About Christopher Koch

Christopher Koch is Editorial Director of the SAP Center for Business Insight. An experienced journalist and analyst, he blogs about the intersection of business and technology. Follow him on Twitter: @ckochster.

Recent Stories

How To Give Technology Have-Nots Government Access

How To Give Technology Have-Nots Government Access

Every now and then we have to remind ourselves that not having access to a computer or a smartphone has more serious consequences than missing out on playing Candy Crush
How Broken Boxes Can Give Employees Purpose And Meaning

How Broken Boxes Can Give Employees Purpose And Meaning

Face it, few of us can say that our work has a high degree of purpose and meaning in the greater scheme of things. True purpose and meaning…
4 Reasons You Need To Redefine Your Workforce

4 Reasons You Need To Redefine Your Workforce

When my colleague Elana Varon and I were discussing the many changes happening in today’s workforce recently, she told me an anecdote worth repeating here: “When I was a magazine…
Why Patents And Innovation No Longer Mix

Why Patents And Innovation No Longer Mix

I have always associated innovation with patents. It’s the classic vision of the lone, wild-haired inventor in a grimy white lab coat putting himself and his family (assuming they’re still hanging around – he spends all of his time in…
5 Tips For Product Companies Launching A Services Business

5 Tips For Product Companies Launching A Services Business

Launching a new service business may seem relatively simple compared to prototyping, manufacturing and developing a physical product, but don’t be fooled. Even though many services are launched…
4 Things Citizens Want Governments To Fix Now

4 Things Citizens Want Governments To Fix Now

Are you gobsmacked by all of the new apps that some cities and towns are rolling out to encourage citizens to connect with their governments? Eager for your government agency to join the party? Based on interviews that my colleague…
remote health monitoring

Remote Health Monitoring: 4 Ways To Make It Work

Which apps would you rather have: Facebook or Fitbit? Clash of Clans or Calorie Counter? If you’re an American having trouble deciding, know that your fellow citizens have already…
6 Skills Managers Need Before They Can Become Leaders

6 Skills Managers Need Before They Can Become Leaders

There were signs that my former colleague wasn’t cut out for management. First was the obsessive behavior. He didn’t just hand in his assignments early, he insisted on knowing everything that was done with the assignment from that point on,…
Entering Emerging Markets: 5 Ways To Balance Speed With Precision

Entering Emerging Markets: 5 Ways To Balance Speed With Precision

Companies looking to grow know that they need to look to the developing world. However, even the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) are becoming old news:…
3 Service Business Models That Work For Any Company

3 Service Business Models That Work For Any Company

There are many good reasons for adding services to a product business. They can revive flagging revenues, preserve margins on products that are becoming commoditized, and improve customer loyalty. However,…