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TC is a new concept in viewing statistics and trends in an animated way by displaying in one chart 5 axis (X, Y, Time, Bubble size & Bubble color) instead of just the traditional X and Y axis. Discover trends hidden in spreadsheets. It could be used in analysis, research, presentation etc. In different business sectors, to name a few we have Deutsche Bank, NBC Universal, RIM, Vanguard Institutional Investor, Ipsos, Princeton University as our clients.
The robotics, infrastructure, zero emissions and healthcare are the four major points discussed here. I will give the infrastructure a number one atleast in all the developing nations. Healthcare is again will be key component to support this infrastructure. The zero emissions can only be taken care by much more electical energy driven cars. I think we will see more and more of the elctrical cars in the next few years.
Bolaji--thanks for reminidng us about healthcare and high-tech. The trend toward more portable, smaller, lighter and more interactive equipment is not going to abate. Component makers have an opportunity to devlop products for this market. Medical equipment makers are also outsouricng more, and EMS companies have to pursure qualification to manufacture medical equipment. Although medical equipment is one of those long-lifecycle markets, it can be a profitable for supply chian companies willing to spend time and make the effort to service medical equipment makers.
There is no good thing that can,t be abused anyway and the reason is that when something is not used for it purpose. abuse is inevitable.
There is nithing that cannot be abused no matter how good it may be.Advancing in technology may be introducing new problem but its also solving problem and even solving some that cannot be solved many years before now.
Its about how we put it to use, the advancement not necessarily bad in itself
When it comes to "zero innovation" many of these ideas are possible. They are only going to be possible with more research, time, and plenty of money. As the technology advances, the cost should reduce and therefore make it easier for more companies or individuals to incorporate these ideas.
The initial idea of all these innovations was to make our lives easier. We could accomplish all we need to do in less time, allowing us to relax and not be stressed out. Of course we do the opposite and multitask to accomplish even more instead of relaxing.
At the beginning of the industrial revolution, technology was supposed to free up our time for higer endevours. Perhaps we have not chosen the wisest pursuits? Today it seems, technology both frees our time and consumes it.
I agree. There are disadvantages along with the advantages with advancing technology. The newer generation of people for the most part won't be able to slow down and enjoy the little things in life as much.
I have heard some of my friends commented that "comparing the world today to the world 20 years ago, there isn't much we can see that's better today. Alot of the 'progress' just creates more problem, makes life more complicated and contributes to imbalance". This makes some sense because people are so busy on internet texting, face-booking or tweeting useless information. There has been a study that shows kids born in the 90s and after are lacking in empathy. You also don't see as many artists or composers like Mozart or Picasso developing arts for the world because people are too busy with the internet distraction.
I guess many ways how technology can affect society, people, morale, the world.
It will be interesting to watch how rapidly technology changes. I might guess that it will restrained somewhat because of associated costs, but I expect to see some amazing products and advances as well.
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Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.