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CIOs can Meet Gen Z’s Demand for Digital Speed

The cohort of Americans born between 1996 and 2010, often called Generation Z or Gen Zers is the first generation to have grown up in a truly digital world. They don’t know a life without smartphones, social media, or on-demand entertainment. They expect technology to work seamlessly — and when it doesn’t, they don’t use […]

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Nearshoring in Latin America – Ecuador

Nearshoring is a way to increase a company’s capacities while avoiding problems implicit in a typical offshoring relationship. We’ve covered the advantages and downsides of offshoring for the software development industry in another article. For more context, this article is the first in a series on nearshoring in the diverse countries of Latin America. We compile as much […]

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Nearshoring Basics for Software Development

Globalized markets provide opportunities for thinking outside the box on labor questions — or even outside borders in the form of nearshoring. The past few decades have seen a boom in outsourcing to far away places. It’s been a useful strategy for some companies looking to increase profits by reducing payroll expenses. Other companies want […]

How Enterprises Can Prevent the Gig Economy From Collapse

The world is churning toward a future in which freelance work, not full-time employment, is the norm. By 2020, Intuit estimates that 43 percent of American workers will file 1099s. That statistic alone might make it sound like the gig economy is headed for nonstop growth, but if organizations don’t embrace the needs of the real professionals behind […]

What B2B Companies Need to Implement Blockchain Solutions

Blockchain technology is bringing companies to a turning point in their business operations. With the rise of data sharing and connected devices, companies need to evolve into connected enterprises that share data both within the organization and externally. Blockchain can solve many of the challenges around secure online transactions and data storage, and the technology is […]

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Operational Technology in Industrial IoT Can’t Tolerate IT-Style Patching. “Threat Analysis” is a Safe and Powerful Solution

Speaking about the Industrial Internet of Things – (IIoT). Operational technology in industrial internet of things (IoT) can’t tolerate IT style patching. Using “Threat Analysis” is a Safe and Powerful Solution. Within companies and across the entire global the IIoT ecosystem – is an intricately intertwined and negotiated merger of IT and OT. OT systems are […]

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Internet of Warnings: How Smart Technology Can Threaten Your Business’s Security

Science fiction technology may not be as far off as we believe. The Internet of Things (IoT) uses the powerful combination of Wi-Fi and cloud technology to send information and perform actions through devices with Internet capabilities. This advance stems from the use of telemetry, decades-old machine-to-machine communication via wired sensors and transmitters. Now the […]

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Enterprise AI needs high data quality to succeed

There’s no doubt that AI has usurped big data as the enterprise technology industry’s favorite new buzzword. After all, it’s on Gartner’s 2017 Hype Cycle for emerging technologies, for a reason. While progress was slow during the first few decades, AI advancement has rapidly accelerated during the last decade. Some people say AI will augment humans and […]

The Role of AI in Assisting Customer Experience

To track all of the most relevant companies in the Intelligent Assistance ecosystem, refer to the “Intelligent Assistance and Bot” landscape provided by VB Profiles and Opus Research. From being the plots of sci-fi thrillers to being seen as threats by the working populace, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has during the last few years jumped into […]

Canonical: Businesses are struggling to hire IoT talent

Businesses are struggling to recruit skilled Internet of Things (IoT) developers, which could be slowing the deployment of enterprise IoT solutions. In a report from Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu OS, 68 percent of IoT professions say they struggle to recruit employees with the right IoT experience. Data analytics and big data skills are the […]

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HP launches military-grade VR backpack aimed at professionals

HP has announced another virtual reality backpack, this time aimed at professionals and the military. The Z VR Backpack shares design similarities with the Omen X Compact Desktop, announced two months ago, but HP has swapped the gamer look for a rugged exterior and improved the performance. See Also: HTC launches standalone Vive VR headset […]

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Wearables find themselves increasingly going to work

The enterprise market might be the new battleground for wearable suppliers, as more organizations start to implement wellness programs for their employees. Research firm Tractica said 83 percent of tech leaders allow wearable technology at work, and the majority of those firms are looking to embed this tech to the company in some way—usually through […]

IIoT awesome, but only 25 percent of execs are deploying it

An overwhelming majority of business leaders said that the adoption of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is critical to their company’s future success, but only a quarter of them are deploying the technology today. In the survey, released by Genpact Research Institute, it said data security was the most prominent reason why IIoT deployments were […]

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Three steps to implement a successful Industry 4.0 strategy

Schneider Electric wants businesses to think carefully about the advantages and disadvantages of moving to industry 4.0, which swaps low intelligence computers and humans with machine learning, autonomous systems, and robotics. At the Big Data & M2M Summit in Mississauga, Canada, Martin Stephenson, the vice president of process automation for OEM at Schneider Electric, gave […]