William Gilmour

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I Tried 4 of Walmart's Fancy New $11 Wines and a $16 One (Yes, I said Walmart)

Walmart makes large claims for these wines. Do they live up to the hype?<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>I traveled 50 miles just to find them.<p>Well, to be entirely honest, I was also up in Napa for the opening of the new Gamling …

Change Management For Digital Transformation

Upper management at your company has decided — it is ready to take the plunge with a digital transformation project. The budget is in place, the …

The Next Porn: How to design a service without having money

A few months ago I came up with the idea of creating a service that would give users the exact porn they needed. Whether it was just being uploaded …

Blood sugar and glucose levels: what they mean, and what they should be

Your blood sugar level is in constant flux, depending on what you've eaten, when you ate it, and what you did afterwards. A finger-prick blood test can ascertain your level at any moment in the day – it's a crucial tool for diabetes sufferers, as they need to manage their body's insulin response.<p>In …

How to ghost your internet provider with a secret IP address

Two new projects just launched that could hinder internet-service providers’ ability to eavesdrop on their customers, helping internet users protect …

10 Books You Pretend To Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books - but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it's …

Agile’s dark secret? IT has little need for the usual methodologies

Agile is supposed to be yesterday’s news. Advanced companies? They’ve jumped to DevOps. Except, a lot of application teams not only haven’t adopted …

Project Management

'This is your brain on Trump': Professor explains why he can't help calling Trump supporters 'the fools they objectively are'

Do you ever find yourself wondering what the story is with those thrilled faces behind Donald Trump at his rallies?<p>Unlike us, they’re not spies in a …

Donald Trump

What is Agile and why do project managers and engineers need to know it? This online class will teach you.

When you were a student, you probably had a few memorization tricks up your sleeve when it came to studying for exams. Whether it was using …

Brexit threatens everything I fought for in the Second World War. On my 95th birthday, this is what I need people to know

It was at the end of February in 1945 that I celebrated, courtesy of the RAF and Hitler, my 22nd birthday in Belgium. I was stationed at a former …

How to choose your cloud provider: AWS, Google or Microsoft?

Tech leaders share their cloud strategies and decision making.<p>The public cloud is fast becoming the platform of choice for IT leaders and their …

The 5 Big Problems With Blockchain Everyone Should Be Aware Of

Blockchain is often touted as a world-changing technology and in many ways, it is. However, it isn’t necessarily the cure-all panacea for the world’s problems that many evangelists would have you believe.<p>Here’s a breakdown of some of the issues with blockchain that anyone thinking of using it …

Blockchain

GDPR will hand a huge advantage to big American tech companies by making the web unsurfable in Europe

New online privacy laws going into effect in Europe this spring will hand a huge advantage to large American tech companies like Apple, Facebook, Google and Amazon, at the expense of smaller European publishers and advertising companies, according to research from five different investment …

GDPR

Everyone claims they are following “agile methods” but few actually do

When we talk with managers who are undertaking ambitious digital projects, we ask them if they are using agile methods. Many of them will say “yes, we’ve adopted agile already.” You’d think that would be an encouraging sign: when practiced well, agile methods can create exceptionally valuable and …

Why pay for Office and Photoshop when you can get these alternatives for free?

Top-quality software that costs nothing.<p>We rely on expensive computer programs to edit photos and video, deal with office work, and protect our computers from malware. But they're not our only options. Often, commercial studios will offer the most basic versions of their products free of charge. In …

Software

Yorkshire Burrito’s Yorkshire pudding wrap

We interview Henry Preen, founder of Yorkshire Burrito, about his Yorkshire pudding wraps and to get his tips about how to make the Yorkshire pudding …

Britain is being stalked by a zombie elite – time to take them on | Aditya Chakrabortty

What to do when our economy benefits only the few, but politicians seem powerless to change it? This new series, called the Alternatives, follows communities who are working out their own answers<p>This is the age of the zombie. The undead maraud around our popular culture. Stick on the telly, and …

Jon Snow

Budget bespoke: the rise of affordable tailoring

If you ever meet a person who doubts the significance of quality tailoring, show them a picture of the late CEO of Fiat, Gianni Agnelli.<p>The 'King of Italian Style' was known for his sartorial chic, which held a mythical status rivalled only by his grandson, Lapo Elkann.<p>When he died, he passed the …

How to Buy Cryptocurrency

So you’re ready to buy some cryptocurrency. Maybe you’ve been reading up on blockchain technology and you’re convinced it really is the future. Or …

A Guide to Understanding How Shorting Stock Works

Shorting stock has long been a popular trading technique for speculators, gamblers, arbitragers, hedge funds, and individual investors willing to …

Why We Have to Talk About a Bubble

Back in November, former Fed chief Janet Yellen described the current low level of inflation as a "mystery." Despite a small pickup in prices, Europe has the same mystery to solve: Economic confidence in the euro area is at its highest point for a decade, according to the European Commission's …

Economics

What are Microservices and Can this Architecture Improve Your Application Development?

The software products we use every day for both business and leisure are going through a quiet transition behind the scenes. A decade ago, it was the …

Microservices

A crypto expert explains the difference between the two largest cryptocurrencies in the world: bitcoin and Ethereum

Lex Sokolin, Autonomous Research's director of fintech strategy, talks with Business Insider Executive Editor Sara Silverstein about the differences between bitcoin and Ethereum. <i>Following is a transcript of the video.</i><p><b>Sara Silverstein:</b> What is bitcoin versus Ethereum?<p><b>Lex Sokolin:</b> So bitcoin is — and …

Cryptocurrency

5 Experts Predict What Will Happen to Stocks in 2018

The stock market may be reaching new heights, but how stable is it?<p>A year ago there were real concerns that this bull market, the second-longest …

IOTA Cryptocurrency Predictions For 2018

Over the past two months IOTA tokens suddenly became one of the most-talked about cryptocurrencies of 2017. CoinMarketCap estimates IOTA now has a …

18 stocks that could rise 25% in 2018

If Bitcoin's too crazy a ride for you, here are 18 stocks that analysts say could enjoy their own personal bull runs in 2018.<p>The "18 stocks for '18" list includes oil and natural gas drillers and drug makers. It also spotlights an internet travel company and high-tech firms that make the digital …

Natural Gas

Where do professional investors expect the biggest returns in 2018?

Stock markets in Europe and the emerging economies will produce the best returns next year, professional investors say.<p>Almost a third of fund managers expect Europe to produce the highest returns next year, while almost a quarter picked emerging markets as the most promising area, according to a …

Forget Bitcoin and Ethereum: Say Hello to Qtum

This business-focused blockchain developer aims to combine the best of bitcoin and Ethereum, with a twist.<p>This turned out to be a truly incredible …

Blockchain

18 Exponential Changes We Can Expect in the Year Ahead - MIT Technology Review

<i>Azeem Azhar is a strategist, product entrepreneur, and analyst living in London. He is the curator of the weekly newsletter</i> Exponential View<i>, from</i> …

Innovation

13 Free Training Courses on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Introduction<p>When the world’s smartest companies such as Microsoft, Google, Alphabet Inc., and Baidu are investing heavily in Artificial Intelligence …