Digital

Finding Your D. Money with the Three C's

We prize our time. People who practice collaborative innovation know they cannot monopolize the waking hours of their sponsors and communities. In this article I explore the three C’s of critical question, community, and commitment. Practitioners raise the odds that everyone involved in collaborative innovation will view their time as well spent when they help sponsors address the three C's in authentic ways.

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Why IT Says No to Innovation

Pity the IT manager. He (or she) is increasingly under pressure from product managers, business line leaders and others who want "innovation". Whether that's more data, or more insight from their data, or perhaps the product manager wants to deploy a new product - innovation is a constant demand. And while the IT folks would love to support innovation, they more often than not say "no". Who, in this day and age, can possibly say "no" to innovation?

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Targeted Advertising While You Fly

For targeting purposes, the airlines know who purchased the ticket (likely their age (senior/adult/child), phone number, e-mail, address, zip code, how much they paid, the credit card they paid with, etc.). About frequent fliers they will also know how frequently they fly, their home airport, and maybe even whether they are traveling on business and for which company. So it would definitely be possible to design a system to target advertising in-flight. So why haven't they done it?

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An Innovators Paradise- Infographic

As more and more business is conducted online, more and more business opportunities are created due to the massive size of the internet. Companies like Amazon, Apple, and even Walmart are giants in e-commerce and their online revenues are continuing to soar. Last year, e-commerce raked in $680 billion worldwide. And on Black Friday alone, Amazon sold 32 items per second. With the help of services like Facebook, Twitter, and email, companies are able to reach practically anybody on the internet – all 6.8 billion of them. Those pursuing an MBA will definitely need to consider the shear size of the internet when making their future business decisions. And the numbers behind the size of the internet are staggering. In fact, they’re almost unbelievable.

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Where's Waldo?

Remember the popular children’s series Where’s Waldo? If some of the more talked about apps emerging from the recently concluded innovators and startup gathering, SXSW, gain traction, that series will be a whimsical relic of the past – and so will many of the concepts that have long ruled advertising.

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Consumerization of IT – An Opportunity for HR?

Like it or not, elements of consumer technologies like social media, gamification, and mobile are infiltrating the workplace. For human resources professionals, the effects are hard to miss. From employee and manager self-service portals to the growing number of social media elements in performance and learning management, the technology employees expect to find in the workplace is changing.

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We're Entering An Age of DIY Manufacturing

In my role as ERP Analyst at Software Advice, I spend a lot of time thinking about how developments in enterprise technologies such as impact manufacturing companies. Lately, however, I’ve been thinking about how some of these technologies (e.g. CAD software, cloud computing, 3D printing) are becoming accessible to the individual.

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The Demographics of Digital Platforms

One of the most interesting aspects of the analysis issued recently by Nielsen company NM Incite on the U.S. Digital Consumer (although the fact that 274 million Americans now have Internet access, up from 132 million in 2000 is pretty interesting) is the fact that a gender divide in digital usage seems to be emerging.

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