Date: 12 October 2018

Author: Nicole Brinson

Using Biometrics and IoT to Improve the Guest Experience

Do long checkout lines cause you to have heart palpitations? Or would you suggest a layout change based on your heart rhythm? Walmart's shopping carts might one day sense your heart rate and tension levels.

Walmart filed a patent in August for a shopping cart that monitors various biometric signals, like a customer's body temperature, heart rate and tightness of grip on the handle. According to the patent titled System And Method For Biometric Feedback Cart Handle, the data would be..

Date: 09 October 2018

Author: Matt Bynum

Why Cloud-Based Collaboration is a Post-M&A Requirement - Part 2

How Cisco Spark enables collaboration without compromise

(cont. from Part 1 here)

After evaluating several solutions, Cisco Spark emerged as the clear winner. Cisco Spark is a cloud-based offering that integrates with WebEx and other Cisco products such as Cisco Spark Board, a touch-based, three-in-one collaboration device for wireless presentation, whiteboarding and videoconferencing. One of Cisco Spark’s key differentiators is that it’s delivered entirely from the Cisco cloud, which reduces..

Date: 06 August 2018

Author: Matt Bynum

You both said “I do.” Now what? Why Cloud-Based Collaboration is a Post-M&A Must Have.

 

2017 was a big year for mergers and acquisitions (M&As) with $3.7 trillion in deals, making it the third highest since the 2007 financial crisis. Economists are projecting 2018 to yield a higher number of M&A deals due to factors such as economic strength across the globe, U.S. corporate tax cuts and the repatriation of offshore profits, just to name a few. 

When two companies merge, one of the signs of their future success depends on how well they can work together in a truly collaborative..

Date: 24 July 2018

Author: Nicole Brinson

Listen Up IT: Ford Drops Almost All Passenger Cars and You Should Too

What Ford’s change says about flexibility and why IT should pay attention.

Ford Motor Company announced earlier this year its plan to stop production of all passenger sedans except for two: the Ford Mustang and the Focus Active. Citing plunging sales and declining profits from its passenger car lineup, Ford will shift its resources to the booming market segments: pickups, SUVs and crossover-utility vehicles, according to CEO Jim Hackett.

 

So, what does Ford’s elimination of familiar..

Date: 29 June 2017

Author: Matt Bynum

Accelerating IT with LEAN: Getting the Most From What You Already Own

Our modern society is pretty darn amazing.

It's not perfect, of course. Improvements to gadgets, gizmos, and just plain ol’ tribal knowledge will forever be just around the next corner. For me, that unending pursuit of perfection is what leaves me so enamored by the state of our world. We're so use to technological and societal advances being announced sometimes daily, we are completely accustomed to finding that proverbial better way to do things.

Want to know something amazing? We are all..

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