3D printing is one of the disruptive technologies that is changing our lives in many different ways. Yes, I’m saying that everybody is going to be touched by it, including our customers: lawyers, accountants, tax advisors, labor consultants, and public administration. And you too, IS blog reader. Read further >
I had the privilege and pleasure to be present at one of these rare occasions.
Experts from different domains, personal histories, and backgrounds will work together in the coming years. They all push toward making the creation and maintenance of data-intensive systems and applications more efficient.
Or to put it simply: ALIGNED was born!
Do you ever have those moments where you discover something by chance and it makes you happy? It’s called serendipity or a “fortuitous happenstance.” The term is credited to Horace Walpole who coined it in 1754. The context in which it was used is around accidental inventions. The most famous of these serendipitous moments is the discovery of penicillin and the microwave.
My sweet serendipity last month was my discovery of another use of Bayes classification in my work at Wolters Kluwer. Bayes is a statistical approach to problem solving.
On Thursday, January 29, the MVW LOF event of the Nederlandse Uitgevers Bond (Dutch Publishers Society) was held in the Hermitage Amsterdam. This conference combines celebrating innovation efforts in the publishing industry with presentations about trends. This year the conference tackled the trending topic of business innovation. Read further >
Primary care providers frequently prescribe antibiotics for conditions such as acute otitis media (AOM), acute bronchitis and possible or suspected pnemonia. In many cases, the use of antibiotics is not supported by the evidence, thereby exacerbating the problem of antibiotic resistance and putting patients at risk of adverse drug events. Read further >
In earlier posts, I outlined how (for instance) we use data and online tests (and testing principles) to improve the experience of our online applications. To build an application (even just a simple website) that performs best for both you and your users, you need to remove friction and build trust. They sound like very simple principles, which are hard not to agree with – right? Read further >
The Kübler-Ross model describes the five emotional stages experienced when faced with impending death or death of someone. The five stages are denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Similarly, change is an irreversible and unapologetic event. Here are 5 alternate stages for legal professionals to help navigate change in the legal market. Read further >
I observe similar trends in knowledge management tools for healthcare and legal professionals. Both doctors and lawyers must increase productivity in the face of ever more challenging patient/client demands. They don’t have time for a lot of reading and research. So knowledge management for both must focus on providing practical synoptic content. In my opinion, several healthcare knowledge management (KM) tools that provide evidence-based clinical decision support to providers can serve as inspiration for legal KM. Read further >
Embrace the change. This is one of the key themes for Wolters Kluwer – as well as any organization in the development of a sustainable competitive edge. Dynamic markets require companies to respond rapidly by anticipating changes in customers’ expectations. In the present competitive scenario – more than ever – the human capital and its store of knowledge are crucial intangible assets. But … Read further >