So your company runs on technology. In fact, whether is software or hardware, this vital tech enables your business to stay competitive in the market. So, how do you keep up with the technology hamster wheel?
Last week Tom and Jeff were out in San Jose, CA at OCP U.S. Summit 2016. With companies like Facebook, Microsoft, Seagate, HPE and others showcasing the latest in open-source hardware design, we thought we’d take a look at another industry trend for technology-enabled companies: continuous upgrades.
Take a look around. Technology-enabled business exist everywhere. From tech media darlings like Uber and AirBnB to Postmates and Amazon Now. Just a few years ago, companies like this wouldn't have been able to exists, let alone compete with the biggest industry players.
Every day people return or trade-in mobile phones across the world in an immense number of locations and for different a variety of reasons. But what stories do those old phones have to tell? What lessons can we learn? And how do these discoveries inform our future decisions?
If you’re like most IT leaders, your life revolves around numbers: response SLAs, Uptime, Performance, Utilization. So when I ask you about reverse logistics, first let me give you an eye-popping number – $200,000,000,000 – Two Hundred Billion Dollars in returns annually. That’s the annual value of product returns as estimated by the Reverse Logistics Association. It’s also about 1.1% of the entire GDP of the USA. That’s a lot of value that you’re missing out on by ignoring reverse logistics, but just in case that wasn’t enough, here are a few more you might have considered, but not yet acted on.