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Technology Archive

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

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 10, 2014

Can Media Firms Become Digital Video Mavens?

Traditional entertainment companies are buying up new multichannel networks in pursuit of online audiences.
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

Is Tech Eroding Consumer Loyalty?

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

A Guide to the Next Million Innovators

Tech entrepreneur Christopher Schroeder explains why you need to pay attention to the mobile-powered masses.
February 3, 2014

How to Break the Cycle of CIO Turnover

Companies benefit from strong IT leaders. The trick is developing and retaining them.
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.