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Technology Archive

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

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 9, 2015

The Power of Immersive Media

The most successful advertising today convincingly takes on the qualities of real experience.
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

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 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 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.
July 25, 2014

How Old Industries Become Young Again

Five indicators reveal when your sector is about to be transformed by dematurity.
July 2, 2014

Best of Multimedia: Should a Robot Have a Conscience?

This podcast explores how human we want robots to be—and how that affects everything from autonomous cars to warfare.
May 29, 2014

Best of Multimedia: Could a Robot Take Over Your Job?

Check out this new interactive graphic to see if your profession will soon become automated.
May 19, 2014

When Big Data Isn’t an Option

Companies that only have access to “little data” can still use that information to improve their business.
May 13, 2014

Best of Multimedia: A Glimpse into the Workplace of the Future

Traditional offices are evolving in ways that affect where, when, and how we get our best ideas.
May 12, 2014

Management in the Second Machine Age

Future leaders will succeed by being entrepreneurial and by rethinking the balance between financial and social goals.
May 12, 2014

Is Tech Eroding Consumer Loyalty?

In many categories, the value of brands may be in decline.
May 5, 2014

How Subsidiaries Can Gain Power in Multinational Corporations

Business units abroad that focus on technology and R&D exert more influence with the home office than those that focus on sales or marketing.
May 5, 2014

Are You Connecting to the Internet of Customers?

Behind all the technology we’ve started taking for granted is the most important element of all: the consumer.