8 Reasons Innovators Should Pay Attention to SXSW

8 Reasons Innovators Should Pay Attention to SXSW March 3, 2015

Guest post by Tom Puthiyamadam If you want to innovate with emerging technologies, you can’t operate in a vacuum within your organization. You need to bring the outside in. Over the years I’ve found that SXSW Interactive can be a doorway to fresh ideas and knowledge sharing that fuels innovation initiatives long after the crowds […]

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The Internet of Things has arrived in America’s factories

The Internet of Things has arrived in America’s factories March 2, 2015

  Guest post by Bob McCutcheon We’re living in a hyper-connected world, an era of pervasive instrumentalization – from wearable technology, to people remotely “speaking” to their home appliances. On a consumer level, digitalized connectivity – made possible through a skein of communications through the Internet of Things (IoT) – has become commonplace, even expected. […]

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How 3D printing puts manufacturers at risk of cybertheft

How 3D printing puts manufacturers at risk of cybertheft February 4, 2015

Guest post by Quentin Orr Since the invention of the hammer, the anvil, and, more recently, the assembly line, manufacturing has relied on an array of specialized knowledge, equipment, and materials. Luckily, that varied and valuable information is often difficult to steal. But 3D printing has the potential to change that, and manufacturers need to prepare […]

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Lessons in Innovation from the Future of Shopping

Lessons in Innovation from the Future of Shopping January 29, 2015

Guest post by Juan Carlos Morales In the next few years, the IoT will hit its stride and it’s arguable that no other industry will be more affected than the retail sector. Awash in “things” that can collect, store and communicate information, retailers will have opportunities at every turn of the shopping cart to win […]

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2015 Digital Technology Trends for Business

2015 Digital Technology Trends for Business January 13, 2015

When it comes to digital technology, January brings a couple of certainties—fun and futuristic dispatches from the Consumer Electronics Show and a tidal wave of top-ten lists. While interesting and even informative, these compilations don’t necessarily help you prioritize your own enterprise investments. Which is why we’ve taken a different tack in this year’s preview […]

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Enterprise Innovators: Thinking Big, Acting Small

Enterprise Innovators: Thinking Big, Acting Small December 12, 2014

  For today’s enterprise executive, the threat of digital disruption is increasingly becoming a fact of life. Today, enterprises have cheap and easy access to computing power, unprecedented amounts of freely available data and an abundance of open source technologies. This means anyone with smarts and dedication can emerge as a disruptor to unseat established […]

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Interview: Will data lake advocates repeat the mistakes of data warehousing?

December 3, 2014
Will data lake advocates repeat the mistakes of data warehousing?

  PwC’s Technology Forecast recently addressed the topic of data lakes. The coverage included research and interviews on data lakes and how they can help enterprises remove integration barriers and clear a path for more timely and informed business decisions. To continue the discussion and look at some of the challenges enterprises can face in implementing a shift to […]

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How is software advancing 3D printing?

How is software advancing 3D printing? November 20, 2014

  The 3D printing revolution is a lot about hardware: the printers, the printing methods and the materials that can be used in these printers. But let’s not forget software orchestrates the digital data flows and defines the overall experience. The entire 3D printing lifecycle relies on software —from sourcing ideas and designing in three […]

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7 Secrets of Great Gamification Design

7 Secrets of Great Gamification Design November 11, 2014

  As gamification started entering the enterprise a couple of years ago, PwC analyzed the business potential of gamification through a technology forecast and found that gamification can drive high levels of engagement with both customers and employees. To use gamification to solve one of the world’s most vexing challenges—cybercrime—PwC’s Emerging Technology Lab and specialists from PwC’s […]

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The Future of Collaboration: Large-Scale Visualization

The Future of Collaboration: Large-Scale Visualization October 22, 2014

  More data doesn’t automatically lead to better decisions. A shortage of skilled data scientists has hindered progress towards translation of information into actionable business insights. In addition, traditionally dense spreadsheets and linear slideshows are ineffective to present discoveries when dealing with Big Data’s dynamic nature. We need to evolve how we capture, analyze and […]

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