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Always the Last to Know: Cognitive Computing

IBM is trying to teach computers to be more like brains. Called “cognitive computing,” the systems involved are trained to think, using artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms.  The goal is to allow humans and computers to work together better … Continue reading

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Is counting members the right measure of success? (My whitepaper co-author Peter Houstle talks about this a lot, too.) Maddie Grant’s session at MMCC on tech tools for the socially savvy got a ton of good word of mouth last … Continue reading

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Committees can still provide valuable volunteer opportunities for your members, as long as the work they’re doing is meaningful. Annoyed about Facebook’s ever-increasing page rank changes? Eight tips to fight back (one of which is “quit relying on Facebook for … Continue reading

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Always the Last to Know: 10 Breakthrough Technologies

I’m a little late on this, as MIT’s Technology Review published this earlier this spring, but you definitely owe it to yourself to check out their 2014 list of 10 breakthrough technologies. The list includes: Agricultural use of drones Smartphones … Continue reading

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If branding is all about stories (and it is), do you know what stories your members want told? Is Twitter starting to fade? Could Microsoft be the one to crack the virtual assistant code? Big data privacy concerns: the law … Continue reading

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The answer has been, “not too much,” at least lately, but I did want to point out a few goodies: What does art have to do with innovation? More than you might think. Using LinkedIn as your member community? Maggie … Continue reading

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Shelly Alcorn is hammering the “associations needs to position ourselves to fill the growing gap colleges and universities are leaving” topic again, and she’s not wrong. Is your association ready for the visual revolution? “Oh, he’s just lucky.” Maybe not. … Continue reading

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More on the information overload discussion, this time from Steve Drake. He has a different perspective, and quotes some great sources (like John Haydon and Copyblogger). Anna Caraveli debunks some of the myths of membership engagement. Public and private communities: … Continue reading

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Tips for emerging association professionals from Shelly Alcorn and KiKi L’Italien. The real reason associations don’t innovate? According to Eric Lanke, it’s because we don’t really know our members very well. Free, easy tips to improve your staff members’ days. … Continue reading

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Always the Last to Know: PlaceAvoider

Now that more people are starting to get Google Glass, what if you need to ensure a Glass-free zone, say, because you’re dealing with sensitive or restricted materials? A team at Indiana University Bloomington decided to address this. They’ve come … Continue reading

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