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The Age of Exponential Innovation & Industry 4.0

Just a few weeks ago, I sat in a presentation by futurist Todd McLees of the Pendio Group on Industry 4.0 at the Walworth County Economic Development Alliance (WCEDA) annual meeting.  Those of you who have heard Todd speak won’t be surprised to hear that he was quite compelling.  His main premise is that we…
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5 Questions to Ask Yourself To Test Your Cybersecurity Knowledge

October is Cybersecurity Month.  I’m not sure if everyone knows this, or if only people in the technology business are aware.  I’m not a big consumer of traditional media, so maybe it has been in the news and you all know.  The real question might be, if we do know, do we care? What exactly…
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6 Ways We Can Connect with People

It is a refreshing thing when in the course of doing business, we get to create genuine connections with people.  If you take a moment, and think about the vendor or the customer you appreciate the most, it is often the one with whom you have found some common ground.  You might have respect for…
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Is Your IT “Alignment” Pulling to the Right?

I wasn’t known for being a careful driver in my teenage years. In fact, my friends gave me the nickname, Mario, after the famous racecar driver.  I didn’t necessarily drive that fast, but I liked to see how quickly I could get to the speed limit.  Along with the enjoyment of getting there quick, came…
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10 Signs That Technology Could Be Holding You Back

I’ve had several meetings in the last few weeks with company owners and managers, who are taking a hard look at their technology.  In one case, a new owner is looking at their technology and recognizing that very little attention has been paid to updating or improving it.  Hardware and software updates are years overdue. …
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