How blockchain is providing ‘proof of existence’ for the world’s 1.1 billion refugees
"Blockchain’s promise of a highly secure, digital, transparent, open, immutable and distributed ecosystem is providing humanitarian groups with “digital identity” tools to tackle some of society’s most intractable troubles."
AI Algorithm with ‘Social Skills’ Cooperates Better Than Humans
"“Two humans, if they were honest with each other and loyal, would have done as well as two machines,” the paper’s lead author, computer science professor Jacob Crandall of Brigham Young University, told ScienceDaily. “As it is, about half of the humans lied at some point. So essentially, this particular algorithm is learning that moral characteristics are better [since it’s programmed to not lie] and it also learns to maintain cooperation once it emerges.”
10 Ways Machine Learning Is Revolutionizing Marketing - by @louiscolumbus
"58% of enterprises are tackling the most challenging marketing problems with AI and machine learning first, prioritizing personalized customer care, new product development."
2 days ago
Cambridge Analytica – an object lesson in failed due diligence and deception - by @dahowlett
"While attention is being paid to Cambridge Analytica, the focus is misplaced. This story explains why and why due diligence is vital in your dealings."
2 days ago
The future of IT: Snapshot of a modern multi-cloud data center - by @dionhinchliffe
"To get a better handle on these trends, I recently had an opportunity to explore in detail a new multi-cloud data center. Based in Europe, built and operated in Amsterdam by Interxion, and dubbed AMS8, this brand-new data center was designed from the ground-up to capitalize on the latest trends in enterprise cloud computing."
2 days ago
Domo Focuses Its Cloud-Based Analytics Message, Adds Predictive Options - by @dhenschen
"The key message at Domopalooza 2018, March 13-15 in Salt Lake City, was that Domo is a platform for business, not a tool for techies. I’ve heard this platform messaging before, but it made sense for cloud-based analytics vendor Domo to emphasize its new “for the good of the company” slogan to try to set itself apart from competitors Tableau, Microsoft Power BI and Qlik."
3 days ago
Enterprise hits and misses – AI projects bring lessons while Toys R Us and Theranos bring cautionary tales - by @jonerp
"This week: Prudential shares AI project tips while Flippy the short-lived robotic burger chef gets a post-mortem. Analytical lemonade a-plenty via Toys R Us, Theranos, and Uber. Plus: whiffs a plenty."
3 days ago
Salesforce buys MuleSoft in $6.5 billion deal to build Integration Cloud - by @whostu
"Stand by for the Integration Cloud from Salesforce following its announced acquisition of MuleSoft."
3 days ago
My Influence Marketing Podcast Interview: Building Your Enterprise Tribe - with @finnern
"“I didn’t want to do hazing or anything, but the microphone was out there already, I gave them the shirt and said you know, how about you sing a song?”
3 days ago
Autonmous vehicles, accidents, liability and fault - by @jeffnolan #uber
"People are injured, maimed, and killed in vehicle accidents everyday. Autonomous vehicles will reduce that number but it would be supremely naive to believe that these same vehicles would eliminate harm completely."
3 days ago
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg called in by UK government to give evidence about Cambridge Analytica - by @derek_dupreez
"Cambridge Analytica allegedly used Facebook data illegally to target voters and influence the recent US election, according to reports."
3 days ago
Enterprise Technology: 6 Steps for Negotiating Winning AI Deals - via @UpperEdge
"Once you begin discussions with vendors, be sure to ask questions about how evolved their product currently is and how they got there. What data was used to train their system? What are their plans for growth and how will they achieve that growth?

Asking these types of questions can uncover potential business and security risks and help shape the questions the procurement and legal teams should address in the sourcing process. Understanding the vendor’s roadmap will also help you decide whether they will be able to grow and scale with you."
3 days ago
Machine Learning and Beyond: Algorithmic Detection in Security
"This article discusses the ways we can use algorithmic detection in all aspects of security. We define algorithmic detection as the ability to perceive threats, analyze them and contextualize them using algorithms that are either automata-theoretic or statistical."
contributed  top  stories  artificial  intelligence  security  sponsored 
4 days ago
FedEx Follows Amazon Into the Robotic Future
"Yes, the robots replaced a few jobs right away. And in time, they will replace about 25 jobs in a facility that employs about 1,300 people. But the hub creates about 100 new jobs every year — and a robot work force still seems like the distant future.

“Everyone will have a job,” said Galen Steele, the senior manager who oversees the depot. “It just might be in a different place.”
4 days ago
Domopalooza 2018 – Target gives a progress report on their data-driven transformation - by @jonerp #DP18
"At Domopalooza 2017, Target's story of data transformation at scale was a show highlight. But as Target's Ben Schein shared this year, empowering decision makers with data is just the beginning."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  collaboration  sharing  digital  productivity  enterprise  in  the  real  world  retail  e-commerce  omni-channel  use  cases 
4 days ago
'Digital' confusion, disasters... and opportunities beyond the hype - by @olivermarks
"Meanwhile, on the ground, digital initiatives continue to fall just outside the "key imperatives" boards and senior staff draw up as their main business objectives in order to make quarterly numbers and keep the gears turning. Digital is much talked about, with anxious checking of the horizon and peripheral vision for any sign of the dreaded well-funded digital startup competitor that will obsolete and tear away profit centers. Antennae are out to fast follow any competitor's digital moves, with firms sometimes copying each other's cargo cult moves and replicating illogical actions (mobile apps has been a good example), resulting in some industry vertical channels being dominated by a cargo cult version of digital."
4 days ago
Microsoft Report: Cybersecurity's Top 3 Threats
It's tough to evade increasingly capable security tools, so hackers are turning to an easier and cheaper method: tricking people. They commonly use social engineering, legitimate software features, and poorly secured cloud applications to dupe users into falling for attacks.
5 days ago
Prudential’s Global Head of AI on ‘which algorithm to use and when’ - by @derek_dupreez
"Michael Natusch explains financial services firm Prudential’s strategy around artificial intelligence (AI) - focusing on causation and correlation."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  financial  services  fintech  iot  robotics  ai  machine  intelligence  use  cases 
5 days ago
Zuora files for IPO - by @denispombriant
"Zuora made its reputation as a vendor that could turn an end-of-month billing problem into a routine process. That enabled emerging subscription companies to focus their resources on building products and serving customers. It also made revenues more predictable, something that CEOs and their boards valued."
5 days ago
Customer experience and Interaction Studio - by @denispombriant
"Regularizing the customer experience is a good place to start for without that nothing else makes sense. You couldn’t collect and analyze data on wildly different experiences hoping to glean anything predictive from it. Jobs number 2 and 3 involve bringing disparate things together. First you need to provide omni channel communication, being able to address customers on the channels they on which they approach and then you need to bring together data that might be siloed in different systems."
6 days ago
Walmart boss – “frictionless” shopping within 5 years. (If Amazon doesn’t deliver first…) - by @whostu
"Walmart is expanding its online grocery delivery business, but is it moving fast enough to hold off the threat from Amazon? CEO Greg Foran makes his pitch."
digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  retail  e-commerce  and  omni-channel  use  cases 
6 days ago
Lessons Learned from the 'Hiatus' of Flippy the Burger-Flipping Robot
"USA Today reports that the manager at Flippy’s restaurant “was absolutely giddy” about the prospect of not having to keep hiring and training burger flippers. “Flippy will just be the permanent employee, and I don’t have to worry about it anymore.” And two years ago a former McDonald’s CEO even insisted point-blank that “It’s cheaper to buy a $35,000 robotic arm than it is to hire an employee who’s inefficient making $15 an hour bagging French fries.”
6 days ago
The Seven Biggest Lies Theranos Told
"She got glowing write-ups that contained lies she’d fed to reporters. Forbes, for instance, declared that Holmes was “the youngest self-made woman billionaire” whose company could “quickly test a drop of blood at a fraction of the price of commercial labs which need more than one vial.” An April 2014 Wired article stated that “instead of vials of blood — one for every test needed — Theranos requires only a pinprick and a drop of blood. With that they can perform hundreds of tests, from standard cholesterol checks to sophisticated genetic analyses.”
8 days ago
Domopalooza 2018 – how Cisco is changing marketing with accountability, data, and engagement - by @jonerp #DP18
"What makes you special: This is about differentiation. Being clear about what sets you apart from competition (and, hint, it’s not your people) is critical. You have create contrasts that lay the groundwork for preference.What do I normally see? No comparisons, no terminology that starts to connect to differentiation. Or, vague statements of differentiation (like the people claim) that are made with no context of what the comparison is."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  content  marketing  digital  use  cases 
8 days ago
What I Look For When Reviewing Web Sites - by @barnes_hank
"What makes you special: This is about differentiation. Being clear about what sets you apart from competition (and, hint, it’s not your people) is critical. You have create contrasts that lay the groundwork for preference.What do I normally see? No comparisons, no terminology that starts to connect to differentiation. Or, vague statements of differentiation (like the people claim) that are made with no context of what the comparison is."
go-to-market  buying  cycle  process  differentiation  messaging  questions  to  answer  review  web  site 
8 days ago
These Are The Last 12 Questions You Had On Customer Experience – Promise! - by @ekolsky
"Q: How long does it take to do an end-to-end customer experience project?

A: There are two answers to this.

You can spend 4-6 months (very basically) doing a customer journey mapping (or similar) project to understand the needs and wants of your customers. Another 6-8 months (at the very least) documenting your processes. And yet, 3-4 more months (if not longer) building experiences that match your customer needs and your organization’s ability to deliver to them. Deploying them can take another 4-6 months on the short end of the spectrum."
8 days ago
The sobering due diligence lessons from the Theranos debacle - by @dahowlett
"Due diligence went by the board at Theranos. It's a common problem. It is an object lesson in why it is important to understand the accounts and projections of any technology investment."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis 
8 days ago
The top 5 enterprise blockchain platforms you need to know about - by @pfersht
"So we asked our blockchain boffins Saurabh Gupta and Mayank Madhur to take a deeper look at the top 5, namely: Ethereum, Hyperledger Fabric, R3 Corda, Ripple, and Quorum. Please note that Bitcoin does not make it to our list of top 5 platforms. In fact, it does not make the top 10 list when we talk about enterprise application of Blockchain."
8 days ago
We love the smell of Blockchain in the morning - by @dt
"Some people know what they are talking about, but when others say blockchain do the really just mean a secure, distributed database of some kind? There is both bad and good information on this, with bad and good definitions out there. For example, when I was researching this article I found a Fortune/Bloomberg piece from last December titled Blockchain Is Pumping New Life Into Old-School Companies Like IBM and Visa, that contains the sentence: “The blockchain can also hold many more documents and data than traditional database storage, allowing for more nuanced insights and analysis.” Now that’s rubbish on many levels, and dangerous too."
blockchain  digital  disruption  finance 
10 days ago
Accenture on why “citizen AI” will fail without rigorous testing for algorithmic bias - by @jonerp
"Accenture sees a bold new age of "citizen AI" ahead. But there's a warning attached: we better get testing right. Here's what Accenture told me about their efforts to root out data and algorithmic bias."
devops  nosql  and  the  open  source  stack  iot  robotics  ai  machine  intelligence  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
10 days ago
The web can be weaponised – and we can't count on big tech to stop it | Tim Berners-Lee | Opinion | The Guardian
"The web that many connected to years ago is not what new users will find today. What was once a rich selection of blogs and websites has been compressed under the powerful weight of a few dominant platforms. This concentration of power creates a new set of gatekeepers, allowing a handful of platforms to control which ideas and opinions are seen and shared."
10 days ago
12 questions that I get asked the most about social media - by @vijayasankarv
"Contrary to popular belief , I do have a real job and that needs my full attention 🙂 . However , over time I have figured out how to integrate social media into my daily routine . I generally use social media only on my phone – including for long form blogging. That saves a lot of time ."
10 days ago
The Big Switch – DevOps in financial services - by @angelicamari
"The financial services sector has been comparatively slow to take up DevOps as a way to get solutions to market in a timely manner. That's changing as existential threats loom ever larger."
devops  nosql  and  the  open  source  stack  financial  services  fintech 
10 days ago
Oracle’s Cloud Transition: What’s in it for Them? - via @UpperEdge
The benefits of migrating to the Cloud do not only benefit customers. In Oracle’s case, there are several incentives driving their transition to a CSP. Whether you have already switched over to Cloud services or not, time is running out to prepare for Oracle’s May 31st year-end close. To learn more about how to prepare for an upcoming negotiation or renewal with Oracle, download our webinar recording, Sell & Deploy: Oracle’s Sales Strategy and Tactics.
10 days ago
RPA is officially the shiny new silver bullet: 53% of the Global 2000 are planning significant RPA investments to slash costs in 2018 - by @pfersht
"We have discussed, argued and deliberated the true value, impact and way to run RPA software for many many hours here of HfS... for over five and a half years. And you only need to read our recent work to conclude that "RPA often starts out like a teenage romance: a lot of enthusiastic fumbling around that ends quickly, frequently leading to disappointment". And you can also read the RPA Bible, which preaches best and worst RPA practices to such an extent, you'll need to visit your local RPA Rabbi, Bhikkhu, Priest or Mullah to find your soul again."
12 days ago
IWD 2018 – What you can do to encourage more women to join the tech sector - by @madbennett
"To mark International Women’s Day (IWD), we spoke to a varied group of females new to the technology industry to find out what attracted them to be part of the minority group that is women in tech"
diversity  future  of  work  hcm  and  the  digital 
12 days ago
The 13 most common blockchain myths explained
"According to PriceWaterHouseCoopers expert Seamus Cushley, as reported by Silicon Republic, nearly US$ 1.4 billion was invested in blockchain technology in the 9 months preceding November 2016.

In this same piece, Seamus also asserted that “there is fringe experimentation going on but people are on a journey. They will move from fear to understanding and a respect for its potential, and they are in the latter phase of that journey.”
12 days ago
Reuters is taking a big gamble on AI-supported journalism
"Reuters is building an AI tool to help journalists analyse data, suggest story ideas, and even write some sentences, aiming not to replace reporters but instead augment them with a digital data scientist-cum-copywriting assistant."
13 days ago
Box and Dropbox both eye enterprise collaboration. A looming battle or two ends of a product spectrum? - by @krmarko
"Box and Dropbox appear to be set up for a struggle to dominate enterprise file storage and sharing. Is there more to consider?"
13 days ago
Supply Chain Software Vendor Experts Discuss Trends—Part 1 - by @pjtec
"At the start of the year, I wrote up on trends and technologies that we should expect in retail stores and omnichannel commerce and fulfillment and in transportation. But what do staffers at leading supply chain management (SCM) software vendors think about these trends? What are they seeing in the market and what do they expect to happen? Are buzzwords like digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning/artificial intelligence (AI), 3D printing, blockchain, microservices and application programming interface (API) economy, uberization (a platform to enable shared resources across a community), and widespread cloud SCM software deployments—a real thing yet, or not?"
13 days ago
Dropbox announces deeper integration with Salesforce ahead of IPO - by @ron_miller
" Dropbox is not messing around. Two weeks ago it announced its IPO. Just last week it announced a big partnership with Google and today comes news that it is integrating more deeply with Salesforce. Dropbox and Salesforce have danced a bit in the past as cloud companies tend to do, but today’s announcement is a bit broader"
cloud  enterprise  storage  tc  dropbox  salesforce  marc  benioff  parternships 
13 days ago
“Don’t do an ML science experiment” – Mike Salvino on machine learning misconceptions, and what to do about them - by @jonerp #HfSFORA
"Machine learning misconceptions can sink an AI project. That was Mike Salvino's message to the service industry pros at HfS FORA New York City. Here's his ML pitfalls - and how to avoid them."
digital  skills  and  training  iot  robotics  ai  machine  intelligence  the  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
13 days ago
Toyota, Accenture tackle traffic woes with AI taxi fleet system
"A pilot has already begun in the metropolitan area of Tokyo, Japan. According to the companies, the system has managed to predict consumer demand with an accuracy rate of 94.1 percent.

Due to this level of accuracy, more cars were provided at peak times, which is a benefit for passengers. However, drivers have benefitted too, by recording an average sales increase of 20.4 percent during the month of February, in comparison to an average overall increase of 9.4 percent throughout the trial."
13 days ago
UTC CIO Vince Campisi: Connecting the dots between data, software, IoT, analytics and going digital - by @ldignan
"Vince Campisi, chief information officer at UTC, is overseeing the company's digital efforts with the aim of connecting software, analytics and the Internet of things to drive the company's products and services and improve customer operations."
15 days ago
Findings from #HfSFORA: Half of firms’ staff will be impacted by automation and 40% of them have no idea what to do with them - by @pfersht
"As automation fever takes over business operations (and we’ll reveal that data next), my one plea to industry is to plan this better. CFOs and CIOs investing $ millions in bot licenses and consultants to implement them will be expecting a return on their investment, and if operations leaders do not have a concerted plan to use the freed up man hours, you can be sure there will be intense pressure to reduce even more heads than may have been in the initial plan."
trends  &  concepts 
15 days ago
Event Report - SAP Ariba Live 2018 - Las Vegas - Sustainability and UX - by @holgermu
"On the concern side, SAP Ariba did not talk and show as much AI / ML and Blockchain that it talked about in 2017. Though the contract text analysis in the partnership with IBM has been delivered, it is not the broad uptake the technology needs in Procurement. Did anybody say software agents?"
ariba  constellation  research  hana  holger  mueller  nextgen  apps  outsourcing  procurement  sap 
15 days ago
RPA hype versus reality – an early look at use cases and data from #HfSFORA NYC by @jonerp
"Robotic Process Automation is a potent topic because companies are far enough along to share proof points - and frustrations. But is RPA just an efficiency driver? And how does AI fit into the mix?"
digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  iot  robotics  and  ai  machine  intelligence 
15 days ago
Recap of SAP’s 2018 Capital Markets Day - via @UpperEdge
"Having migrated less than 20% of its install base to S/4HANA, SAP highlighted a huge opportunity for more S/4HANA migrations. It also confirmed their implementation partners have trained over 30,000 people on S/4HANA, indicating the preparedness of the ecosystem to handle demand for resources."
15 days ago
Survey confirms collaboration and the apps that come with it still suck - by @ldignan
" More than 70 percent of workers say communication volume is a challenge;
68 percent of workers toggle between apps up to 10 times an hour;
31 percent of workers who toggle between apps say they lose their train of thought;
Navigating apps is more annoying than doing chores for 53 percent of workers, paying bills for 52 percent and dieting for 50 percent.
51 percent of workers 45 years old and up prefer email, with 43 percent of 18 to 44 year olds preferring team messaging."
16 days ago
Enterprise hits and misses – can AI save the legal system? And who will save software user events? - by @jonerp
"This week: AI's disruptive impact on the legal system (and hacking it from within). Also: why software user events need a rethink. Your whiffs include failed Twitter apps, and robots flipping burgers (and humans)."
hits  and  misses  iot  robotics  ai  retail  e-commerce  the  omni-channel 
16 days ago
Findings from #HfSFORA: Half of firms' staff will be impacted by automation and 40% of them have no idea what to do with them - by @pfersht
"So here's the biggest issue facing enterprise operations in the next couple of years: what to do with staff impacted by automation. Our brand new 2018 State of Operations study, conducted with KPMG, over half the Global 2000 firms surveyed believe transactional roles will be significantly impacted by automation within just a two-year timeframe."
16 days ago
Here’s Why Everyone Is Fighting About How Much Uber Drivers Earn
"After recrunching his analysis based on Uber’s critiques, he came up with a much higher average hourly wage estimate — closer to between $8.55 or $10 an hour, depending on the methodology. According to the new figures, which are still rough estimates, 8% of drivers still lose money while driving, and more than half are still earning less than minimum wage after expenses. While the drivers’ independent contractor status makes this legal, in many of Uber’s most popular markets, these earnings alone would make it difficult to get by financially."
17 days ago
Why men need more consideration in the women in tech debate - by @madbennett
"Influential women in tech argue that the industry should be placing more attention on the role of men, in order to promote equality in the workplace."
diversity  future  of  work  hcm  and  the  digital 
17 days ago
What Is Planning? - by @lcecere #scm
"Cloud. Descriptive analytics. Prescriptive analytics. Machine learning. Collaborative workflow. What-if analysis. I find, as I attend conferences, that the word ‘planning’ is bandied about, but few technologists dive into the details. We have lost the ability to have a discussion on the fundamentals. It drives a supply chain planning gal like me crazy. Here I share some insights on planning. For everyone trying to navigate new technology options, this is an important question."
demand  supply  chain  planning 
17 days ago
Lessons from Spotify
"That, though, is precisely the problem: Spotify’s margins are completely at the mercy of the record labels, and even after the rate change, the company is not just unprofitable, its losses are growing, at least in absolute euro terms"
17 days ago
AI’s rising challenge to the core legal system
"Thou shalt kill? Ethics is an increasing topic of debate around AI, but what about the challenges that new tech poses to the established legal system as we understand it?"
iot  robotics  and  ai  machine  intelligence  regulation 
17 days ago
Facebook's Political Nightmare Is About To Get Worse
"Across the political spectrum, there’s worry that an ineffective national security apparatus is putting Facebook in position to fail again. “There’s expectations that Facebook and the other platforms are supposed to solve problems that the government and national security apparatus missed and thus far haven’t engaged,” Zac Moffatt, digital director of Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign, told BuzzFeed News. “Without the national apparatus, how could the platforms be successful?”
17 days ago
Musings - Time to bring back the software user conference - by @holgermu
"Subject Expertise beats Celebrity. Yes, user conferences are also about inspiration. But a shows star, soap operate protagonist or a talk show host - is not something an enterprise software user can relate to for their work and why they spend 3-4 days and a few thousand budget dollars / euros to come to a conference. Vendors show offer subject matters, if push comes to shove from the user base. There is instant validation, trust and respect from a user to another user presenting. There is direct bonding of being in the same boat and sharing experiences from that. No celebrity can do that. Glamour effects don't last."
constellation  research  future  of  work  holger  mueller  musings  nextgen  apps  user  conference 
17 days ago
From legacy distrust to robotic arms and executive dashboards – OFSi’s cloud ERP story - by @jonerp
"Convincing your oil and gas organization to go cloud isn't always easy. OFSi's IT manager told me how he made the move to Acumatica - and how he used dashboards to get buy-in. Next up: connected manufacturing and robotic arms."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  cloud  erp  financials  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world 
17 days ago
SAP debuts consumption-based pricing model for SAP Cloud
""You get just one SKU that you can use for any Cloud Platform service," Lahl said. "We hook it up to a tracking, metering and billing machine under the covers. You get a report every month, and it tells you the services that you used, the cloud credits that you started with and your balance."
17 days ago
EPM, Project Orion, and the Beginner’s Mind - by @kellblog
"While as EPMers, we take great pride in our category and, at Host, in our ability to move enterprise-class EPM to the cloud, we must recognize that at some level EPM has failed to deliver against its broad vision of accountability and empowerment. To get to the bottom of this, as Clayton Christensen has often observed, you can’t just talk to your customers to understand your market, you need to understand non-consumers as well. All those Excel-only or primarily-Excel users are Christensen’s non-consumers, so we decided to talk to them. Here’s an example of what we heard."
budgeting  cpm  design  epm  fcpm  forecasting  innovation  planning  product  strategy  scpm  shoshin 
18 days ago
Retailers are finally catching on to employee experience – but there’s a knowledge gap ahead - by @jonerp
"If your employees are unhappy or poorly trained, forget about customer experience. At NRF 2018, Nudge Rewards made their case on how to solve the knowledge gap between customers and employees. It's all about the app."
e-commerce  future  of  work  hcm  and  the  digital  retail  omni-channel 
18 days ago
Event Report - Mobile World Congress 2018 - 5G and more #MWC18 - by @holgermu
"5G everywhere – I thought I saw a 5G sticker on my Iberic Ham sandwich… 5G was everywhere, slapped on everything… ironically the debut demos were all about… phone calls. And that’s what 5G is not about, but about bringing networks to 21st century standard in throughput (high def video), latency (<1 ms) and density (over 100+ devices on a square meter). These are all key specs to enable a more human (visual), a more thing driven (density) and a more AI driven (latency) next generation application for enterprises, all very hard to do on current 4G / 4G LTE standards."
5g  android  apple  constellation  research  futureofwork  google  holger  mueller  mobile  nextgenapps  samsung  smartphone 
18 days ago
Brexit – UK will leave EU Digital Single Market, but wants strong data relationship - by @derek_dupreez
"Prime Minister Theresa May has laid out the ‘hard facts’ of Brexit and has said that the UK will be leaving the EU’s Digital Single Market."
regulation  brexit 
19 days ago
Math and Science in daily life – Part 2 - by @vijayasankarv
"Last time, we discussed how Pythagorean theorem helps us in every day life. Today, I would like to invite your attention to Pi , a beautiful constant (yet one we cannot fully measure) that is in practically everything we see and use."
19 days ago
How to screw up a vendor analyst day – in 12 simple steps - by @jonerp
"It's Friday, it's raining sludge, and I'm a wee bit cranky. What better topic than how to screw up a vendor analyst day? It's all in satirical fun, but the events here are pulled from real-life. Repeat at your own risk."
digital  skills  and  training  professional  services  the  new  it  as  a  service 
19 days ago
Acumatica Summit 2018: A “Rambunctious Teen” Cloud ERP Vendor Shaking Up the ERP Establishment? - by @pjtec
"PJ Jakovljevic unpacks the news from Acumatica Summit 2018, outlining the cloud ERP vendor's recent achievements and their ongoing innovations. Read on to discover Acumatica's latest developments and offerings, including a new construction edition."
19 days ago
Knowledge Management Systems and the Rise of Slack - by @ross
"With the rise of Slack, we are at the beginning of the next phase. At the team scale, real-time group messaging is being adopted by 75% of organizations. 80% of employee time is spent in communication with others. Knowledge sharing is happening as a by-product of getting work done at the team-scale. And fun 💩."
20 days ago
‘We’re not losing enough money’ – QuickBooks on Smart Money - by @dahowlett
"QuickBooks is using its balance sheet to test small business lending based on its ability to analyze and predict SMB accounts. The results are interesting."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  financials  smb 
20 days ago
Yes, DevOps is all about business growth, especially the digital variety - by @joemckendrick
"Adopting DevOps and agile culture delivers greater business performance. Organizations fully embracing DevOps and agile practices are seeing a 60 percent higher rate of revenue and profit growth, and are 2.4 times more likely than their mainstream counterparts to be growing their businesses at a rate of over 20 percent, the survey's authors report. Still, only 18 percent were at this stage of advancement."
20 days ago
CIO report card: IT must fix basic problems - by @mkrigsman
"Unfortunately, however, the survey also tells us that most IT departments have trouble with their most basic operational tasks. For example, look at these processes in the chart above: Equipment onboarding for new hires, password resets, requesting a new computer, and de-provisioning former employees are all within the control of IT."
featured  posts  technology  software 
20 days ago
Finance and healthcare tower as Salesforce officially breaks $10 billion run rate - by @whostu
"Salesforce formally broke through its $10 billion revenue goal yesterday with financial services, healthcare and the EMEA region standing out as highlights."
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture  crm  customer  experience  digital  content  marketing  financial  services  fintech  healthcare  transformation  iot  robotics  ai 
20 days ago
What Remains the Same? - by @lcecere #scm
"The organization does not naturally align. It requires leadership. Alignment matters. We now sit on a database of 9,000 respondents. Over six years, we have repeated questions in multiple surveys to get critical mass. We see that when companies have better alignment there is a belief their supply chain is working well. Cut down the friction. When manufacturing reports to a supply chain function, there is better alignment and a stronger belief the supply chain is working well."
digital  supply  chain  development  innovation  leadership  pilots  sap  process  training 
20 days ago
VMs, Containers or Serverless? - by @krishnan
"At Rishidot Research, we often hear from IT stakeholders about their confusion about newer technologies in the Modern Enterprise market. They wonder whether they should use containers or serverless or stick to virtual machines. We have released a flow diagram that will help you understand how these technologies fit for a simple workload"
app  development  platforms  containers  serverless  virtualmachines 
22 days ago
“Digital innovator” GAP looks to data science to drive customers across retail channels - by @whostu
"Multi-channel, multi-brand customers spend up to ten times more than single channel, single brand ones, so understanding how to influence them is crucial at The GAP."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  crm  customer  experience  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  mobile  retail  e-commerce  omni-channel  social 
22 days ago
Meet the Business Romantic: Tim Leberecht - by @pfersht #RPA #AI
"Phil: So the theme of the conference is "Learning to Change in the robotic era"... what's your view on how we humans must adapt with all the technological change occurring? Is it more about attitudes that skillsets?

Tim: It’s both, Phil. There are some grim reports out there, such as Bain’s recent study that predicts 30 percent of all US jobs will be automated by 2030, with the rewards of automation going mostly to the top 20 percent of earners or savvy AI investors. McKinsey estimates that 30 percent of 60 percent of all tasks in existing jobs can already be automated. Futurist Gerd Leonhard proclaims that “if you can describe your job in one sentence, chances are you might get automated,” referring to the high likelihood of process-oriented, linear, routine-based work being automated."
22 days ago
The Kubernetes Lesson - by @sogrady
"Kubernetes effectively attached itself to a developer-friendly technology that was in a period of high growth, in other words, which put it on the path to becoming a mainstream technology choice not just for developers but the organizations they work for. Though there are many factors associated with the growth of Kubernetes, then, none are as important as its ability to satisfy developers’ need for containers at every level of infrastructure."
22 days ago
For Satya Nadella, Business is Personal - by @dealarchitect
"Secondly, there are lots of details about the personal imprint he is putting on Microsoft including pushing for the Windows 10 launch in Kenya – such a contrast to the massive Rolling Stones Windows 95 launch in a previous generation. He is particularly impressive when he talks about his approach to partnerships and acquisitions – his outreach to Apple, Google and Salesforce among others. How he mended frayed relations with Samsung and Yahoo. How he recruited Peggy Johnson from Qualcomm to help make “Silicon Valley our best friend”. How he crafted acquisitions as diverse as LinkedIn and Minecraft."
trends  &  concepts  microsoft  oracle 
22 days ago
Enterprise hits and misses – cyberwarfare gets a wake up call and automation forces a skills review - by @jonerp
"This week: why cyberwarfare needs a truce, and an automation career session from someone who gets it. Plus: AI-driven "coaching networks" and five emerging trends. The whiffs are plentiful - are you ready to get cognified?"
governing  identity  privacy  and  security  hits  misses  iot  robotics  ai  the  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
22 days ago
Microsoft announces new updates to protect against Spectre and Meltdown attacks
"Additional versions of Windows 10 are now protected from these attacks, and Microsoft has begun releasing Intel microcode updates directly, but only for a small number of devices. Incompatible antivirus software remains a problem, however."
22 days ago
Develop Your Hiring System Like a Product to Eliminate Bias and Boost Retention | First Round Review
"So, when he landed at Medium as Head of Engineering in 2012, he wanted to build a recruiting system that wouldn't have the same blind spots. Together with a couple of his colleagues, he set out to build an anti-fragile hiring process that would adapt to new information, wouldn't depend on any one person, and would get stronger over time."
23 days ago
« earlier      
& (bpo) - 2015 2016 2017 a advisor ai amazon analysis analytics and apple application apps architecture articles artificial as as-a-service automation aws azure best big bigdata blockchain blog business buyers' buying case cases chain chains change cio cloud cognitive collaboration commentary community computing concepts conference constellation containers content contributed core crm culture customer data demand design development devops digital disruption diversity docker e-commerce earnings economy enterprise erp event events excellence experience facebook featured finance financial financials fintech frictionless future futurist general global go-to-market google governing government hadoop hana hcm healthcare hfsresearch.com hits holger homepage hot hr iaas ibm identity implementation in industry infrastructure innovation insights integration intelligence internet iot it leadership learning lessons machine management manufacturing market marketing media microsoft ministry misses mobile mueller networks new news nextgen nextgenapps nosql of omni-channel open oracle outsourcing paas payroll pivotal planning platform platforms posts practices privacy process productivity professional public real regulation reports research retail risk robotic robotics saas sales salesforce sap science security selection service services sharing silicon skills social software source sourcing stack startup startups stories story strategic strategy study successfactors supply systems talent tc tech technology the things thinking to top topics training transformation trends uncategorized use user ux web work world

Copy this bookmark: