February 2019

The Role of AI in Assisting Customer Experience

To track all of the most relevant companies in the Intelligent Assistance ecosystem, refer to the “Intelligent Assistance and Bot” landscape provided by VB Profiles and Opus Research. From being the plots of sci-fi thrillers to being seen as threats by the working populace, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has during the last few years jumped into … Continue reading "The Role of AI in Assisting Customer Experience"

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Hitachi rolls out Vantara to amp up its social innovation track record

Here at their inaugural NEXT event in Las Vegas today, Hitachi debuted their new Hitachi Vantara subsidiary, an effort that’s meant to pull together a broad portfolio of innovation, development and experience from across the company aimed at delivering “data-driven solutions for commercial and industrial enterprises.” See also: Hitachi sets up IoT R&D camp in California The new … Continue reading "Hitachi rolls out Vantara to amp up its social innovation track record"

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Element Critical to go after data center acquisitions

Data center provider CentralColo has announced a comprehensive rebranding, starting with a name change. It is now called Element Critical and will be pursuing an “aggressive acquisition strategy” to combat the limited customer data center choices. Element Critical currently has two data center facilities in Northern Virginia and Silicon Valley. It is looking to expand … Continue reading "Element Critical to go after data center acquisitions"

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How data center consolidation is changing the way we store data

The multi-pronged security implications and rising maintenance costs associated with the sprawl of data centers and IT infrastructure is spurring a reverse trend in the market. Facing tight budgets and thinly spread IT resources, more organizations are moving towards data center consolidation. The changing climate, aimed at shrinking the infrastructure, is creating smarter, more cost … Continue reading "How data center consolidation is changing the way we store data"

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IoT disruption means blue-chip companies need to buy, not partner

The Internet of Things is changing the world. It’s forcing big corporates to reassess their direction and future, and as a result many are rushing headlong into partnerships with tech startups, desperate to get a foothold in the market. Partnering can seem like a good idea. It’s relatively quick, easy and usually painless. It gives … Continue reading "IoT disruption means blue-chip companies need to buy, not partner"

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5 key steps you need to take if you have a data breach

In the wake of the recent OneLogin data breach, it becomes evident that no one is safe in the cyber world. All companies are susceptible to attacks and should be prepared to react in case of a sensitive data breach. Have you ever paused to consider what you would do if your company became a … Continue reading "5 key steps you need to take if you have a data breach"

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Intel to deploy 100 self-driving vehicles worldwide by end of year

Intel will deploy 100 self-driving vehicles in Europe, Israel, and the United States by the end of the year. The cars will be used as demonstration vehicles for customers and regulators, as well as test vehicles for the company’s self-driving efforts. The announcement comes alongside the completion of its $15.3 billion Mobileye acquisition, which it … Continue reading "Intel to deploy 100 self-driving vehicles worldwide by end of year"

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Three things every IoT manufacturer should do to improve security

There’s no question that the Internet of Things is the new security battleground. Internet-connected webcams, HVAC systems, cars, TVs, watches, printers and more are giving people more use out of their devices. But these devices also open doors to hackers who want to steal corporate data, lasso thousands of devices into botnets that can launch DDoS attacks, … Continue reading "Three things every IoT manufacturer should do to improve security"

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How to avoid losing in the competitive “future of work”

Did you get the memo? We’re living in the future. But despite being in the middle of the 4th Industrial Revolution (or Industry 4.0), we’re not seeing the increase in productivity we’re used to seeing with the previous revolutions. Labor productivity growth is at a historical low, in defiance of the increased fetishization of productivity, countless … Continue reading "How to avoid losing in the competitive “future of work”"

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Three big questions for anyone entering the energy storage arena

Energy storage is one of the largest economic opportunities on the planet. And it’s going to be one of the most entertaining. Entertaining, that is, from a news perspective. One of the best parts about working in technology is the constant drama. A revolutionary concept emerges. Companies form. Venture capitalists pour millions into the market. Then … Continue reading "Three big questions for anyone entering the energy storage arena"

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