About Christopher Koch

Christopher Koch is an Editorial Director at SAP and blogs about technology and business. Follow him on Twitter: @ckochster.

Recent Stories

emerging markets

Emerging Markets: 5 IT Pitfalls To Watch For

We all know that in real estate it’s all about location, location, location. Turns out that the same principle applies to doing business in the cloud in emerging markets. It…
social network

The Secret Of Business Networking Success: Native Intelligence

Part of the reason I love social media is that I don’t have to do must work to find something of interest. I can go to Twitter, for example, and read the tweets of my personal list of
iroquois flag

Why Can’t Companies Be More Like The Iroquois?

If ever there was a cooperative organization that had less reason to endure until today, it is the Iroquois League. First formed sometime between the 15th and 16th centuries, it brought together five distinct
the company that never says no to customers

The Company That Never Says “No” To Customers

Imagine you ran a company that lets customers specify whatever they want in your products – including using their own materials. You’re probably thinking that the company has…
angry mob

4 Ways Companies Can Invest In Sustainability At A Profit

I will never forget the fateful day that I read an article about “environmentally responsible investing.” It led me to take a sizeable chunk of my meager retirement savings and invest it the “Green Fund,” from a mutual fund…
angry man

How The Toughest Business On The Planet Keeps Its Employees Engaged

There is no angrier beast than a male deprived of his cable TV signal when he’s trying to watch [insert name of the important sporting event or movie…
wind turbine

The Nasty, Stinky Underbelly Of Business Collaboration

The Gobi Desert isn’t much to look at or live in, but it’s a great place to put wind turbines: remote, low in precipitation, and, of course, windy. China’s Sinovel Wind Group became the second largest wind turbine manufacturer…

6 Freaky, Funny, And Scary Abilities Of Computer Organisms

I intended to write this blog about some of the amazing, helpful, and scary things that robots can do today, but even a quick look at the information out there demonstrates that robot is already an archaic term, like…
workplace conflict

The Worst Source Of Work Conflict

I have two attributes that set me up for conflict with my current colleagues at SAP. First, I worked in small companies for my entire career leading up to 2012,…

The TV Is No Longer A TV

I am in the vanguard of cord cutters, a small but growing group of cable TV subscribers who have decided to ditch the cable box in favor of a variety of…