In today’s fast-paced business environment, companies are expected to have real-time visibility of their inventories and deliver goods at Amazon-like speeds. While emerging technologies such as augmented reality (AR), voice interfaces, and the Internet of Things (IoT) have entered the consumer mainstream, enterprises are beginning to explore how these new tools can enhance value and solve problems. One major area in which we’re seeing enterprises effectively utilizing new tech is supply chain logistics.
Last month we attended the National Restaurant Association’s annual conference in Chicago. It was interesting to see how the food service industry is taking on digital transformation. There is still plenty of room for growth in terms of digital transformation for the foodservice industry, but it is primed to take the next step in incorporating more emerging technologies into its business processes.
Last week we wrote about the emerging tech scene in Louisville, KY, where one of our offices is based. So this week we are highlighting the tech scene and culture of Washington, DC, where our other office is located. We’ve been in DC for a few a years now and have integrated ourselves into the DC culture through company outings to Cap’s and National’s games, frequent happy hours, and local tech events.
Last week we talked about trends we were seeing unfold with artificial intelligence. Although still in its very early infancy, AI is the trend to watch in 2017 as businesses look to incorporate the technology into their operations. This week we’re turning our attention to an emerging technology that’s a little further along on its growth curve, the Internet of Things (IoT). Numerous companies are applying the tech to real business problems and are already receiving returns on their investment. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)is leading the way, but enterprise and consumer IoT products are catching up. In this post we will focus on enterprise and consumer IoT use cases.
The first quarter of 2017 has come to a close, and a lot of tech trends and predictions made at the beginning of the year are already being realized. Emerging technologies are maturing with more defined use cases and strategic direction. In this post, we focus on the development of artificial intelligence (AI), looking at how automation technologies have begun to unfold in the business world.
Innovation labs have become an increasingly popular feature of corporate culture over the past few years, but you don’t have to be a big global brand to see the benefits of starting one. The following are a few ways a lab strategy can benefit businesses of all sizes.
This is part of a running commentary for a project that our Labs team is working on. We are interested in non-visual user interfaces. Broadly, interfaces that consider the use of people’s other modes of interacting with the world: speaking, hearing, feeling, and gesturing. So we decided to start playing around with the Amazon Echo.