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Hey, You, Get Off of My Cloud What Stones Can Teach Us about Technology Innovation

March 25, 2016 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Digital Transformation, Emerging Ideas, Surdak on TechnologyComments (0)

By Christopher Surdak In their 1960’s hit song, “Get Off of My Cloud,” Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones lament about others around them ruining their otherwise perfect sense of reality. Many of today’s business leaders are dealing with the same sense of malaise, caused by outside forces beyond their control. However, unlike the intrusive …

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Industry 4.0: How Businesses in Aargau are Mastering Technological Change

March 25, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Business, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

Businesses operating in Switzerland are particularly exposed to global competition. High production costs and the strong Swiss franc mean that they are forced to constantly optimise their business processes. The fourth industrial revolution presents an

Why Robots May Not Be Taking Your Job – at least, not in the next 10 years

March 25, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, People Management, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Strategic Spotlight, TransformationComments (5)

How Organisations Can Embrace Automation By Leslie Willcocks In this article Professor Willcocks discusses the reality of robots, what they mean for ‘human’ jobs and how organisation and workers can tap into the benefits of automation. You might also

Tech for Britain: Building a Better Tomorrow

March 17, 2016 • TECHNOLOGY, Digital Transformation, Events, Internet of Things, Social MediaComments (0)

The tech sector in Britain is booming, it’s transformed the economy and put the UK on the map as a formidable tech nation. Tech has transformed the way businesses operate up and down the country. The digital economy has grown at such a significant pace

Internationalisation in Online Retailing

March 15, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY, Global Business, Marketing & Consumers, Business Mobility & E-Commerce, Strategic SpotlightComments (1)

By Moritz Hahn and Niccolò Pisani Online retailing is clearly on the rise. In this article the authors offer a snapshot of the current status of online retailing and provide insights on how differences between countries play a fundamental role in shaping

The Fairness Challenge of the Internet of Things

January 20, 2016 • TECHNOLOGY, Corporate Governance, BLOGS, David De Cremer on Management, Digital Transformation, Internet of ThingsComments (2)

By Bang Ngyuen and David De Cremer The Internet-of-Things essentially enables mass data collection and analysis, to the benefit not just of businesses, but individuals and society too. However the question is, are businesses behaving ethically when

Creeping Towards Creepy: Companies Must Learn Constraint with Big Data, Before it’s Too Late

January 20, 2016 • TECHNOLOGY, Digital Transformation, Internet of Things, Surdak on TechnologyComments (0)

By Robert D. Owen and Christopher W. Surdak Companies have invested billions just to utilise technology to analyse customer needs and wants with maximum accuracy. Technology has been developed in such a manner that it can be already seen as creepy. In this

Impact of Digital on How We Implement Change

November 20, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY, Global Business, Internet of Things, Social Media, Strategic Spotlight, TransformationComments (0)

By Audra Proctor No one doubts the effectiveness of face-to-face workshops for organisational change implementation. But the practicality of things, such as, availability, time, expense and choice of venue, to name a few, makes running training workshops a

Mobile Customer App Engagement Pays Off

November 20, 2015 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY, Marketing & Consumers, Business Mobility & E-Commerce, Digital Transformation, Internet of Things, Social MediaComments (2)

By Peter Weill and Stephanie L. Woerner The popularity of the smartphone has exploded, and continues to do so. The ever-growing usage of the latest mobile technology across all demographics provides businesses in any type of industry with unique opportunities

Alphabet International: How today’s companies can achieve sustainable Business Mobility

November 20, 2015 • TECHNOLOGY, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Business Mobility & E-Commerce, Social ImpactComments (0)

Sustainability is the modern day buzzword. Sounds great in theory, but what about the practice? Sustainability relating to fleet management goes beyond merely decreasing a company’s carbon footprint. In business mobility, partnering with the right