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The Plight of the Graying Tech Worker

High-skilled immigration is dramatically transforming the tech sector in the United States. U.S. tech workers over age 40 have good reasons to be concerned. In addition to competing with greater numbers of skilled foreign workers, older tech workers are now also more likely than younger workers to lose their jobs when technical work moves overseas.

When Communication Should Be Formal

Formal communication channels, such as protocol-guided meetings, are often eschewed by today’s managers and employees, who prefer the ease of email and apps. But informal avenues can lead to oversights and inefficiencies that hurt performance. That’s the central finding of research from IE Business School on manufacturers of high-tech machinery. Fortunately, formal communication protocols can be designed to both maximize performance and overcome people’s resistance to adopting them.

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Amid the pressures of fast innovation and consumer expectations for personalized delivery experiences, high-tech businesses are working with logistics partners to instantaneously see data patterns from the end-to-end supply chain. Through predictive, prescriptive and real-time supply chain analytics, high-tech companies can get the insights they need to reduce risk, increase agility and ensure customer satisfaction.

The Silicon Valley Caravan: What Sets the Tech Upstarts Apart?

For tech giants and startups alike, Silicon Valley success is grounded in core business values and processes rather than technological know-how — with a unique twist. Tech businesses have made a commitment to flexibility that allows them to reshape their business models to the needs of an ever-changing digital environment, which gives them an advantage over less-adaptable traditional companies.

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Audi Puts Its Future Into High (Tech) Gear

Cars have made the transition from offline to fully networked, which makes them social vehicles, able to communicate about traffic patterns and weather. The next decade will see cars integrate more fully into consumers’ lives, says Audi’s Ricky Hudi, head of electronics at the fast-growing unit of Volkswagen. The goal for the industry: making upgradable cars, so that cars will no longer lag years behind consumer technology trends.

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The Art of High-Technology Management

What are the strategies, policies, practices and decisions that result in successful management of high-technology enterprises? On the basis of interviews conducted in a cross section of high-tech industries, the authors have identified common corporate characteristics, concluding that most have resolved a critical dilemma — the ability to manage conflict between continuity and rapid change.

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