Enterra Insights

In this blog, we discuss cognitive computing and other technologies with a focus on supply chain management and innovation. Other topics of discussion include digital enterprise transformation, marketing, the Internet of Things, and smart cities. Our goal is to advance the public discussion about how cognitive computing and other advanced technologies affect the world in which we live.

Bradd Hayes is the active editor of this blog.


Black Friday 2022

Black Friday has traditionally marked the beginning of the holiday shopping season. No longer. Today it falls somewhere in the middle of an expanded holiday shopping period. Why? The two most prominent

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Thanksgiving 2022

The late historian David McCullough, once said, “History is who we are and why we are the way we are.” From a behavioral perspective, he was correct — society’s cumulative actions landed

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Influenza, Covid, and Omnichannel Operations

Although many people are acting as if the Covid pandemic is over, it isn’t. Reporter Erika Edwards (@erikaedwardsnbc), and her colleague Dr. Akshay Syal, observe, “Hospitals nationwide are preparing for another winter

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Automation, AI, and the Future of Work

With a number of economists predicting the U.S. is heading into recession, the labor market is being watched closely. Despite talk of recession, journalist Ali Donaldson (@AliCDonaldson) reports, “The job market is

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Nationalism is Changing the Face of Globalization

Foreign affairs commentator Gideon Rachman (@gideonrachman) reminds us, “Globalization is not just about trade and technology. It is also about politics.”[1] He adds, “Political change, above all the collapse of communism, created

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Digital Transformation by the Numbers, Part Two

As I noted in the initial installment of this article, discussions about digital transformation (DX) often include foundational concepts upon which successful digital transformations can be built. The articles discuss such things

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Veterans Day 2022

Russia’s unprovoked war in Ukraine and China’s saber-rattling about Taiwan remind us that the world remains a dangerous place. Although most of humankind longs for peace, conflict has been an ever-present scourge

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