Category Archives: Technological Trends

Make sure you’re keeping up with the latest developments in 3D printing

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Which type of specialist are you?

Larry Downes and Paul Nunes suggest in their book, Big Bang Disruption, that successful businesses have only four kinds of specialization available to them in today’s rapidly-changing world:

  • Inventors – Researchers that create better and cheaper technologies.
  • Designers – Specialists in combining off-the-shelf component parts to create new products and services.
  • Producers – Experts in providing component parts for ecosystems where demand can rise and fall dramatically and suddenly.
  • Assemblers – Process experts who use the designs and parts of others to manufacture finished goods on demand.
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Why showrooming isn’t necessarily bad

Researchers from the Columbia Business School found that 60% of mobile-assisted shoppers are more likely to make a purchase in the flesh when they find helpful reviews and information online. And that only 6% of smartphone wielding shoppers are “exploiters” … Continue reading

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Is this the future of design and manufacturing?

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Are you using custom Google Maps for your business yet? It’s easy to get started…

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How innovative is your marketing?

Uber, the car-hailing service, is a master when it comes to one-day promotions. Instead of just being able to hail a car, their past promotions have included hailing:

  • An ice cream truck in the summertime
  • A mariachi band on Cinco de Mayo
  • Flower and musicians on Valentine’s Day
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