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Industrial Internet: Real-Time to Grow Your Business –...07/16/14
The buzz: 4th Industrial Revolution. Welcome to the Age of the Smart Factory, where a new generation of systems delivers real-time awareness and dynamic interactions among machines, systems, assets, people and things – aka The Internet of Things....
Mentoring Done Right: Everybody Wins! – Part 2
The buzz: Mentoring. Basic mentoring involves a more experienced or knowledgeable person guiding someone less experienced or knowledgeable for personal or professional development. Time for a pop quiz: Is your company allowing mentors for a privileged...
Frictionless Customer Experience: War Stories from the Trenches
Today’s buzz: Customer experience. Is technology the magic bullet to help you give customers everything they want and more – and thus ensure their loyalty? Not quite. Technology can indeed give you real-time insights to be relevant, to respond with...
Future of Business: Changing the Game through Simplification
Today’s buzz: Simplification. Complexity is intensifying for businesses, communities and us as individuals. Is this what we really want or need? If the complexity trend perpetuates in established companies, at risk are the agility, adaptability,...
Critical Thinking Part 2: To Tell the Truth
The buzz: Thinking. Increasingly, in-demand jobs require proficiency in critical thinking. Without it, how can a company validate the information it uses for decision making? Think about it. The experts speak. Dr. Mark Battersby, Professor: “Learning...
Social and Content Marketing - Part 2: Relishing Relevance
Today’s buzz: Marketing. We’re all bombarded by a never-ending deluge of marketing content that rarely works its intended magic. If you're among the thousands of marketing writers spewing the reams of boring, forgettable content that’s likely harming...
Fighting Fraud: Predictive Technology to the Rescue – Part 2
The buzz: Fraud. As hard as you try to implement effective anti-fraud processes and tools, fraudsters work harder. Take heart! Predictive analytics technology can help you understand emerging fraud patterns and adapt against new types of attack. The...
Manufacturing Trends: Automation in Overdrive – Part 2
The buzz: Manufacturing. Manufacturers are pushing automated processes into overdrive to survive in the global marketplace. As this evolution spawns new jobs demanding specialized skills best performed by robots, will the factory workforce need...
Gamification: Serious Business – Part 2
The buzz: Game on! Games are an integral part of all societies. A formalized expression of play, games carry the ideas and behaviors of a culture through time to future generations (Wikipedia.org). But while we thought they it just for fun, the...
Growing Your Small-to-Midsize Business: Challenges and Strategies
Today’s buzz: SMEs. If you’re the entrepreneurial founder or leader of a small-to-midsize company, you likely face challenges that test your commitment every day. Once you get past grappling with financing and building a leadership team, you need to...
Data Deluge: Customer Insight Challenges and Opportunities.
Today’s buzz: Data overwhelm. What’s the big deal about big data when it comes to marketing your products and services? Successful marketing hinges on gaining insight from the mountains of data you capture and store, so you can build great...
Fakes, Frauds, Scams: Whos Winning? Part 2
Today’s buzz: Fraud. With today’s sophisticated detection and prevention technology, you’d hope we’d be able to stop the bad guys from stealing our money and identities, cheating companies and consumers. Alas, industrious cybercriminals are busy this...
Mobile BI: Location, Location, Location
The buzz: Mobile BI. Mobile BI is quickly becoming mainstream, with a majority of organizations considering it “critical” or “very important,” particularly in smaller organizations, in the Retail segment, and outside North America and EMEA. In fact,...
Mentoring Done Right: Everybody Wins!
The buzz: Mentoring. Mentoring at its most basic involves a more experienced or knowledgeable person helping to guide someone less experienced or knowledgeable for personal and/or professional development. But mentoring can be so much more. It’s a...
Gamification: Filling the Customer Expectation vs Sales Gap
The buzz: Game on! We’ve always been drawn to games in our leisure time, from Senet (Egypt), Mahjong (China), dice (Iran, India) to Monopoly (US), and videogames. But while we were having fun, gaming became a serious player in the arenas of formal...
Industrial Internet: Real Time Capabilities to Grow Your Business
Today’s buzz: Industry 4.0. It’s 2014 and we’re witnessing the rise of the Industrial Internet and orchestrated manufacturing. This Age of the Smart Factory brings a new generation of systems delivering real-time awareness and autonomic interactions...
Enterprise Mobility for Dummies: You Can Run But You Cant Hide, Part 2
Today’s buzz: Mobility. Welcome to the Mobile 2.0 world. Enterprise mobility is moving at triple-Internet speed. Adoption of BYOD and enterprise-wide B2E, B2B and C2B is disrupting traditional computing. Nearly 50% of organizations will invest in...
Critical Thinking: Path to True Business Intelligence?
Today’s buzz: Thinking. According to “The 10 Skills That Will Get You Hired In 2013” (Forbes.com, Dec. 10, 2012), the top four skills required for 9 of the top 10 most in-demand jobs were critical thinking, complex problem solving, judgment and...
Social and Content Marketing: Why Is Less More?
Today’s buzz: Marketing. We’re all bombarded daily by a deluge of content. Some works its intended magic; most fails with a splat or simply vaporizes. If you’re among the legions of writers (or a manager of writers) spewing forgettable content that’s...
Project Teams: New Roadmap for Success
The buzz: Project teams. When it comes to technology implementation roll-outs, achieving success demands astutely aligning your time, money and people with corporate objectives. The bottom line: If your project teams aren’t earning high-fives on...
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