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Container Components are Dead, Long Live Containers?

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ARTICLES & RESOURCES. Containers Components are Dead. Long Live Containers? by Taivara , Technology Innovation. ## Container Components. For a long time, we’ve made use of the Container Component pattern within our React apps.

Product Hunt Columbus Recap – Grypmat, Yubi Beauty, and Shuffle!

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Event Recap. Product Hunt Columbus – Grypmat, Yubi Beauty, and Shuffle. DECEMBER 4, 2018 — This Product Hunt Columbus event was an extra special one. Not only was it a great turnout, but the companies presenting were one-of-a-kind. On November 15th, TIME Magazine released their list of the 50 Best Inventions of 2018. Both Grypmat and Yubi Beauty were named on the list! Both products were made right here in Columbus and both were able to come out and present at Product Hunt Columbus.

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Finding a Viable Market Opportunity

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Taivara Blog Post by Kevin Dwinnell. Finding a Viable Market Opportunity. Quantifying the True Opportunity for Your Innovation. Overview. Identifying a viable market opportunity for a new product or business starts by understanding what is happening in the market. In this document, we’ll explore: Industry – is the opportunity large enough to pursue? Size/trends. Segments within the market. Funnel from total market, to who will actually buy your product and why. Competition.

IIoT Myth: IIoT Technology is Always Insecure

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ARTICLES & RESOURCES. IIoT Myth: IIoT Technology is Always Insecure. by Taivara , Technology Innovation. Common Myth: IIoT is always insecure. IIoT technology actually can be secure. Every new technology goes through this stage in its beginning. When new technology is born, the creators are focused on proving that the technology works, making it easy to use, and getting people to adopt it quickly. Unfortunately, this often means that security is not necessarily a priority.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Is React Native Right for my App?

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Is React Native Right for my App? The pros and cons of developing your app in React Native. The mobile app development game is constantly changing. At Taivara, we want to make sure we’re following the latest industry best practices when developing applications and giving advice to clients. We wanted to create a resource to point our clients to when deciding if React Native , one of our favorite mobile development frameworks, is right for their app and company.

What is IIoT? Industrial IoT and how it can help your business

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ARTICLES & RESOURCES. What is IIoT? How Industrial IoT can Help your Business. by Taivara , Technology Innovation. What is IIoT? IIoT stands for Industrial IoT or Industrial Internet of Things. Sometimes referred to as Industry 4.0 , it refers to any industrial, manufacturing, or energy management environment that uses sensors and other devices to collect data, communicate with each other, and report information back to the business.

Building an Innovative Company Culture

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Taivara Blog Post by Michael Shuchter. Building an Innovative Company Culture. Identifying and Eliminating Conformity, the Enemy of Innovation. Executives love talking about “disruption” nowadays, but very few companies can achieve truly disruptive results. The reason: before you can disrupt an industry, you need to disrupt your own company culture first. The problem: organizations value conformity. Let our team of non-conformists help you build your innovative company culture.

Getting Started with Industrial IoT Security

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You’ve already been hacked. That’s the point of view of cyber security professionals regarding your well-secured IT infrastructure. When it comes to your Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) security, what are the chances your trillions of connected devices are secure? Not very good. Ensuring the security, reliability, resilience, and stability of your IIoT systems is critical to ensuring trust and reducing business risk. Poorly secured IIoT devices can serve as entry points for cyberattacks.

How to Setup Your IoT Project for Success

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“ If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there. Lewis Carroll. When starting out, the vast amount of information provided by Internet of Things (IoT) devices can be tantalizing. It can also be an overwhelming amount of data that has no meaning if you aren’t prepared. Planning for metrics and reports may feel like the last thing you want to worry about when there are so many more important things to do during the launching of a new IoT project.

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Finding Her Natural Niche – Balm Skincare

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Product Hunt Columbus Recap. Finding Her Natural Niche – Balm Skincare. Finding Her Natural Niche – Balm Skincare. The Balm Backstory. Lindsey Moeller’s story with Balm Skincare starts with an anecdote. A few years back, her mother was diagnosed with mesothelioma, cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Her mother went through all the traditional treatments. Radiation. Chemotherapy. Surgery.

11 Ways to Make a Short Remote Design Thinking Project a Success

You can achieve a huge amount in a short period with a virtual design thinking project. While some teams want to come together for several weeks or months to tackle a challenge, others want to run short, sharp projects to find a quick solution. And with the right preparation, attitude, and structure in place, that's totally possible.To help make sure your short innovation projects are a success, download this free guide from the team at Sprintbase, a virtual design thinking platform, to learn their top tips.

IIoT Myth: IIoT Requires Long-Term Production Shutdown

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ARTICLES & RESOURCES. IIoT Myth: IIoT Requires Long-Term Production Shutdown. by Taivara , Technology Innovation. Common Myth: IIoT Requires Long-Term Production Shutdown. This is a common concern we hear. When talking to manufacturers about adding sensors to their production lines, almost always the first concern (besides security ) is how long they’ll have to shut down production to get things going.

IIoT Myth #1: IIoT Technology is Always Insecure

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ARTICLES & RESOURCES. IIoT Myth #1: IIoT Technology is Always Insecure. by Taivara , Technology Innovation. Common Myth: IIoT is always insecure. IIoT technology actually can be secure. Every new technology goes through this stage in its beginning. When new technology is born, the creators are focused on proving that the technology works, making it easy to use, and getting people to adopt it quickly. Unfortunately, this often means that security is not necessarily a priority.

Nurturing Intrapreneurship for Innovation Success

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Taivara Blog Post by Michael Shuchter. Nurturing Intrapreneurship for Innovation Success. Engage and develop the people who can help you disrupt your business and industry, before they leave to do it elsewhere. Innovation is necessary to stay alive and drive business forward. It’s commercial Darwinism. Those who can rapidly adapt to changing markets are the ones who survive and thrive. Being innovative is more complex than a simple change of mindset, however.

Educating with Emerging Tech – Product Hunt Columbus Recap: Local Tech Heroes

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Product Hunt Columbus Recap. Educating with Emerging Tech – Local Tech Heroes. Educating with Emerging Tech – Local Tech Heroes. Safety 3rd Racing and Kneurons have teamed up to create Local Tech Heroes to teach children how to use innovative technology. Everything from drones, to 3D printing, to virtual reality, to coding. They aim to give every child in Columbus opportunities to become the next great innovator by teaching them about these emerging technologies.

Upcoming Event: Virtual Reality Happy Hour with Taivara & Local Tech Heroes!

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Upcoming Event: Virtual Reality Happy Hour. With Taivara & Local Tech Heroes. Thursday, February 22nd, 2018. Join us for a truly out-of-this-world experience. I'm In! Virtual Reality? Taivara is hosting a happy hour to give us an opportunity to meet new friends and spend time with old ones. Rather than host just another happy hour, we decided to team up with our neighbors, Local Tech Heroes , to create an unforgettable event! About the Event.

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The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

Case Study: Improving Productivity through IIoT Technology

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CASE STUDY – IoT Services. Improving Productivity through IIoT Technology. by Taivara , Technology Innovation. Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods. A company that produced and distributed beverages had a problem with their dunnage. The containers used to store and transport their product were often stolen or misplaced. Each container had a pretty hefty price tag so the cost of missing containers definitely built up over time.

There is More Than One Way to Innovate

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Taivara Blog Post by Brooke Paul. There is More Than one Way to Innovate. Innovation is an overused term these days which can be interpreted in many different ways. While that might be confusing, it’s not surprising. For us, it’s an important aspect of any business desiring to drive growth. When talking innovation for spurring growth in a business, there are different ways to approach it so the definition of innovation may need to be refined. INNOVATION VALUE PROPOSITION FOR ENTERPRISE.

The Key to Effective Value Proposition Development

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Taivara Blog Post by Kevin Dwinnell. The Key to Effective Value Proposition Development. Overview. Most successful products solve a pain point for the customer. The more acute the pain, the more customers will want a solution. They way you think about a problem & solution is often different from how a customer thinks of them. The goal of this document is to help you understand the pain and motivations of your customer.

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Shadow IT Done Right

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ARTICLES & RESOURCES. Shadow IT Done Right. by Taivara , Technology Innovation. What is Shadow IT? Shadow IT is described as IT projects that take place outside of a company’s internal IT department. For example, a Marketing department may hire a digital agency to create a custom-built application, outside of the company’s core-offerings, as a value-add for their customers.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Upcoming Event: Drink & Drone Happy Hour with Taivara & Local Tech Heroes!

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Upcoming Event: Drink & Drone Happy Hour. With Taivara & Local Tech Heroes. Thursday, October 26th, 2017. Drinking and driving is highly frowned upon. But drinking and flying a drone at our next happy hour is encouraged! Z Z RSVP.  Add to Calendar. u u More Info on Local Tech Heroes. Drink & Drone? Taivara is hosting a happy hour to give us an opportunity to meet new friends and spend time with old ones.

Upcoming Event: Product Hunt Columbus – March 22nd

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Upcoming Product Hunt Columbus. Thursday, March 22, 2018. RSVP to Product Hunt. Overview. Product Hunt Columbus is the opportunity to keep a finger on the pulse of innovation here in Columbus. We’ve partnered with the Columbus Product Club to deliver a new, interactive event that will bring members of CBus product club together with the Product Hunt.

Upcoming Event: Product Hunt Columbus – Nov 16th

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Upcoming Product Hunt Columbus. Thursday, November 16th, 2017. Z Z RSVP.  Add to Calendar. u u About Product Hunt. Overview. Product Hunt Columbus is the opportunity to keep a finger on the pulse of innovation here in Columbus. This month, we’re partnering with Cbus Product Club to deliver a new, interactive event that will bring members of CBus product club together with the Product Hunt.

Building a High-Performance Customer Data Platform

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Taivara Blog Post by Dave Cherry & Roy Slagle. Building a High-Performance Customer Data Platform. Why building a single view of the customer is so hard…and how to make it easy. As a retailer, imagine a scenario where a customer needs assistance.

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Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

Upcoming Event: Drink & Drone Happy Hour with Taivara & Local Tech Heroes!

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Upcoming Event: Drink & Drone Happy Hour. With Taivara & Local Tech Heroes. Thursday, October 26th, 2017. Drinking and driving is highly frowned upon. But drinking and flying a drone at our next happy hour is encouraged! Let's Fly! Drink & Drone? Taivara is hosting a happy hour to give us an opportunity to meet new friends and spend time with old ones.

Empowering those with Disabilities – Product Hunt Columbus Recap: IDEAL Group

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Product Hunt Columbus Recap. Empowering those with Disabilities – IDEAL Group. Empowering those with Disabilities – IDEAL Group. The IDEAL Group is a social enterprise. They’re not in the business of making a profit, but rather to develop accessibility technology to better help those with disabilities. For example, the cost of providing closed captioning for conferences, webinars, etc. can be as high as $100/hour.

Case Study: Improving Customer Experience and the Bottom Line

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Software Design & Delivery. Improving Customer Experience and the Bottom Line. Improving Customer Experience and the Bottom Line.  Out with the Old. A Fortune 500 financial services firm came to us to solve a problem. Their customers were experiencing crazy high abandonment rates when signing customers up for their private-labeled retail credit card services. Whether at the register or online, too many customers weren’t completing registration.

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Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

Preventing Pathogens in our Food – Product Hunt Columbus Recap: ProteoSense

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Product Hunt Columbus Recap. Preventing Pathogens in our Food – ProteoSense. Preventing Pathogens in our Food – ProteoSense. Unfortunately, food recalls are all too common. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized from foodborne illness. Thousands die. The average cost of a food recall for pathogen contamination is about $10 million. There were 400 recalls in the fourth quarter of last year alone. Why can’t companies get a handle on it?

Case Study: Uncovering Hidden Market Opportunity

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Commercialization. Uncovering Hidden Opportunity. Uncovering Hidden Opportunity.  Don’t be so Insecure. The go-to security measure for most software application is a username and password. We see it everywhere, yet, as hackers become more sophisticated our usernames and passwords become more insecure. A client came to Taivara with a potential solution.

Case Study: Saving the World from Bio-Disaster

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Case Study. Saving the World from Bio-Disaster. Saving the World from Bio-Disaster. Identifying and Preventing Harmful Genetic Sequencing. Deadly Bio-Threats. A lot of people don’t know, but there is an entire industry of synthesizing DNA sequences. With emerging technologies like CRISPR scientists can quickly edit and create custom DNA sequences. What was once only an idea in science-fiction films like Gattaca , gene-customization is now becoming a reality.

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How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

Mapping Networks

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Case Study. Mapping Networks. Mapping Networks. Developing & Testing a New Data Visualization Approach. Too Much Data. The more we use technology the more data we create. In fact, every day we create over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. At a glance, this sounds great. The more data we have about anything, the more we can understand and learn. However, industries are reaching a point where there is just too much data for them to analyze. Especially in cybersecurity. Old Visualizations.

Finding a Viable Market – Quantifying the True Opportunity for Your Innovation

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Finding a Viable Market. Quantifying the True Opportunity for Your Innovation. Download the White Paper. Time and again we see both start-up founders and major corporations invest huge amounts of time and money in a product, only to find that there isn’t an adequate market for it or that it’s way too difficult to compete. Don’t make that mistake! Our goal is to help you answer these questions: Do people want to buy my product? Will people pay for my solution?

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A Better Data Visualization Tool

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Taivara Blog Post. A Better Data Visualization Tool? Testing a customized enclosure diagram approach to data visualization. D ata is a critical business asset, but the deluge of it in recent years has leaders in a variety of industries wondering how to translate it into actionable information.

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Marketing Ops: The New Revenue Hero

As data continues to play a starring role in today’s B2B organizations, both marketing and sales operations professionals are poised to solidify their place as critical revenue drivers. In particular, the evolution of the Marketing Operations (Ops) role has created a new standard in marketing and has become a vital component of an organization’s success.