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What’s the Deal with Hyperconvergence?

In CIO/IT by Daniel Newman1 Comment

Hyperconvergence is a complicated-sounding word for the technology that simplifies life. It offers storage, computing, networking, and virtualization all in one package. Hyperconvergence systems store and utilize components working in tandem from a single vendor. These systems are becoming more and more mainstream as more businesses seek to simplify their workflow. Hyperconvergence technology challenges traditional data center architecture—that is, the …

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Say Yes to Gamification

In Technology by Meghan M. Biro3 Comments

Gamification is proving to be an effective tactic to help motivate employees and increase engagement. A dedicated workforce can be your greatest asset and — whether it’s because of lower employee turnover or increased productivity. That’s why employers are often looking for innovative ways to improve their workplace culture, and some are even adding fun gaming elements to help stimulate …

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Taking a Look at The Workplace of 2017 and Beyond

In Technology by Daniel NewmanLeave a Comment

The beginning of a new year brings with it a flurry of optimism: Will this be the year our business gets its big break? Is this the year we find love, or finally achieve that long-term goal? As 2016 ends, I’d like to look back at the year in technology and offer predictions about what we might see in the …

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Fully Embracing Open Source Cloud Computing

In Cloud by Daniel NewmanLeave a Comment

Right out of the gate, 2016 began with open source cloud computing as the talk of the tech town. I was certainly talking about, and it was the headline of every “Trend to Watch” list. The year is coming to a close, and it’s just now garnering the attention of the outside world. Technology giants like Microsoft have already embraced …

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Smart Cities May Turn Competition into Collaboration

In Collaboration by Daniel NewmanLeave a Comment

As more smart cities emerge, embracing technology and learning from the insights that big data offers, we will likely see a new business strategy emerge–geo-collaboration. When we think of cities now, we typically envision businesses, systems, and people operating among one another with almost no connection or collaboration. Now, imagine what will happen once cities become more connected and smart? …

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To Market to Millennials, Financial Institutions Must Build a Better Customer Experience

In Technology by Heidi UnruhLeave a Comment

Customer preferences, especially those of millennials, are a constantly moving target. Regardless of whether we’re talking about the retail sector or the financial services industry, consumers want to receive the right information on the right platform at the right time. Fortunately, there are a wide variety of technologies available to help marketers not only deliver personalized content to their customers, …

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Healthcare Ransomware Attacks to Double by 2018 [Report]

In Security by Shelly KramerLeave a Comment

There can be little doubt that recent technological advances have enormous potential to benefit both patients and practitioners across the healthcare sector. As administrators and engineers strive to capture the benefits sensor technology and big data analysis can offer however, EHR systems are increasingly coming under threat from cyber security breaches, and, in particular, from increasingly sophisticated ransomware attacks. That …

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Collaborative Innovation Discovery At Open ROADS Community

In Collaboration by Victoria TaylorLeave a Comment

Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success — Henry Ford. This Henry Ford quote is a favorite quote of mine that I believe sits at the core of the society in which we live, operate, develop culture and run our businesses. That culture is an on-demand culture. I am talking more and more about on-demand culture when delivering …

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The Artificial Intelligence Market is Growing Rapidly. Read This to Get Up to Speed.

In Technology by Shelly KramerLeave a Comment

The Artificial Intelligence (AI) market is on fire—the good-growth kind of fire, not the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 kind of fire. AI’s boom encompasses natural language processing (NLP), machine learning, voice recognition, and image processing. Enabled by mobile devices and cloud technology, some analysts predict the enterprise AI market alone will reach $31.5 billion by 2025. What companies are investing, …