Technology Archive

Telecoms Must Adapt or Become Obsolete

The impact of digitization and the integration of the internet with the physical economy continues to have knock-on effects on every sector imaginable. From steel and oil to consumer goods and media, no area of the global economy can avoid a strategic realignment of some magnitude. Not small among these are telecoms. As an “internet-peripheral” sector, telecoms are uniquely vulnerable to threats originating in the …

Today’s Most Common Tech Faux Pas

These days, everyone seems to know something about technology. Smartphones are the norm and have been around for quite a while now, so most other smart devices have been designed to function similarly – with simple layouts, clear fonts, and boldly colored touch screen buttons.  Smart devices are not only “smart” because of their high-tech capabilities, but because they also make customers feel smart. Products today are designed to …

5 Things Retailers Need To Consider When Offering On-Demand Service From The Crowd

Change can be a scary thing. We know. But it’s also exciting, not to mention necessary – especially for businesses. The world is changing, technology is changing, the ways people use products and services are changing, and in order to keep up businesses must change as well. The truth is that compared to the way manufacturers are creating smart products and the way retailers are …

On the Sharing Economy & Logistics – A Summary of DHL’s New Trend Report

Most everyone is an active member of the Sharing Economy. And this is a good thing. There are several advantages to this both for individuals and businesses, such as convenience and revenue, just to name a few. The Sharing Economy is the ecosystem of online transactions. People interact with it on a daily basis, whether to call a taxi via Uber, rent a film On-Demand, or make …

A Summary: Accenture Technology – Trends 2017

Each year the globally successful management consulting company, Accenture, releases a prediction report for the upcoming trends in technology and business. This year, the Accenture Technology Vision 2017’s theme was “Technology for People: The Era of the Intelligent Enterprise,” a concept that builds off of last year’s theme, which revolved around the importance of putting people first in this digital age. The 2017 report is …

Smart Home Services Delivered Through the Crowd

It’s a classic homeowner’s anxiety—did I leave the oven on? Did I lock the front door on my way out? So classic, in fact, that it’s been a plot point in countless sitcoms, movies, and books. It’s easy to imagine that problems like these are just a fact of life, and that we humans are doomed to banal anxieties like these for the rest of …

4 Tech Trends We’re Watching in 2017

It seems like it’s every month that a new technology takes the world by storm. Just ten years ago, it would have been inconceivable that virtually everybody would be walking around with a tiny computer in their pocket. From transit to entertainment to food, tech is revolutionizing how we humans do just about everything. One aspect of our life that technology seems to be impacting more and …

Our Ten Favorite Tech Fails

Few things are more infuriating than having to deal with a malfunctioning piece of technology. That said, few things are funnier than watching someone else deal with a malfunctioning piece of technology! Writers of movies and TV shows have always known the great comic potential of Schadenfreude and this potential has been harnessed time and again through scenes in which characters are beset by tech failures. Here are our …

How AI Will Affect Service

Remember the Steven Spielberg film A.I., about the adorable child robot with feelings? Back then, artificial intelligence, or AI for short, was an obscure term used only by sci-fi enthusiasts and computer programmers. Nowadays, it affects all our lives, and in many more ways than most of us realize. No, we may not have fully realistic, high-tech android children to play with (yet?), but we’re …