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IT Consumerization and the Transformation of IT Governance 

Date: 12/07/2018 Author(s): Gregory, Robert Wayne; Káganer, Evgeny; Henfridsson, Ola; Ruch, Thierry Jean Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) IT governance describes the decision rights and accountability framework used to ensure the alignment of IT-related activities with the organization's strategy and objectives. Conversely, IT consumerization refers to the process whereby the changing practices and expectations of consumers influence the IT-related activities of workers and managers ... More information  

Shaping the Cities of Tomorrow 

Date: 11/07/2018 Author(s): Ferradans, Hugo; Tapia, Albert; Rodríguez Planas, Miquel; Banal Estanol, Albert; Ricart, Joan Enric Editor(s): PPSRC - Public-Private Sector Research Center Document type: Study and Monograph This report analyzes 29 smart solutions in energy matters that allow improving sustainability and the environment in urban environments. The different cases analyzed focus on more sustainable energy consumption in neighborhoods, more sustainable mobility and improved energy access based on renewable solutions. https://dx.doi.org/10.15581/018.ST-482 ... More information  

Más fácil que nunca 

Date: 08/07/2018 Author(s): Oliver, Xavier Document type: Opinion Mucha gente se empeña en decirnos que cada vez las cosas se complican más, que se ponen más difíciles. Como ya sabrán quienes me siguen, soy un espíritu positivo y optimista a quien gusta ver siempre el vaso medio lleno y nunca medio vacío. Por lo tanto, puedo estar de acuerdo con ellos! More information  

Pay-As-You-Go: Unlocking Access to Energy Services in Sub-Saharan Africa  

Date: 04/07/2018 Author(s): Paola Giordano; Leticia Pelizan; Rahnema Alavi, Ahmad Editor(s): Cátedra Fuel Freedom de Energía y Desarrollo Social Document type: Occasional Paper Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) for cooking and home solar systems for electricity are not exactly new technologies in sub-Saharan Africa. However, their usage remains a privilege for just a few, since their cost is prohibitive for a huge part of the low-income population. With this challenge in mind, many companies see a great opportunity to change ... More information  

Modo "off"', opción vital 

Date: 22/06/2018 Author(s): Álvarez de Mon, Santiago Document type: Opinion Este lunes a primera hora dejé a mi hijo pequeño en Barajas. Se iba con su colegio a Berlín, en el marco de una visita cultural a una ciudad decisiva para entender la historia de la Alemania moderna. Entre las instrucciones dadas a los padres celebré una especialmente. Orden taxativa de no llevar móviles ni otros dispositivos tecnológicos. More information  

Modelos económicos básicos para la economía digitial 

Date: 22/06/2018 Author(s): Valor Sabatier, Josep Document type: Technical Note More information  

Harnessing the Crowd in the Age of the Machine  Premium

Date: 18/06/2018 Author(s): IESE Insight Interviewee(s): McAfee, Andrew Document type: Interview Of the three main trends shaping the business world -- machine, platform, crowd -- MIT research scientist Andrew McAfee believes the crowd is the way to leverage human knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm for innovation. In this interview, he unpacks six core principles for harnessing the crowd to develop something significant. Vitally, though mediated ... More information   Read related article

Got an Idea for Your Business? Test Your Assumptions!  Premium

Date: 18/06/2018 Author(s): Liedtka, Jeanne M. Document type: Non-refereed article Business people are primed to take action to change the present and solve problems. But by jumping straight to solutions before they have thoroughly explored the current reality of the user experience, their grand ideas may fall flat. Although starting with a solution is rarely the best way to go, the author provides tips for those who go this route, ... More information   Read related article

How Design Can Boost Social Impact and Business Results  Premium

Date: 18/06/2018 Author(s): Sosa, Manuel E. Document type: Non-refereed article Many managers approach problems with an engineering mindset: build it the right way and make sure it works. Designers, on the other hand, approach problems with the question: are we building the right thing in the first place? In this article, the author discusses how companies can build a design culture, using examples from EGGS Design in Oslo, Norway, ... More information   Read related article

From Identifying Needs to Generating Opportunities  Premium

Date: 18/06/2018 Author(s): Vilà, Joaquim; Camps, Xavier Document type: Non-refereed article When companies encounter problems, they tend to jump straight to solutions. Yet, it can be far more effective to reframe the initial challenge on the basis of customers' needs. This is a key component of design thinking, an approach many companies are using to transform some of the seemingly intractable problems they face. Based on extensive research ... More information   Read related article
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