Dominant Digital Currency

How often do you pay with Bitcoin? What about Ether? Up until recently, Bitcoin has been the dominant digital currency. Ether may change that. Unlike traditional currencies, Bitcoin and Ether are tracked and maintained by a network of computers. Specifically, a separate, global computer network of volunteers hosts and maintains each currency (e.g., Ethereum is [...]

By |July 13th, 2017|Finance|

Build Change Management into Corporate DNA

If you are reading this on your computer or mobile device, chances are you and your colleagues will soon be discussing a change needed in your organization. Not only that, you may be asked to help successfully implement this change. Unless you are an expert, change management is difficult to get your arms around. If [...]

By |June 29th, 2017|Insights|

What’s New with Your Voice Assistants?

When Apple opened Siri to developers last year, that was the first step in making the voice assistant a viable competitor to Google Assistant, Alexa and Cortana. This month, Apple allowed developers to help Siri manage to-do lists, take notes, display QR codes and more according to Wired. Even though Siri already resides in 375 [...]

By |June 15th, 2017|Technology|

Cyborg Practicality and You

How close are we to cyborgs being a practical reality? Some say that Dr. Kevin Warwick became the first cyborg back in 1998. While at the University of Reading in the U.K., he decided to implant a radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip in his shoulder. He wanted to see how well sensors within his office building [...]

By |May 25th, 2017|Science|

IoT Fits in Aerospace

How well does IoT fit in the aerospace industry? IoT is a natural fit according to Intelligent Aerospace. The aerospace industry depends on the use of sensors and handheld devices as well as connected electronics systems focused on network-centric data capture, communication and storage. These are prime enablers for IoT. In fact, aerospace organizations who [...]

By |May 18th, 2017|Engineering|

Delegate Instead of Doing It

“If I take the time to explain what I need, they still won’t do it the way that I do. It’s just easier to do it myself.” How often have you or a colleague made such a statement? While you may believe that taking the time to explain is inefficient, take a moment to consider what [...]

By |May 11th, 2017|Insights|

The Eyebrow-Raising State of Business Trust

Has trust in our dynamic, global marketplace reached a crisis level over the last year? According to the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer, the answer is “yes.” This annual, global survey finds the number of countries falling into the “distruster” category increased to two-thirds from one-half in 2016. For countries in this category, trust in business, [...]

By |April 13th, 2017|Insights|

Insurtech Drives Insurance Innovation

How is insurtech being viewed in today’s market? Pretty well if investment is an indicator. Insurtech is the form of financial technology (fintech) receiving the most investment according to Insurance Day. Investors in 2016 poured more than $1.7 billion into insurtech startups worldwide. The KPMG/CB Insights joint report, “The Pulse of Fintech,” defines insurtech as [...]

By |April 6th, 2017|Finance|

Microsoft and Google Beef Up Communication Apps

Microsoft will do very well with its incoming Teams product that leverages all of Microsoft's Office 365 apps and services according to new research from Spiceworks. Based on input from 450+ IT professionals in North America and EMEA, the tech company appears set to become kingpin when it comes to messaging platforms in the work [...]

By |March 23rd, 2017|Technology|

What is the Real Impact of Automation?

With all of the recent advancements in automation whether due to robots or computerization/artificial intelligence, how will the workforce be affected? There seems to be a difference in opinion depending upon whose research you consider and how the research was conducted. For example, some research uses an occupation-based approach to gauge impact while others use an [...]

By |March 16th, 2017|Engineering|

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