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When Should Health Systems Invest in New Tech?

When Should Health Systems Invest in New Tech?

In my long tenure as CIO at a large academic health system, I was often accosted by senior members of the medical, nursing, or administrative staff, just back from a meeting: “I saw a demo of this next-generation electronic-health-records system. Unbelievable! It saves lives, reduces costs, improves the patient experience, and mows lawns! We need ...
3 Employee Traits That Help Scale a Tech Business

3 Employee Traits That Help Scale a Tech Business

An IT firm is only as good as its people. The U.S. had one million vacant IT jobs last year, but employers are challenged with a talent shortage in fields such as programming, blockchain, artificial intelligence, robotics and engineering. Workers must possess relevant technical expertise, as well as soft skills to positively impact product and service quality. Therefore, business owners should seek job candidates who take ownership ...
Is Your Culture a ‘Good Fit’ for New Technology?

Is Your Culture a ‘Good Fit’ for New Technology?

Technology advances promise to help manufacturers thrive in an increasingly competitive and turbulent world. Readers of the articles on this website are likely to be very familiar with the digital and technical advances that promise to provide a broad range of advantages to manufacturers. Industry 4.0, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics ...
Tech Should Enable Change, Not Drive It

Tech Should Enable Change, Not Drive It

The world is changing in rapid, unprecedented ways, but one thing remains certain: as businesses look to embed lessons learned in recent months and to build enterprise resilience for the future, they are due for even more transformation. As such, most organizations are voraciously evaluating existing and future technologies to see if they’ll be able ...
Microsoft Is Having An Excellent Pandemic…And Other Small Business Tech News

Microsoft Is Having An Excellent Pandemic…And Other Small Business Tech News

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them? 1 —Microsoft is having a great pandemic.    Despite the economic struggles businesses and corporations have been facing due to the coronavirus pandemic, Microsoft is continuing to see a growth in their revenue. According to ...
California wants to ban gas-powered cars, but is the auto industry ready to go

California wants to ban gas-powered cars, but is the auto industry ready to go

By Paul A. Eisenstein California could join France, Norway and the United Kingdom in banning cars with traditional combustion engines, after Gov. Gavin Newsom’s executive order to end the sale of gas- and diesel-powered vehicles in the Golden State by 2035. But there are plenty of obstacles, including the technical challenges of sourcing raw materials and producing ...
The German Car Industry Musters for a New Tech Battle

The German Car Industry Musters for a New Tech Battle

Is the heart of your car a screen? Having spent years—and tens of billions of dollars—preparing for a shift in production toward electric vehicles, German car makers are expressing a new angst: that digitally “connected cars” could prove even more disruptive to their traditional strengths. This second leg of their race against Tesla could become ...
Tech skills will dominate in 2020

Tech skills will dominate in 2020

The market is transforming at a breakneck pace. Amidst rapid technological adoption across organizations, several conventional job roles are becoming redundant and are being displaced by newer profiles with evolved skills requirements. The solution for job seekers and professionals in this environment is the continuous acquisition of industry-relevant skills. With a firm finger on the ...
Amazon Will Let You Pay With Your Hands…And Other Small Business Tech News

Amazon Will Let You Pay With Your Hands…And Other Small Business Tech News

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them? 1 —Amazon introduced the ability to pay with your hands.    This past week, Amazon announced that they will be rolling out Amazon One, their new palm recognition technology. Amazon One will allow shoppers to ...
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