Beyond Impact Blog

Alignment Passe or Critical Success Factor?

Posted on December 29, 2014 by Mark Baumbach

“Technology is the biggest story in business today, plain and simple.”
Leading Digital, George Westerman, Didier Bonnet, Andrew McAfee

Technology Adoption Plan...? "What Plan?"

Posted on December 23, 2014 by Mark Baumbach

Studies have shown that the effective usage of new technology is the number one driver for realizing value from IT. In most cases, many hurdles (or humps) must be overcome in order to achieve the goal of full user adoption. Often times these obstacles are obvious but remain unaddressed. Why? Because planning for change is hard — or, we underestimate their potential negative impact — or, there is cultural resistance to change — or, like Igor in Young Frankenstein we are in denial.

Building an IoT Architecture May Feel Like 'It's Raining Cats and Dogs'

Posted on December 17, 2014 by Susan Gang

By the end of 2020, there will be approximately 212 billion Internet-connected things (IoT), according to analyst firm IDC.

On-Time And On-Budget Mean Nothing If...

Posted on December 09, 2014 by Mark Baumbach

My last blog touched on discipline… this is the first variable in the formula “Discipline + Technology + Insight = Competitive Edge.” 

A Big Data Sandbox Story - Step 2

Posted on December 05, 2014 by Susan Gang

Today, I discuss Step #2 in the series “A Big Data Sandbox Story”. Step #2 is to Identify Benefits of Building a Big Data Sandbox. Here I begin to prove out how long it takes to go from ground-zero to gaining actionable insights from customer data, hoping to move my ‘there’s a price to pay not to play’ hypothesis about Big Data to theory.

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