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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Decoding digital disruption

Story thumbnail Digital Business/Mark McDonald: Many people use ‘disruption’, in the case of digital, to strike fear into the hearts of executives and their business strategies. But the term has lost its meaning and impact from overuse and under definition. The result is a word that often passes through an audience with little impact, other than to check off that the speaker used the term.

Wisconsin Startup Holiday Shopping Guide

Story thumbnail Christmas is seven days away. If you’re not done with your holiday shopping, I WOULD suggest you panic, but lucky for you, you stumbled across this post! If you are looking for some last-minute gifts and a way to support your local entrepreneurs, behold: the Wisconsin Startup Holiday Shopping Guide.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Mega collision of 15 monster trends in 2015

Story thumbnail Guest Column/Naseem Javed: The most significant part of the 15 Monster Trends is they collide like old jalopies creating massive junk but some coming out on the other side like a brand new shinny formula cars. These are amazing just times, packed with mega opportunities…just be prepared.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Healthcare taps cloud in record numbers

Story thumbnail Don't dismiss the healthcare industry as one of the last to innovate quite yet. When it comes to adopting cloud technology, it is actually ahead of the game, according to a new report. In fact, according to the Dell-conducted survey, which took the pulse of technology adoption levels across multiple industries, the lion's share of mid-sized healthcare organizations – some 96 percent of them – are using or seriously considering using the cloud.

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Profiting from free

Story thumbnail Business Model Innovation/Kay Plantes: Can a free offering and a financially sustainable business model co-exist? Look at the evidence. Wikipedia. National Public Radio. Mozilla’s Firefox browser and the LINUX operating system. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Gawker. The Moodle software platform for on-line educational experiences. All free and all appear to be financially sustainable.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

High-tech on the gridiron: How Camp Randall went from dead zone to hot spot

Story thumbnail Inside Wisconsin/Tom Still: At the close of the third quarter during the Wisconsin Badgers runaway football victory over Nebraska, a new entry went into the record books… and not just Melvin Gordon’s single-game rushing record of 408 yards. It marked the first time that Camp Randall Stadium experienced what telecommunications experts call an “inversion,” which means more data was leaving the stadium in the form of photographs, videos and other digital information than was being received inside by fans, press and staff.

Why healthcare must 'step up' and engage consumers

Story thumbnail When Harry Reynolds asks audiences how many of them use smartphones every day for almost all parts of their lives, plenty of hands fly up. But when he asks how many tap their phone or another device for healthcare he sees between 2 and 10 percent of those fingers in the air.

Apple and Google at work: The enterprise challenge

With Apple and Google pushing products into the enterprise, businesses need to rethink how they invest in new technology. Tech companies that made their fortunes in the consumer market have shifted their focus to what was once considered an archaic target -- the enterprise. This shift means that CIOs must be aware of the potential tradeoffs that come with the various services offered by different enterprise providers. For example, enterprise CIOs could unknowingly pursue a less expensive technology option while increasing their data security risk. They must take specific steps to make sure their security needs are met.

Make healthcare social media about patients, safe care, but also make it fun

Story thumbnail Guest Column/Neil Versel: What’s the purpose of health IT? Is it to make healthcare operate more efficiently? Yes, to an extent. Is it supposed to keep the cash flow rolling in for providers? Let technology developers get a lucrative piece of a $3 trillion annual industry in the U.S.? A lot of people seem think so, but the answer to these two questions is unequivocally no.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Do you dance with customers or just step on their toes?

Story thumbnail Digital Business/Mark McDonald: Customer experience is on everyone’s lips and in just about every presentation discussing digital. While the focus on customers is correct, and critical to digital success, many digital customer experiences come too close to the same old process enabled by new technology. Many companies use new digital technologies to reduce the impact of stepping on their customer’s toes. Few companies dance with their customers, engaging them in a series of coordinated movements that build trust and engagement.

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