27 Jun

How is Corporate using Social Media

  • 94% of Corporates use social media in some capacity.
  • 75% saw an increase in website traffic.
  • 58% use it for Lead Generation
  • Favorite social sites are Facebook (92%), Twitter (82%), LinkedIn (73%) and blogs (61%).
  • 58% of Fortune 500 companies had Facebook pages in 2011, 62% had Twitter accounts.

All the details and infographic are available at  MBA Programs

Social Media is Going Corporate
Courtesy of: MBAPrograms.org

 

23 May

CIO Role in Big Data

Today I came across an awesome post by McKinsey on how CIO should play a vital role in the Big Data for their company as CIO have the influence and credibility to run such projects.

To help companies raise their game on how they use data and analytics for competitive advantage, CIOs should master four critical roles:

  • as venture capitalist, showcasing the “art of the possible” to internal customers by highlighting the most promising ideas to apply big data and advanced analytics

  • as product manager, assembling easy-to-use big data and advanced analytics “products” designed to match patterns of use by internal customers

  • as recruiter, motivating and retaining the best talent

  • as business leader, building the discipline to enable transformational change and impact at scale

In this article, McKinsey describe some of the steps CIOs are taking in each of these areas and offer insights from the chief executives of information at AIG and Merck.

21 Feb

World population and per capita income

A very interesting map infographic from National Geographic that shows where and how the population of 7 billion lives. The map shows population density; the brightest points are the highest densities. Each country is colored according to its average annual gross national income per capita, using categories established by the World Bank.

The most amazing thing for me on this infographic is how World population and per capita income have been shown in co-relation with things like Life expectancy, years of education, literacy rate, fertility rate, new migration rate, phone subscriptions, cars, carbon dioxide emissions etc.

World population and per capita income

World population and per capita income

Here is one of the correlations with world population and per capita income and you can see more on National Geographic’s website by clicking on various tabs of infographic.

World population and per capita income

World population and per capita income