Electric Cars Are Booming Worldwide

  Despite the news surrounding Tesla’s recent financial woes, technology keeps advancing. [For example, see 1 and 2.] Thus, today’s post looks at how electric cars are booming worldwide. Even though they still represent only a fraction of overall car sales. And we need to build Customer Relationships in a High-Tech World.   Electric Cars […]

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What Is Next for Smartphones

Last year marked the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. As we know, over this time, the smartphone has certainly evolved. And revolutionized the way we communicate, shop, use social media, etc. Thus, an apt question to ask now: What is next for smartphones? For sure, forecasts indicate looming changes. First, we consider what the smartphone […]

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Amazon Prime Still Keeps Growing

As we know, Amazon dominates the world of online retailing. And it is a very creative firm.  Think about the Kindle, the Kindle Fire, Alexa, and Amazon Prime. [Click here to read more.] Also, it leads online retailers in customer service, including returns, Because Amazon Prime is the basis for a lot of the firm’s […]

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Past Technology and Future Technology Predictions

Over the years, a lot of technology predictions have appeared. We divide this post into two levels of predictions. First, we look at several “way-off” past technology predictions. Second, we examine future technology predictions. Which of those future technology predictions will be correct? Which will be “way-off”? As reported Robert J. Szczerba for Forbes: “[Consider] […]

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GREAT YouTube Videos: Learn More About AI

For organizations of any type, artificial intelligence (AI) promises to be the next big thing. What is AI? According to Webopedia: “Artificial intelligence is the branch of computer science concerned with making computers behave like humans. The term was coined in 1956 by John McCarthy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.” However, AI is only […]

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The Transformation of Logistics

Logistics is a key factor in determining a company’s success, since it impacts on delivery times, inventory levels, sales levels, and customer satisfaction. As a definition, logistics encompasses the activities concerned with efficiently delivering raw materials, parts, semi-finished items, and finished products to designated places, at designated times, and in proper condition. It may be […]

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What Type of Autonomous Car Is for YOU?

As we get closer and closer to the commercial launch of autonomous (self-driving) cars, one key factor has not been addressed enough: What is an autonomous car — because one type of car does not fit all? The answer is not simply “a car that takes over all/most driving functions for you.” The possible configurations […]

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Connected Vehicles Generate BIG Data

This post is a follow-up to yesterday’s. ___________________________________________________________ As we know, the auto industry is in the midst of a major technological revolution. Although self-driving vehicles have garnered a huge amount of attention, “connected” vehicles will also have an enormous impact on marketing. Why? From the consumer’s point of view, connectivity means better Bluetooth interactivity, […]

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Fortune’s 2017 Crystal Ball

Each year, Fortune magazine presents an interesting series of predictions for the coming year. The 2017 “crystal ball” is based on these principles (and includes the use of IBM Watson 🙂 ): “The election of Donald Trump to the presidency represents a seismic shift in American politics, an event with implications nearly impossible to predict. […]

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