Digital Disruption: The New Workforce and Demanding Customers

“The forces of digital disruption and the shifting work styles of young employees are pressuring organizations to become increasingly responsive to both customers’ and employees’ needs. With all the talk about “outside in” and “customer centricity,” it’s imperative not to downplay the engagement and empowerment of  employees.

Successful organizations will be the ones that are astute at both—the “Seriously Smart Organizations”—that cultivate and equip the next-generation workforce in new ways to become more responsive to customer expectations and attain (or sustain or regain) competitive advantage.

“Digital disruption” is hitting established organizations hard on three fronts. I already mentioned the customers and employees, but you can add competitors to that list. Whether it’s a digital-only start-up taking a bite out of your market or an innovative incumbent, every organization needs to take a really hard look at being more mobile, more social, more connected, and more automated straight across the enterprise. Ready or not, somebody in your organization needs to be planning your digital transformation.”

Source: Digital Disruption: The New Workforce and Demanding Customers | Loyalty360.org

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IIS 6.0 users are heading towards new security dangers

In the “things you wouldn’t want to happen” category, Microsoft’s upcoming EOL (end of life) for Windows Server 2003 includes IIS 6.0 – the web services portions of the O/S.  That puts hundreds of existing systems at some risk and had IT shops scrambling to help customers with server upgrades, cloud migrations, and some conversions to Linux as well.

Source: IIS 6.0 users are heading towards new security dangers

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Macro-Enabled Malware Making a Comeback

“Microsoft researchers are warning about an increase in macro-enabled malware in recent months.”  Its not enough that we find the means to prevent certain type of attacks, but like our friends in Hollywood – re-releases of old stuff is still popular with Cybercriminals.

Source: Macro-Enabled Malware Making a Comeback | Threatpost | The first stop for security news

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NetSuite launches Android app as enterprise vendors close iOS gap | ZDNet

Android mobile Netsuite ERP app + BYOD = new challenges for the IT department.  The good news is that these are the best kinds of problems to have as the sales force, logistics folks, and even upper management now will have visibility to the same kinds of information that used to chain them to their office desks.   The bad news, if there is any, is that integrating and securing devices that also contain personal data and potentially harmful Internet access is a challenge for any IT organization.

NetSuite launches Android app as enterprise vendors close iOS gap | ZDNet.

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UltraViolet ‘digital locker’ opens for business. Lets you buy once, play anywhere… eventually – Engadget

UltraViolet ‘digital locker’ opens for business. Lets you buy once, play anywhere… eventually – Engadget.  Soon you’ll be able to store your digital stuff anywhere – on your mobile device, laptop, computer, thumb drive, DVD, and also in the cloud.  Transxfer wants you to make sure the really important stuff that you can’t afford to use or share is secure.  Stay tuned.