Are We Too Obsessed with STEM Education?

January 30, 2015

I’m a supporter of STEM education; but, there are a growing number of critics who believe that we are putting … Continued

What the Super Bowl Can Teach Us about Supply Chain Risk Management

January 29, 2015

This year’s Super Bowl looks pretty evenly matched. Both teams (the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks) sport a 14-4 … Continued

Machine Learning: Advancing Computer Science

January 28, 2015

“Although it has been around for a long time now, Machine Learning is becoming more prevalent,” writes Balachander Ramachandran (@Moontails). … Continued

Big Data, Hadoop, and Cognitive Computing

January 27, 2015

Anyone involved in business, technology, and/or analytics is well aware of the hype surrounding the term Big Data. Eugene Kim … Continued

The Digital Path to Purchase Comes of Age

January 26, 2015

Last July, Scott Welty, global vice president for retail industry strategy at JDA, wrote, “The technology-driven shift to omnichannel shopping … Continued

Smart Cities: Big Data and Resiliency

January 23, 2015

Smart city discussions are almost always based on technology and how that technology can be used to improve the systems … Continued

Location-based Marketing is on the Move

January 22, 2015

Last year, Michele Nemschoff (@mnemschoff), Vice President, Corporate Marketing at MapR, asserted, “Thanks to the rise of the mobile consumer, … Continued

2015 Predictions: Big Data and Analytics

January 21, 2015

“There is such a preponderance of business and personal data whirling around the globe every millisecond,” writes Chris Preimesberger (@editingwhiz), … Continued

Predictions 2015: Smart Machines

January 20, 2015

In a previous article entitled “IDC Inaugurates the 2015 Prediction Season,” discussed predictions about technology made by analysts from the … Continued

More Progress towards Quantum Computing

January 19, 2015

By almost any standard the quantum world is weird. One of the weirder things about the sub-atomic world is that … Continued

STEM Education is About Succeeding in Life

January 16, 2015

I’ve read articles that insist too much emphasis is being placed on STEM education. I couldn’t disagree more. I’m a … Continued

Practical Artificial Intelligence is Changing the World

January 15, 2015

“Despite what Stephen Hawking or Elon Musk say,” writes Anthony Wing Kosner (@akosner), UX Lead at Vital Text Systems, “hostile … Continued

Improving On-Shelf Availability

January 14, 2015

Watching products fly off the shelf is every manufacturer’s and retailer’s dream. That dream, however, starts with ensuring that there … Continued

The Rise of the Internet of Things

January 13, 2015

According to many reports, the winner at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show was the Internet of Things (IoT). Ciara O’Brien … Continued

2015 Predictions: Supply Chain Risk Management

January 12, 2015

In an article entitled “Supply Chain Risk Management Requires a Full-time Effort,” I discussed two kinds of disruptions that can … Continued

2015 Predictions: Smart Cities

January 9, 2015

Predicting what cities of the future would look like has been a source of speculation for centuries. Isaac Asimov, the … Continued

Targeted Marketing: It’s Tough Getting Out of the Gate

January 8, 2015

Emily Steel (@emilysteel) reports that in the past few years hundreds — if not thousands — of companies have emerged … Continued

Cognifying Our Lives through Cognitive Computing

January 7, 2015

Kevin Kelly (@kevin2kelly), founding Executive Editor of Wired magazine, recently tweeted, “In the very near future you will cognify everything … Continued

Big Data: Who Do You Trust?

January 6, 2015

The sine qua non for big data analytics is, of course, big data. That shouldn’t be a problem with the … Continued

Outside-In Supply Chain Visibility

January 5, 2015

For years supply chain consultant Lora Cecere (@lcecere) has been telling companies that they need to create supply chain visibility … Continued

People at the Bottom of the Pyramid are not Just Numbers

January 2, 2015

Pyramids are interesting geometrical shapes. As we all know, their outer surfaces are triangular and converge to a single point … Continued

Happy New Year 2015

January 1, 2015

The older one gets the faster time seems to fly. Each New Year’s Day reminds us that time stops for … Continued