The author, Edward Payson Powell, had a great way of saying farewell to the year: “The Old Year has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead. The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time. All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months!”
It has been a tumultuous year right across the globe. The shock of Brexit, a spate of deadly terror attacks in Europe, the controversy of the US elections, the Syrian refugee crisis … it seems as if there isn’t a single geographical location that has been spared the wrath of 2016.
Quick question for you. Do you prefer choices or being told what to do? Do you want to decide for yourself what your user experience will be or do you just want the latest upgrade, iteration to be presented to you as a fait accompli?
Do these words sound familiar: Are you listening to me?
It’s not only marital, parental or platonic relationships that benefit from effective communication – the business benefits of paying careful attention to your customers and reacting accordingly should never be underestimated.
Just ask Microsoft.
Topics: Supply Chain Management
Given the ongoing debate around customization and ERP, and which I think is well-summed up in a previous SYSPRO blog, I am thinking of developing a new and revolutionary handheld device. It will be called the iCan – aptly named to leverage off a famous fruit company's brand. This is truly a neat device, if I may say so myself. It’s powered by brain waves rather than the more conventional battery (which is oh-so last century technology), and has a touch screen that responds appropriately to any part of your body - not just your finger.