The Nexus of Forces: Social, Mobile, Cloud and Information

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The nexus of forces describes the convergence and mutual reinforcement of four interdependent trends: social interaction, mobility, cloud, and information. The forces combine to empower individuals as they interact with each other and their information through well-designed ubiquitous technology.

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Use the Digital Workplace to Respond to Critical Changes in the Workforce

25 April 2014

IT leaders have a significant opportunity to contribute to the business by thoughtfully embracing elements of the consumerization trend. The end result is a more flexible work environment that better accommodates a rapidly changing workplace.

Promoting Organizational Agility With the Digital Workplace

25 April 2014

The digital workplace enables new, more effective ways of working; raises employee engagement and agility; and exploits consumer-oriented styles and technologies. Done well, the digital workplace results in a more social, mobile, accessible and data-driven work environment.

The Snowden Effect: Data Location Matters

29 April 2014

Where is my data? And who cares? Business leaders must make risk-based decisions about whether cloud computing, offshoring and global data center consolidation are acceptable, taking into account physical location, legal location, political location and logical location of data.

Big Data Analytics Will Drive the Visible Impact of the Nexus of Forces

28 February 2014

Innovators successfully take advantage of converging forces — information, mobile, social and cloud. Information will be the most visible force to end users. Big data analytics maturity built on the Nexus of Forces foundation will be key to enabling transformative business model disruption.

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