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SourceCast: Episode 24: The Sell Off

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HP Inc sells off assets worth billions for millions.  This podcast covers that sale and why it happened.  We also cover 2016 Q1 earnings for IBM, EMC, and Microsoft.

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News You Can Use: 4/20/2016

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  • Survey: Health care industry most targeted by cyberattackers

    One promising sign is that 46 percent of health care organizations did plan to increase spending on data-at-rest defenses such as disk encryption, file encryption, data access controls, application encryption and tokenization, the highest ranking of any vertical. In particular, 46 percent say they will implement data security to follow industry best practices, 39 percent plan to implement cloud security gateways, 35 percent plan to implement tokenization, and 29 percent plan to implement application encryption.


  • Why Mining All That Data Will Keep Supply Chains Running Smoothly

    “To meet these ever-growing expectations, supply chains are integrating digital processes that extend enterprise-wide to help manage the complexities of omnichannel demand and fulfillment,” Schneider says. “For example, Brooks Brothers integrated a new customer relationship management (CRM) system to access a 360-degree view of its customers across 600 stores. This universal customer database was designed to help the company gain a personalized view of customer preferences and purchase history regardless of country or location. Many retailers are now taking advantage of big data to gain insight and visibility into consumers’ shopping behaviors, allowing them to align business models and supply chains to meet demand.”


  • How Politically Correct Should the Workplace Be?
    The post uses a specific example and a fictional dialog between the CEO and the HR rep. The offending act involves a picture of Hitler…
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  • 3 Skills Supply Chain Managers Need Today

    Market intelligence doesn’t just come from networking, though. A huge amount of insight comes from data analysis, too. The challenge is understanding how to actually analyze data and apply the analysis to supply chain strategy to drive positive results. People in supply chain management and procurement careers must have knowledge on data and data analytics, Handfield said. They need to understand what data is available to them, and how to apply the data and analytics to solve a supply chain problem.


  • Immortality: When We Digitally Copy Our Minds, What Happens to Humanity?

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Video: Michael Schrage: Who Needs Voicemail Anymore?

I sent my boss this article from NPR last week about how companies are saving millions shutting off voicemail.

The bank blew past its goal of eliminating half of its voice mail boxes and to date has eliminated about two-thirds. Across the whole bank so far, that’s over $8 million in annual savings. Coca-Cola recently made a similar move and only 6 percent of employees chose to keep voice mail.

Then I came across this video that reinforced the idea and thought it would be a good post. Would you get rid of your work voicemail? I think I would volunteer if I had the choice. With email, cell phones, and text – I am always available, I’d rather not have another thing to check.

Tech expert Michael Schrage calls voicemail “an anachronism” whose time has come and gone. Could e-mail be next? The author of “The Innovator’s Hypothesis” (http://goo.gl/NPIHDC) explores different modes and styles of communication looking toward the future.

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