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Explaining the IoT buyer’s dilemma of propellers and propellerheads

Traditional industrial equipment manufacturing companies as well as Internet of Things (IoT) hardware companies are struggling with transformation through acquisition because of the huge valuation chasm between the earnings based...

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Half of banking customers now using fintech

A new report finds half of banking customers around the globe are now using financial technology products or services from at least one fintech firm, but customers also put much more trust in traditional financial institutions.

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Blockchain adoption in banks coming, but slower than expected

Banks will likely take 24 months or longer to push blockchain software systems into commercial production, says the man who championed the digital ledger technology at UBS.

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Visualization analytics helps utility provider escape ‘Excel hell’

Struggling to collect debt owed from customers, gas and electricity provider National Grid turned to Tableau visualization software to create a scoring model to to assist with collections.

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Formula One puts you in the Grand Prix with VR and AR

Last week, Formula One and Tata Communications provided a peek into the future of motorsport when they announced the winners of its 2016 F1 Connectivity Innovation Prize, focused on fan-created virtual reality and augmented reality...

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MDM helps real estate developer mobilize business processes

Edward Rose & Sons turned to cloud software to manage more than 500 iPads and iPhones its leasing agents, maintenance staff and construction workers use to access information.

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Can blockchain make food safer in China?

Aiming to secure the food supply chain and improve traceability, IBM is working with Walmart and Tsinghua University to use blockchain to enhance food safety in China.

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Microsoft HoloLens eyes enterprise adoption amid crowded field

Microsoft is positioning its HoloLens augmented reality headset for businesses, but analysts say it must clear hurdles such as cost, technical and competitive challenges.

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How IoT makes electricity generation more efficient

With the help of GE Power, the New York Power Authority is leveraging sensors and predictive analytics to reduce unplanned downtime and make its 16 generating facilities and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines more...

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Robot cars will make up most of Lyft’s rides in five years

Autonomous cars are set to take off but they are less likely to be driven by private owners and will in all probability be part of networks operated by ride-hailing services, according to the co-founder and president of Lyft.

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Teradata Accelerators help put IoT on the fast track

A new set of technology-agnostic software-and-service solutions from Teradata aim to help companies rapidly transform business models and optimize processes using IoT sensor data streams.

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Drones have potential for industrial sabotage

Industrial facilities should be on guard against drones. Even off-the-shelf versions of the unmanned aircraft could be used to disrupt sensitive systems.

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The doctor will see you now – virtually

Seeking to reduce patient traffic without sacrificing care quality, New York-Presbyterian hospital is offering second opinions and consultations via digital technologies.

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IBM's Cloud CTO: 'We're in this game to win'

An industry focus is one of the key factors IBM is betting will set it apart from cloud competitors including Google, Microsoft and Amazon Web Services.

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How the Internet of Things is revolutionizing retail

The world of retail may never be the same, thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT) and its network of connections linking the physical and digital worlds in an ecosystem of computers, smartphones, stores, vehicles, wearables and more.

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Some observations about Microsoft-GE enterprise IoT partnership

Microsoft and GE just announced a strategic alliance to enable a new generation of industrial enterprise solutions. The core of the partnership is based on enabling GE's Predix IoT platform on Microsoft's Azure cloud. Beyond the...

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Gender equality? I smell a rat

Males and females, human and rodent alike, process pain differently, so it's understandable why the science world is in an uproar over the sole use of male mice and rats for medical research. But the critics are missing the real...

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How Salesforce.com's Wave Analytics helps publisher track leads

Sales teams for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt are using cloud software to track existing client accounts and identify new leads.

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