User interests and expectations are constantly changing. They often reflect an evolving desire to increase delight, minimize friction, and meet growing needs. As voice interfaces, facial recognition, and augmented reality become mainstream, user experience and user interface design continues to be a crucial factor in digital product development, affecting all aspects of user satisfaction.
In this age of a shrinking publishing industry, Washington, D.C.-based The Atlantic continues to defy the odds. Founded in 1857, the monthly literary and cultural magazine with a focus on long-form journalism is profitable, receiving more than 80 percent of its revenue from digital sources, live events, and even a consulting arm.
For nearly a decade, Mission Data has been an ongoing research and development partner of the Kroger Company, the nation’s largest grocer with $108 billion in sales. The Cincinnati-based supermarket giant employs more than 431,000 associates who serve customers in 2,778 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 35 states.
According to our extremely reliable crystal ball, 2018 is going to be a big leap forward for enterprise technologies. While your company may be humming along and operating just fine, as your competitors leverage new technologies and add capabilities, you could quickly find your brand left in the dust.
No matter what you may have heard about millennials — that they spend too much on avocado toast, or that they’ve killed everything from cars to Applebee’s — one hard truth about this generation is that they are digital natives. Now that millennials represent the largest generation in the workforce, they have a lot to offer in terms of more diversity, tech savviness, and a fresh perspective. The trick is getting them to stay with your company.
The status quo—it’s what you’ve always done. It’s just the way your company does things. Why risk rocking the boat? Well, when it comes to digital transformation, delaying the optimization of resources can have real costs. If your organization is on the fence about a digital upgrade for 2018, you’ll want to take into consideration that waiting to make a decision is a risk in and of itself.
Waiting on hold—so last century, amirite?
Tech jobs, along with healthcare, are the most in-demand in the U.S. economy. While that might sound great for those in the field or planning to be, the talent pool in tech is far from capable of meeting the need. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts there will be 1.4 million more software development jobs than applicants who can fill them by 2020.
In-home, voice-activated artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming more prevalent, and consumers are getting more comfortable with voice-enabled commerce, research shows. As the technology evolves, businesses are scrambling to find ways to connect.