Disruptive technologies don’t have to be disruptive

Part 1 of 3-part series: Disruptive technologies aren’t so scary after all “Are disruptive technologies worth the disruption they cause?” That’s a question many manufacturers ask themselves when they hear promises of world-changing technology. Although “disruptive technology” may sound intimidating, the term applies to the high impact, not the deployment process. In fact, some disruptive technologies can be implemented with minimal interference to daily routines—yet offer high levels of operational gains. Cloud deployment, social and collaborative tools, mobile solutions, configure price quote (CPQ) software, and data analytics are among the high-impact disruptive technologies that can be embraced by manufacturers without...