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Gartner's 2013 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies Maps Out Evolving Relationship Between Humans and Machines

Gartner's 2013 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies Maps Out Evolving Relationship Between Humans and Machines | People Data, Infographics & Sweet Stats | Scoop.it

The evolving relationship between humans and machines is the key theme of Gartner, Inc.'s "Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2013."

Gartner has chosen to feature the relationship between humans and machines due to the increased hype around smart machines, cognitive computing and the Internet of Things. Analysts believe that the relationship is being redefined through emerging technologies, narrowing the divide between humans and machines. 


Gartner's 2013 Hype Cycle Special Report provides strategists and planners with an assessment of the maturity, business benefit and future direction of more than 2,000 technologies, grouped into 98 areas. New Hype Cycles this year include content and social analytics, embedded software and systems, consumer market research, open banking, banking operations innovation, and information and communication technology (ICT) in Africa.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Critics of the hype cycle say it isn't a cycle, that it is not scientific in nature, and that it does not reflect changes over time in the speed at which technology develops. Per wikipedia writers, they recommend technology readiness level illustrations and such, as a the hype cycle does not offer views of what actions would move technology to the next phase.

That said, it's intriguing to review.  I agree where things are with voice technology.  What do you think of the places & spaces of the tech listed?   ~  Deb 

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Creative Engagement Case Study: Caterpillar & Kenexa | Interactive Study

Creative Engagement Case Study: Caterpillar & Kenexa | Interactive Study | People Data, Infographics & Sweet Stats | Scoop.it
Learn how CAT makes an investment for the long-haul with engaged employees. It's all part of a Smarter Workforce.


Employee engagement had a direct impact on business performance.


The study found that highly engaged dealer branches had significantly better results when measuring it against six key business metrics (safety, quality, attrition, customer loyalty, technician productivity and financial vs. targeted financials).


Highly engaged branches:

• Met or exceeded quarterly financial targets 40% more often than dealers who reported lower levels of engagement

• Recorded a higher level of customer loyalty by 5.3 %

• Had a 71% lower voluntary turnover rate

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

This creative scroll-down case study focuses on engagement of front line staffer and how they make a difference in a recent study.  

How does that compare to recent CEO moves by Best Buy and Yahoo?  (See Change Leadership Watch.)


~ Deb

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