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Even slacker with your data

Even slacker with your data

This time last year, I wrote about Slack’s privacy policy. I explained why our company wouldn’t be using Slack for fear that our data and that of our customers would be at risk. Now, we see that Slack is very actively going to be exploiting its...
Marketing a revolution – learning from history

Marketing a revolution – learning from history

On 3 December 1992, Neil Papworth, an engineer, sent the text “MERRY CHRISTMAS” to colleagues at Vodafone. It was the first SMS. It took another 7 years for text messaging to take off. Perhaps it was badly marketed. I wonder how they described texts....
Reinventing Racquets for Big-Data

Reinventing Racquets for Big-Data

One of the world’s newest technologies is going to inhabit a building that once housed one of the oldest of sports – a sport that originated in prison! During the 18th Century, racquets was played originally in the open, on the yard walls of the two main...

Thinking Business Analysis

There’s an Institute of Business Analysis.  I know that along with respectability comes some kind of ‘Institute’ but finding this one was a bit of a surprise. I was taken further back when I read that it was in Whitby – but then paused when I...

Slack – with your data

Slack is a billion dollar San Francisco newbie that gives itself excessive license to play free and easy with stuff that doesn’t belong to it. Slack is a product that enables teams to collaborate through ‘channels’. Individuals can, for example, work together on a...