Iterating Locks & Keys

Considering there are iron skeleton keys that still turn door locks in medieval castles, you'd think the technology was more than ready for disruption...

Job Site Choreography

Fluor “designs and builds the world’s toughest projects,” according to its website, which means things like remote petrochemical plants and complex infrastructure systems that...

Training For a Post-Apprenticeship World

As NiSource rolls out a $30 billion long-term plan to modernize an electric and natural gas infrastructure that serves nearly 4 million customers in...

Buying Innovation Off The Shelf

“Nobody is breaking down our doors to give us a system to sense properties of hard rock,” explained Donovan Waller, Group Head of Technology...

The Connected Enterprise

A few years ago, the benefits of using new technology and processes to innovate its own connections between the shop floor to the top...

What If Your ISP Could Stop Cybercrime Before It Happened?

Although major hacks generate news headlines, most companies and institutions quietly contend ongoing web-based probes and attacks, with the average CISO at the largest...

Customer-Driven Innovation

“Splunk started as a tool for IT people to interact with log data and connect the dots,” said Haiyan Song, the company’s SVP of...

Shopping Or Reading?

Every morning at 6 a.m., Editorial Director Jim Kaminsky starts Slacking (yes, it’s a verb now) with his dozen or so writers and data...

Reality Is The Best Innovation Challenge

Nowhere in the detailed wrap-up report on a huge energy demonstration project in 2013 in the Pacific Northwest was there mention of an important...

Will Consumers Manage Their Electricity Use?

Most people are about as engaged in their monthly electricity bills as they are in tracking the amount of air they breathe. Direct Energy is...

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News that Tesla may be considering its own streaming music service suggests there’s no limit to what it could do. I want a Tesla...

Is Big Data A Black Swan Killer?

The dream of big data is to make experience predictable, and black swan theory says it can’t be done, at least not wholly reliably....

The Oldest Innovation: Monopoly

Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods is further evidence of its plan to corner the market on retail. It’s about consolidation, not innovation. In fact, controlling...