Rethinking the two technology Moores

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Throughout our technology careers, most of us have cited Moore’s Law about how fast technology evolves, or Geoffrey Moore’s “Crossing the Chasm” to speed up launches of products. To say each has been seminal to strategizing and marketing in technology.

Ubiquitous Technology

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At New Florence, the coverage covers a wide swatch including health tech, greentech, nanotech so end up researching obscure journals and magazines for stories. But you have to scan today’s USA Today, a mainstream newspaper, to see how tech coverage. Industry Commentary

Top 10 Technology Trends To Watch

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Technology is embedded in everything we do, improving the ways we live, work, and experience the world. Here's a look at 10 technologies to watch. Technology technology technology trends

7 Technologies Changing the Construction Industry

The Startup Magazine

Technology has influenced every aspect of modern life and the construction industry is no exception. Breakthrough technology is being developed to provide new techniques and materials for construction. Here are 7 construction technology trends to watch evolve.

8 Keys To Market Delivery Of Innovative Technologies

Startup Professionals Musings

Big technology breakthroughs don’t always correlate directly to the mind of customers, so your challenge is the translation. Make that a way to bridge a big technology change to customers and employees. A new technology usually needs a business model that is also a paradigm shift.

Market Your New Business Using Digital Technology

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With more and more people now turning to online technology for all sorts of services, it makes sense to harness this same technology for marketing purposes. Others business advice business technology marketing technology

Ubiquitous technology

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It reflected the growing ubiquity of technology in our lives. CES this year was unusual this year because no single device or tablet dominated attention. Instead there was a showcase of wearables, smart kitchens, smart cars etc. It was my. Industry Commentary

littleBits Is Helping To Close The Gender Gap in Technology

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The post littleBits Is Helping To Close The Gender Gap in Technology appeared first on Feld Thoughts. We’ve been investors in littleBits since 2013. Last night, littleBits was featured as an example in the 60 Minutes segment on Closing the Gender Gap in the Tech Industry. Among other things, I’m especially proud of Ayah Bdeir’s leadership on this issue over the years.

Great Entrepreneurs Sell Solutions, Not Technology

Startup Professionals Musings

Even though I love technology, I always cringe when an entrepreneur starts his investor pitch to me by touting his new technology. They have forgotten that new technologies are perceived by most customers as causing more pain than the problems they eliminate.

8 Keys To Keeping Up With Technology In Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Technology is so key to every business these days that experienced business-smart but non-tech entrepreneurs are feeling deeper and deeper in the hole. Startups succeed most often when the founding partners know how to build and run a business, rather than how to build and run technology.

Women Forward in Technology Scholarship Program

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If you are, you now have an opportunity to apply for a Women Forward in Technology Scholarship. Distil Networks just led a group of us, including Foundry Group, Techstars, Cooley, Yesware, Help Scout, Cloudability, Kulesa Faul, FullContact, and Anchor Point Foundation, to raise $50,000 to advance female representation in technology. I would love to see many more women involved in computer science, technology, and entrepreneurship.

High Technology Tell All Books

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The post High Technology Tell All Books appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Books facebook high tech hubspot Technology tell all twitterTell All Books are nothing new and some of the most explosive ones of all time have already come from California (in and around Hollywood). Suddenly, tell alls are focusing on high tech companies instead of movie stars.

Story Telling in Technology World

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I heard a fascinating talk yesterday by Louis Richardson of IBM. He is part of their Watson cognitive computing group. Three things stood out a) His title – Chief Storyteller. Yes, seriously b) Almost zero content about Watson or IBM. Industry Commentary

Founder Interview: RedMane Technology’s Tony Lakier

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Tony is the Founder and CEO of RedMane Technology. He has some insights on technology and how to use it to impact the world. Technology is just one of our tools. Our work spans everything from technology strategy and needs analysis to systems development and ongoing maintenance.

Apple and Women in Information Technology

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There was plenty of Apple news yesterday, but the one that lit me up was the announcement that Apple is partnering with the National Center for Women and Information Technology to help create a broader pipeline of female technology workers.

Startups Need To Build Solutions, Not Technology

Startup Professionals Musings

Technical entrepreneurs love their technology, and often are driven to launch a startup on the assumption that everyone will buy any solution which highlights this technology. Customers buy solutions, not technology. New technology does not necessarily make better solutions.

Blockchain Technology Is Building A Traceable Revolution

YFS Magazine

Finance Grow Technology blockchain technologyCryptocurrencies and blockchain represent a new gold rush. As new blockchain startups push for recognition it’s possible to get a bit lost.

Resisting Digital Technology in the Swiss Watch Market

The Startup Magazine

However, the luxury watch industry remains associated with lifestyle and as long as it is on the same track, technological innovation is not something urgent. The post Resisting Digital Technology in the Swiss Watch Market appeared first on The Startup Magazine.

The Technology Dark Ages

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I see Gartner’s hype cycle on new technologies and it’s. While The New Polymath was overall wildly optimistic, I had a pessimistic chapter about the state of IT, healthcare, sustainability etc. Five years later the contrast is even more stark. Industry Commentary

Technology and Inequality

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Every time there is a big lottery drawing, I wonder why as a society we don’t make a few hundred millionaires, rather than award the big prize to a small group of people. While China and the market meltdown will. Industry Commentary

Great Businesses Focus On Solutions, Not Technologies

Startup Professionals Musings

Even though I love technology, I always cringe when an entrepreneur starts an angel investor pitch to me by touting his new technology. They have forgotten that new technologies are perceived by most customers as causing more pain than the problems they eliminate.

The Technology Switch Hitter

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Oliver Bussmann, CIO of SAP is leaving to become CIO of UBS Group and this article has a comment "the idea of somebody moving from an IT services company into an end user company is quite uncommon" Actually it is. Industry Commentary

Why Now Is The Right Time For New Green Technology

YoungUpstarts

Take a look through the history of recent technological innovations: Beside the glowing milestones of smartphones and hybrid cars, you’ll find a more subdued narrative. Numerous factors must combine to create the perfect timing for a piece of technology to arrive in the market and succeed.

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Hillary Clinton’s Initiative on Technology & Innovation

Feld Thoughts

Yesterday Hillary Clinton announced her Initiative on Technology & Innovation at Galvanize in Denver. I pondered what Trump’s equivalent would be and decided it is likely to be a tweet that says “Technology loves me.” If this topic is interesting to you, it’s worth spending ten minutes and reading the full text of the Hillary Clinton Initiative on Technology & Innovation. Invest in Science and Technology R&D and Make Tech Transfer Easier.

Accelerating Technology Change and Continuous Learning

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At dinner last week, my long time friend Dave Jilk (we just celebrated our 30th friendship anniversary) tossed a hypothesis at me that as people age, they resist adopting new technologies. People working in information technology tend to take a producer perspective. The following is an observation more purely from the perspective of the consumer of information technology. Discrete technology advances are giving way to continuous technology advances.

Why technology financial reporting needs to evolve

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I kept renewing my CPA certificate for a decade after I had moved to the technology consulting practice. I started my career at PwC as an accountant. These days, I listen to (some) quarterly earnings calls of vendors I analyze. Industry Commentary

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Authors and Technology Executives

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With the whole world going digital, it is fairly poignant that in the last couple of years we have seen dead-tree books which profile three of the technology industry’s most powerful executives – Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos and Larry Ellison.

Digital Technology MoshPit

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

New Service Offering for Digital Technology Innovation. It’s designed to uncover unlikely, but useful, combinations of technologies, products, services, trends, and insights that lead to breakthrough innovation. The new service is called Digital Technology MoshPit. .

Smart Entrepreneurs Don’t Need Disruptive Technology

Startup Professionals Musings

It may not be as sexy, but starting a new business that builds on an existing technology or business model is usually less risky than introducing that ultimate new disruptive technology. There is always time later for your next startup, using that disruptive technology of your dreams.

Technology Magic Is Accelerating

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I love the entrepreneurs I work with, my partners are extraordinary, the team that supports us is dynamite, and because of magic technology I have an enormous amount of time and space freedom. I love magic technology. Tech I Use magic tech i use TechnologyI’m in my car on the way to Aspen for the weekend (Amy is driving – I’m in the passenger seat.). The top is down. It’s absolutely beautiful on I-70 as we travel at a high rate of speed.

15 Years Of Technology Progress

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Technology humor machinesNext week at Defrag I’ll be giving a talk titled “Resistance is Futile” I’ll be talking about my premise that the machines have already taken over. A few days ago a friend of mine emailed me a perfect image to summarize where we are today. Ponder and enjoy.

How To Embrace Disruptive Technologies And Succeed

Startup Professionals Musings

All too often as a startup investor, I hear the term “disruptive technology” from an entrepreneur, played like a trump card that should override any other potential business qualms. In fact, most investors avoid disruptive technologies as extremely risky, with long waits for a payback.

Day 2 for enterprise technology?

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In his annual letter to shareholders, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos writes “I’ve been reminding people that it’s Day 1 for a couple of decades.” “Day Day 2 is stasis. Followed by irrelevance. Followed by excruciating, painful decline. Followed by death….To To be. Industry Commentary

Relate Your Technology Solution to Customer Values

Startup Professionals Musings

Young entrepreneurs often are so excited by new technology or their latest invention that they forget to translate it into a value proposition that their customers or potential investors can understand. Mashup technology may be your biggest plus, if you position it in this context.

The Worst of Times For Technology

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You know, those old guys don’t know lucky they had it with all their technology 30 and 40 years ago. The post The Worst of Times For Technology appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Time for a new Foundry Group video.

6 Emerging Trends In Education Technology

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The wealth of new technologies available to universities is transforming the learning landscape. Even the design of universities is changing with technology inspired learning spaces and automated attendance monitoring being used. The use of gaming technology for deep learning.

The spotty technology globalization record

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My reaction was technology vendors, not just SAP, are actually inconsistent when it comes to global matters compared to companies like Unilever or. I read a few tweets today about how SAP does “global well” and how SuccessFactors reflects it. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

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Startups Must Tout Market Needs Before Technology

Startup Professionals Musings

Even though I love technology, I always cringe when an entrepreneur starts his pitch by touting his new technology. He has forgotten that new technologies are perceived by most customers as causing more pain than the problems they hope to eliminate.

5 Stages of Technology Adoption Compared To Grieving

Startup Professionals Musings

How many times have investors heard startups start their pitch by touting that their technology is “disruptive?” The concept of disruptive technology was first introduced by Clayton M. What are you doing to avoid this trap with your disruptive technology?

5 Signs Your Business Technology Needs An Upgrade

YFS Magazine

Great technology can help you fill the gaps and accomplish more with less people. Grow Technology business technology technology technology tipsBetter tech isn’t a waste of money – it will help you keep your edge.

6 Marketing 101 Tips For Technology Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

You can have the best technology, but if customers don’t know you exist, or they don’t know how your technology solves a real problem for them, your startup will fail. Yet I see many technology entrepreneurs that focus on the basics of marketing too little and too late.

How Technology Can Affect Your Career

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Like it or not, technology is already far ahead of us, transforming our everyday life into something more than just existence. Modern technology is not trying to steal your career; it’s only here to assist and make our lives simpler and better. Others career advice technology