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Technology Archive

July 27, 2015

Mix and Deliver: The Next Step for Drinks Apps?

The beverage alcohol world is ripe for disruption, and distributors who are willing to navigate the industry’s hurdles will find opportunities for growth.
July 13, 2015

A Case of Successful Failure

This technology company almost died of financial hubris, but its behind-the-scenes resurrection proves there’s sometimes a fine line between winning and losing.
July 7, 2015

Brick-and-Mortar Retail Is Alive and Well

As growth in e-commerce slows, physical stores have an opportunity to attract customers to their doors.
July 6, 2015

Eye on Multimedia: Mapping Our World

Balancing the immediate desire for personalization with a need to understand more than our immediate environment might ultimately offer the deeper reward.
June 15, 2015

The Trouble with Putting Goals Ahead of Strategy

Winning strategies start with a big idea.
May 27, 2015

How to Stop Cybercrime from Sabotaging Emerging Economies

Developing countries need national strategies to protect their digital assets and bolster their economic growth.
May 15, 2015

Let’s Megadeal

Seven strategies for managing the unique challenges of large technology acquisitions.
May 11, 2015

The Right Track for Connected Cars

Five ways automakers can design for safety and profitability.
May 7, 2015

For New Product Design, “Likes” Can Lead You Astray

Your next innovation breakthrough probably won’t come from social media.
May 6, 2015

Vertical Integration 2.0: An Old Strategy Makes a Comeback

More companies are seeking greater control of their value chain — but they should do so with caution.
April 29, 2015

How Digital Leaders Outperform Their Peers

Even after all these years, many companies have not yet figured out the transformational power of new technology.
April 20, 2015

The Imagination Gap

Business leaders in at least 16 sectors are still not fully prepared for the digital transformation of their industries.
April 2, 2015

Protecting IP from 3D Printing: What Companies Need to Know

Many companies were caught unawares by the threat of online music piracy in the 1990s. But the lessons they learned then can teach them how to deal with new technological dangers.
March 30, 2015

Boost Your Innovation Confidence

Know your customers, understand new technologies, embrace failure, then take a leap of faith.
February 24, 2015

Five Keys to Strategy in the Age of the Hack

When it comes to data thieves, no company is immune. Leaders, here’s how to prepare.
February 23, 2015

What’s Wrong with the Internet?

Author Andrew Keen offers a stirring guide to how the Internet has changed everything — mostly for the worse.
February 9, 2015

The Power of Immersive Media

The most successful advertising today convincingly takes on the qualities of real experience.
February 9, 2015

Stop Wasting Your Employees’ Time

Smartphones are not the problem — it’s bad management that people resent. And watch the video “Keep the Smartphone, Ditch the Bad Management Practices.”
February 2, 2015

The Future of Health Is More, Better, Cheaper

New entrants and established players are racing to create the next generation of medical products and services.
January 26, 2015

The Quantified Self Goes Corporate

How to make data your source of sustained growth.
January 20, 2015

The Internet of Things Wins s+b’s 2014 Strategy of the Year

The linking of billions of devices through the Web has scaled the heights of strategy fashion.
January 19, 2015

s+b Trend Watch: 3D Printing’s Impact on the Transportation Industry

As more products and their parts can be made locally, the need to ship them to market will be reduced.
December 22, 2014

Five Rules for Strategic Partnerships in a Digital World

Leading companies know that the future depends on the capabilities, functions, channels, and insights they can tap by working with others.
December 17, 2014

Automation’s Adverse Effects

In The Glass Cage, Nicholas Carr reminds us that almost every business decision involves tradeoffs.
November 24, 2014

The Talents of the Neurodiverse

Arguments over the value of autism could affect our view of the purpose of business.
November 17, 2014

Kings of the Cloud

The leading companies in the tech industry are reworking their business models to deliver everything-as-a-service.
November 10, 2014

A Strategist’s Guide to the Internet of Things

The digital interconnection of billions of devices is today’s most dynamic business opportunity.
November 10, 2014

Can Media Firms Become Digital Video Mavens?

Traditional entertainment companies are buying up new multichannel networks in pursuit of online audiences.
November 10, 2014

What Mom-and-Pop Stores Can Teach Grocery Chains

To stave off online competitors, supermarkets should work with their suppliers and get back to personalized service.
November 7, 2014

Best Business Books 2014: Innovation

Greasing the Skids of Invention
November 3, 2014

The Security Risk in the Cubicle Next Door

Your own employees may pose a bigger IT hazard than outside threats.
October 13, 2014

A Call to Action on Big Data

It’s time for companies and governments to take the steps that will lead to an evolution in analytics.
September 3, 2014

Seeking Social Failures

IMD professor Mikolaj Jan Piskorski describes three concepts that can help companies craft more effective social strategies.
August 8, 2014

Lenovo Goes Global

China’s most recognizable brand has plans to overtake Apple and Samsung.
August 6, 2014

The Digitization of Financial Services

If it expects to keep growing, the industry must adopt a digital mind-set.
August 4, 2014

Apple Makes a Smart Bet on Beats

Apple is buying the electronic company’s expertise in human-centered design, not its market share.