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CIO, CMO partner to drive used car sales

CarMax has revamped its website and is testing a new home delivery service thanks to a close collaboration between its CMO and CIO.

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Worm on the sensor: What happens when IoT data is bad?

Bad data is common in IoT, and though it’s hard to get an estimate of how much information streaming in from connected devices can’t be used, a lot of people are thinking about the problem.

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Volvo lures McDonald's CDO to drive digital transformation

The Swedish car maker hires Atif Rafiq to accelerate a digital transformation. At McDonald’s, Rafiq oversaw the launch of digital kiosks and table service at the fast-food chain.

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Alaska Airlines CIO departs to build digital smart cities

As Emaar Properties' chief digital officer, Veresh Sita will apply AI, machine learning, IoT and other cutting-edge technologies to build digitally sophisticated commercial buildings and housing.

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Finland's largest airline inks iOS deal with Apple and IBM

Finnair will work with Apple and IBM to develop a set of enterprise iOS apps for airplane mechanics and their supervisions. The software is expected to be available in early 2017.

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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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