professionals are at the core of the digital transformation. Business leaders are increasingly relying on them to help define strategy and chart the course for the unrelenting progression of the digital transformation. We outlined before how Scott Brinker of the ChiefMarTec blog and featured speaker at the forthcoming ConnectIT conference has written an eBook […]

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The Top 4 Key Concepts Driving Digital Transformation

Organizations from large enterprises to one-man shops are in the midst of a digital transformation.  Some gladly embrace the change. Others resist while still more are so busy keeping up with demand and duty that they risk missing it all together. Nevertheless, it is happening and business leaders need to know what is happening and […]

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Shifts in Collaboration Mirror Shifts in SEO

Collaboration requires more than the people on your team. The future of collaboration has moved beyond top-down task assignment and required participation with set deliverables. Instead it increasingly relies upon two key items: the serendipity of finding content and expertise that is just right, right now, and the willingness of people to exchange their time […]

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Secrets to Social Media Marketing

Tips for small businesses looking to market themselves on social media: The cadence of your engagement on social media is important. Keep your posts, updates, and engagement regular and relevant.  To keep it regular I use a social media recipe that lists the social media channels we will target for a particular campaign (e.g. blog, […]

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Answering the ‘So What’ Question

Blending BI and Social Competitive Intelligence for deep insight into your business. Business intelligence tells you what happened at work. Good business intelligence tells you what is happening now.  Competitive intelligence tells you what your competitors and the market did.  Good competitive intelligence tells you where they’re headed.  Both BI and CI crunch big data […]

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Help IT Understand The Business Impact Of Back End Work To Drive Business Value

A Business Impact Example from the World of Business Intelligence Whether you’re a DBA Wizard or a business user who relies on some mysterious back end where the heavy lifting of computing gets done you are swimming in data.  But all too often the data wranglers we rely upon to keep systems performing under peak […]

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New Independent Oracle Magazine Launches

We’re so proud of Douwe Pieter and the OTECH magazine team for launching a truly independent, deeply expert magazine for Oracle professionals. OTECH is available as a PDF or to print.  Check OTECH out HERE. Content is never paid and only recognized experts are selected/invited.  That means OTECH is fiercely independent and that you can […]

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Fall 2013 Job Trends Show Focus On Maintaining Existing Business Rather Than Growing New Business

Hacking hiring data is a fun hobby.  The trends show activities and may (sometimes) indicate where we’re headed.  Either way, understanding what businesses are looking for gives some insight into what their collaboration and social business needs are (or will be). Looking at the top job titles for the top industries according to Indeed Trends […]

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SharePoint Slump

Check out the graph from Indeed trends.  Sharepoint job openings / needs are at their lowest point since 2008.  There are several ways to interpret the chart.  It could mean that: 1) we’ve reached sharepoint saturation and business are happily using it with loyal and skillful administrators/developers to keep it running  OR 2) SharepPoint is […]

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