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Technology Archive

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.
June 25, 2013

What Is “Big Data,” Anyway?

A crucial first step in applying analytics is to decode the jargon.
June 10, 2013

Mobile Now

With the latest mobile technology, the ability to deliver seamless, omnichannel consumer experiences is finally within reach.
May 28, 2013

Putting an I in Healthcare

The days of the disengaged health consumer are numbered. Consumerization will transform healthcare systems, involving individuals as never before in the management of their own care.
May 28, 2013

Don’t Reengineer. Reimagine.

To realize the digital potential of your business, bring the dynamics of a startup to scale.
May 28, 2013

The Next Autonomous Car Is a Truck

The obstacles to adoption are significant, but driverless technology now in development could transform long-haul trucking.
May 6, 2013

The Gorilla of Agile Business Innovation

Corning Glass Chief Technology Officer David Morse explains how the company—through speed and customer focus in research, development, and engineering—has built a multibillion-dollar enterprise.
February 26, 2013

The Digital Government

How government agencies can use information and communications technology to increase efficiency—and better people’s lives.
February 26, 2013

Well-Tailored IT

Develop a sophisticated, more strategically oriented information technology approach.
February 26, 2013

The ABCs of Analytics

“Big data” can drive competitive advantage if companies follow a few timeless principles.