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10 lessons for digital success — from UK retail giant John Lewis | I-CIO

The UK retailer’s head of strategy for mobile apps, <b>Tom Rooney,</b> reveals the dos and don’ts from its keenly followed digitalization journey.<p>John Lewis …

eCommerce

Why Amazon is eating the world

Zack Kanter Contributor<p>Zack Kanter is the co-founder of Stedi.<p>I co-founded a software startup in December. Each month, I send out an update to our investors to keep them updated on our progress. But the past month was a bit different — our industry (retail) is going through a transformation.<p>Instead …

THINGS TO COME: A TIMELINE OF FUTURE TECHNOLOGY

THINGS TO COME: A TIMELINE OF FUTURE TECHNOLOGY<p>2 Shares<p>In the technology front, we have achieved so much to understand life, space, and beyond. We …

The Benefits of Taking a Slower Approach to Innovation

In our experience, managers tend to focus their innovation efforts on processes that are either large in scale (new products and business models ) or swift in development (hackathons, rapid prototyping, or emerging platforms). There’s nothing wrong with this, per se, as both approaches can pay huge …

The 4 Types of Innovation and the Problems They Solve

One of the best innovation stories I’ve ever heard came to me from a senior executive at a leading tech firm. Apparently, his company had won a million-dollar contract to design a sensor that could detect pollutants at very small concentrations underwater. It was an unusually complex problem, so …

Innovation

Technology Debt

OVERVIEW<p>85% of executives believe that legacy hinders their ability to move to a more digital model.<p>Replace "buy and hold" with "asset light" when it …

Investing

Google starts testing Instant Apps in the wild

One of the biggest surprises at last year’s Google I/O developer conference was the announcement of Instant Apps for Android. These new kinds of apps are meant to help bridge the gap between web apps and native apps. The idea here is to break native apps into very small packets that, because they …

7 Ways to Introduce AI into Your Organization

I’m teaching a new course this semester on cognitive technologies (AKA artificial intelligence) to Babson MBAs. Many of them are new to this set of technologies, and seeing the topic through my students’ eyes has made me realize how overwhelming it can be. There are so many different types of AI, …

How Google Analytics ruined marketing

Marketers in the high-tech world who use phrases such as “social media marketing,” “Facebook marketing” and “content marketing” do not understand the basic difference between marketing strategies, marketing channels and marketing content. And Google Analytics is to blame.<p>In the just over 10 years …

The firm that starts work at 9.06am

<b>There aren't many companies that insist staff start work every day at such an oddly specific time as Pivotal Software.</b><p>Employees at the US firm's 20 global offices all have to be at work and ready to go at exactly 9.06am.<p>At that precise time a cowbell is rung, or a gong is hit, and all workers …

World’s Biggest Data Breaches & Hacks — Information is Beautiful

Let us know if we missed any big data breaches.<p>» Safely check if your details have been compromised in any recent data breaches: …

Hacking