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McKinsey Predicts Enterprises Are Adopting Cloud Faster As IT Shifts From Build To Buy

• Enterprises’ adoption of IaaS as the primary environment for workloads will jump from 10% in 2015 to 51% in 2018.<br>• In 2015, 77% of enterprises used traditionally built IT infrastructure as the primary environment for at least one workload; by 2018, this will drop to 43%.<br>• Enterprises are likely to …

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The global ascension of direct carrier billing (Part 1)

June 24, 2016<p><i>By John BaRoss, founder and president, Fincclude Inc</i><p>A rather quiet alternative payment solution is continuing its inexorable ascension …

China to restrict international TV formats | Programming

The Chinese Government is to impose limits on the number of international television show adaptations allowed into the market to promote “domestic …

Amazon Dash expands as streamlined purchasing experience supports retention

Amazon Dash buttons are available for a slew of household itemsAmazon continues to cement its status as a reigning champion in mobile commerce with …

What will the bank of the future look like?

Lionel Barber, the editor of the FT, summed it up at Davos: “Nobody wants to be in banking, everyone wants to be in fintech”. Fintech - or financial …

Central banks want to issue national digital currencies, but are countries ready?

Imagine a world where all money is digital. Instead of carrying coins and notes in their purse, people would keep digital currency units in …

Central Banks

Google and Levi’s team up on a “connected” jacket that lets you answer calls, use maps and more

At Google’s I/O conference today, Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) research unit offered an update on its interactive textiles project unveiled last year, Project Jacquard. ATAP’s Ivan Poupyrev announced that the company was collaborating with iconic clothing company, Levi’s, to …

7 robots that are replacing farm workers around the world

In fact, many farms are already using fleets of robots, which can tend to fruits and veggies more efficiently than a human can.<p>Here's a look at seven machines that are currently aiding farmers around the world.

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A Blockchain Strategy is A Must For Every Corporation

Similar Articles Added Earlier<p>#1 The Future Of Business According to a recent World Economic Forum report, by the year 2025, it is predicted that 10% …

Why Android on Chrome could have big impact on business

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google this week took a big leap toward blending its two biggest OSes: Android and Chrome. The company did not merge the …

Comment on Disrupting The Auto Industry: The Startups That Are Unbundling The Car by Daniel Girald

It’s quite surprising that engine designs from Achates Power and Pinnacle Engines still didn’t reach the market. Apart from automobile applications …

Desenvolvedores querem ampliar repertório de funções de robô japonês – Forbes Brasil

Os criadores japoneses de um robô estão pedindo às pessoas que sugiram ideias para o que seu humanóide pode fazer e estão oferecendo um conjunto de …

Microsoft will accept bitcoin, correcting earlier reports

March 15, 2016<p>Earlier, a few media reports claimed Microsoft would no longer accept bitcoin as payment for the Microsoft Store. Now, Microsoft claims …

The Industries That Are Being Disrupted the Most by Digital

We’re at a critical time for the digital economy. Digital is no longer the shiny front end of the organization – it’s integrated into every aspect of today’s companies. As digital technologies continue to transform the economy, many leaders are struggling to set a digital strategy, shift …

Walmart Card-Based Loyalty Play

Share Email<p>In the past, Walmart has stayed away from rewards programs — particularly those based on discounting — instead favoring a focus on …

Waitrose tests its first cashless store

Waitrose is launching a cashless store in what it claims is a first for the major UK supermarkets.<p>To continue reading this article you need to be …

Bots, Messenger and the future of customer service

Michael Schneider Contributor<p>Michael Schneider is the founder and CEO of Service.<p>In the 1970s, CFOs sat with CEOs and devised ways for upset consumers to not be able to get compensation easily. They put up automated phone systems and arcane and inflexible policies and rejoiced at how little the …

How Android gets to 100% market share

Matt Heiman Contributor<p>Matt Heiman is an investor at Greylock Partners.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Predicting success in startup consumer brands<br>• Why ‘TAM’ doesn’t matter to me<p>Android already commands over 80 percent of the mobile OS market share globally, and just under 60 percent in the US. But …

Uber Offers get merchants to pay for your ride

Uber wants to be your car, and the billboard. It’s turning its frequently used app into a surface for external commerce promotions in hopes of rewarding users with special deals. If Uber will give you $20 off for shopping with its partners, you might stick with it over competitors.<p>Eventually, …

The Information Age is over; welcome to the Experience Age

Twenty-five years after the introduction of the World Wide Web, the Information Age is coming to an end. Thanks to mobile screens and Internet everywhere, we’re now entering what I call the “Experience Age.”<p>When was the last time you updated your Facebook status? Maybe you no longer do? It’s been …

Citibank commits to beacons after merchants give the technology a thumbs-up

Citibank locations in New York are getting a beacon-centric revampCitibank continues to pave the way for mobile banking by deploying beacons at …

How Target's in-store clinics are reinventing retail wellness

May 12, 2016 | by Bryan Pearson<p>Target's new in-store wellness sections, called Connected Health, enable shoppers to track personal health information …

Why Netflix has no interest in live video — and what Facebook could learn from that

Re/code's Peter Kafka acknowledged as much when asking Netflix's content chief Ted Sarandos that very question on the company's latest quarterly earnings call.<p>"There is no interest in live sports currently," Sarandos replied.<p>But what about "live" in general?<p>"There's not a technological reason that …

This map shows the countries with the most robots

Bank of America Merrill Lynch recently came out with its "Transforming World Atlas" research note, which examines global economic trends through a …

Huawei launches new Huawei Pay mobile payment service

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IPTV passes satellite TV as Asia’s top pay-TV platform | Pay

The number of paid subscriptions to Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) services in the Asia Pacific region exceeded those of satellite TV in 2015, according …

Connected TV reaches more than half of broadband homes | OTT

The number of US households with at least one TV connected to the Internet grew to 49 million at the end of 2015, up 14%, to reach 52% of all …

Netflix impacts spending on movies and TV shows

There is a clear correlation between launch of Netflix and decline in video spending, according to research by IHS, while spending on Netflix does …

Netflix: tenth of traffic is to mobile devices | Major Businesses | Business

Mobile viewing of video is a buzz topic du jour, but according to SVOD leader Netflix, consumer behaviour hasn’t quite evolved to prolonged long-form …