March 2013


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Our top 2 books are related to Social Business.  If you are looking for content on getting your business to be a social business, check out Get Bold by Sandy Carter.  For those looking how to talk to your customers and establish a trusted relationship – pick up Opting In by Ed Brill.

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Chris Gardener (think Pursuit of Happyness movie) spoke to IBM Partners on Sunday – and his two books  were the best sellers.  Chris did an author signing and attendees loved the chance to meet this charismatic man.  To learn more about any book – simply click and you will go to Amazon.

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The Pursuit of Happyness 
Start Where You Are
Jeffrey Gitomers Little Black Book
Information Dashboard Design
ITIL for Dummies
Openstack and Cloud Computing
The Little Book of Leadership
The One-Page Project Mgr
Visual Meetings
The Art of Explanation
Business Model Generation
How to Get ideas
Security Metrics
Visual Teams
Advanced Persistent Threat
CISSP
Cloud Computing Bible
Hybrid Cloud for Dummies
IT Mgrs Hbook Bus Ed
Power of Less

 

mobile strategyBefore I got an iPhone – my cell phone pretty much resided in my car.  I hardly ever brought it in the house and 80% of the time it never made it into my pocketbook.  Times have changed.  This morning, I used my phone in the following ways:

While still in bed:

  • Checked the weather
  • Checked CNN
  • Read my email
  • Read Facebook
  • Transferred money from my checking account to my banking account

Once I moved outside to the deck, I :

  • Played Words with Friends
  • Did an online grocery order
  • Downloaded a song from iTunes
  • Took a picture of a Pelican out on the dock and sent it to a friend
  • Watched a TED Conference video

I then drove to Dunkin Donuts for an Iced coffee and a bagel.  When I got to the window – I handed the cashier my phone and paid for the order with my Dunkin Donuts app.

My mobile strategy is to never have my phone more than six inches away from me.  I’m not proud of that – but that’s just the way it is.

For companies – a mobile strategy is complicated.  At IBM, I don’t think you can work for ten minutes without seeing or hearing, BIG DATA, CLOUD, ANALYTICS and MOBILE.  And when you hear MOBILE at IBM – you also tend to hear the name Dirk Nicol.  Dirk is the Program Director, Software Group Mobile Platform Product Management at IBM.  When he expressed interest in writing a book for IBM Press, we were over the moon.  I always say, for us to publish, it’s got to the right person, on the right topic at the right time.  All of that rings true for Dirk’s book – Mobile Strategy – How Your Company Can Win by Embracing Mobile Technologies.   Mobile Strategy   gives IT organizations all the guidance they need to navigate a complex landscape, leverage its opportunities, and protect their investments along the way. Dirk clearly explains key trends and issues across the entire mobile project lifecycle. He offers insights critical to evaluating mobile technologies, and presents proven best practices based on real-world case studies from his extensive experience with IBM’s enterprise customers.

The book will be available in hardcopy and ebook and can be pre-ordered here.

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