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Here's Why So Many Companies Find It So Hard to Innovate

Innovation isn't like operations.<p>In 1892, George Eastman formed the Eastman Kodak Company to "make the camera as convenient as a pencil." It was an idea whose time had come and by the early 20th century, Kodak emerged as one of America's largest companies and Eastman one of its most successful …

Innovation

3 megatrends that will drive digital business into the next decade - Gartner

3 mega-trends that will drive digital business into the next decade – Gartner<p>Gartner's 2017 Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle has whittled down more …

Innovation

Employing Digital Technologies To Disrupt -- Before You Are Disrupted

Many executives are losing sleep over new, digital and data-savvy entrants disrupting their industries. However, even more prefer to picture …

Why Every Leader Needs to Be Obsessed With Technology

<i>This article is part of a series exploring the skills leaders must learn to make the most of</i> rapid<i> change in an increasingly disruptive world. The</i> …

AI May Soon Replace Even the Most Elite Consultants

Over the next few years, artificial intelligence is going to change the way we all gather information, make decisions and connect with stakeholders. …

The 5 Questions Every Company Needs to Ask If It Expects to Survive the Next 10 Years

Your team is the most important influence on your success. Are you creating the type of work environment where talented individuals thrive? There is …

Ten actions to help harness the power of digital

<b>Now celebrating its tenth anniversary, PwC’s Global Digital IQ Survey speaks to business executives around the world to uncover what it takes to</b> …

Which industry will artificial intelligence disrupt next?

Machine learning is becoming more prevalent than ever before and is slowly integrating into our day–to–day lives. From maximizing efficiency in the workplace to better understanding how consumers emotionally connect to brands, services and products, the applications of artificial intelligence seem …

Artificial Intelligence

Is There a Platform in Your Product?

Five of the 10 most valuable companies in the world today—Apple, Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, and Microsoft—derive much of their worth from their multisided platforms (MSPs), which facilitate interactions or transactions between parties. Many MSPs are more valuable than companies in the same …

Customers

How Jeff Bezos Is Going To Revolutionize Ecommerce In America

Whenever the tech industry talks about unicorns, they tend to leave out the major players that have made indelible impressions on the industry. Granted, a lot of companies like Apple or Facebook don’t necessarily fit the definition, but that begs the question: What defines unexpected disruption and …

Most CEOs Can't Lead A Digital Transformation

<i>This piece was coauthored with Megan Beck, Chief Insights Officer at OpenMatters</i><p>Years ago, Jim Collins wrote the best-selling book, <i>Good to Great</i>, praised by business leaders and academics alike. Collins noted seven characteristics common to firms that go from “good to great,” one of which was their …

7 Big Tech Trends That Are Changing the Way We Make Things

Manufacturing is dirty, dull, and outmoded. It’s a slow-moving industry stuck in the past as new technologies out of Silicon Valley threaten to upend …

Why Investment In Disruptive Technologies Has Stagnated Over Past 10 Years

The Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and robotics top PwC’s list of this year’s most disruptive technologies. But how much will these technologies contribute to organizations’ success?<p>PwC recently weighed the impact of emerging technologies in a recent survey of 2,200 executives form …

How the Meaning of Digital Transformation Has Evolved

Think back to 2007. A young senator named Barack Obama announced his candidacy for president. The housing bubble started to burst. Apple released the …

Disrupt Your Industry With Stellar Customer Service

I’ve been preaching for years that customer service is your competitive differentiator. I’ve made a career of it! There’s more than enough information about how to deliver better customer service. There’s more than enough proof about how it can make or break a business. Then, why don’t more …

Customer Experience

Here's Why Your Innovation Strategy Will Fail

Different types of problems need different types of solutions<p>,A decade ago, Apple looked unbeatable. It's launch of the iPhone completely revolutionized mobile phones and made good on Steve Jobs' vision of creating a hub of devices that connected people to technology. What's more, he did it with …

Innovation

Artificial intelligence: Disruption era begins | Bloomberg Professional Services

<i>This analysis is by Bloomberg Intelligence analysts Jitendra Waral, Anurag Rana and Sean Handrahan. It appeared first on the Bloomberg</b> …

When machine learning redefines your job, you’re going to like it

Virtual reality may be generating most of the buzz today, but another major tech shift looms much closer on the horizon: machine learning.<p>The technology has already made inroads with the public through platforms such as Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Deep Dream Generator. But its influence will extend …

How to Challenge your Unconscious Decisions and Transform Bad Habits

<i>Classic NLP decision strategies are part of NLP practitioner training.</i><p>First thing in the morning, I get up and make a pot of coffee. No biggie. It’s …

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The 4 Industries That Can Most Benefit from Technology Innovation

Can I just put this out there? Everyone can benefit from technology innovation. Faster, more innovative technology is going to make your employees …

Innovation

Finding the way to different types of databases, big data tools

In a Q&A, EMA analyst John Myers advises IT teams to look at big data workloads when sorting through new and different types of databases and open …

What industries are next to be disrupted by NLP and Text Analysis?

IntroductionIt’s certainly an exciting time be involved in Natural Language Processing (NLP), not only for those of us who are involved in the …

Blazing the Trail From Data to Insight to Action

Blazing the Trail From Data to Insight to Action: Executive Briefing<p><i>February 2016</i> <i><br>From SAS</i><p><b>Summary:</b> Marketing executives say there is a direct correlation between well-designed customer analytics programs and success in the marketplace, yet the infrastructures and processes they require to support …

Big Data Isn't That Important: It's The Small Insights That Will Change Everything

Big data has been the next big thing for several years. We’ve heard about the potential of big data and programs like Watson that will change everything. McKinsey, the <i>Harvard Business Review</i> and others have focused on big data’s potential to align on organizational strategy choices and guide …

Microsoft acquires Metanautix to help customers connect data for business insights - The Official Microsoft Blog

Today I’m pleased to announce that Microsoft has acquired Metanautix, an innovative company that is helping solve one of the biggest challenges in …

SQL Servers

Big Data or Smart Customer Insight?

Big Daddy Pollitt was the centerpiece of the Pulitzer Prize winning Tennessee Williams play, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." Big Daddy was the richest cotton tycoon in the Mississippi Delta. Smart and powerful, he was also the patriarch over a dysfunctional family who schemed to inherit his fortune. The …

Actionable Insights: The Missing Link Between Data And Business Value

If you’ve read the marketing collateral from any analytics or business intelligence vendor, you’ve no doubt come across the phrase “actionable insights.” Every analytics or business intelligence solution promises to unlock a tidal wave of them for your business—maybe even in “real-time” if you’re …

Data Deals: 9 Little-Known But Highly Profitable Retail Insights

Any retailer who has been around the aisles a few times knows the old chestnut about diapers and beer. But kielbasa and lemon curd, or Coke and … a lot more Coke?<p>These unorthodox retail pairings are the kinds that become clear through rigorous purchase data analysis, and they can lead to …

The Endless Possibilities of Insightful Data

I’m a major baseball fan and love to analyze all the statistics the game offers. Pioneers at the front of the statistical analysis trend in baseball include Bill James (“The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract”) and the late Chuck Waseleski. When I was a kid I couldn’t wait for my dad to be …