Sunday, August 24, 2014

Technology and Business

We all know that technology has the power to transform the way we live and work. This article from CIO provides some real life examples of how technology can change a business. Charles Shaver, Chairman and CEO of Axalta Coating Systems shares what qualities a CIO should possess to deliver IT innovation. Not surprisingly, understanding the business is at the top of the list. He also discusses how to get people in your company to embrace change.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

2014 Billionaire’s Challenge

It's that time of year again. Last week the BUS 350 Operations Management class had it's annual Billionaire's Challenge and the winners are:

Julie Bede $1,018,990,000
Ashley McQueen $3.2 "Septillion"

Nice going!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Recent Published Work

Andrew Smith (2013). “How Are We Doing?” Tracking Efficiency, Utilization, and Productivity. Universal Journal of Industrial and Business Management, 1 , 137 - 140. doi: 10.13189/ujibm.2013.010402.

Productivity gains lead to competitive advantages. To achieve success, managers need to know if they are making the most effective use of resources. Understanding how well a business is performing compared to other firms in an industry is vital. Efficiency and Utilization are two measures that can be used to answer the question “How are we doing?” Once you have defined key variables and established benchmarks, programs like Microsoft Excel make it easy to set up the necessary calculations and track performance over time. A spreadsheet application is demonstrated that illustrates the concepts discussed. Formulas are included and explained.

Efficiency, Productivity, Utilization, Operations Management, Excel, MIS

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Why You Should Be Using a VPN

If you aren't already accessing the Internet through a Virtual Private Network at work or home, you should be. Here is a great article on why you should be using a VPN and how to choose the best one for your needs.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Careless Social Media Postings

It is already well into July. Guess I should post something! This slideshow from Baseline offers some good advice for using Social Media.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Emerging Role of Marketing Technologist

We are off for the summer but I went into my office today and ran into a former student who is pursuing a degree in Marketing. They currently work at Marian in our office of Marketing Communications. We were discussing the growth of Social Media and how things have changed and he shared this article about the emerging role of the Marketing Technologist with me.

Also a fascinating "map" of the leading companies in Marketing Technology can be found at LUMA Partners by clicking on the image below:


Friday, May 17, 2013

Interop 2013

The Interop conference and exhibition was held last week in Las Vegas. The event featured more than 125 workshops and conference classes and more than 300 companies participated. If you weren’t able to go, click here to check out this slideshow of 10 top products from InformationWeek.