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Fresh insights on the information age and cybersecurity

Here are key findings, fresh insights and a review of different types of businesses in the tech world, and cybersecurity feedback from a recent TIA gathering of tech leaders and cybersecurity professionals.

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Success secrets for conversational commerce

1-800-Flowers was an early pioneer in the world of conversational commerce. Now that their Facebook Messenger and Alexa platforms have been live for a full year, they shared some key "lessons learned" from their conversational...

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Big Data, Little Brain

The increasing popularity of big data overlooks the importance of considering the manager's domain expertise. Agent-based simulation combines data and expertise to solve complex problems in many different areas.

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Harvard PhD Andy Yen provides tips to governments on cybersecurity protections

Harvard PhD provides thoughts on innovative Cybersecurity hacks and protections.

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3 steps to create a digital banking relationship center

The digital banking relationship center is at the heart of today’s digital bank. CIOs can help improve the digital banking customer experience by taking three steps.

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CIO Quick Takes: How CIOs assess the value of emerging technology

CIOs from the CIO Executive Council provide their own in-depth takes on how they measure the value of emerging technology.

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Got big data? Go public cloud or go home.

By 2020, firms that are not fully leveraging the public cloud for big data analytics will be hard-pressed to keep the pace set by digital leaders that innovate with emerging technology faster than their competitors.

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Blockchain-enabled “smart contracts” solve problems in administering IT ecosystem services

Businesses are moving into a software-defined world with usage-based service contracts and an “Everything-as-a-Service” ecosystem of providers. But there’s a problem: Contracts have not kept up with the desire to buy things in an...

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CIO May/June Digital Magazine: Making waves with immersive technologies

Immersive technologies, including augmented reality, virtual reality and mixed reality, don’t easily fit at most businesses today. But some early successes prove opportunity does exist in enterprise.

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IOTA launches $2 million fund for IoT-focused blockchain derivative

The open source nonprofit organization is seeking to foster growth of its distributed ledger technology.

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Yes, Apple is building a car

All signs point to Apple building cars in the same way (and for the same reason) they build iPhones.

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Why we must prepare for the rise of the machines

Columnist Rob Enderle writes that all generations need to be prepared for a future of automation and artificial intelligence, but should also know how to function without an app for everything.

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3D printing, married to traditional metal casting, could reshape manufacturing

Working with a Michigan foundry, Autodesk used its Netfabb 3D design software to create a 3D printed mold to make a magnesium airline seat frame that could save an airline more than $200 million in fuel costs.

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How Uber for Business helps the ridesharing company grow

Uber’s head of enterprise says the ridesharing app will triple its workforce for business customers this year. But the company faces many challenges, including a corporate culture that allegedly enabled a discriminatory work...

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4 key techniques for continuous improvement in corporate innovation

There's a lot of attention paid to how to design and implement corporate innovation programs, but not how to effectively operate these programs and capabilities in a sustainable way.

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Why digital disruption leaves no room for bimodal IT

Digital disruption is forcing CIOs and other IT leaders to choose holistic operating models over two-speed technology deployment.

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Desktop 3D printer presages the future of multi-layer circuit board design

An Israeli start-up is now shipping to beta customers a 3D printer that can produce multi-layer circuit board prototypes, drastically cutting development time and ensuring that intellectual property remains in-house.

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Why Amazon is putting Alexa everywhere

The head of Amazon’s Alexa business explains why the company is investing heavily in voice services for manufacturers of various device types.

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