Tribal Knowledge, ‘Hidden’ Information and Social Networking

Written by Craig Rode. I was listening to the radio the other night on my way home from the office, and heard a story about manufacturing.  It concerned a local large manufacturer, and its concern about engineers.  Apparently, it anticipates having ten thousand engineers retire in the next ten years, and is very concerned about…

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Cloud computing: What’s the story?

It’s been awhile since I’ve seen as much discussion as I have recently about this new paradigm, cloud computing.  A couple of years ago the concept was floating on the horizon, but today you can’t really have a conversation about technology without its mention.  A few months back I gave a speech at the EDIFICE…


Changing Markets Require New Tools and Techniques for Effective and Secure Collaboration

With the economy continuing to show signs of improvement, manufacturers are turning their attention to strategies for capitalizing on new business opportunities. In the high-tech sector, improving collaboration across the value network will be a key strategy for boosting sales—and improving profits—going forward.  Morris Chang, chairman and CEO of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC)…