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As industrial enterprises continue to move toward fully embracing the industrial internet of things, however tentatively that may be, we can observe an evolution in how operational technology (OT) teams are thinking.
Until more recently, OT teams have been reluctant to change and caught viewing t…READ MORE
The ability to mix the virtual world of digital content and information – text, sounds, images and video – with the physical world of three-dimensional space we inhabit has long appealed. Science fiction has envisaged this in two ways; the fully immersive synthetic environment of Virtual Reality (VR…READ MORE
NEW YORK — Hardly a day goes by without a prediction about how artificial intelligence will radically change our lives — driving our cars, running errands, sucking up jobs. But what is the state of enterprise AI?
In a McKinsey & Co. survey of 3,000 executives conducted earlier this year on …READ MORE
Edison Peres was recently named the new channel chief at Cisco, and I had the opportunity to sit down with him and find out what he has planned for channel partners over the next few quarters. Here is a basic rundown of Peres’ top five strategies and what Cisco partners can expect:
1.) Build ca…READ MORE
Huawei Consumer Business Group has introduced its first mobile engineering offering with a distinct and dedicated Artificial Intelligence (AI) engineering chipset, the Kirin 970.
Positioned as inherently ‘open’ as a technology to serve as a platform for onward development by programmers looking t…READ MORE
Load balancing and application services used to rely on traditional (i.e. old fashioned) appliance-based web application firewalls.
That day has now passed, according to Avi Networks… a firm known for its so-called Intelligent Web Application Firewall (iWAF) technology.
Where [software] ap…READ MORE
Virtual and augmented reality technologies are slowly making their way into the enterprise as new use cases emerge. Organizations looking to deploy virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology to create more immersive collaboration must carefully evaluate hardware, software and the wor…READ MORE
Chapter 11 is never a good look for a tech supplier, whatever the reason for it. In the case of unified communications and network solutions supplier Avaya, it wanted to buy time to restructure its business as it transitioned from a hardware to a software business. Arguably there was more to it than…READ MORE
Process improvement in software teams seems harder to come by, and sometimes stops altogether, after the first few tries.
We see the exact same phenomenon in exercise. Take a person that has never done anything athletic in their life and introduce them to a barbell and a squat rack. For the first…READ MORE
In a letter to the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT’s National Coordinator, Don Rucker, the Pew Charitable Trusts (PEW) as well as several other healthcare organizations urged ONC to “consider and incorporate improvements to safety” — especially with pediatric EHR software –…READ MORE
A communication plan is a policy-driven approach to providing stakeholders with information. Continued…
Quote of the Day
“Every organization should implement a formal communication strategy in order to avoid ERP implementation “divorce court.” – Bill Baumann
Assemble your too…READ MORE
If Microsoft’s usual release behavior holds true, Windows 10 Build 1709 appeared on Windows Update at 09:00AM PDT today. I just accessed WU from one of my f Current Branch PCs, and it came up immediately through Settings. Now that Win10 Build 1709 unleashed is on, what should businesses and the …READ MORE
It’s not often that I read the showbiz bible Variety or the Hollywood Reporter when doing background research for a piece on cloud computing. Yet here we are — again — pondering the pervasive perniciousness of breaking into entertainment-industry data assets.
This time around it’s HBO. A late …READ MORE
In this guest post, Steve Lowe, CTO of student accommodation finder Student.com, introduces the concept of T-shaped engineers and the value they can bring to teams tasked with delivering DevOps-led digital transformation
In an increasingly complicated world, businesses are constantly looking at h…READ MORE
Software is being developed at such a rate that it is impossible to create rules to prevent the positive disruptions they offer becoming damaging. Government and businesses need to be prepared to let the technology develop, find its place in the economy, and then fine tune through legislation or new…READ MORE
I know I’ve been really slacking on getting this year judges list for speaker idol posted. A lot of this is just because of everything else that’s been going on leading up to the PASS summit, specifically my insane travel schedule to SQL Saturday’s Microsoft Ignite, and the SQL 2017 Launch, and shif…READ MORE
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Innovation at Starbucks isn’t just about technology. Check out all the recent advancements by the company in this week’s roundup.
1. CTO Gerri Martin-Flickinger talks innovation at Starbucks – Brian Holak (SearchCIO)
Innovation at Starbucks is served up in man…READ MORE
Docker and Hewett Packer Enterprise (HPE) hit the road this month to demonstrate their recently launched Modernize Traditional Applications (MTA) program, designed to help enterprises update their existing legacy apps and move forward with their plans for digital transformation. The presentation…READ MORE
SAN FRANCISCO — In a lot of circles, shadow IT is considered a dirty term — something IT should prevent at all costs. In reality, however, shadow IT can be a great resource for IT departments, helping them identify problem areas and understand what users really need to get their jobs done.
The …READ MORE
Being accused of security fraud at your previous company. “I’ll take ‘Things Not to Do During Your Probationary Hiring Period’ for $500, Alex.”
Nonetheless, Anand Jayapalan, the new vice president of Micron’s Storage Business Unit, has been accused of the Securities and Exchange Commi…READ MORE