Solving the User Interface problems associated with Smart Home technology

Smart homes of the future may just as readily respond to instructions sent by text, as the voice-powered interfaces that dominate the early entrants to the market for the Internet of Things in the home. Amazon, Google and Apple all have technologies largely relying on speech recognition, but as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg discovered after … Continue reading Solving the User Interface problems associated with Smart Home technology

To succeed in the new economy, every company must become a Tech company

Adam Hartung, one of the leading global management consultants, states that for success in the new economy, every company must become a tech company. In analyzing the astonishing rise of the share price of Apple, he says that traditionally valued assets (land, buildings, equipment) matter less than information, knowledge and effective solutions:Unless we look at … Continue reading To succeed in the new economy, every company must become a Tech company

How to Deliver Exceptional Results: Work Backwards

Note: This was originally published on October 25, 2010. Amazon develops products and service offerings that are focused on meeting needs of their customers. They do this by taking a backwards approach to product development that starts with a mock-up of a press release announcing the product's benefits. In this way, stakeholders (and potential clients) … Continue reading How to Deliver Exceptional Results: Work Backwards

Why the new Amazon Kindle Fire isn’t ideal for construction inspections

On Wedenesday, September 28, Amazon announced a new tablet - the 7-inch Kindle Fire. Amazon's CEO, Jeff Bezos, put on his best Steve Job's impersonation for the announcement, which also included updates to the entire Kindle line. The most amazing detail of the Kindle Fire has to be the price: $199. Will this replace the … Continue reading Why the new Amazon Kindle Fire isn’t ideal for construction inspections