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The Future of Software: Creating Recurring Revenue Value from the Wisdom of the Crowd

For software and information products companies, recurring revenue strategies are a key to improving the quality of earnings, enhancing the overall valuation of the firm and scaling growth with improved EBITDA.   Often, the strategy, growth and sustainability challenges facing information technology businesses are the same as those faced by their clients.  If the firm can Read more about The Future of Software: Creating Recurring Revenue Value from the Wisdom of the Crowd[…]

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TCLABZ Crowdsourced Scenario Process

These are the most exciting times in the electric power industry since Thomas Edison was alive—that’s both the bad news and the good.  The boom and bust forces of change are moving us through the correction stage of the power business cycle setting up a return to growth. What keeps investors and energy executive up Read more about TCLABZ Crowdsourced Scenario Process[…]

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The High Cost of Sitting on Your Assets

For many companies today, preserving cash, reductions in force and hunkering down for the rest of the recession is job one. For some, this strategy may be fatal as competitors use this time to re-tool, re-build, and re-conceptualize their products and business models for the recovery and growth stage of the next business cycle. If Read more about The High Cost of Sitting on Your Assets[…]

Tracking Oil & Gas Field Performance with Visual Data Analytics

North America’s oil & gas production growth is the envy of the world. From the Alberta oil sands to shale plays across the US, we are getting down to business fueling our economy.  In the first five months of 2012 the US grew domestic oil production by 395,000 barrels per day to 6.2 million barrels Read more about Tracking Oil & Gas Field Performance with Visual Data Analytics[…]

Lower Costs, Better Performance and More Profitability in Well Field Operations

HotLeap TRACKER pays for itself in savings at one well by alerting field crews to match methanol injection to well production rates across the well field. North America’s energy production growth is the envy of the world. From the Alberta oil sands to shale plays across the US, we are getting down to business fueling Read more about Lower Costs, Better Performance and More Profitability in Well Field Operations[…]

Smart Grid Benefits from the Wisdom of the Crowd

Tech and Creative Labs (TCLABZ) was born out of the disruptive innovation realization that insight could be extracted from the online interaction of people trying to figure out what is going on, what might happen next, and what if I do “X” instead of “Y”?  We believe in the wisdom of the crowd to provide Read more about Smart Grid Benefits from the Wisdom of the Crowd[…]

Trend Analysis from the Wisdom of the Crowd

Tech and Creative Labs (TCLABZ) was born out of the disruptive innovation realization that insight could be extracted from the temporal, semantic, dynamic predictive analysis of the search for answers from the millions of people online trying to figure out what is going on, what might happen next, and what if I do “X” instead Read more about Trend Analysis from the Wisdom of the Crowd[…]

Energy Industry Implications of Gartner’s IT Predictions

The beginning of a New Year is the traditional time for predictions or New Year’s Resolutions.  We see them in every industry category.  Gartner is out with a list of its own that includes some items that could have some profound implications for the changing energy industry. Here’s the Gartner list and my take on Read more about Energy Industry Implications of Gartner’s IT Predictions[…]

Can Technology Improve Natural Gas Pipeline Safety?

The natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno California is a tragic accident no one wants to see repeated.  Recently Pacific Gas & Electric reported to the California Public Utility Commission that it found a dangerous leak on a Contra Costa County gas distribution line that has never been surveyed even though such inspections are Read more about Can Technology Improve Natural Gas Pipeline Safety?[…]