Software-as-a-Catalyst

Strategy+Business

According to this year's Global Innovation 1000 study -- an examination of the 1,000 public companies that spend the most on researching and developing products for their markets -- the world's major innovators are shifting more of their R&D to software and services.

Review: PwC Global 100 Software Leaders

Consultants Mind

PWC released their 4th report on top 100 global software leaders here. Of course you will see the major bulge-bracket software companies (Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, EMC etc), but you will also see a lot of names that you may interact only tangentially.

Warfare, Software, and Industrial Design

Strategy+Business

Sprint and scrum, a design approach favored by the software industry, was behind many of the incredible innovations made by industrial and defense companies in the mid-20th century.

Software is testing

Seth Godin Blog

Writing the first draft of a computer program is easy. It's the testing that separates the professional from a mere hack. Test and then, of course, make it better. The same thing is true with: Restaurant recipes. Essays. Web user interface. Customer service. Management techniques.

An executive’s guide to software development

McKinsey

This essential capability is a blind spot for many nontech leaders. Our Insights

Bulger Partners – Strategy Consulting for the Software Economy

Management Consulted

Have we got a treat for you today, as we highlight up-and-coming software consulting firm Bulger Partners. Chris brought with him decades of experience advising software and tech clients in the IB world, and found that the skillset he was optimized to serve and consult for the new software economy. The software economy relies on the open exchange of ideas, and Bulger Partners has incorporated this mantra into the way its main office is structured. BULGER PARTNERS.

Five thoughts on software

Seth Godin Blog

Removing features to make software simpler doesn''t always make it better. The network effect , combined with the low marginal cost of software, means that there''s a race to have ''everyone'' use a given piece of software.

Will Your Software Help or Hinder Digital Transformation?

BCG

The Boston Consulting Group and CAST, a leader in software analysis and measurement, have established a partnership to help companies address functional, data, and technical complexity in their IT landscape and operations. Article Monday, May 02, 2016.

How Hardware Makers Can Win in the Software World

BCG

Suppliers of medical devices, building and factory controls, and farm equipment are among the many traditional hardware companies that are investing in new software and analytics-driven solutions. Article Thursday, May 26, 2016.

Hardware is sexy, but it's software that matters

Seth Godin Blog

You can make software if you choose to. Not just the expected version of software that runs on a computer, but the metaphorical idea of rules and algorithms designed to solve problems and connect people. For years, the Mac was merely a container for Mac software.

Symantec Says "Antivirus Software Is Dead"

MishTalk

The Wall Street Journal reports Symantec Declares Antivirus Software Dead , turns to minimizing damage from breaches. Symantec Corp (SYMC) invented commercial antivirus software to protect computers from hackers a quarter-century ago. Rather Curious Propositions Symantec has a rather curious proposition that essentially boils down to this: Hire us to learn how to minimize the damage once hackers break through our software.

Telecom’s Twin Peaks: Software-Defined and Virtualized Networks

BCG

Software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) have already started to change the way that telecom networks are designed, deployed, and operated. Article Thursday, June 30, 2016.

Rethinking car software and electronics architecture

McKinsey

As the car continues its transition from a hardware-driven machine to a software-driven electronics device, the auto industry’s competitive rules are being rewritten. Our Insights

From hardware to software: How semiconductor companies can lead a successful transformation

McKinsey

Many semiconductor companies struggle when attempting to transition from hardware to software. How can they improve the process? Our Insights

Software Robots Eliminate 94.7% of Jobs Needed for Space Launches

MishTalk

It used to take 150 to do a space launch. Now it takes 8 thanks to artificial intelligence at the launch site. That is a 94.7% reduction in the number of jobs. The BBC reports Japan launches ''affordable'' Epsilon space rocket. Japan has launched the first in a new generation of space rockets, hoping the design will make missions more affordable. The Epsilon rocket is about half the size of Japan''s previous generation of space vehicles, and uses artificial intelligence to perform safety checks.

Taking Agile Way Beyond Software

BCG

Article Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Too often, agile remains confined to software development. But companies that successfully implement agile across their entire enterprise can create an exceptional customer experience and gain an edge over the competition. Article

Sleeping giant: Europe as a global software competitor

McKinsey

Software has an obvious home in the world of IT, and US tech firms are the most visible. Yet it’s increasingly critical to production and manufacturing—which gives Europe the opportunity to be a global software contender. Our Insights

You Don’t Have to Be a Software Company to Think Like One

Harvard Business

Every business is, willingly or unwillingly, a competitor on a software playing field, no matter which sector it’s in. In a world underpinned by ever more powerful, affordable, and public technology platforms, software is still king. What role could software play in that equation?

US Navy to 3-D Print Ships; Brick-Laying Robots; Bit-Rot: Meet "Helium" the Software Coding Robot; End of the Programmer?

MishTalk

Meet "Helium" the Software Coding Robot Helium, a software coding program, can rewrite rotten legacy computer code in an hour. This is especially true of unoptimized Windows code and imaging software such as Adobe Photoshop.

Subscription myth busters: What it takes to shift to a recurring-revenue model for hardware and software

McKinsey

The benefits of moving to flexible subscription pricing are closer than they appear, but common misconceptions hold companies back. Our Insights

Drivers Not Needed: Tesla "Autopilot" Software Allows Self-Parking Without Driver; Completely Driverless Public Transport Test in Arizona

MishTalk

Tesla has a solution: Software Upgrade Lets Cars Park Themselves With No Driver. Tesla, co-founded by billionaire Elon Musk, has distinguished itself by automatically pushing over-the-air software updates to customers, refreshing the vehicles with new and enhanced functions. "Autopilot" Self-Parking Hate parking cars in tight spaces in garages or streets? I certainly do.

8 Accounting Softwares for Consultants and Independent.

Consulting Business

Search for: 8 Online Accounting Softwares for Consultants. Luckily there are several software programs that make this process more pleasant. The interface does look straightforward and they heavily promote that their software works well on the iPad. If you have used other accounting software that you like share them in the comments below… Richard Perfect. Helping You Become A Successful Independent Consultant. Contact Us. Skip to content. PRODUCTS.

Seth's Blog: Levels of marketing magic, the placebo effects of desire

Seth Godin Blog

UTILITY: The album is good, the software is useful, the book changes things. Seths Blog.Seth Godins riffs on marketing, respect, and the ways ideas spread. About. Archives. Subscribe. Recent Posts. "Oh, Oh, thats just a hack someone put together.". The sophisticates. Q&A: Purple Cows and commodities. Colors or numbers? Words are hooks, words are levers. Mumbo vs. Jumbo. Death and Taxes, 2014. The opposite of anxiety. Stoogecraft. The fork in the road offers only two difficulties. Archives.

Seth's Blog: What's now?

Seth Godin Blog

When I was starting out in the software business in 1983 (gasp), our home computer of choice was the Commodore 64. Seths Blog.Seth Godins riffs on marketing, respect, and the ways ideas spread. About. Archives. Subscribe. Recent Posts. "Oh, Oh, thats just a hack someone put together.". The sophisticates. Q&A: Purple Cows and commodities. Colors or numbers? Words are hooks, words are levers. Mumbo vs. Jumbo. Death and Taxes, 2014. The opposite of anxiety. Stoogecraft.

Detecting Lies on Earnings Calls

Strategy+Business

Can software and analytics help investors figure out if corporate leaders really mean what they say

Reimagining software services for the cloud and the digital world

McKinsey

Customers expect software firms to do more to help deliver outcomes. Software vendors must therefore evolve their professional-services capabilities to meet the new needs. High Tech Insights

Bulger Partners – Strategic Advisers to the Software Economy

Management Consulted

Have we got a treat for you today, as we highlight up-and-coming software consulting firm Bulger Partners. Chris brought with him decades of experience advising software and tech clients in the IB world, and found that the skill set he was optimized to serve and consult for the new software economy. Bulger Partners works exclusively with businesses whose primary strategic assets are software and data. The firm touts sector expertise in: Enterprise Software.

Bulger Partners – Strategic Advisors to the Software Economy

Management Consulted

Have we got a treat for you today, as we highlight up-and-coming software consulting firm Bulger Partners. Chris brought with him decades of experience advising software and tech clients in the IB world, and found that the skill set he was optimized to serve and consult for the new software economy. Bulger Partners works exclusively with businesses whose primary strategic assets are software and data. The firm touts sector expertise in: Enterprise Software.

Bulger Partners – Strategic Advisors for the Software Economy

Management Consulted

Have we got a treat for you today, as we highlight up-and-coming software consulting firm Bulger Partners. Chris brought with him decades of experience advising software and tech clients in the IB world, and found that the skill set he was optimized to serve and consult for the new software economy. Bulger Partners works exclusively with businesses whose primary strategic assets are software and data. The firm touts sector expertise in: Enterprise Software.

Should Robots Pay Their Fair Share?

Strategy+Business

If machines and software are going to take over the jobs of humans, we may need them to fund our society

What is Social Customer Service?

Tom Spencer

Social customer service allows you to open everything up using a social platform like Telligent or Jive Software. Business Strategy community building consulting customer retention Jive Software Management Consulting social customer service Telligent

Why Artificial Intelligence Needs Some Emotional Intelligence

Strategy+Business

Robots are becoming chefs, and software is our new chauffeur, but their capacity for empathy leaves something to be desired

A business leader’s guide to agile

McKinsey

Agile promises rapidly evolving software and substantial business benefits, but it requires new habits from everyone: from IT and from business partners. Our Insights

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How Airbus is navigating a digital transformation

McKinsey

The commercial aircraft manufacturer is charting a course to software and services, focusing on creating new data-driven models to complement its hardware platforms.

Product managers for the digital world

McKinsey

The role of the product manager is expanding due to the growing importance of data in decision making, an increased customer and design focus, and the evolution of software-development methodologies. Our Insights

Insurance Claim Adjusters Replaced by “IBM Watson Explorer”

MishTalk

Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance in Japan is about to replace claim adjusters with a software robot from IBM. Manufacturing jobs have already been decimated by robots. White collar workers are next in line. more…). Economics

The New Game of Global Tech

Strategy+Business

As the boundaries blur among hardware, software, services, and telecom, tech sectors become less relevant. Tech companies now distinguish themselves through their strategic identity.

Grow fast or die slow: Focusing on customer success to drive growth

McKinsey

Technology and software companies spend millions acquiring new customers, yet customer retention is what separates top performers from their competitors. Our Insights

Protecting your critical digital assets: Not all systems and data are created equal

McKinsey

Top management must lead an enterprise-wide effort to find and protect critically important data, software, and systems as part of an integrated strategy to achieve digital resilience.

The Thought Leader Interview: Bill Ruh

Strategy+Business

Ruh sees himself as a productivity activist -- building the software and hardware platforms that will take society into a new, prosperous stage of development During the next few years, says GE Digital's leader Bill Ruh, the Industrial Internet will turn every company into a digitally empowered enterprise.