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.

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Trends 2022: Automation

The current labor shortage has shone a spotlight on automation as organizations struggle to find ways to increase production without having to rely on hiring more humans. Although many analysts believe the

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2022

The late Warren G. Bennis, a pioneer in the contemporary field of leadership studies, once stated, “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” Using that as a standard, the Reverend

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Trends 2022: Marketing

On the path to marketing success, marketers have had to avoid numerous obstacles and potholes the past couple of years as COVID-19 has dominated the business landscape. It’s not just that, with

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A Fast World Requires Fast Data

Today’s businesses move at computer speed. As a result, analysts at O’Reilly write, “Into a world dominated by discussions of big data, fast data has been born with little fanfare. Yet fast

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Trends 2022: Risk Management

When the Covid-19 pandemic erupted in late 2019 and early 2020, few, if any, risk managers had prioritized widespread illnesses (i.e., a pandemic) as a cause for concern. Risk management has always

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Food Resilience and Climate Change

When it comes to ending hunger and feeding the world, a burgeoning population and climate change could prove to be a toxic mix. Prior to the pandemic, Shenggen Fan (@ShenggenFan), while serving

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Trends 2022: The Internet of Things

In his very interesting book The Medici Effect: Breakthrough Insights at the Intersection of Ideas, Concepts, and Cultures, Frans Johansson (@Frans_Johansson) writes about the value of creating a space in which people from

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Trends 2022: Supply Chain

Seldom, if ever, has the global supply chain received so much attention as it did in 2021. Unfortunately, most of that attention resulted from what went wrong instead of what went right.

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Industry 4.0 — Are We There Yet?

Family car trips are often characterized as torturous journeys during which children constantly pester their parents by repeatedly asking, “Are we there yet?” The same question is often asked about the Fourth

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New Year, New Beginnings

Although today marks the third day of the new year, it is the first business day for most people. Why do we care that 1 January marks the beginning of a new

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