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How Blockchain Can Save a Childís Identity
Commentary  |  5/22/2018
One in six people around the globe lack a legal identity, making it almost impossible for them to get real jobs, to vote, and to own property. Blockchain promises to give them proof of identity.
Pioneers Create Infrastructure for Self-Sovereign Identity Online
News  |  5/14/2018
Several organizations are assembling the technologies to enable self-sovereign identity, a way for individuals to control who they are online. Blockchain is one of those essential components.
Conversational AIís Challenge: Understanding Human-Like Context
Commentary  |  5/7/2018
The ambiguities of the English language present hurdles for initiatives to utilize conversational AI in the corporate world.
Town of Cary Embraces the IoT to Serve Citizens
News  |  4/6/2018
Alexa, Waze, apps. Citizens are getting more tech savvy and city governments are struggling to keep up. North Carolina's Town of Cary has an award-winning strategy, though. We reveal what that is.
Government IT's Risks and Rich Rewards
Commentary  |  3/21/2018
As Detroit CIO Beth Niblock knows, government IT means dealing with challenges and risks, but the rewards when tech makes lives better are worth it.
Create an All-Star Tech Team: Welcome Remote Workers
Commentary  |  3/13/2018
Want to recruit the best talent to your team, or the best talent that is willing to relocate? Expert John O'Duinn says you can upgrade your team by opening the door to remote workers, and he offers best practices on how to work with distributed teams.
Conversational AI is Ready for Prime Time
Commentary  |  3/6/2018
Don't lump the various types of AI-based technologies into one basket. There are differences among them, as a look at call center tech highlights.
An Intuitive UI: Not Just for End Users
Commentary  |  2/20/2018
Having a simple, understandable user interface on an application aids user acceptance, and even considerations such as interoperability and security.
Taking the Brakes off the Internet of Things
Commentary  |  2/14/2018
If you get the sense that Internet of Things adoption is sluggish, consider that it is going through a normal process.
How AR/VR Analytics May Help Your Business
Slideshows  |  2/13/2018
Alternative and virtual realities provide organizations with new opportunities to reimagine product demos, employee training and more. As the systems collect and generate data, there are opportunities to use the new streams in innovative ways.
Technology Debt Crisis 2025
Commentary  |  2/12/2018
Consider all the code written over 50 years and all the places it's running. Add to that all the code we will write in the coming years. That is technology debt.
Why Businesses Must Think About Voice Interfaces, Now
Commentary  |  2/7/2018
Alexa's popularity among consumers serves as a wake-up call for businesses. Eventually, voice interfaces will replace keyboards, taps and swipes, but organizations must be wary of approaching voice interface design the same way they've approached web and mobile design. Before you begin, consider these points.
B2B Chatbots are Poised for Explosive Growth
News  |  1/25/2018
There are best practices for approaching chatbots and virtual assistants as organizations move to a scenario where tasks happen transparently behind natural language interfaces. We explain some of the opportunities and pitfalls.
Speech Recognition Finds Its Voice
Commentary  |  1/19/2018
Voice recognition technology seems to be taking over the world, but the concept still has a ways to go before it reaches full maturity.
To Build Software that is Easy to Use, Engage the Right Partners
Commentary  |  1/2/2018
Developing software that is intuitive and meets user needs calls for a close partnership between a vendor and a couple of key customers.
7 Fastest-Growing Tech Job Skills
Slideshows  |  1/2/2018
Which terms do IT employers and job seekers search for most often? There are some significant disconnects between what IT pros offer and what employers want.
Is Your Company Smart Enough to Succeed?
News  |  11/8/2017
Determining if your organization is an intelligent enterprise or a slow learner may be challenging, but a new index quantifies criteria in terms of data usage, workflow efficiency, and progress toward the IoT.
Medical Teams' Simple, but Powerful Digital Transformation Story
News  |  11/1/2017
While we're bombarded by technology that is presented as "cool" it is refreshing to see technology used for the good of humankind.
Securing Travel and Trade with Blockchain
Commentary  |  10/27/2017
Among the growing number of potential applications for blockchain is border management and security.
Kiosks are Looking at You, Too
News  |  10/25/2017
Customer-facing kiosks are taking on a new look, and providing retailers, restaurants and other businesses with new functions, such as sizing up potential customers.
15 Highest-Paying Tech Jobs for 2018
Slideshows  |  10/17/2017
Executives, managers, mobile developers and people with the word "architect" in their title are at the top of the IT pay scale.
3 Ways Millennials are Shaping Todayís Workplace Tech
Commentary  |  10/5/2017
Use of technology is a defining characteristic of millennials, so if you don't provide simple and instant application access in the workplace they will find their own alternatives.
Reduce SaaS App Fragmentation for Workforce Efficiency
Commentary  |  10/3/2017
New tools and technologies can help employees work smarter, but only if they are integrated and data silos are broken down.
IT Department Hiring Now at Zero Growth
News  |  9/19/2017
There may be evidence that the movement to cloud computing and workplace automation is slowing IT hiring.
Alexa for the Enterprise? Not Yet, but Itís Coming
Commentary  |  9/12/2017
Now that you might be accustomed to using Siri, Alexa, Cortana or Google Assistant in your personal life, consider the potential for voice technology in the enterprise.
Design Expert: The Secrets to Better User Interfaces
Commentary  |  9/11/2017
Designer Scott Schaedle feels that user interfaces would look and function much better if developers simply followed a handful of good design practices.
Set the Right Foundation for Applications with Improved CX
Commentary  |  9/11/2017
IT teams can salvage the value of legacy systems while pivoting to a new foundation offering better customer experiences.
Drone Mapping Data Changes Business Economics
News  |  9/5/2017
Drone mapping data can dramatically impact the profitability of certain businesses. Should you include it in your business app? Consider these points.
How Artificial Intelligence Will Impact B2B Commerce
Commentary  |  8/29/2017
The evolution of artificial intelligence promises massive changes in how commerce gets done and customer relationships.
QVC: Real-Time Data is the Future of ECommerce
News  |  8/17/2017
In its 31-year history, home shopping TV channel QVC has always faced the limitations of time -- just 168 hours a week to sell its products. Here's how real-time data feeds have changed the company's marketing efforts.
Carlsberg Danmark Fixes Field Data Operations with BPM
News  |  8/7/2017
Field workers often create Excel spreadsheets to track data and run their processes. But what happens when there are dozens of these? Here's how Carlsberg Danmark centralized business process management, created an orderly system with consistent data, and saved hundreds of hours in backoffice time.
How to Ward off Dreaded 'Scope Creep'
Commentary  |  8/7/2017
In any IT project scope creep can act as a noxious weed, leading to project bloat, extra costs and time delays.
The Best Ways to Evaluate Your App
Commentary  |  8/3/2017
Yes, user feedback about an app is useful, but only to a degree. Here are some other ways to evaluate an app.
Accenture: Seek Business Value in Digital Transformation
News  |  7/25/2017
Mike Sutcliff says Accenture Digital helps companies transition from legacy to digital operations to resist disruption, find new customers.
Can Amazon Disrupt More Markets? Let Me Count the Ways
Commentary  |  7/11/2017
Amazon may be poised to enter the pharmacy as well as grocery business; it trains customers to expect quick delivery.
3 Keys to Building a Successful App Ecosystem
Commentary  |  7/10/2017
Openness, trust, and shared economic opportunity are among the keys to building a successful app ecosystem.
Pedal to the Pavement: Chinese VCs Take on Ride Hailing
Commentary  |  7/10/2017
Chinese giants Alibaba and Tencent to challenge the world in bicycle rentals, while spiffing up their digital services.
Greene: Advanced Services to Fuel Google Cloud Leadership
News  |  7/6/2017
Google Cloud Chief Diane Greene predicts Google's expanding, advance cloud services will soon place it among the Gartner designated leaders.
The Need to Go Digital Is Clear; Not Everyone Can Get There
News  |  6/14/2017
PwC report on the 2017 Global Digital IQ says some organizations becoming top performers in going digital; others, not so much.
The Uber of Roadside Assistance
The Uber of Roadside Assistance
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/13/2017
Kamal Natarajan, divisional CIO and VP for Allstate Roadside Services Technology shares how they've "Uber-ized" their roadside service at the InformationWeek News Desk at Interop ITX.
Make Smart Business Decisions Through Data-driven Alerts
Commentary  |  6/5/2017
Alerts fed by business intelligence are a nice fit for companies operating in today's competitive round-the-clock world.
Wanted: Protection From Intrusive Hacks for Connected Vehicles
News  |  5/26/2017
Cloud Security Alliance sees danger, issues guidelines for how we'll need to secure the connected vehicle environment in the future.
Cisco DevNet Prepares Developers for Programmable Network
News  |  5/19/2017
Three-and-a-half years ago, Cisco launched DevNet to prepare developers for the programmable network, accessed through APIs. A Cisco exec provided an update in an Interop ITX keynote.
Gartner Chart Puts Salesforce at Top of Low-Code Platforms
News  |  5/11/2017
A new Magic Quadrant looks at platforms for the high-productivity building of applications, including mobile apps; Salesforce scores.
Luxury Fashion Finds Bigger Sales, Returns In Cloud
News  |  4/26/2017
Net-A-Porter didn't know how much money it was leaving on the table when the Web site failed to keep up with traffic. New microservices captured it.
Walmart: Agility Enabled with React.js, Node.js
News  |  4/20/2017
Alex Grigoryan needed to attack multiple fronts as he revamped the Walmart Web site; the answer was decentralized agile teams with Node.js.
Low Code: What IT Needs to Know
Commentary  |  4/11/2017
As low code, which minimizes the amount of coding needed to build out applications, becomes a new norm, it is important to consider how the rise of citizen developers will affect the enterprise.
All Together Now: DevOps, UC & Collaboration
Commentary  |  4/6/2017
An Interop ITX speaker believes that DevOps can help unified communication (UC) teams work together more efficiently and effectively on a wide range of issues and challenges.
4 Trends In 2017 That Every Developer Needs To Understand
Commentary  |  2/3/2017
Developers need to be ready for the opportunities that quantum computing, big data, and mixed reality might bring to all computing sectors, including commercial computing, in 2017.
Agile Is King, But Continuous Integration Is An Elusive Goal
News  |  1/31/2017
A Dimension Data survey of development professionals found most enterprises have adopted agile methods, but only 14% can update hourly.
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