From politician salaries to calorie counts on restaurant items, “transparency” is a key buzzword in government and business circles. However, high interest in cloud computing, data warehousing “to go,” and other analogous concepts beg the question of whether customers really want to peer…Continue reading "Transparency: Do You REALLY Want to Know What’s In There?"
Posts Tagged ‘complexity’
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Is there such thing as an overnight success? Consistent greatness take time, talent, and hard work. In a world where news breaks in an instant, or a play changes the course of a game, rarely do we see that—behind the curtain of “suddenly”— the power of process is on full display.
Most of …Continue reading "The Myth of an Overnight Success"
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Consumers are becoming more and more interested in the make-up of products they’re buying. The ability to trace products through the entire supply chain—whether from field to fork or source to consumer—is becoming a competitive weapon for some companies, especially if they can authenticate…Continue reading "Knowing Every Link in Your Supply Chain"
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Previous retailing philosophies included such gems as “stack it high and watch it fly” and “more choice is better.” However, some multi-national retailers have discovered that reducing store inventory can actually improve the customer experience and boost sales. Increasing sales by reducing…Continue reading "The Science Behind Moving from Clutter to Clarity"
Monday, May 24, 2010
Think back to January 2008. Was your company prepared for the coming financial crisis that would happen later that year with Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers collapsing? Even better, look further back to April 2, 2007 when New Century Financial (one of the biggest body shops for sub-prime…Continue reading "Recognize the Signs of Contagion"
Thursday, April 1, 2010
With the financial crisis of 2008 barely behind us, the wheels of globalization have slowed and, in fact, calls for protectionism are growing louder. However with the global integration of trade, capital, information and labor over the past decade, few people understand that our world is more…Continue reading "The New Risk: Tight Interconnectivity"
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
The next time your plane lands safely, your new car starts, or your package arrives on-time, either thank your lucky stars or thank an algorithm. Computer scientists and engineers are working closely with marketing professionals to use mathematics and today’s computational power to improve the…Continue reading "If You Can Read This, Thank an Algorithm"