Category Archives: Management and Strategy

Report: Automakers Not Doing Enough To Prevent Hacking

The new age cars on the market today feature wireless technologies that could make them vulnerable to hackers, and automakers are not doing enough to prevent potential security and privacy problems. The report is based upon information from 16 car companies and experts believe that the auto industry’s approach toward data security and privacy “falls short” and needs far more standardization. Read More>>

Verizon Under Fire Over Zombie Cookies

Verizon, along with one of its advertising partners are getting called on the carpet for their privacy practices.
Turn is using Verizon’s UIDH tracking header to tap into deleted tracking cookies and share them with dozens of major Web sites. Last year, people called it the supercookie because it continued to track users even after they cleared their caches or turned on private browsing. Jonathan Mayer, a computer scientist and lawyer at Stanford, has launched a full-blown investigation into these zombie cookies. Read More>>

Facebook Acquires Wit.ai To Help Its Developers With Speech Recognition And Voice Interfaces

Technology and social media have clubbed together yet again as Facebook has acquired Wit.ai, a Y Combinator startup to create an API for building voice-activated interfaces. With over 6,000 developers on its platform who have built hundreds of apps, Wit.ai will remain open and free to users, where Facebook wants to use the technology to draw developers into its Build-Grow-Monetize loop where they get help building apps, but eventually pay Facebook for ads to grow or monetize by splitting revenue with Facebook from hosting its ads. Read More>>

Hagel Lists Key Technologies For US Military; Launches ‘Offset Strategy’

After several months of build-up, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel formally launched the military’s quest for a combination of new technologies. This was to maintain America’s military supremacy over the next 20 years in the face of Russian and Chinese challenges. Hagel divulged some crucial details as to how America could preserve its endangered technological superiorit and all the details have been stated in Hagel’s memo which the Pentagon has released. Some of the priorities include Robotics, miniaturization, Big Data to name a few as Bob intends to move the Pentagon firmly into the robotic age. Read More>>

11 Leadership Lessons from Alexander the Great

Alexandra the great as we all know was one of the most greatest warrior. His leadership was influential to the development of civilizations. Alexander’s reign illustrates a number of important leadership lessons which remain applicable to business and political chiefs today. The following article gives a brief overview of some lessons that can be leant from Alexandra’s leadership traits. Read More>>

Dell embraces ‘internet of things’ as key way forward

Michael S Dell reacquired 75 per cent ownership of Dell in October 2013 making Dell a privately owned firm. This has also brought a shift in dynamics for Dell from profits to R&D and customer satisfaction. One of the perks of going private is that Dell can embrace risk differently. Thus giving Dell the freedom to make decisions and hence Micheal Dell looks to invest into the PC business of Dell as he sees huge potential for this stream in the future. Read More>>

A Counterintuitive System for Startup Compensation

Molly Graham, joined as an employee on Facebook when it had 400 employees but a clear compensation system wasn’t in place. This resulted in very little transparency and frustration in the workplace. Hence, Graham decided to set out to change this by going back to the basics with a solid standardized compensation system. Today, as Head of Business Operation at Quip, she believes that there is a simple, transparent system that will work for all startups. Read More>>

Chief analytics officer: The ultimate big data job?

The need of the hour demands to know if the Chief Analytics Officer is the next ultimate big data job. The answer lies within as someone needs to be accountable for strategic decisions around data. Senior directors believe that the pioneers see the power in data and the power in harnessing that data for competitive advantage.

The core intention is to use these analytics to drive revenue. Many organizations are investing in big data projects to justify the creation of a CAO role. IDC predicts that the market for this technology and services will grow at a 27% clip annually through 2017.

CAOs must have the ability to act as a conduit to bridge the gap between the technology teams and the business teams. Their roles comprise of improving operations and identifying future growth opportunities. Recent study shows that 69% of companies said customer experience was vital for their growth strategies while 12% believe that they take full advantage of analytics to extract customer insights and deliver better service. Read More>>