Archive for Social Media

Going from Big Data to Big Decisions

“Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.” Quintiq’s CEO Rob van Egmond referenced that quote by sociologist William Bruce Cameron in his keynote presentation at Quintiq’s World Tour 2016 event in London a few weeks ago to drive home an important point: the reason most companies are […]

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This Week in Logistics News (June 13-17, 2016)

My wife and I are off to my daughter’s 2nd grade class this morning for their end-of-year workshare, where we’ll see highlights of the projects they worked on this year, with a slideshow and other fun activities mixed in. A great way to start a Friday. But before I head out, here’s the supply chain and […]

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Microsoft Buys LinkedIn: The Beginning of Something Big or Another Failed Tech Marriage?

The big news this week was Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. Is this the beginning of something big and transformative in the way we work and collaborate together or is it the beginning of another failed marriage between two tech companies? Of course, only time will tell, but regardless of whether Microsoft and LinkedIn […]

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Can Twitter Help You Make Smarter Supply Chain Decisions?

For years, I’ve been telling supply chain executives to think beyond Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter when thinking about the role of social networking in supply chain management. My main message: Think of social networking as another set of communication and collaboration tools, which include discussion forums (think LinkedIn groups), document sharing (think Dropbox), video conferencing […]

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The Most Overlooked Cloud Opportunity

There are many value propositions associated with cloud (or software-as-a-service) solutions, but the two most cited are lower upfront costs and faster time-to-value as compared to on-premise implementations. While these benefits are real and significant, there is an even bigger opportunity and value proposition that many software vendors and users still don’t get, especially when […]

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This Week in Logistics News (January 26-30, 2015)

With almost 2 feet of snow on the ground, the Blizzard of 2015 hit us hard here in Boston, but I was prepared with my “Made in Cuba” snow shovels. With more snow in the forecast for this weekend, I’m ordering a few more pairs for my neighbors right now. #CubanLivingInNewEngland. In other news this week… […]

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