The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions
DECEMBER 11, 2013
The Foundation index, measures the fast moving advances in technology performance and adoption, as well as the shifts of global public policy that are reducing the barriers to entry and movement. This discrepancy in technology adoption has been observed for the past few years.
Serving Experience As The Product
SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
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.
The connected enterprise adoption curve
NOVEMBER 25, 2013
Mental models, behaviours and formal systems remain stubbornly resistant to change. But it’s those pesky “mental models, behaviours and formal systems” that still stand in your way of becoming an open, connected enterprise. These are the early adopters. [First.]
Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt
JULY 26, 2010
and Social are about humans, people, change management, radical organisation change, and, in the end, about tools And, on the field of Integration, the theme of adopt versus adapt has always played the most significant role in my working life. Do we adopt the industry standards?
Design Principles for Complex, Unpredictable, People Oriented Systems
APRIL 13, 2012
Analytical approaches work well when you have a pretty good understanding of the product you are developing or when you are dealing with a well defined problem. But, they do not work so well when dealing with highly complex systems with fast changing, interacting components, where it is much less clear what is going on in the present, let alone how things will evolve into the future. But the mechanisms to increase robustness will in turn make the system considerably more complex.
Real Profitability Part II: classical System Integrators
JANUARY 16, 2011
Still, the quest continues, and this post contains the same calculations for the classical system integrators: Accenture, Capgemini, Logica and Atos Origin. One would expect consulting to be the product for these companies, and training / education being the R&D.
What’s the Value of Blockchain?
APRIL 17, 2017
Blockchain has the potential to transform our economic and social systems, but such a transformation is still many years away. Lest we forget, TCP/IP , - the communications protocol that defines the Internet to this day, - was first adopted in the mid-1980s.
Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities
DECEMBER 19, 2016
It took several decades for electric appliances, the assembly line and mass production to emerge and help create whole new industries. A piece of data may yield nothing, or it may yield the key to launching a new product line or cracking a scientific question.
Digital Twin: Bringing the Physical and Digital Worlds Closer Together
NOVEMBER 28, 2016
A Digital Twin is essentially a computerized companion to a real-world entity, be it an industrial physical asset like a jet engine, an individual’s health profile, or a highly complex system like a city. A few weeks ago I first learned about a relatively new concept - Digital Twin.
The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016
AUGUST 16, 2016
2D Materials — “Plummeting production costs mean that 2D materials like graphene are emerging in a wide range of applications, from air and water filters to new generations of wearables and batteries.”.
The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things
OCTOBER 15, 2014
These systems were optimized for simplicity and flexibility, and their graphical user interfaces led to many innovative applications, including the new web-based applications in the 1990s. Connectivity and intelligence are a means to a better product and experience, not an end.” .
Open Innovation 2.0
MARCH 27, 2017
Their scientists and engineers came up with a variety of technology breakthroughs and inventions, including the transistor, the laser, the UNIX operating system, the personal computer, DRAM, disk drives, relational data bases and many more.
The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy
JANUARY 19, 2016
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.
The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT
JUNE 12, 2013
Local companies and global businesses will develop products and services specifically aimed at these newly enfranchised consumers. Major technology innovations and global collaborations are needed to help us evolve to an economy based on more sustainable production and consumption patterns.
The Economic Potential of The Internet of Things
JULY 14, 2015
It applied a bottom-up modeling methodology to estimate the potential economic value of these various applications, including productivity improvements, time savings, better asset utilization and reduced accidents. . Data is absolutely essential to IoT systems.
The Transformative Power of Cloud Computing
DECEMBER 12, 2016
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.
Intervention Design: Overcoming Stiff Resistance to a New, Disruptive Innovation
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
With four articles on the subject, HBR ’s overriding message is that design is no longer just for physical products, being increasingly applied to customer experiences, innovation, business strategy, and complex problem solving. .
Design Thinking and the Workplace Experience
OCTOBER 27, 2015
Design has long played a major role in product innovation. But in the last few years, a shift has been underway bringing design to the very core of the business. “ The Evolution of Design Thinking : It’s no longer just for products. Collaboration, co-creation, co-production.
The Evolution of Design Thinking
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
It’s no longer just for products. The application of design thinking beyond products, - in innovation, problem solving and business strategy, - isn’t new. The shift isn’t about aesthetics or product development. “It’s Adopting this perspective isn’t easy.
The Datafication of Business and Society
JUNE 9, 2015
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.
The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations
JANUARY 17, 2017
Contracts, transactions, and the records of them are among the defining structures in our economic, legal, and political systems. Blockchain has the potential to transform our economic and social systems. It has the potential to become the system of record for all transactions.
The Complex Nature of Cloud-based Innovation
JUNE 25, 2014
I find it helpful to look at cloud along two key dimensions: as a technology to improve IT productivity, and as a platform for enabling business innovation. Incremental investments in productivity don’t drive growth.
I'm sorry, you're just not incompetent enough to get it
OCTOBER 16, 2012
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. Incompetence is the driver for all the systems around us. Your political system ? Your religious system
The Fourth Industrial Revolution
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
T he First , - in the last third of the 18th century, - introduced new tools and manufacturing processes based on steam and water power, ushering the transition from hand-made goods to mechanized, machine-based production.
How Will AI Likely Impact How We Work, Live and Play?
DECEMBER 5, 2016
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.”.
Automation and Employment in the 21st Century
MARCH 7, 2017
In January, the McKinsey Global Institute published A Future that Works: Automation, Employment and Productivity , the results of a two year study of automation technologies and their potential impact on jobs over the next several decades.
The Future of Financial Services
JUNE 23, 2015
Given its intangible character, it’s not surprising that advances in information and communication technologies (ICT) have in turn led to advances in the way we deal with money and payments, as well as with identity, trust and other key attributes of a well-functioning financial system.
Life Without eMail – 5th Year Progress Report – The Community, The Movement
MAY 6, 2013
Indeed, instead of focusing on the whole world, which may have been a bit too ambitious and perhaps over demanding on everyone as in too large to cover, I am switching gears and instead adopt a new mantra towards it: Life Without eMail. .
Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery
FEBRUARY 27, 2017
This is evidenced by the number of companies embracing AI as a key part of their strategies, the innovative, smart products and services they’re increasingly bringing to market, and the volume of articles being written on the subject.
Two-Speed IT Architectures
NOVEMBER 9, 2015
These older companies have to both leverage the back-end systems, processes and overall capabilities that have served them well over the years, while adopting innovative consumer-facing technologies to enhance their customers’ experiences. Digital Product Management .
The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization
DECEMBER 15, 2015
Operational excellence entails improving the existing products and services of the company with incremental innovations that will add new features, lower costs and improve quality.
The Blockchain and Open Innovation
JANUARY 12, 2016
Until the early 1990s, it was quite difficult to get different IT systems to talk to each other. Just sending an e-mail across two different applications from two different vendors was quite a chore, as was sharing information across disparate systems.
The Analog Foundations of the Digital Revolution
MAY 2, 2016
This is evident in the many new kinds of products and services we’ve seen over the past 20 years, including e-commerce platforms, digital payment systems, e-books, streaming music, social media, and on-demand companies.
Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Don't Bother If The Words Are.
OCTOBER 7, 2011
The Observer | Business | You could be a genius - if only you had a good system. 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. I wanted to know if the reward and prestige systems already supported the rule, and if not, how they were going to change things. Bob Sutton.
Big-Bang Disruptions: The Innovator’s Dilemma in the Digital Economy
MARCH 12, 2014
Companies are now able to create products that are simultaneously better, cheaper and more appealing than those of competitors. As a result , “entire product lines and whole markets are now being created or destroyed overnight.” Industry leaders are often blindsided by such innovations, because their attention is focused on their existing products and customers. “No But now entire product lines - whole markets - are being created or destroyed overnight.
The Slow, Steady March Towards Digital Money
FEBRUARY 17, 2015
As in previous years, the Symposium convened a group of leaders in their field to explore the state of adoption of digital money and its economic and societal impacts around the world. . Digital money adoption is a slow changing, long haul commitment. .
The Evolving Automotive Ecosystem
MARCH 31, 2015
Smart, connected products are reshaping industry boundaries and forcing companies to ask themselves a fundamental question: What business am I really in? . As products become software-intensive and connected, complexity follows.
The Evolution toward a Global Digital Money Ecosystem
JANUARY 16, 2013
Innovation in payments is a long journey from idea to ignition and adoption given the complexities associated with igniting innovation in payments. These enabled people to communicate with anyone, on any system, from any vendor as long as they all used the common Internet e-mail standards.
A Kind of Digital “Perfect Storm”
SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
Mobile is furthest along while cloud adoption is taking off. Nocera compares the decline of Blackberry to that of Wang , which in the late 1970s and early 1980s was the leader in office systems. “At
A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?
JULY 2, 2014
At IBM’s Watson Research Center , where I spent the first 15 years of my career, I was mostly involved in technology transfer initiatives aimed at moving innovations from IBM’s research labs to its product divisions. Otherwise serious concepts sometimes end up as overused buzzwords.