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impact on the supply chain

3 Technology Trends Enabling Digital Transformation Of The Supply Chain

Who remembers the Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak towards the end of last year? The event, as innocent as it sounds, threw restaurants, schools, grocery stores, and families into a tailspin. With consumers panicked over leafy green vegetables in general, the economics of food waste quickly came to play. People got sick. Farmers lost money. The price of other lettuce—namely ...
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Data scientist skills

Data Scientist Skills to Look for During Hiring

Data fuels the digital transformation process. At least, it should. That’s why you see more and more companies talking about positions like “data scientist,” “data engineer,” and “data translator.” They realize that without this key position, they’ll never be able to assemble a solid digital transformation plan. But what do data scientist skills look like? Outside of, “Must be good ...
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Cybersecurity problems

The Race For Data And The Cybersecurity Challenges This Creates

What do 52 million Google users, 50 million Facebook users, and nearly every single U.S. military weapon in existence have in common? Cybersecurity problems. I’ve spoken previously about the “move fast and break things” culture of Facebook and Silicon Valley at large—namely that it’s a damaging way for the high-tech industry to operate. As we all move toward embracing connectivity ...
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mixed reality

Mixed Reality Reboot: Could It Finally Take Off?

Mixed reality may finally be finding its niche. Before I even left for this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, I knew mixed reality would be a big part of the conversation. The exciting part for me now, having seen the advancement of mixed reality up close, is that its developers finally seem to understand their audience—and it’s not ...
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labor and automation

Labor and Automation: What the Past and Present Can Tell Us About the Future

No one wants to be made redundant. Still, that’s exactly what labor and automation is about. It’s about taking tasks that are tiresome, tedious, slow, or even dangerous, and making it unnecessary for humans to continue to do them so they can focus on high-value tasks instead. Historically, we know this is true. We saw it in the first industrial ...
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