When Cox Communications asked us to be part of its local Smart Home Tour I said yes for one simple reason: I wanted to see a truly connected home. in “3 keys to success for smart home devices” I discuss some of the lessons I learned about IoT devices that actually work in the home.
Technology is always changing, and it is changing faster and in more ways. Even if your business is not a “technology” business, new ways of doing things, new business models, and new ways of communicating will impact your business. In “6 ways to adapt your business model to disruptive technology” I explore six simple things that you can do to not just avoid harm by, but to take advantage of disruptive technologies.
How do competitors work together in a mutually beneficial way? In “How universities can be a needed catalyst and safe place for cooperation” I take a look at the important role Universities can play in enabling this type of cooperation. Based on our own experience in such partnerships, I talk about what Universities can do to take a leadership role in this area.
you comming to the meeting?
Instant messaging has moved from a personal communication tool to an important part of business communication. But if we use it like email, it will loose its impact. “Intant messaging and business communication” looks at the topic.
Technology is an awesomely creative endeavor – innovation and inspiration is combined with science to create new products and tools for people and businesses. It is creative, but it’s not art. In “How can technology further art” I look at what technology can do to open new ways for people to express themselves and to make art more accesable.
We have a problem now in the Arizona Tech community – there is just too much going on. In “What the heck is happening? There is too much going on in Arizona tech” we look at how why this is a good thing and what we can to make it even better.
It started with kids and texting, but now emoticons can be a possitive part of business communciation :-O In “Emoticons as a way to communicate in business” I look at soem examples and why I think its a good thing ;-).
We talk about technology all the time and how it impacts our daily lives, good and bad. “How technology can bring people together and bring down barriers” takes a look at the social impact of technology when it comes to creating understanding and community.
While installing our new metal 3D Printer we learned a couple of important lessons on working with local inspectors. In “Installing a metal 3-D printer was a lesson on working with regulators” we share what we captured.
It should be no surprise to anyone that I love Star Trek. So when we had a lunch discussion (as we often do) about Star Trek technology it was the perfect topic for a blog post. In “What’s the next tech from ‘Star Trek’ to become reality?” I present my case for two technologies that should be next: Tricorder and Shuttlecraft. Some may argue that universal translator is even closer.
We spend all day at work. Sometimes we spend more time with our co-workers than our some of our family members. Yet it can be a place where something is missing. “Does your business satisfy our need for community?” Check out this special Valentine’s post for some thoughts on building community at the office.
Now that the hype over Pokemon Go and VR headsets has come and gone, its time to take a good hard look at “What does virtual or augmented reality mean for business?” These closely related technologies may change the way we do business and will certainly impact how we educate and train in the future.
Apps have been around for almost 10 years now (I know!) and when you take a step back and look at them, they often reflect the thinking of those early days. That is “Why it may be time to rethink how we think about apps” if your tech company uses apps in any way. The post talks about what makes a good app and what we should be looking for as what is next in mobile applications.
Cutting corners rarely pays off, and that is especially true in product development when you skimp on physical or virtual prototyping. In “Why accurate prototypes are important to product development success” I take a look at why accurate prototyping is so important, with some real world lesson learned as examples.
It’s all the rage. “Big Data!” fixes everything. There is a lot of hype around the value of knowing so much about so many things. The problem is very few people have figured out what to do with that data. But leading technology companies like GE are using a proven tool to get value from all that great data. In “How do you get value out of Big Data? Simulation!” I look at how numerical simulation can be used to create digital twins of what your products are doing in the real world, delivering huge benefits today.