Tag Archives: technology

Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing and Production

This is one of the World Economic Forum’s “platforms” (here).  It “brings together a diverse community of 130+ organizations from more than 22 industry sectors, governments, academic institutions and civil society, to accelerate inclusive technology while stimulating innovation, sustainability and … Continue reading

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Technology trends in the restaurant sector

Interesting article in The Restaurant Times which identifies technologies to look out for in 2020.  These are the trends along with operators who have adopted them: Voice technology – either in-house or via an app (KFC and Pizza Hut) Digital … Continue reading

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Modernising I.T. Infrastructure 3: Cost savings

The third takeaway from Das et al’s Mckinsey article is how consolidation of data centres (or moving to the cloud) achieves cost savings.  They identify five main cost categories and estimate what proportion of the total savings each provides, as … Continue reading

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Modernising I.T. Infrastructure 2: Benefits

In their McKinsey article, Das et al identify seven benefits of modernising I.T. infrastructure (which apply to apply to all organisations): cost savings – these would largely be achieved by consolidating data centres or moving to the cloud (see Modernising I.T. … Continue reading

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Modernising I.T. Infrastructure 1: Public sector challenge

In their recent McKinsey article, Das et al discuss how modernising I.T. infrastructure in the public sector adds value.  For me, there are three different take-ways from this, so I am breaking it down into three separate blogs. They contrast … Continue reading

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Hi tech beauty

Interesting insight on the BBC Business website into how digital technology is changing the way in which beauty companies compete.  It reports on five main trends: AI and mass personalisation – using a hand held device, the customer’s skin tone … Continue reading

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Agile software development is futile if conducted in a non-agile context

The concept of agile originated in the software development arena and has pretty much become the standard way of working.  It’s success has lead to the adoption of so-called agile practices in other aspects of operations, but not always.  This … Continue reading

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The Human+ Worker

Accenture argue that “all new jobs in the future” will require what they term “human+ workers” – that is to say digitally enabled workers.  Here’s their video on the subject.

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Enterprise of the Future

This presentation in Madrid shows HPE’s CEO talking two weeks ago about the ‘enterprise of the future’ and the ‘edge’.

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Economies of scale no longer give competitive advantage

This thought provoking article by Tenaja and Maney in the Sloan Management Review argues that economies of scale are coming to an end.  This is because the technologies of i4.0 – mobile, AI, cloud computing, IoT, 3D printing – are able … Continue reading

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