Category Archives: Best Practices

Don’t re-invent the wheel

Unemployment 2.0: New Problems Require Different Solutions


During the Global Financial Crisis a few years ago, the world was overwhelmed with layoffs and unemployment. Yet, if the experts are right, we can expect far higher unemployment in the near future as robots and artificial intelligence systems arrive … Continue reading

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Resistance Was Futile: Welcome To McDonalds Robotic Arches!


Fast food is in the crosshairs, and the industry is very nervous. Everyone wants something from fast food. Most customers want quick service, often 24-hour service,  from happy and enthusiastic workers. Foodies want higher quality ingredients and new menu items. Parents … Continue reading

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Adidas’ SpeedFactory: A Big Step Towards Onshoring Work?


For years we’ve talked about a robot revolution, but robots are nothing new! Robots have worked in factories for decades. They’re incredibly fast, but they’re also expensive to program, and they can only follow very specific instructions. If they receive … Continue reading

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Robots, Outsourcing, & The 2016 Election


Future generations will look back with disbelief on the 2016 Presidential elections. It is historic not only because the Democrats have a woman as their candidate, but also because the Republicans have the Trump as their candidate. Love him or … Continue reading

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The 2016 Gold In Outsourcing Goes to…


For decades the Olympics were dominated by the U.S. and Russian teams. Lately, China has successfully fought to stay in the top 3, dominating weightlifting, diving, and gymnastics. China just might finish with the most gold medals in 2016. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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Flatline… Subscriptions Will Be The Death Of Tech Jobs


When does a buzzword become a technology? It’s hard exactly, but “Subscription” is a great example. It started as a simple idea. Software sales groups spend a lot of time and money chasing after customers. They want customers to buy … Continue reading

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Will Cheap Fuel Undermine Sustainability?


When technology changes, early adopters become risk takers. If you sit and wait, you will eventually know which technologies win or are even worth pursuing. Early adopters either see something that the rest of us have missed, or they truly … Continue reading

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