Researching, identifying, discovering technological solutions and building innovative solutions solving bridges for businesses, organizations, the workplace and the general public. Broadly, all technology will eventually fall into two categories: network, and interface. One will connect devices; the other will connect a device with a human. Technology will enable diverse cultures to collaborate more efficiently, in every sphere. It will bring people and organizations together, closer. There is no mistaking in the shift in society’s focus from thriving on competition to the need for collaboration. Communication and conversation are among the keys to learning. Today’s knowledge economy is driven purely by technology. As opposed to the ‘first waveʼ of technology adoption when men were the early adopters, the ‘second waveʼ will see women adopting and using technology earlier. The gap between the two genders in technology adoption will reduce. However their motivations for adoption will be quite different. The creators of future technology products and brands will no longer be engineers or scientists but people and teams with multidisciplinary skills such as an engineer-doctor; or a psychologist-engineer; an artist-engineer and so on.
Lingaraju Sawkar, General Manager, IT Services, at IBM India has interesting role definitions: the purist and the practicalist. The puristʼs role is to develop ‘betterʼ technology – revolutionary. They are mostly the scientist-engineers. The practicalistʼs role is to find a market value for the technology. It is an incremental role, one of adding value. Many marketing people perform it. But he feels that, “The industry needs an interface between the two, someone who can take technology and the user need and create a bridge”. Technology will be a potent tool in the hands of the powerless, as they will find surprising uses for it; it will bridge the rich-poor gap in surprising ways. Praveen Cherian of IBM emphasizes the benefits of appropriate technology. “Technology will probably eliminate the middleman, as producers (farmers) would be able to deal directly with the end consumers. Today even milkmen use mobile phones. Fishermen call up markets from their boats, using mobile phones, to identify which markets’ rates are higher in Kerala. If technology does not reach the common man, it will not survive,” he says. Technology, particularly information technology, will bring in more transparency & accountability in society. Technology is bringing families together through the process of learning. No longer do the young learn from the old. Four-year olds know more about the functions and features of a mobile phone than their parents, and are teaching them how to use those beyond-basic features. It gives parents a sense of pride at the child’s technological fluency, it gives the child a sense of accomplishment. More and more grandparents are learning to use the computer and send email to their grandchildren.
iBridgeHub @ work seeks volunteers who have great acumen for research and are willing and a knack to discover existing technology that businesses, organizations, the workplace and the general public can leverage on to improve their productivity. Therefore, techies, researchers, engineers and everyone who has the ability to research is welcomed to contribute.
We look out for organizations and individuals who offer technology products or services that can improve businesses, organizations, the workplace and the general public's level of exposure to relevant technology that aids productivity. We also seek partners who are willing and able to develop and invest in these technologies or help bridge technological gap found in our society and community.
Organizations and individuals who support causes that help individuals, businesses, organizations, the workplace and the general public to realize the opportunity technology can offer and researches are potential sponsors for iBridgeHub @ Work. We will appreciate your sponsorship.
Our methodology for getting resources in iBridgeHub @ work that enables us to serve organizations and the work place is through a system of research which is conducted by our volunteer researchers and discoverers who also help to connect dots as they relate to and solve problems for people from specific professions or businesses such as legal practitioners, restaurateurs, civil servants, agriculturists and so on. The target for iBridgeHub @ work is a broad category of people in organizations, businesses, the work place and the general public. So, we target specific businesses, professions and so on per time, research and discover existing local technology that addresses problems in their fields.
To talk to us about your commitment to knowing the existing technology available to your organization, workplace, business or profession, ask questions, get resources wherever you are in your process, or to talk about a consultation you want for your business or profession, Contact Us. Ensure to include your interest, job and/or line of business to make things easy for our researching team.
(Attribution: The Future of Technology and its Impact on Our Lives By Kunal Sinha, Ogilvy & Mather Shanghai — April, 2005 Business Weekʼs Weekʼs 2004 list of top 15 global brands included 6 technology brands – Microsoft, IBM, General Electric, Intel, Nokia, and Hewlett Packard.)
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