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KYOCERA – a uniquely resource-efficient approach to product design

March 22, 2012 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, SPECIAL FEATURES, Climate Change, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

By Tracey Rawling Church KYOCERA is a name that may not be familiar, but the company has quietly been designing and manufacturing resource efficient products for many years. For example 20 years ago, the year of the first Rio Climate Summit, KYOCERA made a radical innovation in printer technology that remains the only real challenger …

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Agility and Cloud Computing

January 23, 2012 • TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

By Michael Hugos Success will go to those companies that combine business agility and cloud computing to continuously explore new opportunities. Attempts to pick winning opportunities by doing lengthy analysis do not work in our unpredictable real-time

Creating a Sustainable Society through Integrated Reporting Delivered via Cloud Computing

January 23, 2012 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, People ManagementComments (0)

By Kyle Armbrester and Robert G. Eccles A sustainable strategy is best reinforced through integrated reporting, a new management practice based on an integrated presentation of financial and nonfinancial (e.g., environmental, social, and governance)

Web 2.0 for B2Bs Strategic Brief

November 24, 2011 • TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

By Donna L. Hoffman The LEAD model is both a guidepost for managing social media and also an early warning system so you don’t fall behind the curve as Web 3.0 arrives. You might also like: Big Data: Big Deal or Big Hype? Analysis Paralysis: How “Big

Five Styles of Business Analytics

November 24, 2011 • TECHNOLOGY, Digital TransformationComments (0)

By Mark Torr and Diane Hatcher Whether you’re using one, two or all five business analytics approaches, the technologies are capable of much more than the delivery of reports. You might also like: Big Data: Big Deal or Big Hype? Analysis Paralysis: How

Understanding Cloud Computing Competition, Environment and Finance

November 24, 2011 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Finance & Economics, Climate ChangeComments (0)

By Federico Etro Cloud computing allows firms to rent computing power and storage from cloud computing providers, and to pay on demand; this improves productivity and at the same time has a positive environmental impact, creating new businesses, investments

Cloud computing and mobility: Adjusting in a New World – From Threat to Ally

November 24, 2011 • TECHNOLOGY, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, SPECIAL FEATURES, Business Mobility & E-CommerceComments (0)

By Christopher Clark One of the most important CIO agenda items for 2012 is addressing and managing employee-owned mobile devices. This is where productivity, cost and security intersect on a scale larger than any other IT initiative for executive management.

Redesigning Leadership: Design, Technology, Business + Life

November 24, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Global Business, Emerging Ideas, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By John Maeda and Becky Bermont There is a simple saying in Japanese that epitomizes the nature of striving for excellence, “Ue ni wa ue ga aru.” It translates as, “Above up, there is something even higher above up.” To me, it is an eloquent

How Electronic Document Interchange delivers the goods for FMCG businesses: a case study

September 28, 2011 • TECHNOLOGY, OPERATION, Business Process, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Ian Ford In a business where timing and efficiency is critical, FirstB2B’s EDI solution handles a complex sequence of electronic messages effortlessly, ensuring things happen when they’re supposed to. You might also like: Big Data: Big Deal or Big

Understanding the Cost of Cloud: Cost analysis of In-house vs. Cloud-based Hosting Options

September 28, 2011 • TECHNOLOGY, Finance & EconomicsComments (0)

By Byung Chul Tak, Bhuvan Urgaonkar, and Anand Sivasubramaniam Will cloud-based hosting be economically feasible for any given application if it migrated into the cloud? It is not straightforward to answer this question. You might also like: Big Data: Big