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Countries making the most impact on tech innovation

A report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation ranks nations based on the impact their economic and trade policies have on global innovation. Here’s a look at who came in first and last and a few in-between.

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We've officially reached peak smartphone, but real innovation is still within reach

As the pace of hardware innovation slows to a crawl, manufacturers must turn to real-world problem-solving to get consumers excited again.

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Despite layoffs, VMware has a big bet on this one cloud innovation

VMware is in the midst of turbulent times: It announced 800 layoffs this week and the departure of its CFO; the merger of its parent company EMC with Dell is hanging over its head; its vCloud Air public cloud has had fits and starts....

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Pulling the plug on the AI hype

Some prominent names are putting forth ominous warnings of the effects Artificial Intelligence (AI) can have on mankind. Let’s take a few steps back from the hyperbole and assess the promise of AI, instead of the pessimism.

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How CIOs can scale scattered pockets of digital innovation

AstraZeneca CIO Dave Smoley launched a 'Digital Center of Excellence' that spans all digital strategy at the $26-billion pharmaceuticals company.

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Faced with tech changes, retailers eye the need for innovation

Retailers who have avoided spending money on R&D are gong to need guidance to keep up with the changes technology is bringing to their industry.

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Ford vs. Cisco: Two ways to approach innovation

Columnist Rob Enderle compares Ford’s innovation approach with Cisco’s and concludes that a combination of both would work best. Here’s why.


Looking to the future: 5 new ideas from CES 2016

Among the hundreds of companies vying for attention at this year's CES trade show, there were many showing off new and innovative technologies. Here are five that caught our eye.

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How to implement a robust data quality solution

This article is one of a series describing how to build out a solid foundation for agile data warehouse development, focusing on data quality.

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What do digital, automation and outsourcing have in common?

As we come back from holidays, we tend to reflect on what 2016 will bring, trends and upcoming changes on how buyers and service providers engage. Recently a lot has been said and written about two prominent trends: digital and...


How Ford’s approach to innovation could help Apple

At CES, car companies showcased plans to do amazing things from home integration to drones as they begin to out innovate many of the tech companies. In particular, Ford shared how it’s bringing innovation back into its company,...

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5 tech trends that will drive the next wave of mobile innovation in the enterprise

Innovation in the mobile space continues at a record pace and the enterprise is not the exception. In recent months, the industry has produced a series of technologies that will play an important role in the next successful generation...

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The business of bots and the realities of enterprise automation

The emerging set of capabilities and associated technologies enabling the automation of knowledge work through Robotic Process Automation (RPA) represents a tremendous opportunity for the IT function to provide considerable new value...

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Cloud adoption soars, but integration challenges remain

With approximately 90 percent of businesses using the cloud in some fashion, it's safe to say the technology has become a mainstay in IT. But challenges remain beyond the initial integration.

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The hottest drone videos and articles of 2015

A look back at 2015, the year this high-flying marketplace really started gaining momentum.

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The best PC hardware of 2016: We can't wait for these 5 tech innovations to get real

New CPUs. New GPUs. Insanely fast storage. There's all sorts of awesome coming down the pike in 2016. Wallow in the glory with us here.

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CIO Quick Takes: 8 IT leaders look back at 2015

We asked eight CIOs what they will remember most about 2015. Continued transformation, hybrid clouds, shared-services models, acquisition and IT integration, employee retention and even unplugging top the list.

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7 tips for building an effective video cover letter

Have you been asked to provide a video cover letter? Don’t stress out or get camera-shy. Here's how to put together a winning production.

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