management

GE has a plan to make futuristic ‘smart homes’ happen


Smart homes come right after smart working. What about having a smart (and digitally transformed) organization. Organizational design is never going to be the same, Are you ready?

Fortune

It’s 2014 and we have drones, 3-D printing, Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets, self-driving cars, wearable computers such as Google Glass, and artificial intelligence. We basically live in the future. But we’re missing big promise from The Jetsons: robot butlers. The reason, according to Quirky founder and CEO Ben Kaufman, is because real-life Rosies are awkward. He demonstrated as much today at a press event at the headquarters of his startup in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City.

“I’m telling you, they’re creepy,” he said, as a four-foot tall robot slowly jerked its way across the stage. “You don’t want one of those in your house.”

Courtesy: Quirky

This idea—that no one wants a robot butler—is the basis of a new campaign to show people a different kind of futuristic home: one full of sensors, controlled by your smartphone. (And not a humanoid machine.)

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Need to fix a business process? There’s probably an app for that


And if there isn’t count on #hitrea to be abel to develop it to fit your needs!

Fortune

Enterprise mobile application development continues to accelerate at a furious pace. Evidence? Activations leapt more than 731% over the past 12 months, according to an ongoing report released Monday by Good Technology, which sells mobile management technology.

The focus of these apps covers everything from aircraft manufacturing support to insurance claims processing and expense reporting. “The rapid rise in custom app development illustrates that organizations are seeing mobility as a real opportunity for competitive advantage and security as a critical requirement in enabling trusted mobility,” says Good Technology CEO Christy Wyatt about the findings.

The quarter-to-quarter increase in new apps was 107%, the data show.

When I think of Fortune 500 companies leading the way with mobile apps, several companies top my list when it comes to innovation: Delta Air Lines [fortune-stock symbol=”DAL”], which is replacing all inflight paper manuals with Microsoft [fortune-stock symbol=”MSFT”] mobile devices to transform customer service…

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