The above CNBC video of John Hagel (Deloitte Center for the Edge) discusses the huge problem of applying old business thinking when adopting new technology, and the scary new realities around global business competitiveness. 'Measuring the forces of long term change - the 2009 shift index', an important new report, addresses a major gap between the relatively short term trends executives track - unemployment, currency rates for example - and the longer term trends which play out over decades and have a much more fundamental effect on business performance. Consisting of three indices - foundation, flow and impact, plus 25 metrics that together quantify the stock, pace and implications - the 'Shift index' provides a sense of the nature and pace of change. All pretty arcane stuff, until you look at some of John Hagel, John Seeley Brown and Lang Davidsons' findings: competition is intensifying on a global scale, with US return on assets dropping over 40 years consistently … [Read more...] about Global Collaboration Competitive Success: Old Dogs, New Tricks & The Shift Index
You can teach an old dog new tricks
posted on 12 Aug 2013, 03:59 0 1. chemhaz (Posts: 161; Member since: 04 May 2012) Teaching aid dogs to send a distress call would be good if the owner was incapacitated, but other wise wouldn't voice commands suffice? posted on 12 Aug 2013, 06:13 0 2. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012) Nice dog! posted on 12 Aug 2013, 06:57 0 3. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012) Let the owner learn something first who has purchased it as it was one of the coolest thing in one friend's hand but have absolutely no idea as to how to operate it and repeatedly dials the customer care ,the dog can wait. … [Read more...] about Comments for : Can you teach your old dog new tricks on an Apple iPad?
0. phoneArena posted on 26 Feb 2017, 12:45 Despite the rocky start of the year for LG because of the mostly lackluster G5, it finished 2016 on a high note thanks to the excellent LG V20. It was a big, manly phone, with two screens, three cameras, hi-fi audio, and all the bells and whistles you can expect from a high-end phablet. We hate to use that portmanteau word, but it just rolls off the tongue when you talk about the V20. And then there's the all-new G6, a device that is a meaningful evolution of the G5, putting forth features that are important for end-users. But are all the novelties enough to make the G6 the new top dog in LG's camp? There's only one way to provide an answer to that question - with a 1v1 hands-on comparison... This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here posted on 26 Feb 2017, 13:38 1 1. Sprissy (Posts: 193; Member since: 11 Feb 2012) This article states they both have 32 gig of storage on board, but doesn't the V20 have 64 gig … [Read more...] about Comments for : LG G6 vs LG V20: Can you teach an old dog new tricks?
In the car world, it turns out you can teach an old dog new tricks.San Francisco-based firm Voyomotive has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund its new VOYO connected car device. Using the OBDII port on cars of vintage 1996 and newer, the small plug allows owners of older vehicles to enjoy a variety of modern tech features like fuel-saving Start/Stop, advanced diagnostics for engine codes, and vehicle immobilization.Through the Voyomotive Cloud and companion phone applications, users can also lock and unlock their doors automatically just by having their phone on them, track vehicles and traffic in the network a la Waze, and log individual trips to analyze mileage, driving time, gas used, and even CO2 produced. The product’s sleek look was provided by global design and strategy firm frog.“If a consumer wanted to add all of the functionalities provided by the VOYO to their car individually on their own, it would cost well over $2,000,” said Peter Yorke, CEO of … [Read more...] about Make your old ride smarter with the VOYO connected car device
Some things never change. It won’t be too long until we are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Mario and his penchant for bouncing off the heads of unsuspecting Goombas out for their morning stroll. When those celebrations roll around in 2035, odds are good that the Mario games of that time will still be familiar to fans of the original, just as New Super Mario Bros. U for the Wii U will be instantly recognizable to fans of the original Super Mario Bros. on the NES.New Super Mario Bros U. doesn’t challenge any conventions, nor does it change the traditional dynamics of the series. In fact, with very few exceptions, not much has changed between this game and the previous iteration on the Wii. You still send the famous plumber and his posse through side-scrolling levels, massacre several creatures that have the unfortunate task of walking in a straight line that offends Mario, and race the clock to reach a final flag that helps you progress to once again … [Read more...] about New Super Mario Bros U review: Teaching an old dog new tricks
SQL Server 2008 is generally an evolutionary release, building on the foundation of the 2005 release. This is a good approach in my opinion. It means we can build on our existing skills that we have worked hard to acquire since 2005. We can then just focus on learning the new features, right? One exception to this is Reporting Services 2008. The architecture has been changed and a new Report Designer has been developed. There's some good news and some bad news. Which do you want first? Well, the good news is that Reporting Services 2008 is no longer reliant on the ASP.NET / IIS architecture which forced the use of these products for Web Services. The Reporting Services applications have been re-written natively so that other Web Services products can be used an alternative to IIS, giving us greater security, performance and scalability. That's great. You can still use IIS if you want, but now you have options. Other good news is that Microsoft has acquired the Dundas visualization … [Read more...] about Teaching an old dog new tricks with Report Designer 2008
These days, flash drives are ubiquitous among IT pros and end users alike. They're probably the most convenient way to temporarily store data since the floppy disk, but these pocket-sized workhorses can perform lots of timesaving tasks. During this episode of TR Dojo, I show you just a few of the cool things you can do with a USB flash drive, such as:Running portable applications and application suites (check out PortableApps.com)Booting Windows or Linux from the drive (check out these TechRepublic resources, "Create your own bootable USB flash drive for Windows XP", "SolutionBase: Puppy Linux teaches an old dog new tricks", and "Linux in your pocket: Run SLAX from your USB keychain")Speeding up Windows Vista or Windows 7 with ReadyBoostCreating a Windows password reset disk with the USB key instead of a floppyUsing the flash drive like a key to lock your computer (check out Predator)But, flash drives are a double-edged sword. They make it easy to carry around lots of data, but they … [Read more...] about Video: Five cool things you can do with a USB flash drive
Your USB flash drive can do a whole lot more than just move data around. Greg Shultz introduces a variety of creative ways to put that drive to good use.Transporting your data is probably the most common use for a USB flash drive. But there's a world of other things you can do with these handy pocket-size drives. Here are 10 ways you can use that USB flash drive to do more than just move data. Note: This article is also available as a PDF download.In addition to storing your data, you can run portable applications from a USB flash drive. For example, OpenOffice, which is a complete office suite that includes a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation tool, drawing package, and database, is available as a portable application. Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird are also available as portable applications. When you combine the office suite with the ability to surf the Web and check email, you'll be able to take your most vital computing applications with you wherever you go — right … [Read more...] about 10 cool things you can do with a USB flash drive
It's time for tech to stop the stereotyping: Older people are just as capable—if not more capable—of learning new tech skills as their younger colleagues, according to Jonathan Dariyanani, president of Cognotion, Inc., in a Friday session at IdeaFestival 2016."In general, this idea that younger people are better at learning things, and 'you can't teach an old dog new tricks,' is not scientifically valid," Dariyanani told TechRepublic after the session. In fact, it's easier for a person to learn a skill when they have an analogous schema—something they already know and understand that is similar to what they are trying to learn. "Older people have mastered a number of complex systems, so as long as they're willing to be flexible and be uncomfortable, they can learn technology and master it the same as younger people," Dariyanani said. "The problem tends to be that as we get older, we're less willing to tolerate non-comprehension and discomfort. This often results in us … [Read more...] about IdeaFestival 2016: 4 secret tips for learning new technologies as you get older
Can you really teach an old dog new tricks? Jonathan Klein thinks you can and he's not just talking about his four legged clients. I Said Sit! School for Dogs more than 20 years, started the business as an in-home pet training enterprise. Today, his company occupies a state-of-the-art 5,000 square-foot facility in Los Angeles, that provides dog training, doggie day-care and short and long-term boarding. A natural talentlove of animals and his inherent connection with dogs that pulled him toward dog training as a career.“What happens is that, while a dog may behave, it is doing so out of fear, which can then lead to a host of other problems,” Klein told BusinessNewsDaily. “And who really wants their dog to be afraid of them?” word-of-mouth, not marketing that was going to drive my business,” said Klein. “The more I concentrated on my work and delivered results, the quicker my reputation grew. To this day, it’s the calls I get from people who … [Read more...] about Dog Trainer’s Secret to Success is Not Having Any (Secrets, That Is)