Author Archives: Dan Blacharski

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Auto Industry

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Auto Industry - Innovation Excellence

As automobiles move into the next phase, there will be a window of opportunity for entrepreneurs to gain a foothold into this re-invented industry. Much like the smartphone allowed tens of thousands of entrepreneurs create remote service centers and a new type of maintenance offering; and facilitate the automotive Internet of Things that will connect those cars to the rest of the world.

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Ready or Not? Black Friday Online Shopping Frenzy

Ready or Not? Black Friday Online Shopping Frenzy - Innovation Excellence

Last year, online sales on Black Friday reached an all-time record of $3.34 billion, up 21.6 year-over-year...and this year's online sales are likely to exceed last year's record. Last year's holiday shopping surprise performance of online versus brick and mortar shocked the retail community and this year's Black Friday weekend will bring even more surprises.

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The Power of Anytime Access

The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement has been called everything from the greatest innovation ever, to a nuisance to IT security and a bane of the working person who is expected to adhere to an “always-on” business model that has made the 9-to-5 workday obsolete.

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Innovation for the Dotcloud Revolution

Even though dotcommers seemed to take pride in their lack of fashion sense and innovation in the pervasive hoodie and jeans combinations they preferred, this era delivered some of the greatest technology innovations that changed how we see the world. The hype about the eventual bubble overshadowed the fact that Amazon would one day give Microsoft a run for its money.

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Innovations in Fintech

Innovations in Fintech

Technology automation tends to have two phases: In the first phase, automation replaces human decision-making and process with an inflexible set of rules, often creating new problems even as it solves old ones, and shutting out those who may be outliers or may be “exceptions to the rule.” But the next phase is where the innovation really kicks in, and this is when that automation becomes intelligent, data-rich, and capable of actually making rational decisions that improve and enhance the level of customer service, and open up new opportunities for the business that could not have existed previously.

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