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What are the Stackies and why you should enter.

03/04/2019

It’s that time of year again, when the glamorous and talented walk down the red carpet in the latest fashions and the world watches to see which of their favorites will take home the coveted Stackie Award.

Well, maybe not exactly.

The Stackies, now in their second year, are awarded by Third Door Media, the same group who puts on MarTech Con. It encourages companies to capture their MarTech stack, display it in a creative way, and share it with the community. Winners get a trophy and $100 is awarded to the non-profit Girls Who Code for each entry.

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Why Every Company is a Software Company

02/21/2019

By Rod Collins

In February 2001, seventeen software developers gathered in Snowbird, Utah to handle a conundrum that was increasingly thwarting their work. Despite following the proven protocols for building quality software applications, many of their efforts were missing the mark. These protocols were based on the assembly line model that had been the gold standard for building things for well over a century. The assembly line is a fixed plan system that assumes that everything we need to know about how to build something can be known before beginning work. With this certainty, detailed architectural blueprints can be drawn up at the beginning of a project to guide the work of the various functional contributors as the work moves through a fixed sequence of predetermined activities. This architecture was the universal guide for how everything was built—whether cars, buildings, or software—throughout the twentieth century.

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Functionality You’ve Come To Expect with Digital Asset Management (DAM) Software

02/20/2019

Digital Asset Management vendors continue to innovate as more creative and marketing teams recognize DAM to be the cornerstone of their Martech ecosystem. 2019 looks like it will continue to be an exciting expansion period for this foundational technology.

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“Trust” - the Currency of Integrated Care

02/11/2019

David Harrison - Chairman, Anglian Community Enterprise

Buried deep in the Long Term Plan is the NHS’s ambition to develop an “Integration Index”. This will test the extent to which health and well-being partners are providing joined-up care. 

This is a fascinating, if mightily unformed, concept. Rather like the FTSE 100 measures the fluctuating value of shares, the Integration Index will be a single metric for measuring the quality of collaboration in the NHS.

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The Digital Transformation of the Firm

01/22/2019

By Rod Collins

Today’s business leaders face a daunting and unprecedented challenge: The world is changing much faster than their organizations. Every business in every industry, with no exceptions, has been overwhelmed by a relentless accelerating pace of change. What makes this challenge so difficult is that there are no signs that things are going to slow down anytime soon. In fact, with recent budding developments in the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, robotics, 3-D printing, and blockchain technology, all indications are that the pace of change is only going to get faster. Whether we like it or not, for the foreseeable future, we are living in a permanently fast forward world.

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