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Ticket touting and fraud is soaring. Blockchain might be the fix

Last year, Christopher Plant, a real estate agent from Philadelphia, paid $1,000 to buy four tickets to the hit musical <i>Hamilton</i> from an agent on Craigslist. However, when he tried entering the Richard Rodgers Theatre to watch the event with his family, he was turned away because his tickets were …

4 of the Hottest Digital Transformation Trends for 2017

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Why the Millions We Spend on Employee Engagement Buy Us So Little

Organizations are spending hundreds of millions of dollars on employee engagement programs, yet their scores on engagement surveys remain abysmally low. How is that possible? Because most initiatives amount to an adrenaline shot. A perk is introduced to boost scores, but over time the effect wears …

What is a blockchain, and why is it growing in popularity?

Bitcoin was the start, but as a wise man once said, you ain't seen nothing yet.<p>Last year, Ripple Labs, creator of the virtual currency XRP, was fined …

Blockchain

Qualys

Are your vendors and business partners putting your organization at risk?<p>Your organization may have a secure IT infrastructure, but third parties can …

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 …

Workload

What Salesforce’s acquisition of Quip means for enterprise software startups

A new player has entered the enterprise productivity race. For decades, Microsoft reigned as the market leader in enterprise productivity — until Google pushed into the space with Google Apps. Now, with the acquisition of Quip, Salesforce is joining Microsoft and Google in the race.<p>The …

Florence Healthcare raises $1.7 million to move clinical trials research off paper, into the cloud

An Altanta-based startup called Florence Healthcare has raised $1.7 million in seed funding to help drug companies and researchers at hospitals or other trial sites to exchange information about clinical trials in the cloud.<p>Ultimately, helping these groups share information with each other, and …

The Lotus Evora 400 Is the Truth

With the Evora 400, Lotus has built a car that should make any other performance car maker take notice and reconsider what it is that they do.<p>He was a local to Gingerman Raceway, born and raised in western Michigan near the lake. He knew the track and he knew the surface. But he underestimated the …

Lotus Cars

The Future of Healthcare? It's In The Past

The future of healthcare is largely affected by politics and population health successes of the past, including vaccines, clean water, safe food, …

Chronic Disease

Gartner

In May, Gartner published a <b>study on the BPM platform market</b>, indicating how these tools can help professionals and companies to transform and …

Machine Learning Is Redefining The Enterprise In 2016

<b>Bottom line:</b> Machine learning is providing the needed algorithms, applications, and frameworks to bring greater predictive accuracy and value to enterprises’ data, leading to diverse company-wide strategies succeeding faster and more profitably than before.<p><b>Industries Where Machine Learning Is</b> …

Machine Learning

IoT and BPM Matchbook eBook

<b>IoT is Hot</b>. Not surprisingly, when you picture wearable devices, sensors and smart machines that are connected to the internet – all eager to make …

Mental Models I Find Repeatedly Useful

<b>Update: I’m co-authoring a book about the mental models from this post. Get notified when the book comes out</b> <b>here</b><b>.</b><p>Around 2003 I came across Charlie …

Management

It's Time to Stop Giving the Customers What They Think They Want

Too much compromise hurts.<p>I was at the tail end of my morning commute yesterday when I saw it. A BMW M6, late model, some shade of silver, dipping into the executive parking garage where neither I nor my VFR800 are welcome. It was a coupe. I don't mean it was a four-door "Gran Coupe", nor do I mean …

How Companies Are Using Machine Learning to Get Faster and More Efficient

Machine-reengineering is a way to automate business processes using machine learning. Although machine-reengineering is new, companies are already seeing striking results with it, particularly in boosts to speed and efficiency. Studying 168 early adopters, we’ve seen speed improvements of two times …

Oracle Buys Construction Software Specialist

An often-acquisitive Oracle (orcl) is offering $663 million to buy Textura (txtr), a maker of cloud software for managing construction contracts and …

(Un)missed Shifts: Porsche 911 PDK vs. Lotus Evora IPS

Different approaches to the two-pedal 2+2 face off in South Carolina.<p>Who could possibly want a fast car with An automatic transmission? The answer is simple: the people who actually buy them. The devoted patrons of the various sporting marques may be bitterly divided on matters of cylinder count, …

Lotus Evora: car review

<b>Price £62,039</b><b><br>MPG 28</b><b><br>Top speed 145mph</b><p>Mindfulness is having a bit of a moment. You know, we should chew our food thoughtfully, gaze meditatively at tree blossom, appreciate the beauty and intricacy of human connection… Yadda yadda. Of course, in the way of most modern fads, it is simply a …

Long-term Exotic Intro: 2010 Lotus Evora

The chief takes home the plastic fantastic.<p>Some folks look down on the Evora because it shares a V6 with the Toyota Camry. Maybe that's why four-year-old examples with roughly 10,000 miles can be had for around 50K, like the British Racing Green one I picked up.<p>Sure, the engine's no Ferrari V8. But …