When the Innovation Train Derails

New-product innovation is as relentless and unforgiving as it can be rewarding. Apple's learning that big time these days. That its stock has fallen significantly in recent months isn't the point (unless you've taken a bath on your Apple investment). The point is its innovation train has derailed. Once hip, now uncool? Co-founder Steve Wozniak…

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Healthcare IT Leaders Need More Technology

The healthcare industry has some good news for high-tech companies. According to survey results released at the annual Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference held March 3 through March 7 in New Orleans, 2013 is shaping up to be another year that will see healthcare organizations spend millions of dollars on hardware, software, and…

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Infographic: Japan Earthquake, 2 Years On

This week marks the second anniversary of the Tohoku Earthquake, which caused considerable damage even before it triggered a tsunami that wreaked even more havoc in eastern Japan. It was the most powerful quake to rock Japan and killed roughly 16,000 people. Its impact on the electronics supply chain, from materials used for high-speed printed…

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Solving the Hiring Mystery

Your boss just told you to fill the requisition you submitted to him three months ago. You want to shortcut the agony of last week when you terminated a fairly new employee whose skills didn't match his resume. With your workload, you need to overcome the mystery of hiring to assure top talent. Your last…

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Apple’s Supply Chain Pain

What's wrong with Apple? In recent days, the consumer electronics giant has been staggered on several fronts: Citigroup cut its outlook for Apple stock (Nasdaq: AAPL), citing reduced sales for the iPad and iPhone models, chatter its analysts heard from the supply chain. Digitimes, which sometimes shoots first and asks questions later, reports that “Apple…

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