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In 2009,Yoram Solomon took a group of executives through a strategic planning process. Following the framework of The Alchemy of Growth, the goal was to identify what products or services does the company have in Horizon 1 (the "Cash Cow") and Horizon 2 (growth stage, although not profitable yet), and then plan the investment in Horizon 3 products, or "The Next Big Thing." To explain the framework, I used existing companies as examples. As we discussed Apple, one of the participants asked what I...

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You'd be surprised how many businesses haven't embraced it yet. Jenny Holt tells us how to transition to cloud computing technology. 

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Cloud storage can improve business operations ranging from sales and marketing through to C-suite decision making. Yes, this also includes HR and L&D.

Implementation of cloud computing will also reduce costs. At the very least it improves information sharing and communication across verticals, between offices and departments, and between in-the-field staff/represent...

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VoIP is changing the way we work

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Over the last few years, VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) has evolved with voice making a gradual transition to the 'Cloud'.

Cloud is a broad term typically referring to data-centre-hosted services that are run and accessed over the Internet.

Cloud telephony refers to voice services, and, specifically, the replacement of the old telephone equipment (PABX's) with hosted or on-site Liberty telephone systems connected not by expensive analogue or ISDN phone lines but via existing FTTC or Fibre ...

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The last few months have been full of surprises, and not just in the political world.

Microsoft and Apple, the PC market's two long-running rivals, are going head to head this Fall with a pair of impressive new laptops targeted at power-hungry pro users.

Microsoft's Surface Book, which launched last year, got a big power boost this year. Meanwhile, the MacBook Pro got its first major redesign in about four years.

Each laptop packs new features sure to please its constituents. But after taking a clo...

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Weren’t we supposed to be listening to music on our new AirPods by now?

Apple has officially postponed the launch of its truly wireless earbuds from late October to who knows when. One Chinese supplier estimates that we won’t be rocking out with our AirPods until January 2017, which definitely screws with our Christmas wish list. 

Despite the delay, you should still hold off if you’re looking for a new pair of wireless earbuds. In this week’s episode of The iPhone Show, Oscar concludes that the fo...

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It's hard to imagine that Apple would know much about an industry that companies like Ford have spent generations pioneering, but experts said Apple has quite a bit to work with compared to the hottest start-ups in the automotive sector.

 Apple has never openly confirmed it is working on a car, though CEO Tim Cook has said he thinks it is possible to envision an automobile industry supply chain much like the electronics industry.
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The long-floating rumour recently gai...

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