If you talk to many people in the retail "brick and mortar" industry (and maybe publishing), they will probably tell you that Amazon is the new "evil empire" – ousting Walmart. The reason why retail is losing money, closing stores, malls becoming inhabited and general despair. In the mid-1990s of … [Read more...] about Does Amazon Have The Prescription Right?
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This idea has been rolling around in my head for about two months (yes a scary thing!). And, finally transferred it to paper (or in this case, a blog). Clearly, Amazon has transformed retailing by inventing the pure play concept of online retailing. The Amazon Effect is clear ... … [Read more...] about Should Amazon Plug Into Cable?
Amazon has been the focus of several of my blogs and quotes. Why? Amazon is a business organization that is a leader to leverage technology so tightly into their business strategy. Maybe more than any other business in the US history. So many successes, new business models and achievements. In … [Read more...] about Is Amazon’s Strategy “Go”-ing Anywhere?
Why does the auto collision repair process have to be as stressful as the accident? by Cynthia Zammarelli, MBA Candidate Has the insurance adjuster seen my vehicle yet? When will my car be done? What is the status of the repair? Am I going to get stuck with rental charges? Where are the parts … [Read more...] about Why does the auto collision repair process have to be as stressful as the accident?
For those of us that were born before 1980, we remember that all banking transactions were done with a teller in a "brick and mortar" bank. Then, around late 1970s ... BAMM! ... the automated teller machine was invented. The first models could not even dispense individual currency bills, but … [Read more...] about ATMs — All Technology (does) Matter?!
Kept you guessing on the next two thoughts? Well here is the continuation of Tech Thoughts for 2016. Now for the next two. The first blog in the series can be viewed by clicking here. 3. Big data will become sensible data to pan for gold. The term "big data" has become such a phenomenon. I … [Read more...] about Tech Thoughts for 2016 — Sensible Data & IoT
Those of us born before 1985 have seen the rapid escalation of technology advancement. The smartphone, that you take for granted in your purse or pocket, provides more access to data to you now than CEOs and the President of the United States had in 1985. Electricity reached 90% of US households … [Read more...] about Tech Thoughts for 2016 — Content & VDoC
iDisconnect: Where's the Digital Boundary? by Chris Vigneau, MBA Candidate The Dilemma: Let’s be blunt; people are addicted to their phones, and it’s not a good thing. Consider these terms: iDisorder, workplace telepressure, no-mophobia, mobile addict, digital burnout, technology boundaries, … [Read more...] about iDisconnect: Where’s the Digital Boundary?
Read my blog post and classroom 'flip' about RetailMeNot at http://blog.cengage.com/teaching-technology-educating-value-generation/. … [Read more...] about Teaching Technology: Or Educating for Value Generation
Firstly, this post will attempt to focus on the issue. Even though it, by its very subject, is wrapped around a public policy and political frame. So let's set the stage. The United States ... Developed and implemented the mass manufacturing concept. Was the first to produce … [Read more...] about Does The US Need to Give Away Everything?!