Entries by michelle

4 emerging trends in tepid July auto sales

The big debate in the auto industry swirls around whether a sales peak in the U.S. has been reached. Early reports on July sales give us some clues. The big debate in the auto industry swirls around whether a sales peak in the U.S. has been reached. Early reports on July sales give us some clues […]

The Two Things Killing Your Ability to Focus

I used to wake up, stumble over to my phone, and immediately get lost in a stream of pointless notifications. This digital haze continued throughout the day, keeping me from accomplishing important tasks. I was distracted, anxious, and ineffective as a leader. I knew I had to change but could not seem to break free […]

In IT, “thank you” goes further than you think

We asked several IT leaders to share what they do to praise and/or reward good work within their organization. Below is Arbella Insurance CIO Paul Brady’s reply, as well as links to answers from other Enterprisers.  Thanks comes at three levels – group recognition, project recognition, and individual recognition – and I try to hit […]

3 Ways to Use MOOCs to Advance Your Career

The vast majority of people who sign up for a MOOC—a massive open online course—never complete it. More than 50% consume less than half of the course’s content. This is wrongly viewed as evidence that MOOCs don’t work, that people are dropping off and not getting value. The assumption behind that conclusion is that you have […]

New urgency from Honda, Toyota on next-gen technologies

TOKYO — Toyota and Honda have unveiled separate initiatives for car connectivity and artificial intelligence, the latest moves by Japan’s auto industry to counter emerging tech rivals in Silicon Valley. Toyota has formed a partnership to create a global communications platform that will support unified car connectivity worldwide, rather than relying on varying networks in […]

Is the digital future now history?

Electronic consignment notes were given the green light by the EU in 2011 but their implementation across European countries remains patchy. Has their time finally come… or gone?  So far, only eight EU member states and Switzerland have ratified the so-called e-CMR protocol – the digital addition to the United National CMR Convention that was […]

Physicists Achieve Atomic Data Storage

Researchers from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have created a rewritable data-storage device capable of storing information at the level of single atoms representing single bits of information. The technology, which is described in the current issue of Nature Nanotechnology, is capable of packing data as dense as 500 terabytes per square inch. […]

Why Technologists Should Think Like Biologists

Our technologies are far from pristine constructions. Frankly, they’re a mess. Our software evolves over years, or even decades, with bits and pieces being added over time. The IRS uses technologies from the 1960s, and the Space Shuttle used computer chips that were decades old. The code in our automobiles is fantastically baroque, and in […]

Volkswagen & Audi in Mexico part 1: Sharing logistics in a state of expansion

Puebla and Volkswagen have long gone together and are vitally important to one another. Now that Audi is joining the Mexican fray, the group has established new organisations and networks across North America. Automotive Logistics finds out more about this multi-brand, multi-country approach to purchasing and logistics Puebla, tucked between Mexico’s two coasts and its teeming […]