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Computerworld Tech Forecast 2017 - Disruptive Technologies to Track in 2017

5 disruptive technologies to track in 2017

Savvy tech execs are keeping these cutting-edge developments on their radar screens.

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How to shoot a drone out of the sky

An entire anti-drone industry is emerging. These new tools will enable drone detection, tracking, identification, disabling, and even hacking and hijacking the drones as they fly.

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The rise of the CMO superhero

CMO superheroes are few and far between. A rare breed. The people who really make the company founders proud and their investors rich. Every CMO wants to be one, and every CEO is hoping to have finally hired one. This article covers...

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GM's self-driving tech will stop the car if you're inattentive

GM's upcoming semi-autonomous "Super Cruise" system lets drivers take their hands off the steering wheel, but the technology can determine a driver’s responsiveness and will stop the vehicle automatically if you're not paying...

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Getting a bead on tech trends for 2017

Up for discussion: The 10 most pressing and disruptive technologies for the year ahead, according to Computerworld's Tech Forecast 2017 research.

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SSD adoption in laptops exceeds expectations

The use of solid state drives in notebooks and laptops has surpassed analyst expectations and is expected to reach 50% within the next few years.

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Tech Forecast 2017: IT sharpens its focus

With spending and hiring flat, CIOs seek efficiency in automation and outsourcing. Should IT workers be worried?

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How a social robot could make our leaders better

Columnist Rob Enderle writes that a Socially Aware Robot Assistant, or SARA, designed to read and learn from human behavior could be a massive help making companies and governments more successful.

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Tesla flips switch on U.S. island now powered entirely by solar energy

Tesla and SolarCity constructed a microgrid on the Island of Ta’u in American Samoa that will supply 1.4 megawatts of solar power backed up by six megawatt hours of battery storage from 60 Tesla Powerpacks.

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Alabama to build its largest solar farm, with enough power for 15K homes

Alabama today announced it has commissioned a solar farm with more than 300,000 panels that will track the sun's light and produce 75 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 15,000 homes.

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How to integrate disruptive technologies into IT outsourcing contracts

An incumbent IT service provider may be a good option for implementing new technology solutions, but you should take these four steps to most effectively integrate disruptive technologies into your existing outsourcing deals.

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Power to the people: Solar panel sales to soon surpass leasing

Why rent when you can buy? That's attitude of an increasing number of solar panel buyers who are buying their systems instead of leasing them.

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The state of solar power looks bright in 2017 (+video)

While solar and other forms of renewable energy still amount to a small percentage of all power generated, it is the fastest growing energy source in the U.S. As a result, renewable energy is expected to supply 80% of U.S. ...

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GE wants Predix to be the Windows of industrial IoT

GE yesterday launched new applications and partnerships based on its analytics software, which it says helps companies anticipate when critical machines will fail.

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3D printer owners rate the best 14 machines

Online user community 3D Hubs has published its third annual 3D Printer Guide for 2017, based on reviews from 8,624 verified 3D printer owners of 513 different 3D printer models. Only 14 made it to the top.

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Comparing AI tools in Salesforce Einstein and Dynamics 365

Both Salesforce with Einstein and Microsoft with Dynamics 365 are offering AI capabilities that promise to improve your customer service, sales pipeline and business processes. Here’s a look at the new AI features, what’s available...

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Google taps into your life to personalize its streaming music

Google's using its wealth of user data -- what music you have listened to before and what music you keep going back to, along with music you check out on YouTube, and which artists and genres you search for.

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Healthcare, retail industries give blockchain a try

Moving beyond its roots with bitcoin, blockchain gets a tryout in industries where it may have the potential to evolve or disrupt standard practices.

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