In my previous post, I described new privacy-enhancing technologies that can help protect consumer identity and privacy in business transactions. I also referenced new technologies that can provide greater privacy for personal data stored and processed on the remote servers belonging to companies such as Google, Facebook and Amazon.
In theory, these technologies relax the tension [...]
Posted on 03. May, 2012 by Yassir Nawaz.
Internet giants Facebook and Google have recently announced major changes to their privacy policies. This news comes on the heels of several major data breaches and once again highlights a compelling paradox: While consumers fear theft of personal information and want more control over their privacy, companies want to collect more and more personal information [...]
Posted on 30. Apr, 2012 by Yassir Nawaz.
Earlier this month I gave a presentation on employee innovation at the PDMA’s 35th Product Innovation Management Global Conference. I described how at Pitney Bowes we have engaged many of our 33,000 employees in solving some of the most important challenges and opportunities facing our business. Rather than cover the mechanics of our [...]
Posted on 16. Nov, 2011 by Brian Romansky.
“The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire.”
- Malcolm Gladwell (The Tipping Point)
About 10 years ago, Malcolm Gladwell published his thesis that ideas “spread just like viruses do.” The Tipping Point is predicated on people, content (the idea), and context (situational environment).
Posted on 19. Jan, 2011 by Bernie Gracy.
Did you catch the headline in The Wall Street Journal yesterday? It was a masterpiece of simplicity: “Digital or Die.”
For the past 18 months, I have been immersed in a project to help Pitney Bowes create something completely digital, and completely new. Today, I experienced real joy as we announced this new service to the [...]
Posted on 06. Jan, 2011 by John Schloff.
If two heads are better than one, imagine what hundreds or even thousands of heads can come up with.
The importance of innovation in business has companies such as Pitney Bowes, AT&T and Cisco developing some very innovative ways to come up with ideas. A recent Bloomberg BusinessWeek article, “Workers of the World, Innovate,” describes how Pitney Bowes uses an online collaboration software program, IdeaNet, to solicit suggestions from employees on a key customer [...]
Posted on 29. Nov, 2010 by Allison Dahl.
People often confuse innovation with creativity. This is unfortunate, because many of the people who are critical to a successful innovation process don’t consider themselves to be particularly creative. If these people aren’t engaged in innovation activities then the entire innovation program suffers. By acknowledging the different skill sets required for innovation, companies are [...]
Posted on 13. Oct, 2010 by Hal Hopson.