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Technology Archive

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.
April 14, 2014

Reimagine Your Enterprise

Make human-centered design the heart of your digital agenda.
March 31, 2014

Looking Outward with Big Data: A Q&A with Tom Davenport

The management scholar provides an incisive look at the true potential of big data and the many challenges to unleashing it.
March 27, 2014

Is Apple’s Meteoric Rise Leading to a Devastating Drop?

The very business model that made the company so wildly successful could eventually cause its downfall.
February 28, 2014

Best of Multimedia: The History of Facebook

A new infographic tells the story of Facebook over the past decade, from college intranet to global sensation.
February 14, 2014

Best of Multimedia: The Billion-Dollar Startup Club (and Why You Should Pay Attention)

An interactive look at how the world’s most valuable emerging companies stack up.
February 11, 2014

The Big Promise of Open Data

Nancy Scola reviews Joel Gurin’s Open Data Now, the first book to detail the rich business opportunities in open data and the challenges in capturing them. 
February 3, 2014

How to Break the Cycle of CIO Turnover

Companies benefit from strong IT leaders. The trick is developing and retaining them.
February 3, 2014

A Guide to the Next Million Innovators

Tech entrepreneur Christopher Schroeder explains why you need to pay attention to the mobile-powered masses.
January 30, 2014

Taking Advantage of the Kinder, Gentler Takeover

Hostile acquisitions may be largely a thing of the past, as they’ve been replaced with gentler—and more effective—M&A strategies.
January 24, 2014

Best of Multimedia: The “Big Data” Landscape

What’s really happening with the 2.5 exabytes of data created every day.
January 23, 2014

Make Room for a Successful IPO

New high-tech companies are more attractive to investors when they show room for growth.
January 20, 2014

America’s Real Manufacturing Advantage

A new wave of software innovation is about to transform industry—and give the United States the chance for a lasting edge. See also America’s Manufacturing Advantage—In Pictures.
January 14, 2014

Five Essential Elements of the Digital Workplace

A new set of tools and challenges is refining how we do our jobs.
January 8, 2014

Big Data Strategy: s+b’s Strategy of the Year

From the headlines to the C-suite, big data embodied the height of strategy-as-fashion in 2013.
December 18, 2013

How Apple Built Its Design Capability

A new biography of Apple design chief Jony Ive offers valuable lessons to leaders seeking to develop strategic capabilities.
December 16, 2013

“Little Data” Matters, Too

Big data is an invaluable source of insight, but companies with limited access to analytics can still find information to improve their business.
December 2, 2013

Best Business Books 2013: Digitization

Three Harbingers of Change
November 26, 2013

A Skeptic’s Guide to 3D Printing

Excitement about any new technology should be balanced with the application of time-tested forecasting tools.
November 15, 2013

Best of Multimedia: Disruptive Innovation in 120 Seconds

An animated look at the innovation battle between upstarts and the establishment.
November 12, 2013

From Netscape to eHarmony: The High Risks and Big Rewards of Platform Markets

Companies that link complementary partners, like dating sites or online auctions, can dominate for years or be swept away in an instant.
November 6, 2013

Advice for Facebook That May Just Help Twitter

For Twitter’s next chapter, some words of wisdom about leadership planning.
November 5, 2013

Protecting Your Company from Identity Thieves and Hackers in a Digital World

Recent events have shown that companies are always vulnerable to internal and external attacks on their digital data. They need a holistic plan to protect themselves.
October 30, 2013

The Tools That Can Make You a Better Innovator

A new interactive graphic shows which digital innovation tools are the most widely used—and how effective they actually are.
October 23, 2013

Cow Clicker, DARPA, and the Power of Gaming

Adam Penenberg’s new book examines how video games are being used to enhance organizations and improve lives.
October 22, 2013

The Global Innovation 1000: Navigating the Digital Future

Booz & Company’s annual study of R&D spending reveals the tools that are transforming innovation—from customer insight to product launch.
September 27, 2013

Why the Steve Jobs Approach Pays Off

IT firms working with business-to-business clients can boost customer satisfaction and loyalty by bundling hardware, software, and services.
September 26, 2013

How Interactive Media Can Scramble Your Brain

New research documents the negative consequences of media multitasking.
September 18, 2013

Big Data: Lessons from Earlier Revolutions

What the Internet and focus groups can teach you about putting advanced analytics at the center of your business.
September 9, 2013

When Banks Go Digital, Everyone Wins

Digitization will enhance the customer experience, and can save banks up to 30 percent.
August 27, 2013

Life in the Matrix

As companies evolve away from traditional hierarchies, a major cultural shift is required.
August 27, 2013

To an Analog Banker in a Digital World

What happened to recorded music is about to happen to you. But only a few banks are making the right moves from branches to online services.
August 26, 2013

Interactive s+b Trend Watch: Banks Go Digital

How streamlining bank–client interaction can lead to cost savings of 15 to 30 percent.
August 21, 2013

Big Data Pressure and the Publicis-Omnicom Merger

Ad agencies should stay focused on what they do best—generating the next big idea.
August 12, 2013

Who Should Own Big Data?

As analytics exert greater influence in organizational decision making, the question of how to manage this essential asset is coming to a head.
August 12, 2013

Waiting for the Digital Grid

The modernized grid should revolutionize the way electricity is distributed and used, but its potential hasn’t yet been realized.
August 5, 2013

Growing Future Leaders: Why Western Parents Need to Adopt an Emerging-Market Mind-Set

We are raising our children to thrive in a bygone era.
July 26, 2013

The Hidden Structure of a Tweet

A closer look reveals that some unstructured data lends itself to insightful analysis.