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Technology Can Be the Key to Growing Your Company

Growing your business often means overcoming a number of different barriers. These barriers can be internal or external to your business, and sometimes they’re even both. While some of these barriers may seem to be insurmountable, that’s rarely the case. Every challenge can be defeated if you know how to …

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Technology Can Be the Key to Growing Your Company

Growing your business often means overcoming a number of different barriers. These barriers can be internal or external to your business, and sometimes they’re even both. While some of these barriers may seem to be insurmountable, that’s rarely the case. Every challenge can be defeated if you know how to …

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Is Your Tech Stack Scalable?

Scaling is something every startup founder thinks about from time to time, but very few give it as much consideration as they should when building a tech stack. This might not be problematic in the moment, but it can have long-term, negative ramifications down the road. What is a Scalable …

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Why do High Tech Companies Need a Digital Core ?

Technology companies or companies using technological tools face challenges in a modern digital environment. Due to the competitive nature of the technology industry, change is a constant part of the business. Companies must be able to respond to rapidly changing conditions,  yet still compile to all standards.  How does a …

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Chicago Innovation Summit July 2017

Chicago Innovation, The Executives’ Club of Chicago, and the Chicago Public Library joined forces for the 2nd annual Chicago Innovation Summit on July 12th. Featuring top innovation minds and leaders, the half-day event unveiled new ideas and strategies to help grow business, and provided a showcase featuring innovative technologies of …

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Outcome-based economy – Are you ready for it?

Over the last decade many High Tech companies have changed their business model from selling products to selling solutions. Back in 2015 I wrote a blog on Solution Business – Advantages of a New Business Model where I touched on the benefits and challenges of becoming a Solution Business. At …

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From punch-cards to IoT, elements of cyber security evolve

The economic boom of the 1950’s led to enterprises looking to automate accounting functions to keep up with the accelerating speed of business.  Large electro-mechanical devices were installed that used plugboards, plug-in cables run by experienced technicians who generated punch-cards that stored data and could be reloaded for reporting purposes. …

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4 Reasons Startups Should Work with Elite Software Developers

It seems like every startup needs to work with software developers these days. Whether it’s building a custom website, an app, or even developing a unique software product, more and more startups are hiring software developers. Especially as consumers become more savvy with digital products, it’s more important than ever …

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Value creation of distributors for semiconductor companies

The majority of semiconductor companies today work with one or more distributors. Distributors handle currently approximately 24% of the semiconductor companies revenue. The collaboration of semiconductor companies with distributors enable them to have a much broader reach regarding the customer base. For example all the small customers can be managed …

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Augmented Reality Goggles on a motorcycle. Distracting?

Some time ago, I wrote a post about the distinction between the various Technologies around visual experiences. I talked about Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Google Glass and what the technologies are and what not. Some weeks ago I listened to an inspiring speech of Karim Habib, Chief Designer of BMW, …

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How Retail Trends are influencing High Tech OEM’s

Today’s High Tech Customers are much more connected and are so redefining the shopping process through online channels, mobile technology, and social networks. Customers can try and touch products in the stores, read online reviews, do price comparison via mobile apps and listen to the voice of friends via social media …

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Apps for Disaster Preparedness Backup Plan

Helpful Technology During Flooding The tragic floods from 2000, 2008 and 2016 have shown that early detection of floods reduces financial losses and the loss of life and property. Some communities, having learned the hard lessons in the past, have been able to prepare citizens and businesses by creating flood …

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IoT an Opportunity for Semiconductor Companies

The Internet of Things (IoT) Topic is quite prominent for a few years now. There is still a lot of buzz out there in the press, in discussions, at analyst studies etc. The current IoT usage is mainly focused on wearable fitness devices, smart thermostats, sensors for cars, medical monitoring …

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Additive Manufacturing – Use cases –

If you are interested in 3D printing or let’s use the more professional term “Additive Manufacturing” you find examples mainly in two areas of business.(if we leave the consumer driven avatar printout thing at a side) These areas are Aerospace&Defense and Automotive. In my first blog I wrote about 3D …

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3D Printing. Evolving Business

In October 2014 I wrote a blog about 3D printing, the technology behind it and possible impact on Materials Management. http://scn.sap.com/blogs-edit-post!default.jspa?blogPost=115921&blog=68729 18 month is quite a long in a business which is evolving that fast. Within these period of time several announcements have been made by renowned companies lifting 3D …

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What is an Extended Supply Chain?

Sometimes, when a problem is so broad and complex, it is also very hard to define. For example, what is an extended supply chain? The word “extended,” by most definitions, means to broaden further in meaning, scope, or influence, or to go beyond. The term “supply chain” is defined by …

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Varian Medical Systems: Focusing Energy on Saving Lives

Varian Medical Systems has a mission: saving lives. Their innovative line of medical equipment is used to provide targeted radiation therapy for cancer treatment in ways that improve patient outcomes while simplifying surgical procedures for the physician. They have equally ground breaking equipment for radio surgery, medical imaging and security. …

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Register Today: S/4HANA Webcast Series on ASUG

Register for a five-part webcast series on SAP S/4HANA. In early 2015, SAP launched the next-generation business suite to help enterprises run simple in a digital economy. S/4HANA is a new suite of applications built on the SAP HANA® platform for massive simplification and innovations, and with SAP Fiori® for …

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