Moving to a Cloud-Based Core

The below articles was originally written by Ryan Derousseau and published February 14, 2018 by Bank Director. A small Kansas town with a population of less than 700 isn’t typically where you would expect to find a bank on the forefront of the future. But since Suresh Ramamurthi and his wife, Suchitra Padmanabhan, bought CBW […]

Why PLM consultants are questioning new tools and asking about cloud exit strategy?

I want to continue my dialog with Jos Voskuil, PLM business consultant and PLM coach. If you’re just catching up the conversation, check the following articles: Why traditional PLM ranking is dead. PLM ranking 2.0? How to democratize PLM knowledge and disrupt traditional consulting. Some interesting thoughts came over the weekend from Jos’ article – The death of […]

Ignore These Two Paths to Cloud Failure at Your Own Risk

Congratulations! Your awesome startup is up and running; you’ve leveraged a ton of open source software and tools, leveraged some great SaaS products, deployed to the cloud and you’re scaling effortlessly with increasing demand. So what could go wrong? Many things, as it turns out, but two stand out: availability and security. Failure to manage […]

Artificial Intelligence For L&D

AI has been getting much attention in recent years because of its various uses in commercial applications like face recognition, speech recognition, personal digital assistants like Apple’s Siri Amazon’s Alexa, and self-driving cars. The reality is that we now have the right combination of computing power, the Internet of Things (IoT) and powerful machine learning […]

Virtual, Augmented And Mixed Realities For Learning

Whether you are a techie person or not, there’s a big chance that you may have heard the terms Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) mentioned in conversations or the Internet in the last two years. Don’t worry if you are not aware of these terms as this article will explain […]

How To Survive In The Smart Machine Age

New Skills are Required to Remain Marketable Artificial Intelligence, virtual reality, robotics, biomedical engineering, nanotechnology and many other advances are happening rapidly.  Are you preparing or are you simply putting your head in the sand and hoping it doesn’t affect you? The reality is that it will affect most of us in the near future. […]

The Big Miss in Customer Experience

Customer experience has surpassed omni-channel as the buzzword most mentioned in the retail industry.  It’s valid as there is no denying customer experience is King. Doug Stephens, The Retail Prophet shared at a recent conference that the Return on Experience can add as much as $244 million of incremental revenue for a big box retailer. Forrester research shows that companies […]

Within sight, in front of mind!

The sixth principle of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development is “The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation“. We have all experienced situations in which our not seeing the person we were speaking with resulted in a misinterpretation of what was being said. When […]

Digital! Enabling us or influencing us: How human are our influencers?

It’s the 4th Industrial Revolution. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are here. With information overload today, even living in the moment is getting difficult. Less than a decade ago, we were surprised when brands reached us on bulk-messaging services offering us products that we had recently shopped for. Now, most of us don’t bat an […]

VR Wave Breaking Outside The Home

At four recent VR conferences and events there was a palpable sense that despite new home VR devices getting the majority of marketing and media attention this year, the immediate promise and momentum is in the location-based VR (LBVR) attractions industry. The VR Arcade Conference (April 29th and 30th), VRLA (May 4th and 5th), the […]