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Winning and Losing with Social Technology at Your Office

As professional technologists, here at FPOV we are both well informed and highly opinionated on the positives and negatives of social technologies in the workplace. When you pause to consider that these tools have really only been around for about a decade, it’s hard to fathom how deeply they have [...]

By | 2016-10-30T06:07:47+00:00 February 11th, 2016|Categories: Technology Story|

Avoiding LTM: How Wearables & IoT Will Change Everything

Linear Technology Myopia (LTM) is an affliction that limits technology vision. It causes sufferers to misunderstand the power and impact certain technologies will have on humanity’s future. This problem is a result of focusing on innovation linearly rather than exponentially. As innovations are integrated, a compounding effect accelerates their potential. [...]

By | 2016-10-30T06:07:47+00:00 January 27th, 2016|Categories: Technology Story|

Are You Invisible?

Passive, Active, Strategic, or Cross-Functional - What is Your Organization’s Social Service Approach? Relationships are a hands-on part of any business. Whether it’s customer service, member service, patient service - the possibilities are endless, but in the end - it’s all about cultivating and maintaining relationships. Therefore, businesses need to [...]

By | 2016-10-30T06:07:48+00:00 January 13th, 2016|Categories: Technology Story|

How Nikola Tesla Predicted FaceTime…in 1926

 Take the next 15 seconds and read this quote. Keep in mind, it was written in 1926! “When wireless is perfectly applied the whole earth will be converted into a huge brain, which in fact it is, all things being particles of a real and rhythmic whole. We shall be [...]

By | 2016-10-31T09:17:16+00:00 September 2nd, 2015|Categories: Technology Story|

How To Pick a Technology Vendor: Top 6 Questions to Ask

Choosing the right technology vendor partner has become a critical skill for business leaders to master. When companies decide to digitally transform their company and find that they lack the skill and staff to do it, they seek technology vendors to help round out their teams. But how do you [...]

By | 2016-10-30T06:07:48+00:00 June 26th, 2015|Categories: Technology Story|

How Leaving Out an Owner’s Manual Could Cost You a Sale

Last weekend I went searching for a home security system. I was trying to decide between two different competitors. What sold me on one vs. the other? An owner’s manual. Yeah, that big paperweight of a book that comes with many large products that require either set-up or maintenance. One product featured [...]

By | 2016-10-30T06:07:48+00:00 March 3rd, 2015|Categories: Technology Story|

Apple Pay & Google Wallet Won’t Be Included in the Cashless Society of the Future.

By: Rusty Nix Recently I made a statement (rather foolishly within earshot of a millennial) that tech companies aren’t innovating anymore, and it sparked an hour-long debate over Apple Pay. Here is the gist of the conversation. The Millennial View I see Apple Pay as a game changer, dude; I [...]

By | 2016-10-30T06:07:49+00:00 February 26th, 2015|Categories: Technology Story|

Winter is Coming…Slowly…Then Suddenly

By: Andrew Ranson Digital disruption can happen slowly and then all at once. We sometimes talk about how in the technology transformation game, winter is coming. The organizations that prepare will be ready to weather the disruptive change, while those who delay may get caught unprotected. Those in "traditional" industries [...]

By | 2016-10-30T06:07:49+00:00 February 18th, 2015|Categories: Technology Story|

Why Continuing Education is Vital For Every Entrepreneur

A college degree, such as a bachelor’s degree, is important. A degree of this kind opens a wide range of doors for any person hoping to break into an enterprise. It also provides invaluable life experiences. If you are looking to maintain a steady career, a college education may be adequate. If [...]

By | 2016-10-30T06:07:49+00:00 February 17th, 2015|Categories: Technology Story|