Food for thought – Lecturas de interés

Comparto una selección de notas sobre tecnología publicadas en los principales medios del mundo.

– Great Companies Obsess Over Productivity, Not Efficiency

Medio: Harvard Business Bureau

Fecha: 03/01/2017

Summary: Business leaders often think of “efficiency” and “productivity” as synonyms, two sides of the same coin. When it comes to strategy, however, efficiency and productivity are very different. At a time when so many companies are starved for growth, senior leaders must bring a productivity mindset to their business and remove organizational obstacles to workforce productivity.



– How Blockchain Applications Will Move Beyond Finance

Medio: Harvard Business Bureau

Fecha: 02/23/2017

Summary: To understand the transformation that’s being brought about by blockchain technology, it’s useful to start with its largest implementation to date: bitcoin. In the fall of 2014 my colleague Catherine Tucker and I conducted a large-scale experiment at MIT, in which 4,494 undergraduate students were offered access to bitcoin.



– Medical Devices Are the Next Security Nightmare

Medio: Wired

Fecha: 02/03/2017

Summary: HACKED MEDICAL DEVICES make for scary headlines. Dick Cheney ordered changes to his pacemaker to better protect it from hackers. Johnson & Johnson warned customers about a security bug in one of its insulin pumps last fall. And St. Jude has spent months dealing with the fallout of vulnerabilities in some of the company’s defibrillators, pacemakers, and other medical electronics. You’d think by now medical device companies would have learned something about security reform. Experts warn they haven’t.



– Google intenta comerse un trozo del pastel de Uber con su ‘app’ de viaje compartido 

Medio: MIT Technology Review

Fecha: 03/02/2017

Summary: Aunque es menos flexible y aún no tiene suficientes conductores, es mucho más barata y podría hacerse fácilmente con las rutas diarias más populares, como las de ir y volver del trabajo.


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