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Almost a year ago, I wrote these words, "Technology has reached the tipping point for me, it moved from a help to a hindrance." The plethora of adrenaline- and endorphin-inducing mobile apps, 24x7 news, notifications, alerts and updates, drip fed my brain and hindered my "deep work and deep thoughts." In Cal Newport's new book titled, Deep Work he posits that most knowledge workers need concentration and substantial time, dedicated and uninterrupted, to produce their best work. He argues that a lot of technologies and open office layouts today inhibit creativity, "deep work" and "deep thoughts," and are the very things that are most highly valued, and one of the key differentiators between humans and robots. Newport argues that we must understand and optimize the conditions that enable our brains to work best. To sum up his argument, constant drip feeding technolog... (more)

Crossing the Line from Virtual to Real | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #Sensors

I was on a high-rise construction site 34-floors above the city.  I was talking to the construction crew when a fight broke out. There was an explosion and the floor collapsed.  I removed the virtual reality (VR) goggles and laughed. It was so real. The VR solutions provided an incredible experience, almost like being there. As good as my experience was, it was not reality.  It was a controlled pre-programmed experience - a notional idea. Today, however, VR and sensor technologies enable a notional idea to become reality - a Real-Reality. IoT sensors extend our physical senses b... (more)

The End Goal of #DigitalTransformation | @CloudExpo #BigData #DigitalMarketing

Although we often write about and discuss digital transformation, we often fail to identify the end goal we are really trying to achieve.  We talk at great length about data, analytics, speed, information logistics systems and personalized user experiences, but none of these are the end goal.  Ultimately we must digitally transform so we can remove the "fog of war," and have clear visibility and insights into our businesses and the needs of our customers.  The end goal of digital transformation, however, is the ability to rapidly act and react to changing data, competitive condit... (more)

Competing in #DigitalTransformation | @ThingsExpo #IoT #ML #M2M #BigData

Digital Transformation is the process of transforming a business from one state to another - from a state where businesses operate in Human time, to a state that operates in Digital time and finally to Future time.  Businesses today must digitally transform in order to compete in all three of these time continuums simultaneously. Let's first identify these different time continuums: Human time - time governed by our physical, biological and mental limitations as humans Digital time - time governed by computing, networking and data transmission speeds Future time - time governed b... (more)

Three Ages of #DigitalTransformation | @CloudExpo #IoT #DevOps #BigData

Surviving the Three Ages of Digital Transformation When digital laggards finally recognize the degree of market disruption being caused by the rapid adoption of digital technologies, and desperately try to outrun the inescapable Darwinian effect of their slow response, they will be faced with not one, but three ages of digital transformation to navigate and survive. Understanding these ages, and what is unique about each one, is critical for business strategy, prioritizing, planning, sequencing and budgeting. Today, we live and work in the Age of Disruptive Transformation.  Tra... (more)