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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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Are edge computing and IIoT changing the way we think about data?

As we observe what’s happening in industrial enterprises, there’s an interesting evolution occurring—one that has important implications as companies make their first tentative steps toward the industrial Internet of things (IIoT). Traditionally, operational technology (OT) teams have tended to think of their environment in terms of the automation equipment within their environment, both hardware and … Continue reading "Are edge computing and IIoT changing the way we think about data?"

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How dangerous are the threat of kill chain attacks on IoT?

According to recent research from Gartner, it is forecasted that there will be 200 billion connected IoT devices by the end of 2020. And while connected, autonomous technology will clearly increase efficiency and productivity, businesses and individuals alike should not underestimate the risks posed by IoT. See also: Meet the two hackers behind October’s big … Continue reading "How dangerous are the threat of kill chain attacks on IoT?"

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The emergence of a new IT species: The IT/OT hybrid professional

A key tenet of Darwin’s theory of evolution is the idea of adaptation, in which a species changes over time to better adapt to its environment. Based on discussions with industrial organizations getting involved in the industrial Internet of things (IIoT), I believe we’re witnessing a similar phenomenon among the ranks of industrial technologists. See also: IoT … Continue reading "The emergence of a new IT species: The IT/OT hybrid professional"

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Google finds its Glass after two years in the dark

After two years in the dark, Google Glass has returned, launching a new enterprise edition (EE) that several major corporations have already deployed into their workforce. Google Glass EE improves on the first model — sold to enthusiasts for $1,500 — with better networking, security, a faster processor, more battery life, and a higher megapixel … Continue reading "Google finds its Glass after two years in the dark"

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How drones will change our retail experience, our cities and our skies

The acquisition of Whole Foods by Amazon has been the focus of much attention over the last week. And it’s not only retailers that are taking notice. With our increased desire for delivered goods, drone companies are looking toward Amazon as a way to shepherd in the use of drones in mainstream retail. Amazon is, … Continue reading "How drones will change our retail experience, our cities and our skies"

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Bluetooth sharpens teeth for mesh networking flexibility

Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has added support for mesh networks, aimed at creating large-scale device networks for automation, sensor networks, and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. It is another update focused on making Bluetooth a more viable option for IoT and many-to-many device communications. Previous updates have included extended range, increased speed, and better … Continue reading "Bluetooth sharpens teeth for mesh networking flexibility"

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Is the Office closed? Microsoft announces new AI research incubator

Microsoft has created a new research incubator for scientists and engineers to work towards general-purpose artificial intelligence. The incubator will tackle the development of AI that can be deployed into all products, rather than narrow AI, which is built for a singular purpose. See Also: Microsoft likes self-driving cars, but won’t be building them This … Continue reading "Is the Office closed? Microsoft announces new AI research incubator"

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5 key takeaways about entrepreneurship in large enterprises

The most successful large organizations never forget their startup roots. Instead, they find ways to preserve their entrepreneurial mindset, even in the face of growing scale and maturity. I’m honored to work for Comcast, which is such a company, surrounded by leaders who are driven by a collective passion to create innovative experiences that change … Continue reading "5 key takeaways about entrepreneurship in large enterprises"

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