Communications, Media & Entertainment

News, trends and technology insights for the field of media and communications

How Venmo and other payment sharing apps change culture


If you ask a group of 20-somethings how to split a dinner tab, you’ll get a totally different answer than you would from their boomer parents. This became readily evident in a graduate class I teach on cross-cultural communications made up mostly of international students between 21-26 years old. Just three years ago when I […]

La W de wearable

Ya sea un reloj inteligente o una pulsera fitness, nuestras muñecas llevan hoy en día muchos de los wearables más populares, y este campo está en constante expansión, con nuevas formas de conectar sensores y datos a nuestra vida diaria. En general, la “ropa inteligente” comprende casi cualquier artículo que podamos llevar puesto y que […]

Y is for yottabyte

I am nearing the end of my series, “Digital: From A to Z,” that explores what it means to be digital. What’s in your A to Z of digital? Find me on Twitter @Max_Hemingway or leave a comment below. You are probably more used to terms such as megabyte, gigabyte and terabyte in everyday computing terms. Yottabyte is […]

Making IT an invisible enabler of change

IT and business leaders face the daunting task of not only upgrading workplace technology and modernizing infrastructure, but also overcoming user resistance to new ways of working. To ensure that workplace transformation delivers expected business benefits, organizations must address the “people” aspects of change (culture, behavior, ways of working, user resistance, etc.) and proactively consider […]

Using content-as-a-service for internal street cred


I know first-hand that many homes have a basket of dozens of socks that have no match. None of us know how this can possibly happen. It’s almost a statistical and physical impossibility that this variety of orphan socks can have no identifiable mate in the house. My experience with organizing enterprise content is much […]

Comment mettre l’entreprise en marche avec un projet collaboratif

Par Mattis Vimard, Consultant Digital Strategy Les technologies collaboratives permettent à l’entreprise de mettre à disposition de ses salariés des moyens de communication multicanaux généralement rassemblés dans un environnement « cloud ». L’usage quotidien des mails, de la messagerie instantanée, des visioconférences, des réseaux sociaux ou autres applications professionnelles en est ainsi facilité. Mais le […]

Do your annual meetings have an afterlife?

Meeting Idea Sharing

If you want to see a great feeding frenzy of Google image searches, look no further than the week before your upcoming national management meeting. Thousands of page views and “Save Image As” right clicks of charts and graphs supporting the commentary on heavily bulleted PowerPoint presentations. I’ve admittedly been guilty of this for years […]

Réseaux sociaux en entreprise : source de distraction ou outil de productivité ?

Bonne nouvelle pour les employeurs : le lieu de travail est encore fait pour travailler. Cela semble évident, mais compte tenu de l’affluence des appareils mobiles dans les milieux de travail, certains dirigeants froncent les sourcils. Les réseaux sociaux, accessibles depuis nos terminaux mobiles, sont souvent considérés comme étant « L’élément perturbateur ». Toutefois, suite aux lancements récents […]

The data was unclear until something occurred

Whenever a tragic event occurs, data wonks appear on the news shows to either confirm or second-guess the signs that certain aspects of the tragedies could have been predicted. In the case of last month’s attack in Barcelona, there was the “lost in translation” challenge when many of the local city authorities were interviewed about […]

The unintended effects of mobile apps


We wonder every day what we would do without certain mobile apps. Two that come up often are Google Maps and Waze (now owned by Google). Every day, drivers put their faith in these apps to provide the most direct, traffic-minimized route to their final destination. In many cases the routing is counterintuitive, but for […]