The five most annoying traits of Twitter users

Do you want to get on Twitter, and get down with the kids, but are you too scared they might LMAO? (That’s cool social lingo for laugh in your face, in case you’re an executive laggard).

For a start, don’t be worried. Research – simply logging into social networks and watching what people say – . . . → Read More: The five most annoying traits of Twitter users

CIOs cannot push their brand value if they are not social media animals

I attended a CIO event recently where attending IT leaders were reminded to use the conference hashtag. The response in the hall? Laughter.

That response is at best embarrassing and at worst negligent. Too many CIOs still fail to recognise the significance of social media.

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Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn: CIOs that don’t get social media should get out

Do you want to know the most redundant debate ever? It goes something like this: “Should the CIO get involved in the use of social media?”

Whether at the personal level, or at a wider organisational remit, experts across the technology industry continue to debate – both online, in print and at conferences – whether . . . → Read More: Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn: CIOs that don’t get social media should get out

Fail to adopt 2020 vision and the cloud will kill the CIO

The cloud could be great – it could be the business’ way to buy IT on-demand in a cheap and more effective manner.

Then again, it could fall well short of expectations. We’re at such an early stage of utility computing that any attempt to create a sensible analysis of the cloud is inherently problematic. . . . → Read More: Fail to adopt 2020 vision and the cloud will kill the CIO

10 must-reads for a CIO who is creating a social media strategy

Consumerisation is changing your business. Smart CIOs will already be thinking of ways to deal with the influx of consumer-purchased IT, finding ways to connect such devices securely and to let workers collaborate effectively.

Much of this connectivity will be facilitated through a mix of mobile technology and social media networking. Social media retains a . . . → Read More: 10 must-reads for a CIO who is creating a social media strategy

Mobility plus marketing equals a new opportunity for the CIO

How has the last year-or-so been for you? Have you spent time with your head done in the IT department, managing and implementing the latest technology system? Or have you been more adventurous and moved beyond the confines of IT?

I’ve spoken to a number of CIOs recently who have suggested that they now spend . . . → Read More: Mobility plus marketing equals a new opportunity for the CIO

Your silent approach to email and social media is a failure

Imagine the scenario: the phone rings. On the other end is someone you wouldn’t mind hearing from. Not a cold-call salesperson, not an annoying relative, just someone you wouldn’t mind talking to.

So, what do you do? Engage in convesration, telling them how great it is to hear from them? Or just say nothing until . . . → Read More: Your silent approach to email and social media is a failure

Is Quora yet another platform to help the gurus evangelise?

A New Year brings new hype – and top of the shop right now is Quora, “a continually improving collection of questions and answers created, edited, and organised by everyone who uses it” (so says the ‘about’ page of its web site).

Founded by ex-Facebook CTO Adam D’Angelo and colleague Charlie Cheever, Quora was started . . . → Read More: Is Quora yet another platform to help the gurus evangelise?

Does Twitter brand monitoring carry influence?

After Friday’s attack of Twitter for being full of self-referential rubbish, I thought it only fair I create a self-referential blog posting – based on Tweets about Career is Over.

We’ve had some really nice comments since launching, including the following from business and IT consultant Steve Burrows: “This has the makings of a great . . . → Read More: Does Twitter brand monitoring carry influence?

Can the CIO convince the CEO that Twitter is useful?

The internet – it’s a strange thing, isn’t it? Take the rise of social networking tool Twitter. Despite all the hype, it is – in the end – just another channel to communicate. So, why the big fuss?

Many tweets seem insular. Rather than an outward-looking tool that brings simplicity to an otherwise complex world, . . . → Read More: Can the CIO convince the CEO that Twitter is useful?