Black Friday: Let the Shopping Begin

November 28, 2014

If you live in the United States, you know that today is Black Friday. Black Friday always falls the day … Continued

Thanksgiving 2014

November 27, 2014

The Pilgrims, Native Americans (specifically the Wampanoag tribe), and the Thanksgiving celebration are inextricably linked. Each Thanksgiving Americans recall the … Continued

Smart Cities should be Judged by How They Treat the Poor

November 26, 2014

Kamu Iyer, a veteran Mumbai architect, devotes a chapter in his book “Bombay from Precincts to Sprawl,” to discussing what … Continued

Supply Chain Risk Management Requires a Full-time Effort

November 25, 2014

The APICS Supply Chain Council recently released the results of a survey that highlight the ubiquity of chronic supply chain … Continued

Avoiding a 2014 Holiday Supply Chain Meltdown Requires Managing Customer Expectations

November 24, 2014

Some of us have blessedly short memories when it comes to recalling unpleasant events in our lives. Golfers are even … Continued

A Whole New Engineer

Book Review: A Whole New Engineer

November 21, 2014

It doesn’t take long to discover that A Whole New Engineer, written by David E. Goldberg (@deg511) and Mark Somerville … Continued

Transforming Your Supply Chain Using Big Data Analytics

November 20, 2014

“It’s no secret that, in today’s global business environment,” writes Joseph Roussel, a France-based PricewaterhouseCoopers partner, “superior supply chain performance … Continued

Big Data is Disrupting and Improving Almost Every Industrial Sector

November 19, 2014

“No one cares about technology for technology’s sake,” writes Howard Baldwin, Forbes‘ community editor for Data Driven Business. “Well, probably … Continued

Artificial Intelligence Might Not Take Over the World but It Could Take Over Your Job: Part 2

November 18, 2014

In Part 1 of this two-part series, I wrote about the ominous and depressing future predicted to unfold by some … Continued

Artificial Intelligence Might Not Take Over the World but It Could Take Over Your Job: Part 1

November 17, 2014

Alex Hern (@alexhern) succinctly notes the current state of the debate about artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics and their potential … Continued

Smart Cities won’t Get Smart in the Absence of Trust and Sharing

November 14, 2014

“One of the chief prerequisites for the successful execution of a smart city project is neither technology nor effective management,” … Continued

A Glossary of Quantum Computing Terms

November 13, 2014

Every week scientists around the globe seem to announce another breakthrough that could help lead to the construction of a … Continued

Doing Big Business in Emerging Markets often Means Thinking Small

November 12, 2014

“Farsighted companies have started to recognize that their next wave of growth [in emerging market countries] will come by fundamentally … Continued

Veterans Day 2014

November 11, 2014

In the United States, Veterans Day annually falls on November 11, the anniversary of the signing of the armistice that … Continued

Targeted Marketing Requires Personalizing Your Content

November 10, 2014

“Amid the buzz about data marketing,” writes Matthew Parsons (@matt_parsons), “it’s all too easy to forget that customers are real … Continued

Innovation Requires the Right Team Asking the Right Questions

November 7, 2014

“What if?” asks Mike Myatt (@mikemyatt), a leadership advisor to Fortune 500 CEOs and Boards. “What if you could reinvent … Continued

Food Security: Don’t Let Fears of Frankenfoods Put the World’s Poor at Risk

November 6, 2014

This week voters in Oregon and Colorado defeated measures that would have required food products that contain genetically modified organisms … Continued

The Digital Path to Purchase Requires Mastery of Omnichannel Capabilities

November 5, 2014

“Very few companies – a mere five percent – believe they are ‘advanced’ when it comes to omnichannel capabilities,” a … Continued

Machine Learning: A Short Primer

November 4, 2014

“[Machine learning is] an extremely happening area,” Debi Mishra (@debipmishra), principal engineering manager at Microsoft’s New England Research and Development … Continued

Target Marketing to Millennials Requires Refined Segmentation

November 3, 2014

“As marketers,” writes Paige O’Neill (@paige_oneill), Chief Marketing Officer at SDL, “we know that consumers of all ages — especially … Continued