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Jun2th2016

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Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions – Friend or Foe?

| Brian Ahearn

There’s a really interesting article highlighting some of the worst tech mergers and acquisitions ever. You can read the article at http://www.zdnet.com/article/worst-tech-mergers-and-acquisitions-hp-and-autonomy-google-and-motorola-and-more/ Lots of M&As are hugely successful but unfortunately the technology industry is littered with failed attempts to grow companies through M&A. What’s worse is the huge number of customers left stranded after their product or service is discontinued following some Read More

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Nov12th2014

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Exploring stumbling blocks to DAM technology adoption

| Brian Ahearn

Great Webinar few weeks back talking about the stumbling blocks in DAM technology adoption. The reality is that when companies plan for a new DAM system the search for technology usually takes priority over another more critical success factor; user adoption! Experience tells us that a new DAM system is much more than technology, it Read More

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Aug16th2013

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Can Your DAM Database Cope?

| Brian Ahearn

According to an IDC 2011 paper, “Extracting Value from Chaos“, the digital universe is exploding. In 2011 the world created a staggering 1.8 Zettabytes of data (a Zettabyte is approximately the equivalent of 250 billion DVDs or 36 million years of HD video). By 2020 the world will generate 50 times that amount of information. Read More

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Jul15th2013

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Inspire me and then get out of the way

| Brian Ahearn

In his book ‘The Future of Management’, author Gary Hamel says, “In an age of wrenching change and hyper competition, the most valuable human capabilities are precisely those that are least manageable” (Boston, 2007). Those very capabilities are what we look for in our people – resilience, innovation, passion and engagement. I wrote an article Read More

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Jun24th2013

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Is Rational Thinking Playing a Lesser Role in Business Relationships?

| Brian Ahearn

In a series of blogs and presentations from Kevin Roberts, CEO Saatchi and Saatchi (http://krconnect.blogspot.com/2013), he discusses emotional connections and the need to move from the rational to the emotional. This is an interesting theme especially when applied to the sales process. Good sales people know that the two most important components in technology sales Read More

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