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Five Steps to Embrace Intelligent Machines in the New World of Work

Five Steps to Embrace Intelligent Machines in the New World of Work

While the impacts of machine intelligence have been hotly debated, and even provoke anxiety in some, this group of technologies continues to accelerate at a remarkable pace. [more]


Millennials Work as Hard, if Not Harder, Than Other Generations, Report Says

As a whole, employees under the age of 38 are clearly a force to be reckoned with, and one that looks, acts, and feels differently than any generations that came before them. A recent Manpower Millennial report, for example, points out that these employees prioritize money, people, and purpose when...[more]


Integrated View of Supply Chain Helps Build in Resiliency to Risk

Supply chains are suddenly under threat. Following years of low inflation and stable trade relations, executive teams in boardrooms across the globe are now grappling with rising inflation, a rapidly changing trade environment and the dire threat of an all-out trade war. Already, pressure is up...[more]


New EU Privacy Law Affects More Than Just Retailers

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation has taken effect, and although mostly viewed as setting data privacy requirements for retailers selling to individual consumers, it also affects manufacturers and distributors.[more]


IBM Will Marry Its New Verifier to the Blockchain, Transforming Diamonds, Olive Oil and Insurance

IBM Will Marry Its New Verifier to the Blockchain, Transforming Diamonds, Olive Oil and Insurance

If eyes really are windows to the soul, IBM’s latest product could lead to blockchain enlightenment.[more]


Could Blockchain Have Solved the Mystery of the Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak?

The first food poisoning cases came to light in late March — eight patrons of fast-food restaurants in New Jersey suffered bloody diarrhea and cramps that sent them rushing to hospitals.[more]


Q&A: Corporate Sustainability Evolves Into the Net Positive Movement

Sustaining isn’t enough any more. Businesses that have joined the corporate net positive movement seek to put more back into society and the environment than they take out.[more]


GM Gets Ready for a Post-Car Future

GM Gets Ready for a Post-Car Future

About a hundred years ago, the United States reached “peak horse.” In 1920 some 25 million horses roamed the plains, boulevards, cul-de-sacs, rodeos, stockyards, ports, farms, and dingy alleys of America — toting freight, plowing fields, fighting wars, carrying passengers on buggy rides, and making...[more]


Why Caterpillar Can't Keep Up With a Boom in Demand

Why Caterpillar Can't Keep Up With a Boom in Demand

Orders for the mining machines and construction bulldozers made at this sprawling Caterpillar Inc. factory in central Illinois have jumped, in general, three-fold over the past year.[more]


More Suppliers Are Losing Revenue Due to Cross-Channel Challenges

As the global $1.9tr e-commerce landscape continues to expand, companies are facing difficulties successfully managing cross-channel commerce across continents, supply chains, and software systems, and are losing revenue as a result. [more]


Analysis: Traditional Packaging Fails for E-Commerce

Using traditional product packaging in e-commerce can hurt the bottom line. For many companies, the practice triggers unnecessary, counterproductive costs several percent of their total cost of goods sold (COGS).[more]


What Is GDPR and How Will It Affect You?

What Is GDPR and How Will It Affect You?

You could be forgiven for thinking that Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a law created to fill your inbox with identikit warnings from every company you have ever interacted with online that “the privacy policy has changed” and pleas to “just click here so we can stay in touch.”[more]


Can Tesla Ever Make a $35,000 Model 3?

Can Tesla Ever Make a $35,000 Model 3?

More than two years after Tesla started taking $1,000 deposits for the Model 3, it’s increasingly unclear whether it can actually afford to sell the much-touted $35,000 version to fulfill CEO Elon Musk’s long-held vision of electric cars for the masses. That’s because doing so right now could be...[more]


A Lot Less Pot Is Being Sold in California Than Initially Estimated, Analyst Says

With tax revenue from legal pot sales in California falling short of projections, a financial analysis firm estimated Tuesday that total sales this year will be $1.9bn, significantly less than \the $3.8bn the company expected.[more]


The Drug Industry's Middlemen Are in the Hot Seat

When President Trump spoke on May 11 about his grand plan to lower drug prices, he singled out one particular bad actor with a particularly villainous name: “the middleman.”[more]


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