Data Will Lead the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Part 2
No one denies that data’s role in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (and in our daily lives in general) is growing. In Part 1 of “Data Will Lead the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” we examined how data is actually one of the major components shaping this industrial revolution. Data is both measuring human behavior and influencing it at the same time. That data-technology-human connection: Disrupts which jobs have priority in modern manufacturing (think: data analysts and coders becoming possibly more influential and indispensable in the daily process than manual laborers) Helps business leaders make better, more informed business decisions Reveals misconceptions or misinformation that. Read More.
COTS Software vs. Custom Software: Every Startup’s Dilemma
There are two sides to the commercial off-the-shelf (“COTS”) software versus custom software dilemma that startups and growing businesses face. On one hand, using COTS software can help your business become operational faster and usually more economically. You license some software. You install it. You go. Or perhaps you access it via “the Cloud” if you subscribe to a software program that enables user access via a software as a service (“SaaS”) model. If commercially available software meets your business process support requirements and suits your needs, then COTS software is a great option. If it’s something popular, like Microsoft. Read More.
Topics: commercial off-the-shelf "COTS", COTS software, Custom Software, customer relationship management “CRM”, Domestic Production Activities Deduction “DPAD”, DPAD, enterprise resource planning "ERP", PATH Act, Protecting Americans Against Tax Hikes Act "PATH Act", research and development, Software-as-a-Service "SaaS", tax credits
Data Will Lead the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Part 1
Technology is a critical component in the next industrial revolution – the one that’s happening right now as you read this article. But, technology doesn’t rule the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It’s not going to take over manufacturing and replace all the workers with robots. What will define and shape the Fourth Industrial Revolution is data. Technology defined the Second and Third Industrial Revolutions in that it made our jobs easier, so we could be more productive. This time around, the technology is different. Not only is it evolving at a much faster pace that’s unparalleled in the history of human. Read More.