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4 Steps for Building an Innovative Culture

Posted by Mark Hemmer on 3/15/17 10:00 AM

Creating or changing a culture can't happen overnight. A culture is more a product of several smaller changes within your organization. If you've decided that your business needs to embrace innovation (it does) and you want your culture to match, it's going to take intentionality. By making a series of meaningful shifts to 'business as usual,' you'll be laying the groundwork that an innovative culture can be built upon. 

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Topics: Innovation

New Technology Can Power Your Mobile Exhibits

Posted by Mark Hemmer on 3/8/17 10:00 AM

Showing off your line of products (or your service) can be tricky. Your competitors are doing the same thing you are: trying to stand out. Whether you're involved with showrooms, mobile exhibits, or permanent displays, you need an edge that will keep you in front of the competition. You could go with a classic gimmick (think hired models or a wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man) or you could leverage emerging technology, wowing visitors and prospective customers in brand new ways. 

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Topics: New Tech

Augmented Reality Hardware: 5 Companies to Watch in 2017

Posted by Mark Hemmer on 3/1/17 10:00 AM

While virtual reality cornered most of the holiday TV commercial real estate, augmented reality hardware is poised for an even stronger 2017 in the consumer market and the enterprise. Which companies should you keep tabs on? These 5 companies have our attention and they deserve yours, too. See who made and the cut and why: 

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Training Innovations Have to Start with a Prototype

Posted by Mark Hemmer on 2/22/17 10:30 AM

Training is ripe for disruption. A strong approach to training is an indispensable part of a healthy enterprise. Training helps employees (and then the company) succeed, helps avert accidents or mistakes, and can help minimize the costs of new employee onboarding. Using technology to build a training strategy that is affordable, efficient, and effective, should be a key objective for all enterprise leadership. 

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Topics: Innovation

Developing Enterprise Augmented Reality Proof of Concepts

Posted by Mark Hemmer on 2/20/17 10:30 AM

Before the enterprise can start utilizing augmented reality to its full potential, it's going to need a proof of concept. Developing enterprise augmented reality is a process that involves discovering a viable use case, building a proof of concept, and then delivering on it. That's no small task and the enterprise often has to look outside its walls for help. When reaching out for help, it is important that the enterprise find a research and development company with experience in augmented reality. AR is still considered an emerging technology and learning how to successfully develop enterprise-grade applications doesn't happen quickly. It takes a focused team and a diverse background in leveraging technology to solve real-world business challenges.

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Topics: AR

Why Internet of Things Companies Will Outpace Their Non-IoT Competitors

Posted by Mark Hemmer on 2/15/17 10:30 AM

It's already underway. The Internet of Things has infiltrated every industry and the results are in: there's money to be made in embracing a world that has moved online. Is your business already among the Internet of Things companies that will outpace their competitors in the coming years? If the answer is 'yes,' your business is on the right track. If the answer is 'no,' it's time to start exploring how your company can get in on a lucrative trend that shows no signs on slowing.  

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Topics: Innovation

Innovation Consulting Services Can Turn Your Idea into a Prototype

Posted by Mark Hemmer on 2/13/17 10:30 AM

Taking an idea to prototype can be more complicated than it seems. Especially within the walls of the enterprise, ideas often fizzle before they can take off. Bureaucracy and a culture adverse to change can stand in the way of innovation. That's why many companies seek out innovation consulting services to help great ideas reach their towering potential. Innovation consulting services provide process, perspective, and can assuredly take problems and produce prototypes. 

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Topics: Innovation

Organizational Innovation: Embracing Change

Posted by Mark Hemmer on 2/6/17 10:00 AM

Change is like 'Citizen Kane': everyone likes the idea of it, but few people are willing to see it all the way through. It's easy to declare that you "love classic cinema" or that you're "open to new ways of thinking." It's another to spend two hours of your life watching a narrative slowly unfold in black and white. Just as it's another thing entirely to embrace change and truly let go of past conventions. Like Orson Welles' masterpiece, change can be worth it - if you're willing to dedicate the time and energy to it. In business, change is usually just a word. It's something to say in meetings or something to throw around in a keynote speech. In action, change ruffles more than a few feathers and you'll be hard-pressed to find business leaders who are comfortable with feather-ruffling. 

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Topics: Innovation

Augmented Reality Ideas That Can Improve the Patient Experience

Posted by Mark Hemmer on 2/1/17 10:00 AM

When it comes to health care, there are many things to consider: treatment types, cost, insurance plans, and more. But, one of the most important things for a health care provider is the patient experience. For those providing health care and those receiving it, the patient experience goes a long way towards defining 'success' in the field. The positive result of treatment is obviously at the top of the priority list. However, everything around that result makes up the patient experience. From hospital wayfinding, to waiting room comfort, to keeping children entertained, the patient experience determines how people feel about their health care provider. One relatively untapped technology that can assist with the patient experience is augmented reality.

Augmented reality enhances the physical world with digital information and imagery. It has uses in almost every industry, but there are few augmented reality ideas in the works that will definitely improve the patient experience 

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Topics: AR

Why Big Business Needs the Agile Startup

Posted by Mark Hemmer on 1/16/17 10:00 AM

What use does big business have for the startup? Startups operate differently and can offer things to the enterprise that it can't find elsewhere. For an injection of energy and innovation, the enterprise should turn to the startup: 

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