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Confronted with too much tech FUD and FOMO?

According to research on loss aversion, FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) is more powerful than FOMO (the fear of missing out), but technology executives and their organizations liberally use both to hype the goods and services they’re promoting. Trying to work your way through everyone’s claims and counterclaims? Here’s what to do. Read all the…

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How SOM Market Sizing Defines Competitive Needs

If you’ve ever tried to figure out what, and how much, your firm can sell over the next quarter or year, then you’ve dealt with the concept of Serviceable Obtainable Markets (SOM). But you may not have seen how directly it translates to your firm’s competitive enablement and positioning. This post briefly examines key aspects…

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Market Sizing Concepts: What is SAM?

Effective market sizing doesn’t just tell us how much we might sell. It tells us how what to make, how much to make, what to invest, who to hire, how to get to market, why customers buy, how to price, what our support needs will be, and more. Failure to adequately size markets leads to…

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Reset 2022 Cryptocurrency Strategy, as Bitcoin Shows Renewed Risks/Volatility

“Big Crypto”- Bitcoin, others will be under a lot more EU, US lawmakers, FTC, and SEC scrutiny and regulations, including consumer protections over the next 12 months. In 2021, Bitcoin’s exuberance is exposing investors to a high level of volatility and risks. Bitcoin’s technology is obsolete, uses too much miner energy consumption, and does not scale for global high-volume transactions. Investors and crypto corporations must reset their cryptocurrency strategy now for 2022. A 2022 cryptocurrency strategic playbook calls for a transition to the second-generation (2nd Gen) Proof-of-Stake (POS) blockchain coins, such as an Ethereum 2.0 POS platform, in mid-2022. US megabank forecasts predict new financial staking services to be valued at $9B. When Ethereum 2.0/EHT goes online, then staking services jump to $20B. Ethereum 2.0 should be a game-changer as well as the leader in the cryptocurrency space.

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Manager to Employee: We Need to Talk

There are songs (How Ya Gonna Keep ‘Em Down on the Farm) and time-worn idioms (You can’t put the genie back in the bottle) that speak to the fact that when disruptions to existing norms occur, things are less likely to “return to normal” than to establish new set points. The pandemic changed how people work forever. In our recent post, we recommended that leaders look for the…

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Best Practices to Make the Pandemic Crisis into a Workplace Opportunity

For most organizations, the period when they had to cope with the sudden need to work remotely is long over. The challenge for organizations now is to move from simply coping with changed circumstances to thriving in the new world. Organizations need to take advantage of the forced changes to implement improvements in working practices…

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Paving the road to autonomy

APM Appliances Paving the Way to Autonomous Manufacturing

Just as autonomous vehicles are held out as a potential future for transportation, autonomous factories and plants are a possible future for at least some forms of manufacturing.  With the rapid advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) applications in the asset performance management (APM) space, coupled with the fact virtually every control…

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