Can you spot tech's next big thing? Check out ten hot new ideas, fresh from the Demo show, that could impact the way you work and play.
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In case the little light didn't tip you off, the credit card being held by Jeff Mullen, the founder of Pittsburgh, Pa.-based Dynamics Inc., isn't just a credit card. It's a super-thin computer. The card itself can change information on the magnetic stripe to mimic other types of cards. Want to use reward points instead of credit? You can operate the card to do so. Dynamics showed off its E-Plate card at Demo two years ago and walked away with a $1 million check. Since then, however, it has raised tons of money and the backing of some of the nation's biggest card-issuing banks, such as Citi and UMB. It presented an update as a featured alumnus of the Demo event.
Google in the Enterprise SurveyThere's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent mobility. But progress could still stall: 59 percent of nonusers distrust the security of Google's cloud. Its data privacy is an open question, and 37 percent worry about integration.
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?