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IT’s dumb fight over intelligent part numbers

In a battle as old as ERP itself, users demand intelligent numbers that the IT team bucks against. The battle pits “intelligent” numbering systems that embed key identifying information against generic numbers that are easier to...

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IBM unveils industry-specific predictive analytics services

IBM has introduced 20 new predictive analytics solutions across 12 industries, all tailored for specific use cases within those industries based on data IBM says it has collected from 50,000 client engagements.

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Why Johnnie Walker joined the Internet of Things

With the help of printed electronics and an Internet of Things smart product platform, beverage giant Diageo is equipping its Johnnie Walker Blue Label whisky with smart bottles.

Historic Met museum puts new technologies on display (video)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art faced a legacy challenge few organizations have to worry about. It needed to improve the visitor experience without disrupting the culture of the 145-year-old museum. In this video report, CIO.com’s...

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Automotive retailer drives into the cloud

Asbury Automotive replaces three data centers with 100 percent cloud-based systems -- so IT staffers can spend most of their time working with the business.

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How Real Madrid scores fan engagement in the cloud

Using the Microsoft Cloud platform, Real Madrid -- the world's largest sports franchise -- is undergoing a digital transformation to help further engagement with the soccer club's 450 million fans worldwide.

Insider Insights: Retail CIO talks tech trends (video)

CIO.com's Lauren Brousell chats with Chico's CIO Eric Singleton about its digital retail theater project, how it finds top tech talent, IT challenges and more.

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BMW does in-car augmented reality

BMW demoed a unique new set of AR glasses that provide a range of both in-vehicle and out-of-car functionality designed to enhance the driving experience. The MINI Augmented Vision glasses are also somewhat stylish — at least compared...

Pebble seeks to tap the Chinese market

Pebble's CEO isn't worried about Apple Watch, claims the two companies are targeting different consumers.

How JetBlue uses tech to help customers take flight

Good customer service and the airline industry aren’t usually mentioned in the same breath. However, JetBlue is looking to change that perception with new technology for customers. In this video report, CIO.com's Lauren Brousell talks...

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How JetBlue uses tech to help customers take flight

Automatic check-in, faster in-flight Wi-Fi and flight attendants carrying tablets are just a few of the new innovations at JetBlue. CIO.com's Lauren Brousell explains how the airline uses technology for a better customer service...

Transforming robot probes Fukushima reactor vessel

An unprecedented peek into the reactor vessel could yield insights into the meltdown

Workday targets professional services with new suite

Featuring both finance and HR capabilities, it aims to deliver a one-stop alternative for companies focused on billable projects

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How TGI Fridays put mobile efficiency on the menu

Wait staff at the popular restaurant chain will soon be using tablets to zap orders to the kitchen while still interacting with diners.

Top hotels in the U.S. for busy IT execs

When you’re traveling for work you need to, well, work. Finding the right place to stay can make a big difference. Here are six hotels geared to the serious business traveler.

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How tech protects victims by monitoring inmates

The Victim Information Notification Everyday system is used across the country to track the movement of two million criminals, alerting victims when their attackers are released. Here’s how VINE decided on an upgrade strategy for its...

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Can technology speed up baseball games?

One of the reasons baseball holds a spot in the hearts of Americans is because, unlike other major sports, it’s not rigidly timed. But with games lasting longer and the pace of play getting slower every year, are fans reaching a...

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Taking IT reorgs to the extreme

IT departments are constantly reorganizing, but a few companies have gone so far as to break the traditional IT department into pieces.

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