Manufacturing the Future

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A strong pipeline of innovations in materials, information technology, production processes, and manufacturing operations will give manufacturers the opportunity to design and build new kinds of products, reinvent existing ones, and bring renewed dynamism to the sector. “Over the next 15 years, another 1.8 billion people will enter the global consuming class and worldwide consumption […]

Making Social Business Effective

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Social business must be connected to the day-to-day workings in order to succeed. Technology alone will never be the answer, but must be woven into our daily work flow. Most of the heavy lifting within a company is done by the two extremes, powerful legacy software or manual systems including spreadsheets , neither of which […]

The Knowledge Economy

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We all agree that we are working in a knowledge economy and organizations are striving to create an empowered workforce, with the in-house knowledge capital being critical for a company’s operations and performance, not to mention innovation and competitive advantage. Organizations are focusing on how to improve business operations, bring down costs of servicing customers […]

Why do Companies invest in new Technologies?

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Why do companies invest in new technologies? We do it because we believe that new technologies make our lives easier and our businesses more successful. But technology alone is not enough to bring success. Customers want fast solutions to their problems no matter whether the application is hosted in the cloud or not. Your customers […]

The Era of Intrapreneurship

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I read a great article today by Luis Suarez entitled The Social Enterprise – Welcome to the Era of Intrapreneurship! that I thought I would share. “An era, where thanks to the Social Web, whether internal or external, or both, knowledge workers, for the first time ever, are now in charged of their own productivity, of their […]

Email may be a great Communication tool, but…

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Email is a great communication tool enabling you to get in touch with business colleagues at the touch of a button. However, email isn’t a collaboration tool. Anyone who has tried to collate feedback from numerous colleagues on a document over email knows how painful the process can be. No one seems to remember which […]

Bangladesh – Compliance & Safety Risk Assessment

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The recent tragedy at Rana Plaza illustrated the lack of safety standards and structural stability of garment factories in Bangladesh, the world’s second-largest exporter of textiles. For organizations that source their goods from emerging regions, this event must place a renewed and urgent focus on three major risk areas: Supply Chain Risk: Retail industry organizations and […]

UFO User Case Study – Reduced email by 70%

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UFO Jeans Canada UFO Jeans is a Canadian apparel manufacturing company established in 1990 with an in-house design, production, and administration team of 9. They have partnered with a manufacturing unit in Bangladesh with a dedicated staff of 35 that develops and manufactures approximately 4 million units annually via their 5 factories. Problem: The well-seasoned […]