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Lean Culture: It All Starts with a Value Stream Transformation

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Transformation team from Jabil Vienna working on a Value Stream Map.

Can leadership dictate culture? Yes. In fact, company leaders set the tone for the organization not only by defining the vision, but also by hiring talent and mentoring and motivating their employees. As a result, they create the organizational culture. Continue Reading →

Developing Leaders and Driving Change Through Competition

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Within industries where the same technologies are available to all competitors, there’s one thing that can elevate a company above the others. People. It sounds simple, but many companies are not making the grade. According to a recent Gallup report, 50 percent of Americans are not engaged at work. Continue Reading →

What’s Next for the Internet?

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The rise of tiny but sophisticated sensors combined with miniaturized wireless communications modules means that almost everything in the landscape (and even things worn on our body) can or will communicate with other devices. As a result, everything will become smarter. Continue Reading →

Internet of Things is Connecting People to Better Health

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Photo: Keoni Cabral

Wearable devices may fundamentally change the way healthcare is provided.

The traditional visit to the doctor’s office for non-acute issues such as chronic disease management and routine diagnostics may be on the way out. Thanks to an explosion of wearable devices that connect via the Internet to other devices, such as a physician’s smartphone, tablet or a laboratory computer, a large proportion of in-person care may be conducted online in the near future. Continue Reading →

The Rise of the Internet of Things – Infographic

How many “things,” including your body, can you communicate with through a device? And will a smartwatch become more like a wearable woven into your garments, contact lenses or implanted into your body?

Whatever the eventual device, it is manufacturers that play a lead role in translating technologies into new products for tomorrow.

 

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Technology is the New Black

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The lights dim at Lincoln Center, the crowd falls to a hush, eagerly awaiting Diane von Furstenber’s Fashion Week runway show. As the first model struts down the runway wearing “Google Glass,” the crowd begins to buzz. This is an event that people will talk about for years. Continue Reading →

Sports and The Internet of Things are Game Changers. Literally.

IoT basketball app Source: (94Fifty screen capture of video)

Sports define countries, cities, cultures and life all around the world. It’s also a major economic engine which drives individual athletes and team sports to constantly look for a competitive advantage. New Internet-connected sensor technologies that provide real-time training data has led to a shift in sports data analysis and feedback. Continue Reading →

Nurture Open Standards to Grow the Internet of Things

Internet of Things DiagramPhoto: Waag Society

Incredibly, billions of devices will be connected to the Internet by 2020, linking everything from cars and hobby drones to refrigerators and smart glasses together. The estimated potential global market for the Internet of Things (IoT) by 2020 varies wildly, but some estimates put it at a whopping $7 trillion. Continue Reading →