March 31, 2015

Crawford Recap: March 2015

As the year progresses, I will be summarizing a recap of our postings every month. To make sure you don’t miss any of the great articles posted on the Crawford, follow us on Twitter for our regular announcements. This past month there were several great topics such as wearable technolgy, cyber-security and the top emerging technologies for 2015. Just a few of these topics can be seen in these articles listed below…

Who's Who In Digital Space

Daylight Saving Time: 6 Important Tasks Beyond Changing Your Clocks

Next Software Release May Enable Android Wear with WiFi Support and Gesture Control

The Benefits of Furry Friends: Why Pet Owners Often Enjoy Better Health

Below are a few excerpts taken from articles that were posted on our that I thought would be most relevant to the ever changing business climate:

In the article Top Ten Emerging Technologies For 2015 Include 3D Printing and Distributed Manufacturing, Louis Columbus discusses how the World Economic Forum’s Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies compiled a list of the top 10 emerging technologies of 2015. Some of the emerging technologies included: Fuel cell vehicles, recyclable thermoset plastics, and distributed manufacturing. One of the technologies that has been making the news lately, are the ‘sense and avoid’ drones. These drones have the potential to complete tasks too dangerous or remote for humans to do. The meta-council continues by saying how they see the potential for drones in other situations such as, agricultural use.

Changing gears, Print Media Centr is having a blogging duel with Team UK’s Matthew Parker in #UKvUSA: Three Critical Buying Tasks To Kick-Off 2015. Matthew and Deb are using this blog duel to show the potential two sides of a coin for Print Buying. These two posts are a great way to see the perspective of Print Buying from the UK procurement world and the USA agency world. Read the two posts and then you can join in on the action by using the #UKvUSA hashtag on Twitter.

In this next article, Bank of America’s Cathy Bessant talks cybersecurity, jobs and dancing, Rick Rothacker interviewed Cathy Bessant, Bank of America’s head of technology and operations, who’s CEO recently said his staff has a blank check for whatever it needs to protect the nation’s No. 2 bank by assets. The bank currently spends $400 million a year and has 6,000 employees focused on cybersecurity. In this wide-ranging interview Bessant discussed the staffing in her unit, offshoring and her role as a female leader.

These short excerpts are just a small glimpse into the articles that we post daily on our newsletter. Follow us on twitter at @CrawfordTechInc to see all of our releases real-time.