How new technology is affecting SMBs

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Cayden Whitmond Now more than ever, the future of business is one shaped by fast-paced innovations to technology and the way that work is done.

Migrating Customers to New Technology, Products, Platforms

bpma ProductHub

by Davide Cis and Neil Baron – We tackled the subject of migrating customers to new technology, products and platforms (migration henceforth) at our August Product Executive Forum (PEF), where experienced product management and product marketing professionals from the Boston area meet to discuss shared challenges and find innovative solutions.

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Technology Transformation – Adobe Lightroom

The Product Bistro

But, time marches on, technology and demographics change. product management strategy cloud marketing segments technology transformationIntroduction. One of the most challenging tasks in product management is a major architecture shift of a product.

Stop Building Inefficient Technology

The Product Coalition

How to ascertain if your technology investment reinforces sustainability A common yet unnoticed pitfall in both startups and mature companies is the low efficiency in their technology spend. The perception on technology investments has typically been founded on a cost perspective.

The Six Principles of Persuasion

Speaker: Michael Carducci, CTO, Mago:Tech

As senior tech leaders, we often fall prey to thinking that a “good idea” and logical case is sufficient to get the desired response and result. We might be trying to get our CEO on-board with investment in a new technology or a rearchitecture effort, or we might want culture or process changes by our team. Our “good idea” is simply the beginning. An idea must be communicated; a case must be made; and ultimately other people must be persuaded to get onboard. Michael Carducci brings a fascinating background to this webinar. He’s a technologist and regularly works to help senior leaders improve their results. He’s also a professional mentalist and has been a student of psychology, human behavior and the principles of influence for nearly two decades.

Quick Guide: the 5 Layers of the IoT Technology Stack

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

In this post, I describe the five layers of the IoT technology stack and how Product Managers can incorporate them into their product strategy and roadmap. The post Quick Guide: the 5 Layers of the IoT Technology Stack appeared first on Daniel Elizalde.

The Four People Addicting You to Technology

Nir Eyal

Recently, the Pokemon Go phenomenon has reigniting the question of technology’s role in changing behavior. To put things in perspective, I wanted to share the main points of an article I published on the topic titled, Who’s Really Addicting Us to Technology?, The post The Four People Addicting You to Technology appeared first on Nir and Far. Putting Technology In Its Place addiction bad habits distraction Facebook Habits technology triggers

APIs and Open Technology by Jeremy Brown

Mind the Product

Jeremy Brown heads up Red Hat’s Open Innovation Labs in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and he works with organisations who are looking to adapt their operations for the technology landscape of the digital era.

The Unbelievable Future of Habit-Forming Technology

Nir Eyal

In this interview with Max Ogles, McGonigal discusses impact of future technologies on behavior, habits, and the way […]. The post The Unbelievable Future of Habit-Forming Technology appeared first on Nir and Far. Nir’s Note: Jane McGonigal is a game designer at The Institute for the Future and bestselling author of Reality is Broken and SuperBetter. She’ll be speaking at the upcoming Habit Summit in April. You can register here!)

Starting with Why in Technology

The Product Coalition

humane-tech startup innovation technology product-managementFrom anywhere you are in the organization Continue reading on ».

Schema Evolution Patterns

Speaker: Alex Rasmussen, CEO, Bits on Disk

If you want to make your development team squirm, ask them about database schema changes or API versioning. Most development teams struggle with changing database schemas and updating API versions without breaking existing code. Alex Rasmussen is an expert in helping teams through these struggles. His talk will examine database schema changes and API versioning as two instances of schema evolution: how your systems respond when the structure of your structured data changes.

"Addicted" to Technology? Why You Need To Turn The Tables And Hack Back!

Nir Eyal

The post "Addicted" to Technology? Why You Need To Turn The Tables And Hack Back! appeared first on Nir and Far. Habits

How to Organize Information Technology (IT) & Digitization Roles

Spice Catalyst

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Technology is Distracting and Addictive. Here’s How to Fix It. (Video)

Nir Eyal

Our personal technology is becoming more pervasive and persuasive. Instead of offering another knee-jerk reaction, here’s my take on the perils and promise of persuasive technology. The post Technology is Distracting and Addictive. Designing Ethically Putting Technology In Its Place ethics Persuasive technologyCritics claim it is addictive, irresistible, and hijacking our brain.

The Next era of Technology by Marie Louise Gørvild

Mind the Product

The post The Next era of Technology by Marie Louise Gørvild appeared first on Mind the Product. Every year, for MTP Engage Hamburg, we invite speakers from outside the mainstream product scene and ask them to contribute an additional perspective to stimulate discussion among our audience.

Why “Build or Buy?” Is the Wrong Question for Analytics

Since underlying technology is constantly evolving, the upkeep of their application’s analytics component. WHY “BUILD OR BUY?” IS THE WRONG QUESTION FOR ANALYTICS Introduction.1 When to Build Your Own Analytics. 2 When to Buy a Bolt-On Solution. 6 When to Take a Combined Approach.

Viva Las Vegas: 10 Sure Technology Bets for 2020 (Series…Part 2)

TIBCO - Thought Leadership

Over the past sixty years, technology has redefined how people live and work, how commerce occurs, how citizens and governments engage, and so much more. But where do you invest in a world where technology is a moving target? 10 Technology Trends You Can Count On In 2020.

How to Build Technology that Feels Like a Friend

Nir Eyal

The post How to Build Technology that Feels Like a Friend appeared first on Nir and Far. It’s impossible to ignore all the buzz about AI bots. Last month, Facebook’s David Marcus announced that over 30,000 bots have been built since the opening of its Messenger app to bot developers in April. Other companies like Google, Amazon, and Slack are welcoming bot-building developers to their platforms with open arms.

How Calm Technology Can Help Us Be More Human by Amber Case

Mind the Product

As demonstrated with her TED talk we are all cyborgs now Amber Case has a pretty unique perspective on how technology impacts people’s’ lives. Instead, we should be aiming for calm technology. It’s key principles are: Technology shouldn’t require all of our attention.

We need to calm our technology down

Imaginary Cloud - Design

Find tranquility in calm technology. So much so that big companies are now investing in following principles and guidelines of Calm Technology. Weister believed that technology should not be a source of stress, but instead help focus on the things that really mattered to the users.

Beyond the Findings: The Case for UX Research in Digital Transformation

Speaker: Marina Foglietta-Tereo, Head of UX Research, AXA Insurance

People often think of UX research as a tactical approach to improve the usability or visual appeal of a digital product. While good research will certainly validate an existing design, using it for validation alone would be like using your iPhone solely to tell time! Join Marina Foglietta-Tereo, Head of UX Research at AXA Insurance, as she explores the unrecognized organizational, cultural, and strategic benefits of an in-house, central and mature UXR team.

The ultimate marketing technology stack for 2019

Inside Intercom

Known as the Martech 5000 — nicknamed after the 5,000 companies that were competing in the global marketing technology space in 2017, it’s said to be the most frequently shared slide of all time. What is a marketing technology stack? Strategy first, technology second.

The Future of Talking to Technology

Mind the Product

Talking with Technology’ is an engaging and thought-provoking talk about how Artificial Intelligence is changing the interface between humans and machines. The post The Future of Talking to Technology appeared first on MindTheProduct.

Technology Is Not Hijacking Your Brain (video)

Nir Eyal

Some tech critics will have you believe that technology is “hijacking your brain” or that it’s “irresistible.” In my recent talk at The Next Web conference, I discuss: The difference between technological addiction and distraction. The moral obligation of tech companies who knowingly addict […] The post Technology Is Not Hijacking Your Brain (video) appeared first on Nir and Far.

Technology-Powered Disruption


While my focus is primarily on technology-powered software products, services and devices, I’m also very interested to find other industries where the techniques of modern product are used to disrupt their spaces. Of all the amazing technology achievements of the past decades, I personally find this one the most impressive. Most people by now have read Marc Andreessen’s Why Software Is Eating The World.

Hooked - How to Build Habit-Forming Products

Speaker: Nir Eyal, Author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

Is there a pattern underlying how technologies hook us? Why do some products capture widespread attention while others flop? What makes us engage with certain products out of sheer habit?

Women in Product Management: Jeannie Griffin, VP of Product and Technology Solutions at BCD Meetings and Events

280 Group

For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Jeannie Griffin, Vice President of Products and Technology Solutions at BCD Meetings and Events. The post Women in Product Management: Jeannie Griffin, VP of Product and Technology Solutions at BCD Meetings and Events appeared first on 280 Group.

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What technological innovation really means for your product and company

The Product Coalition

A lot has been talked lately about how technological innovation is reshaping our world. From that perspective, anything from hardware, software, processes, skills and knowledge can be seen as technology. What about technological innovation? It is far beyond from common sense!

Voice of the Customer Technology Buying: Turn Fear Into Power


In Gartner’s November 2019 “ Accelerate Buying Decisions ” article, analysts make an important distinction: “Technology buying is typically an act of change.” No matter your business, change and investment in new Voice of the Customer (VoC) technology can be scary.

How Technology is Changing Our Expectations of the Employee Experience


We know that technology has changed the customer experience, but how have these changing customer experiences impacted our expectations for employee experience

How AI Can Radically Change Your Business

AI is quickly becoming mainstream, thanks to its value-driving capabilities. Yet, even with such widespread attention, it still is one of the most misunderstood technologies out there. Here's how to make the most out of it and bring a positive change to your company.

The Impact of User Research Technology on Data Quality

Generation Focus

Globalization and technological advancements since then have reshaped the market research industry time and again. So the question then remains: Can we push the future of market research and technology to give us higher quality data, thus giving us the best of both worlds?

We Can’t Trust Technology Providers – Is It Time for a Code of Ethics?

Mind the Product

Questionable actions by leading tech giants hit the news every other day – from Facebook spying on its users and selling data, to Apple admitting it degrades batteries on purpose to force upgrades – it seems users just cannot trust the companies that provide us with everyday technology. Technology is meant to make our lives better, but somewhere along the line someone decided it was okay for companies to take advantage of their consumers.

5 Mobile Technology Trends To Watch In 2020


Whether you are an experienced mobile app developer, a first-time app entrepreneur or simply an app enthusiast interested to see in which direction mobile technology is headed, having a finger on the pulse of mobile technology trends helps you be […].

Building the Future of Digital Technology News with Richard MacManus


Richard MacManus is a writer and consultant working at the intersection of technology and the cultural industries. Previously, he founded ReadWriteWeb in 2003 and built it into one of the world’s most influential technology news sites.

The Ultimate Embedded Analytics Guide

In today’s ambitious business environment, many companies are taking an embedded analytics approach to capitalizing on the value of their information. Learn all about embedded analytics in this guide by Sisense, including a general overview of embedded analytics, the different approaches to embedding BI and analytics, and the benefits and challenges of the most popular BI solution technologies.

What is a technology roadmap, really?


One of the most popular roadmaps in our template library is the technology roadmap. Now, ‘technology” is kind of a loosey-goosey moniker—but the ambiguity is a result of its broad application (and this broad application also happens to be why this roadmap is so popular).