Why Technology Is So Important In Business Practice

Strategy Driven

You can be reached from anywhere and find the market you need instantly with a few search engine terms, and then operate on a larger scale than you ever would have been able to in the past. It’s often a lot cheaper to run business through technology!

Fueling Business Process Management with the Automation Engine that Can!

Strategy Driven

Organizations deploy automation technologies as the primary resource in their Business Process Management. Fortunately, today’s business leaders have numerous technologies and solutions available in order to effectively manage and integrate their entire enterprise.

Technologies Your Business Really Can’t Afford Not To Embrace

Strategy Driven

They will see this as a time of technological revolution where science fiction met with science fact. To say that these are exciting times is an understatement, yet it’s surprising how slow some businesses are in embracing technology. Drone technology is nothing new.

The Secret Engine Behind Empowered Visions

C-Level Strategies

About Lisa Petrilli Twitter, LinkedIN, EMAIL Lisa Speaking Hire Lisa RSS The Secret Engine Behind Empowered Visions 03 Jan By Lisa Petrilli You’ve created your vision for your business, career, and other aspects of your life in 2011 and can clearly see it playing out in your mind.

Deming Podcast with Scott Dalgleish, CEO at Phase IV Engineering

Deming Institute

Scott Dalgleish is the CEO at Phase IV Engineering. Scott first encountered Deming’s ideas while an engineer at Proctor & Gamble in 1986. Phase IV Engineering’s quality policy: We Care. What engineering projects do you have going on at home right now.

Are We Experiencing A Technology Tsunami?

Rich Gee Group

home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 Are We Experiencing A Technology Tsunami? Engineering, design, materials, and service just got better.

Using Technology to Improve The Sharing of Knowledge

Curious Cat

Manu Vora kicked the discussion off with his post on The Gift of Knowledge Transfer Through Technology. Technology can help improve our adoption of better understanding. Wikis are a wonderful technology because of how easy they make the management of shared knowledge.

Human Competence: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Human Competence: Engineering Worthy Performance Thomas F. Gilbert Crown Business (2007) How and why the behavior engineering model “is really an outline of a performance troubleshooting sequence” Note: The comments that follow discuss the “Tribute Edition” (2007) of a book first published in 1996, after its author’s death.

Andrew Hargadon on How Breakthrough Ideas Happen: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Andrew Hargadon is a Professor of Technology Management and Charles J. The primary focus of his research is on the effective management of innovation and entrepreneurship, particularly in the development and commercialization of sustainable technologies. He has written extensively on knowledge and technology brokering… Read More Andrew Hargadon on How Breakthrough Ideas Happen: An interview by Bob Morris.

11 TED Talks by brilliant women in STEM

First Friday Book Synopsis

As you already know, there have been hundreds of books and articles published in recent years about the barriers that many women face when pursuing an education and then a career in what collectively is call the STEM disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Three SEO Considerations When Choosing Your Next Hosting Company

Strategy Driven

Other host-related factors you can look into are the availability of a Content Delivery Network (CDN), or simply the type of hard drive technology used. Let’s start with a couple of statements about hosting. True: hosting companies do not generally affect your organic ranking.

The New Age of Robots and What it Means for Jobs

Curious Cat

Innovation Management Economics engineering IT leadership organization as a system robots technology ToyotaI believe we have reached a turning point in the usefulness and effectiveness of industrial robots.

The Critical Importance of Lead Validation in Internet Marketing

Strategy Driven

Aaron Wittersheim is an accomplished entrepreneur with more than 20 years of business and technology experience. Marketing & Sales Aaron Wittersheim business management marketing and sales search engine optimization seo Straight North strategydriven

What Engineering a Reverse Innovation Looks Like

Harvard Business Review

Determining the performance required by a technology (in the case of cookstoves: emissions reduction and usability) and the price at which it will be adopted is the critical first step in creating products for emerging markets (Lines 1 and 2 in the graphic below).

Eurocom 2011 survey indicates 38 percent of technology firms are due to invest more in social media in the next 12 months

Krishna De

‘Are technology firms adopting social media’ is one of the areas that the recent Eurocom Worldwide 2011 Annual Technology Confidence Survey explored.

Eugene A. Fitzgerald: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

He received a BS degree in Materials Science and Engineering in 1985 from MIT and his PhD in the same discipline from Cornell University in 1989. Building upon his early experience at AT&T Bell Labs, he has created and led a series of fundamental innovations, from early technology to final implementation in the market. [.]. Flemings SMA Professor of Materials Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT World Scientific Publishing CompanyEugene A.

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How To Disrupt the Tech World

Mills Scofield

Freshman Engineers designing radial keyboard for the communication impaired (e.g., Three freshman women engineers won the software award for an easy, attractive and quick radial keyboard! STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math; STEAM = STEM + [Art + Design].

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Tech Comm Writers, Ensure Google Notices You: Capitalize on Organic SEO

Strategy Driven

How can technical communicators optimize their technical documentation search engine rankings and get noticed by Google? If there are webpages that describe who are considered to be beginner users, intermediate users, and advanced users, inserting hyperlinks to the keywords to and from the documents would effectively increase the number of internal links within your site and enhance Google’s indexing for search engine ranking. in Texts and Technology.

Why Entrepreneurship Programs for Engineers Fail

Harvard Business Review

Entrepreneurs are known for their creativity and risk tolerance; engineers, mathematicians, and health care workers typically aren’t. Consider, for example, the ideal attributes of a civil engineer building an interstate bridge near your home. Do you picture a risk-tolerant engineer who is highly comfortable with uncertainty, or one who tends to prefer mathematical certainly? Jeffrey Coolidge/Getty Images.

Creating a New Approach to Engineering and Innovation at Hitachi Metals - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM HITACHI METALS, LTD.

Harvard Business Review

As the new general manager of the Global Research & Innovative Technology Center (GRIT) at Hitachi Metals, Kenichi Inoue is tasked with creating an updated framework for research and development in advanced materials, helping his organization make the shift to a new approach to engineering and innovation in a disrupted world. Innovation Design Product development Engineering, Construction & Infrastructure Manufacturing Sponsor Content

Creating Innovators: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Compton Scribner/A Simon & Schuster Imprint (2012) STEM fields (science/technology/engineering/mathematics) Tony Wagner Why and how to nurture the creativity of all children

How the Imagined “Rationality” of Engineering Is Hurting Diversity — and Engineering

Harvard Business Review

Just how common are the views on gender espoused in the memo that former Google engineer James Damore was recently fired for distributing on an internal company message board? Research we’ve conducted shows that while most people don’t share Damore’s views, male engineers are more likely to. ” Students are taught engineering purity, Cech found , so their commitment to public welfare declines significantly over the course of their engineering education.

An Animated Look at Scientific Illustration

Mills Scofield

It's Science, Technology, Engineering (how the body works in the case of biological systems) and Math. Allison Chen Biology Design Education Engineering Innovation KinderSTEAM RISD STEAM STEM Systems

Great Digital Companies Build Great Recommendation Engines

Harvard Business Review

Recommendation engines (or recommenders ) force organizations to fundamentally rethink how to get greater value from their data while creating greater value for their customers. “Build real recommendation engines fast” is my mission-critical recommendation to companies aspiring — or struggling — to creatively cross the digital divide. Sponsored by DXC Technology. Technology Customers Data Digital ArticleLaura Schneider for HBR.

Personalized Recommendation Engines Are Coming to Health Care

Harvard Business Review

For example, digital technology company Omada Health helps individuals lose weight and prevent diabetes through online behavioral counseling. Proteus is a digital technology company that uses an ingestible sensor, a wearable patch, and a software application to track medication adherence.

VW’s Problem Is Bad Management, Not Rogue Engineers

Harvard Business Review

“This was a couple of rogue software engineers who put this in for whatever reason.” Put aside for the moment what this testimony implies about the auto giant’s purported culture of engineering excellence. Business processes Technology Managing organizations Article

Digital Growth Depends More on Business Models than Technology

Harvard Business Review

Given that those companies were all venture-financed and emerged from Silicon Valley, you might assume that the key ingredients that have ensured their success were cutting-edge technologies, digital platforms, and customer bases that were chiefly made up of digital natives.

Encouraging the Next Generation of STEM Professionals

Curious Cat

I addressed a similar question in: Future Engineers and Scientists , which provides many details on this question. The advantages of gaining science, technology, engineering and math skills (STEM) are fairly well known. Career Science ASQ Influential Voices engineering

Robots for Health Care from Toyota

Curious Cat

The product development system is going to be critical (ideas found in: Toyota Engineering Development Process and How to Develop Products like Toyota ). Innovation IT engineering Health care Japan long term thinking system thinking ToyotaJapan has an extremely rapidly aging population.

Emerging-Market Engineers Power Global Innovation

Harvard Business Review

From this list, some readers may infer that innovation is largely the realm of engineers and scientists working in developed countries for large companies, assuming that innovators from countries such as India and China don''t matter after all.

Leadership and Digital Transformation

N2Growth Blog

Don’t attempt to compete with those who are more evolved, piggy-back off of them, partner with them, engineer around them, on move out in front of them. Stop thinking about managing the risk of technology, tools, and process improvement.

The Internet-Connected Engine Will Change Trucking

Harvard Business Review

You’re driving down the road and the “check engine” light appears on your dashboard. But if you decide to keep driving, you risk something far worse happening to your engine – and your livelihood. DTNA’s engines continuously record performance data and send it to their Detroit Diesel Customer Support Center (CSC). Virtual Technician touches many parts of DTNA, from IT to engineering to customer centers to dealers. It’s happened to all of us.

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The Internet-Connected Engine Will Change Trucking

Harvard Business Review

You’re driving down the road and the “check engine” light appears on your dashboard. But if you decide to keep driving, you risk something far worse happening to your engine – and your livelihood. DTNA’s engines continuously record performance data and send it to their Detroit Diesel Customer Support Center (CSC). Virtual Technician touches many parts of DTNA, from IT to engineering to customer centers to dealers. It’s happened to all of us.

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The Great Reset: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Great Reset: How New Ways of Living and Working Drive Post-Crash Prosperity Richard Florida Harper (2010) With each reconfiguration of the economic landscape, there’s “good news&# and “bad news In the first chapter, Richard Florida explains that peaks and valleys are part of the lifecycle of any society as “obsolete and dysfunctional systems and [.].

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How New Technologies Could Transform Africa’s Health Care System

Harvard Business Review

Across industrial sectors, from healthcare to energy, from construction to retail, engineers are creating new technologies with potentially disruptive implications for the current architectural order of the global economy. One of the technologies, an “ AI doctor ”, shows great promise for the future of healthcare in Africa. In most African sectors like agriculture, energy, and healthcare, we have not experienced the deeper impactful benefits of technology.

They seemed so normal in the interview…

Survive Your Promotion

We finally terminated him but not before he annoyed some major clients, frustrated his fellow engineers, and absorbed countless hours of management time in coaching and attempts to resolve his performance issues. Survive Your Promotion!

Two thought-provoking perspectives on the “crisis of capitalism”

First Friday Book Synopsis

transformational innovation in product and process technologies to minimize resource use the “short-termism” of so much modern business lies at the heart of many of today’s problems The challenge for business is to meet global needs in a sustainable fashion The remedies for capitalism Two thought-provoking perspectives on "the crisis of capitalism" UnileverHere are brief excerpts from two articles featured by McKinsey & Company.

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How Systems Engineering Can Help Fix Health Care

Harvard Business Review

When an aircraft manufacturer decides to create a new model, it doesn’t ask pilots and crew to identify the best cabin, wings, jet engines, and other parts, and then put all the pieces together. Institutions purchase hundreds of individual, siloed technologies — each with its own work processes, training, and user interfaces — based on what the market offers. Doctors and nurses feel as though they’re serving technology, not the other way around.

Work Life Lead: Measuring Our Networks

Weekly Leader

Are Countries Prepared for the Increasing Threat of Engineered Bioweapons?

Harvard Business Review

Their feat heightens concerns that rogue regimes and terrorists could similarly modify or engineer pathogens and use them as weapons. The low cost and do-it-yourself accessibility of genomic technologies makes it possible for such weapons to be deployed by almost any aggressor. After an engineered agent is released, we would likely have a window of only several weeks to prevent it from causing a global catastrophe. Several current and emerging technology platforms (e.g.

How Marketers Can Get More Value from Their Recommendation Engines

Harvard Business Review

” That’s the essential design philosophy articulated by then-Netflix engineering director Xavier Amatriain five years ago, where personalizing and customizing choice is the coin of the realm. Recommendation engines not only generate useful data for analyzing customer desires; they can be harnessed to make tactical and strategic recommendations for marketers. Kant Santi Nu Ta Nnth/EyeEm/Getty Images. “Almost everything we do is a recommendation.”

The Talent Crisis in U.S. Engineering

Harvard Business Review

I joined Memorex Corporation in the early 1980s as a mechanical design engineer. As advances in technology have allowed us to work in more virtual ways, we have literally and figuratively lost touch with the products we're building. For example, if engineers don't possess the know-how needed to limit the material and energy cost of setting up and operating cloud services, IT can't scale as it needs to. Manufacturing Talent management Technology

UNDERSTANDING IS A POOR SUBSTITUTE FOR CONVEXITY (ANTIFRAGILITY): A Conversation with Nassim Nicholas Taleb

First Friday Book Synopsis

“The point we will be making here is that logically, neither trial and error nor “chance” and serendipity can be behind the gains in technology and empirical science attributed to them. Here is another in the CONVERSATIONS AT EDGE series, in this instance a conversation with Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

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