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State channels linked to blockchains will solve the scalability problem for healthcare

State channels, ring signatures or confidential signatures and zero-knowledge proofs will quickly be common watercooler talk as their impact on heatlhcare is made more apparent.

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Fixing the lack of gender diversity in tech starts at the top

There is no silver bullet to correcting gender and racial disparities in the tech industry; effective, meaningful change has to begin at the top. This isn’t to say that firms struggling to increase diversity aren’t sincere in their...

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‘Cloud washing’ gives way to true cloud services

A new CompTIA study shows lower adoption of SaaS applications, suggesting that CIOs are getting over the ‘cloud washing’ that has plagued the market for years.

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Tech leaders form educational nonprofit for AI

The nonprofit will publish its research and recommended practices under an open source license

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Why bots are poised to disrupt the enterprise

Companies are saving money and achieving better customer service by using software agents to automate core transactions. Cognitive technologies will eventually accelerate such projects.

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6 ways to use freelancers in your online marketing campaign

Hiring freelancers to help your marketing efforts won’t guarantee success in your campaign but will definitely increase your odds of a good return.

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Customers have a love/hate relationship with IT outsourcing providers

HPE, Oracle and IBM’s outsourcing customers are much more likely to recommend them, but many other IT service providers underperform in delivering a good customer experience.

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How UPS delivers predictive analytics

The global shipping company’s BI and big data analytics platform offers increased visibility and control and the capability to identify patterns and movement across its transportation network. For customers this means foul weather...

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Changing the customer conversation with predictive data analysis

From integrated big data platforms to location-based mobile apps to real-time package tracking, the ability to explore, segment and predict customer behavior is a rapidly expanding frontier.

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How to choose the right project management methodology

Identifying available project management methodologies (PMM) is one thing, deciding which one works best for a particular project is much more complicated. Here's how to make the right choice.

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A $280 billion healthcare problem ripe for technology innovation and predictive analytics

Behavioral health is a complicated and expensive issue in U.S healthcare today. It's also a field that is underfunded and ripe for technology-led innovation.

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5 reasons CEOs should be involved in hiring decisions

Here are five reasons your CEO should have a say in all hiring decisions and two reasons why they should stay out of it.

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Tips for creating an introvert-friendly workplace

Introverts and extraverts work differently and the environment they work in can ultimately affect their productivity. If you haven't already, reconsider your company culture to see how it helps -- or hurts -- the introverted workers...

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Drexel and CIO.com announce Analytics 50 winners

CIO.com and Drexel University's LeBow College of Business first-ever Analytics 50 awards recognize 50 companies that using data analytics to solve business challenges.

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CIO September 2016 Digital Magazine: Big data on campus

Cover story: Facing federal and state pressure to raise retention and graduation rates, dozens of colleges and universities are developing analytics tools to help students make better decisions about everything from courses to social...

Are you taking the lead in the digital initiative?

Most organizations adopting processes and strategies for digital transformation, which can be a game-changer for every company. Digital strategy is on the mind of every CEO, but is there a plan for it? Most importantly, who is leading...

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5 experimental ways you can boost employee productivity

The old-school, non-experimental attitude in some companies is why the younger generation of digital marketers is disenchanted with work. The resistant attitude of companies to burgeoning ideas leads to a low morale which affects...

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How to implement an effective BYOD policy

Companies have accepted that BYOD is a reality. The challenge now is striking a balance between security and flexibility.

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