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The Reward of Overcoming Fear, Perceived Pain of IoT and Digital Transformation

The Reward of Overcoming Fear, Perceived Pain of IoT and Digital Transformation

Twisthink’s Co-Founder and Director of Technology, Kurt Dykema, recently had the opportunity to write for Automation Alley. This article focuses on the the perceived pain and challenges of the Internet of Things (IoT). Through our experience, we have found that the hardest part is getting started. In this article, Kurt highlights 3 steps you can do to start before Q4 to move your organization toward embracing IoT to thrive in the years ahead. 

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How to build an enjoyable place to work that helps grow your business

How to build an enjoyable place to work that helps grow your business

As a professional services company, our team is the heart and blood of our business. In order to keep a business growing and thriving in a competitive market, the team and more importantly the leadership, needs to be consistently engaging with each employee in strategic and creative ways. Today, we were recognized as one of Crain’s Cool Places to Work in the state of Michigan, which acknowledges 100 different companies that provide an enjoyable place to work and a place where employees feel appreciated. Here are some things that have worked for us and may work for you as you find ways to improve your company culture:

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A Methodical Approach to Disrupting Your Industry

A Methodical Approach to Disrupting Your Industry

Often referred to as America’s pastime, baseball is known as a popular team sport that requires significant practice and strategy. And baseball enthusiasts know that batters are considered successful if they get a base hit 30% of the time, despite the fact that the player is failing 70% of the time. The topic of innovation is similar to this because of the failure that is required at the beginning stages of product development. There is up front research, ideating, and refinement that must be done before reaching a disruptive innovation.

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Five Reasons Companies Fail to Pursue Innovation

Five Reasons Companies Fail to Pursue Innovation

Twisthink’s Managing Partner, Bob Niemiec, recently had the opportunity to write for Smart Industry Magazine. This article focuses on the Five Reasons Companies Fail to Pursue Innovation. Through our experience we have found these reasons include: a gap in specialized talent, resource constraints, not understanding how to get into the “jet stream” of technology, fear of change, and fear of failure & risk aversion.

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Increase Your Product Success Rate by Focusing on the User Experience

Increase Your Product Success Rate by Focusing on the User Experience

The power of computer vision is providing designers and business leaders new opportunities to solve our most challenging problems to deliver new product innovations. With that power comes increased complexity and increased risks of making poor decisions. In today’s business climate there is little room for products that miss the mark. We believe that focusing on the user experience is the key to unlocking great decision making and delivering solutions people truly need.

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IoT Drives Strategic Growth for Limelight Through Transformative Product

IoT Drives Strategic Growth for Limelight Through Transformative Product

Those familiar with the term “IoT” are probably familiar with the prediction that the world will have 50 billion connected devices by 2020. A decade ago, this number was much smaller and the now popular IoT buzz-word, was not commonly used. Even so, this did not keep Twisthink from believing that innovative products and services needed to be created by combining intuitive design with transformative technology. This is why we made a significant investment in the belief that growth comes through innovation.
Back in 2008, Twisthink saw an opportunity to bring value to the lighting industry by using the power of connectivity to create a sustainable and safe environment.

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The Reward of Overcoming Fear, Perceived Pain of IoT and Digital Transformation

Twisthink’s Co-Founder and Director of Technology, Kurt Dykema, recently had the opportunity to write for Automation Alley. This article focuses on the the perceived pain and challenges of the Internet of Things (IoT). Through our experience, we have found that the hardest part is getting started. In this article, Kurt highlights 3 steps you can do to start before Q4 to move your organization toward embracing IoT to thrive in the years ahead. 

read more

How to build an enjoyable place to work that helps grow your business

As a professional services company, our team is the heart and blood of our business. In order to keep a business growing and thriving in a competitive market, the team and more importantly the leadership, needs to be consistently engaging with each employee in strategic and creative ways. Today, we were recognized as one of Crain’s Cool Places to Work in the state of Michigan, which acknowledges 100 different companies that provide an enjoyable place to work and a place where employees feel appreciated. Here are some things that have worked for us and may work for you as you find ways to improve your company culture:

read more

A Methodical Approach to Disrupting Your Industry

Often referred to as America’s pastime, baseball is known as a popular team sport that requires significant practice and strategy. And baseball enthusiasts know that batters are considered successful if they get a base hit 30% of the time, despite the fact that the player is failing 70% of the time. The topic of innovation is similar to this because of the failure that is required at the beginning stages of product development. There is up front research, ideating, and refinement that must be done before reaching a disruptive innovation.

read more

Five Reasons Companies Fail to Pursue Innovation

Twisthink’s Managing Partner, Bob Niemiec, recently had the opportunity to write for Smart Industry Magazine. This article focuses on the Five Reasons Companies Fail to Pursue Innovation. Through our experience we have found these reasons include: a gap in specialized talent, resource constraints, not understanding how to get into the “jet stream” of technology, fear of change, and fear of failure & risk aversion.

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PERSPECTIVES

There are a variety of emerging technologies poised to disrupt the status quo – artificial intelligence, autonomous driving, virtual reality, and robotics to name a few. But none have been more widely pursued, adopted and rushed to market as the Internet of Things (IoT).   

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