How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition

Information technology is revolutionizing products. Once composed solely of mechanical and electrical parts, products have become complex systems that combine hardware, sensors, data storage, microprocessors, software, and connectivity in myriad ways. These “smart, connected products”—made possible by vast improvements in processing power and device miniaturization and by the network benefits of ubiquitous wireless connectivity—have unleashed […] Source: hbr.org I prefer service, do you not too? Related articles Future of Work – 2013 Shift Index metrics: The burdens of the past Choosing the Right Technology for Your Startup The Future of Service: Electronics and Technology Announcements from CES 2014 The Thing Stack: Technologies…

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Gartner Says It’s the Beginning of a New Era: The Digital Industrial Economy

See on Scoop.it – Designing design thinking driven operations Worldwide IT spending is forecast to reach $3.8 trillion in 2014, a 3.6 percent increase from 2013, but it’s the opportunities of a digital world that have IT leaders excited, according to Gartner, Inc. See on http://www.gartner.com Photocredit:  Lucian Zamfir) Related articles Beginning of the Digital Industrial Economy (entelechyasia.com) Gartner Says It’s the Beginning of a New Era: The Digital Industrial Economy (virtual-strategy.com) Tablets to comprise half of first-time PC purchases by 2017: Gartner (anandsilora.wordpress.com) IT in 2020: Internet of things, digital business enthusiasm abounds (zdnet.com) Gartner Symposium Keynote Warns of New Digital Challenges…

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Accenture interactive-survey-results: Accenture Interactive Survey: Shoppers Prefer Personalization Over Privacy

See on Scoop.it – Designing design thinking driven operations Consumers are moving away from “single-use” devices, says Accenture,… See on serve4impact.com My point of view: benefits are important, privacy becomes dormant. Photocredit: 500px / Photo “***COLOR***” by Sergey Redki Related articles Consumers are moving away from “single-use” devices, says Accenture, by @ingridlunden 66% of phone, tablet owners don’t care if they run iOS, Android, or Windows Accenture interactive-survey-results: Accenture Interactive Survey:… As Demand For Tablets, Smartphones And Connected Screens Soars, Pure Play Devices Under Threat, Says Accenture ServicesAngle News Briefs for January 9, 2013 Consumer electronics: it’s a four-horse race now

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Enterprise Resource Planning │ Single-Instance ERP Yields to Two-Tier ERP – Managing Automation

Found at Enterprise Resource Planning │ Single-Instance ERP Yields to Two-Tier ERP – Managing Automation. The mirage of a single-instance enterprise resource planning system for global corporations is fading into the digital sunset. So says a new report by the analysts at Constellation Research. To be continued at Enterprise Resource Planning │ Single-Instance ERP Yields to Two-Tier ERP – Managing Automation. Photocredit:  One Happy Cog Related articles Is Enterprise Resource Planning Good for a Business? (thinkup.waldenu.edu) NetSuite unveils two-tier cloud ERP system (v3.co.uk)

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