While public social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn can help organizations of all types enhance their marketing, public relations, and other external communication efforts, they may not be the best choice for facilitating more private interactions. It is useful to understand the risks associated with public platforms

Mark Zuckerberg is angry. He just fired off a missive to US President Barack Obama and shared it with his gazillion Facebook followers. His message: the US is damaging the internet and Facebook increasingly finds itself protecting its users from their own government. At the heart of his angst are

Social managers build an authentic team and ecosystem, where people collaborate as a living community and are connected by social media. But how many of our managers are equipped to take this journey to new ways of working through collaborative networks of aligned talents? The UK’s Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is producing

Two of the top names in the Australian digital industry – Malcolm Alder and John Butterworth – have  combined to launch Orchestrate, a new digital strategy business with deeply embedded links into the digital agency industry association AIMIA. Prior to Orchestrate, Butterworth – a high profile veteran of dotcom 1.0

In spite (or perhaps because) of rapid and ongoing technological advances, many individuals today are inadequately prepared to leverage available tools and technologies to communicate and collaborate with their colleagues and external stakeholders. Traditionally, the digital divide was about access and cost, but it is becoming an issue of knowledge

Many managers are still trying to wrap their brains around the applications and implications of social and digital technologies. In addition to questions about the barriers to digital engagement and transformation there are also some bedrock questions about the primary building blocks for digital era success; leadership, governance, digital competencies,

Even though we’re in the sixth decade (or more) of the Digital Era, many organizational leaders and other senior professionals have still not fully grasped what that means in terms of their own digital technology awareness, literacy, and engagement.  The Digital Era isn’t coming, and it’s not just getting started.

It seems to have been only a few minutes ago that data got big. Data of the past was always small and in many pieces. Boffins used to curate it. Now it herds itself; or so it seems. Business leaders are starting to see opportunity in data that was never

You are either a digital disruptor or you are dinner. Your choice. And while there are myriad advantages to be seized by leaders brave or brilliant enough to embrace disruption, if you are not convinced, there are also plenty of insurgents more than capable of taking you back into the food

Net neutrality looks like it took another hit today. Netflix revealed that it will pay Comcast to ensure its customers get faster and more reliable speeds and service. While technically it is not paying for preferential data speed treatment – instead it is paying to install web caches in local