The State of AI Adoption - High Performers Show the Way

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the past few years, the McKinsey Global Institute has been conducting a yearly survey to assess the state of AI adoption. Its 2017 survey of over 3,000 AI-aware executive found that outside the technology sector, AI adoption was at an early, often experimental stage.

How to Support the Widespread Adoption of AI

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Only 8% of firms are engaged in practices that support widespread adoption. To support the widespread adoption of AI, companies must make three fundamental shifts. But during this period of rapid IT growth, US labor productivity grew at only 1.5%

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Five Ways People Adopt And Love Change

Adaptive Path

Luckily, a communications expert named Everett Rogers looked deep and long at how human beings actually look at and choose to adopt something new and innovative. I love this because Rogers doesn’t look at what sells, but at what actually gets adopted and really, truly used.

Serving Experience As The Product

Adaptive Path

The experience is the product. Whether we talk about greeting cards, mobile apps, or vacation get-aways, the experience is the product. Many of the products we spend the most on and spend the most time with are platforms for services.) Serving experience as the product.

IT, Productivity and Organizational Capital

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, to achieve long term economic growth, as well as gains in our standard of living , the US must also focus on innovation and productivity growth. US labor productivity - “the amount of goods and services that a laborer produces in a given amount of time” - grew at only 1.5% This period of slow productivity coincided with the rapid growth in the use of computers in business, giving rise to the Solow. As the US recovers from the financial.

Leveraging Commercial Best Practices to Maximize Government Productivity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On October 6, the Technology CEO Council released its report One Trillion Reasons: How Commercial Best Practices to Maximize Productivity Can Save Taxpayer Money and Enhance Government Services. By harnessing major technological shifts and adopting best business practices, we can not only make our government far more productive, but also foster greater innovation in areas ranging from healthcare to education and energy – innovation that will generate economic growth and job creation. “We

The Org Structure of Enterprise 2.0

Dan Pontefract

Adoption Council , founded by Susan Scrupski. calls for, which is a cross-functional, collaborative, open and seamless environment that enhances organizational innovation, productivity and engagement. According to the technology adoption life-cycle, that’s up to 13.5%

Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Don't Bother If The Words Are.

Bob Sutton

Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. A Cool Old Study » Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Dont Bother If The Words Are Hollow. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Dont Bother If The Words Are Hollow : Comments. Bob Sutton.

I'm sorry, you're just not incompetent enough to get it

Martijn Linssen

But this is the driver for most, if not all, of your life: work, life, religion, politics, social media (sic) and last but certainly not least successful Enterprise products. But herein lies the catch: (traditional) Enterprise software isn't bought by Enterprises, it buys its way in itself.

2016 – The Year I Went Mobile Only with My iPad Pro

Luis Suarez

This one, to quote: ‘ Ten years later, having experienced over that time the joy and increased effectiveness of being a freelancer in charge of my own productivity, […] ’, although I would have added as well the following tidbit: ‘ and computing environment ’.

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Twitter Is Where Conversations Go To Die

Luis Suarez

Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

My Top 10 Reasons Why I Bought an iPad 2

Luis Suarez

Quality: What can I say about quality that hasn’t been said already about Apple’s products? Yes, good quality products would do that to you. What makes a good product enchant your customers?

Artificial Intelligence is Ready for Business; Are Businesses Ready for AI?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

asks McKinsey in a recently published report - Artificial Intelligence: the Next Digital Frontier. “AI adoption outside of the tech sector is at an early, often experimental stage,” is the report’s succinct answer. “Few firms have deployed it at scale.”. AI is now seemingly everywhere.

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Buyer/organisation alignment

Dave Snowden

It is all part of the natural life cycle of products and this is the third time I have been through it in my career. You start with the enthusiasts who will buy (and part fund) and idea, then the market shifts and people now less concerned about how you do it, more about what they will get.

I Know It When I See It

Andy McAfee

product?&# – are just windowdressing on products that are still essentially geared for Collaboration 1.0. Whose products at present come closest to enabling Web 2.0-style collaboration and interaction in enterprise environments? products that lack the ability to produce “meaningful&# RSS feeds. This all has one mutually beneficial purpose: Businesses want to create the products and services their customers are interested in, in order to be more successful.

Newspapers, Paywalls, and Core Users ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

This may be the year where newspapers finally drop the idea of treating all news as a product, and all readers as customers. Finally, and most recently, were a pair of announcements last month: The Chicago Sun-Times was adopting a new threshold charge , and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune said that their existing one was also working well. Taken together, these events are a blow to the idea that online news can be treated as a simple product for sale, as the physical newspaper was.

Blockchain and Business Process Transformation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One can look at the transformational impact of IT on companies and industries through a variety of lenses, - e.g., products and services, revenue and profit, sales and support, market strategy. US labor productivity grew at only 1.5%

The Transformative Power of Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

E arly cloud adopters were mostly focused on improving the economics of IT, giving them the ability to expand their current offerings without major investments in additional IT infrastructure. Smart Products and Services.

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The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A disruptive innovation is one that successfully challenges a traditional product or business model with a lower cost solution, typically developed by a small company with few resources. What’s the likely adoption process for foundational technologies like blockchain?

Is Blockchain Now Transitioning to a More Mundane and Useful Era?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most potentially transformative technologies go through the kind of adoption cycles that Orcutt has (metaphorically) compressed into three years. Pilots will go into production.

Artificial Intelligence is Ready for Business; Are Businesses Ready for AI?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

asks McKinsey in a recently published report - Artificial Intelligence: the Next Digital Frontier. “AI adoption outside of the tech sector is at an early, often experimental stage,” is the report’s succinct answer. “Few firms have deployed it at scale.”. Only 20 percent of respondents had adopted AI at scale in a core part of their business. 40 percent were partial adopters or experimenters, while another 40 percent were essentially contemplators.

Impact of AI on Government - Opportunities and Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

To help manage this transformation, government leaders should communicate often with employees to explain the potential of AI to alter their work using concrete examples from early adopters.

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Bridging the World’s Knowledge Divide: Technology + Competition, Skills and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Regulations that promote competition : Lowering the cost of starting firms, avoiding monopolies, removing barriers to adoption of digital technologies, ensuring the efficient use of technology by businesses, enforcement of existing regulations, ….

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Blockchain and the Promise of an Open, Decentralized Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

There’s generally a considerable time-lag between the time we start reading articles about their exciting potential and their adoption by companies and industries across the marketplace.

The Continuing Evolution of Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Early adopters viewed cloud as computing-on-demand. Instead of having to buy and operate their own hardware and software products, users could now obtain the computing resources they needed over the Internet on demand. .

The Startup Version of the Wealth Gap

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

New products and services get discovered and adopted at a speed never seen before, driven by the networked economy and always-on rich communication.”. As a result, adoption happens faster. Freemium models only drive the adoption curves even faster.”.

The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital innovation, adoption, and usage are evolving at a supercharged pace across the US economy,” notes the report in its opening paragraph. “As This gap points to substantial room for much of the economy to boost productivity. Build - or buy - the capabilities of the future.

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The Case for eLearning in the Workplace


It also lowers training costs, and promotes a quick adoption of products. Was the first car you ever used borrowed, or did you buy it for yourself? Self-Paced Learning Promotes a Quick Adoption of Products. It ensures a quicker adoption of products.

Are Instructional Designers Making Themselves Irrelevant?


Staying with a certain concept or product because it has performed adequately or even well in the past makes sense, at least on the surface. For example, this overview that we''re doing for this particular product curriculum could also be part of new hire onboarding.

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The Big Shift From Engagement to Passion

John Hagel

It’s because more and more research suggests that engaged employees are substantially more productive than employees who are not engaged in their work. One widely quoted study showed a 21% increase in productivity if employees are engaged in their work. There’s a significant bump in productivity that can be fostering by creating more employee engagement. A more productive workforce can be a significant competitive advantage in the marketplace.

The Modern Mantra: “Instrument, Analyze, Tune”

Andy McAfee

software keeps a constant record of the tiniest details of production, such as the speed of fans in the painting booth. An interesting article by James R.

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Blockchain and Business Process Transformation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One can look at the transformational impact of IT on companies and industries through a variety of lenses, - e.g., products and services, revenue and profit, sales and support, market strategy. It started in the 1960s and 1970s with the automation of standardized, repetitive back-office processes in manufacturing, production and data processing operations like inventory management, financial transactions and airlines reservations. US labor productivity grew at only 1.5%

PKM in Action. Part 2

Harold Jarche

Both of these methods could be adopted in the professional workplace. In describing how Apple designs its products, Jony Ive likened it to a balancing act. In PKM in Action Part 1 I gave a few examples of how people practice personal knowledge mastery.

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The New Era of US Manufacturing: Good News and Bad News

Andy McAfee

“And you had enough money to go out and buy a new car. As I wrote in my last post , our companies are really good at adapting to changing circumstances and adopting new tools and techniques.

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How Will AI Likely Impact How We Work, Live and Play?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Hardware platforms remain challenging to build, and there are few applications that people want enough to buy. Perceptual algorithms for functions such as image labeling, and 3D object recognition, while common at AI conferences, are still only a few years into development as products.”.

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The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

billion people will become consumers by 2025, that is, they will earn enough to buy goods and services beyond meeting their basic needs. Local companies and global businesses will develop products and services specifically aimed at these newly enfranchised consumers.

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The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But digitalization , - its companion concept which captures the impact of the digital revolution on the economy and society, - has been in use since computers were widely adopted around 60 years ago.

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A Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside an Enigma

Dan Pontefract

components, you will create a more productive, engaging and connected workforce: Book. Buy Here. Buy Here. Buy Here. Buy Here. Strategies’ to contemplate or adopt.

Reinventing Relationships

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Forty years ago, for example, the computer industry consisted primarily of expensive mainframes and supercomputers that only larger institutions could afford to buy and operate. Until the mid-1990s, the rapid growth in the use of computers in business was not reflected in increased labor productivity. But, in the last fifteen years, there has been a surge in productivity, which economists generally attribute to the continuing advances and wide use of information technologies.

Managing Complex, Disruptive Innovations - Some Lessons Learned

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

You don’t really know how quickly the new innovations will be adopted in the marketplace. Sustaining innovations are different, because you are essentially improving existing products and services while continuing to sell to and support a similar client base.

The race to platform education

George Siemens

But a critical concept is expressed about mid-way through the post: Google+ is a knee-jerk reaction, a study in short-term thinking, predicated on the incorrect notion that Facebook is successful because they built a great product. Facebook is successful because they built an entire constellation of products by allowing other people to do the work. Why buy an LMS when you can buy the educational process?

Wal-Mart And The Futility Of Traditional Management

Steve Denning

In a wonderfully insightful article the Wall Street Journal , John Jannarone cites a recent study which compared prices on a diverse basket of products: it found Wal-Mart is 19% more expensive than Amazon. Last week, my garbage disposal broke down.

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My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Diversity University started out as an educational MUD; Walden University was also an early adopter, and a whole bunch more. What made it tricky for people to adopt was that the badge data was 'cooked' into the digital badge image, which was taking the tech a step too far.