Monday, October 20, 2014

data: 100 best-performing CEO

The Best-Performing CEOs in the World - Harvard Business Review:

#1: Amazon : Bezos

IoT: The Real Internet of Things @ HBR

HBR Insight Center: The Real Internet of Things - Sponsored by Symantec - Harvard Business Review:

"discussion on the impact of the Internet of Things, examining the opportunities as well as the threats this new wave of technology creates."


IoT: Value of Connected Devices?

Can We Quantify the Value of Connected Devices? - Sunand Menon - Harvard Business Review
"The Internet of Things may already feel like an overused buzzword, but the value is real. A seminal article in this month’s issue of HBR by Michael Porter and James Heppelmann starts off with a definition of what the “Internet of Things” (or “IoT”) really is – a collection of smart, connected devices or products that, when pieced together well, can yield new functionality, reliability, utilization, and capabilities that were previously not deemed possible.

A key challenge in quantifying the value of IoT is in valuing the data assets it creates. In many companies, these types of data assets...

valuation of their data assets begins with a commercial business case. In this case the typical questions are: what’s the data, how do customers use that data, and therefore how can it be sold?...

ideas: book: The Solution Revolution

The Solution Revolution Book by William D. Eggers and Paul Macmillan

#44. A Summary of ‘The Solution Revolution: How Business, Government and Social Enterprises Are Teaming Up to Solve Society’s Toughest Problems’ by William D. Eggers and Paul Macmillan | New Books in Brief:
"Business involvement with public goods and social goals goes well beyond just brand-building, though. Indeed, it turns out that big profits are also at stake. 
To begin with, many companies have come to realize that there is 
a fortune to be made by entering non-traditional markets 
and catering to the unmet needs of the world’s poorest people
- and in helping them bootstrap themselves out of poverty"

The Solution Revolution: How Business, Government, and Social Enterprises Are Teaming Up to Solve Society's Toughest Problems: William D. Eggers, Paul Macmillan: 9781422192191: Books

Book Review: 'The Solution Revolution' by William Eggers and Paul Macmillan - WSJ

Microsoft Azure: Linux, appliance

Microsoft (hearts) Linux, for Azure's sake | PCWorld:
"This was the message from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, standing in front of an image that read “Microsoft [heart symbol] Linux,” during a Monday webcast to announce a number of services it had added to its Azure cloud, including the Cloudera Hadoop package and the CoreOS Linux distribution.

In addition, the company launched a marketplace portal, now in preview mode, designed to make it easier for customers to procure and manage their cloud operations.

Microsoft is also planning to release an Azure appliance, in conjunction with Dell, that will allow organizations to run hybrid clouds where they can easily move operations between Microsoft’s Azure cloud and their own in-house version."

Microsoft Azure Gets New Market, “Loves Linux” | Ubergizmo
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Microsoft launches Azure cloud in a box | ZDNet
Microsoft to try again to deliver an Azure 'cloud in a box' appliance | ZDNetazurepackdatacenter