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Head in the Cloud
February 28, 2014
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John Schaffer
  I just settled back into my office after spending 4 days in Las Vegas at the IBM PULSE technology conference. On the way there, I flew right over the Grand Canyon and, as always, was amazed at the beauty and vastness of the space that was right beneath me. On the way home, clouds were rolling into Vegas and it was perfectly fitting for one of the main themes at this technology conference of more than 11,000 technology professionals. The clouds are coming.   As our CEO and President of EBUSINESS STRATEGIES LLC (Ebiz), Phil Wales, put it, "The world is quickly moving towards...
Strategy Moves Organizations from Desire to Achievement
February 21, 2014
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Steven McKissick
One of the most important but overlooked aspects I find with CRE organizations from every industry is the lack of a clear, defined, and well implemented CRE organizational strategy. A wise man once commented that desire is the starting point of all achievement. For Corporate Real Estate organizations, what is achievement? Backing up a few steps, what is a CRE organization’s desire? What is the strategy that will help realize the acheivement? All of us have heard or used phrases like, “enterprise scalability,” “best practice,” or “synergize.” Like...
Look Forward, but Beware the Horns
January 31, 2014
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Mark Schaffhausen
Last weekend I participated in an event that put me in a very reflective mood. It was a Pamplona-inspired “bull run” that took place near Houston. It was supposed to be in December but was delayed due to the weather. When I signed up, it seemed like an interesting way to end an interesting year. It felt a little different, to me, doing it at the beginning of the year. It was also an interesting juxtaposition after spending part of the previous week at a company retreat discussing future goals and how to get there. I found myself thinking a lot about the other runners’...
Big Data – Another Perspective
January 16, 2014
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Phil Wales
There was a recent article in WIRED magazine about the growing power of data in driving decisions. What I found of interest in the article was not the impact of big data and the ingenious use of that data to solve problems, but what happens after we come to rely on such data. There is a cautionary tale for those of us who focus on analytics in our world that I will share in the rest of this blog. The 4 Stages of Data Analytics 1. Pre-Disruption – This is the stage before algorithm-powered decision making, and the one so many of our real estate client organizations are in. Decisions...
Project Survival through the Holidays
December 12, 2013
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Jon Lee
The team is gathered in the conference room for the meeting. “We’ll start in five,” the project manager announces, “We can’t start without Tim; he’s the key player for this meeting.” “Tim’s on vacation, he’ll be back next week,” states a team member. The rest of the team is anxious, their regular day role calls, end of the year activities are backed up and need to get done. The project manager is visibly stressed, the sound of deadlines are whooshing by in her head. Dedicated project resources need decisions made before the...
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