Bonnie Bailey writes on the importance of knowing your users and keeping them close to you. The more you live and breathe your users, the more you know what they look like. Keeping your users close also implies making room for their data and their environments.
Amazon made headlines recently with its new patent for an anticipatory shipping model. The model predicts what users would likely buy, when they would buy it, and where they would need it. Rajini Padmanaban examines Amazon's anticipatory shipping model and what it means for predictive analytics.
The cost of delay is the way to think about the revenue you can lose plus the cost of continued development. When you delay your release and don’t ship on time, you miss the revenue from the maximum sales times. Shipping on time isn't always easy, but it's easy to see why you need to.
Is the stereotype true that information technology (IT) professionals are nerds, geeks, and pocket-protector-wearing buffoons as sometimes portrayed in the media? Joe Townsend examines why these kinds of stereotypes exist and what is being done to address them.
Creativity, the ability to make new things or think of new ideas, is something we value. Steve Berczuk writes that established best practices, such as patterns, can help us solve many problems efficiently, but breakthroughs arise from creative solutions.
Adopting innovation as a driving theme for an organization raises the important question of how best to set goals for achieving innovation. One of the popular philosophies of goal setting is better known as SMART goals, which stands for specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely.
Snapchat's emergence creates an important separation in the Internet space—an Internet where the data stays forever and an Internet where the data is temporary—referred to as Erasable Internet. Are we headed toward an ephemeral Internet or continuing with one that is permanent?
It can be argued that Facebook is running the risk of getting cannibalized by newer competitors who are smart enough not to take Facebook head on—given its humongous size—but instead are attacking it feature by feature. Anuj Magazine examines the risk for Facebook.
Online networking is easier than ever, but this strength can be a threat if one’s online identity is not managed well. While organizations do their bit to protect their users’ identities and privacy, it is high time the user steps up to be his own tester in validating that he safeguards himself.
Technology is a driving force in how people work. Cloud services are powering more of today's business technology than ever before, with companies relying on them for software and network storage needs. In coming years, organizations will rely even more on the cloud. What could this mean for you?