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New research on the biology behind over-thinking shows how it makes us less creative

Every journalist suffers from “writer’s block” sometimes. Whatever job you do, you can probably relate to how it feels to be stuck in a rut.<p>According …

University of London

Azure Stack shows how important hybrid cloud is to Microsoft

There is the IaaS/PaaS/STaaS cloud, now dominated by Amazon Web Services both by monetary momentum and a long list of competitors and AWS-compatible …

Amazon Web Services

The mobile revolution is over. Get ready for the next big thing: Robots

What's next? Robots.<p>But not the way you think.<p>The robot revolution won't be characterized by white plastic desk lamps following you around asking questions in a creepy little-girl voice, like I saw at last week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. That might be a part of it, but a small …

Businesses Adopting Big Data, Cloud & Mobility Grow 53% Faster Than Peers

• Orchestrating big data, cloud and mobility strategies leads to 53% greater growth than peers not adopting these technologies.<br>• 73% of midmarket …

Turn Digital Overload to Your Advantage

Yes, you almost certainly receive more emails than you can reply to or even read. Yes, there are way more must-read blog posts and articles and newsletters than you can actually take in. And yes, the combined number of your LinkedIn connections, Twitter contacts, and Facebook friends almost …

Productivity

Fjord

Living Services will become indispensable in our lives, create shifts in our society, and become imperative for businesses. Here are the environments …

Another popular ad-blocker goes missing from Apple's app store

<b>Update Thursday October 8, 8:30 p.m. PT:</b> Apple has pulled the Been Choice ad blocker from the App Store as of Thursday night, developer David Yoon …

How supermarkets get your data – and what they do with it

We all know supermarkets use information about our shopping habits to target us with personalised vouchers and offers – but how would you feel about sitting down to watch a movie and being confronted with adverts based on what was in your shopping trolley a few hours earlier?<p>Or what would you think …

Data Driven 'Moneyball' For CFOs: The Importance Of Putting Analytics On The Roster

Relying on traditional tactics to guide your organization’s financial health? It might be time to change up your game plan. Consider Oakland A’s general manager, Billy Beane, in the movie ‘Moneyball’. Hit by salary caps but desperate for talent, he benched traditional performance indicators (RBI’s, …

Crowds 'could be counted' with phone and Twitter data

<b>It may be possible to estimate the size of a large crowd based on geographical data from mobile phones and Twitter, according to a new study.</b><p>Warwick University researchers studied geo-tagged tweets and mobile phone use over a two-month period in Milan.<p>In two locations with known visitor numbers - a …

Drowning In Big Data - Finding Insight In A Digital Sea Of Information

For roughly a decade, businesses and governments have been collecting digital information about the world’s citizens; not just names and numbers, but loads of data, Big Data. The IDC (International Data Corporation) recently predicted that the Big Data industry will experience a 26.4% compound …

Big Data

Artificial Intelligence Is Almost Ready for Business

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an idea that has oscillated through many hype cycles over many years, as scientists and sci-fi visionaries have declared the imminent arrival of thinking machines. But it seems we’re now at an actual tipping point. AI, expert systems, and business intelligence have …

Cognitive Computing

How Great Brands Are REALLY Built: How Programmatic, Mobile-First & Every Other Buzzword are Killing Your Brand

How Great Brands Are REALLY Built: How Programmatic, Mobile-First & Every Other Buzzword are Killing Your Brand

Marketing

How Do You Google? New Eye Tracking Study Reveals Huge Changes

Google used to be criticized for providing little more than “10 blue links” in its search results that sent searchers to other sites. More recently, it’s getting lots of flack from companies and antitrust officials in Europe for the opposite–providing direct answers that make it less likely …

AdWords

Data might be the new oil, but a lot of us just need gasoline

One of the biggest tropes in the era of big data is that data is the new oil — it’s very valuable to the companies that have it, but only after it …

Big Data

6 Companies Using Big Data to Change Business

Most people (and companies!) see big data as this bottomless pit of potential, but it's also brimming with challenges and hurdles.<p>You know there's a lot of good stuff in big data, but how can you sort out what's relevant to you from all that white noise? Plus, who has time for all that?<p>The reality …

Big Data

10 Ways To Help Others That Will Lead You To Success

Helping others should be a natural extension of every business leader’s responsibilities. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come as easy as you would think. As leaders, we often get too caught up in operations or our own problems to give people the help they need. However, in the last year, I’ve realized …

Towards a winning user experience

It’s no secret good user experience design is a lynchpin of succeeding online. For governments – organisations often burdened with irrelevant …

Making the decision to decide: Analytics and big decisions

There isn’t a decision being made in business today that hasn’t been somewhat shaped by data.<p>The amount of information on hand in business is often …

Infographic: What fosters digital innovation in business?

Innovation in any sized business is a difficult task. At the low end, small businesses and start-ups may be able to implement new ideas quickly, but …

Digital IQ: HR and business strategy

A majority of Australian CEOs believe technology will be a major disruptive force for their businesses in the years to come. All industries are …

Employee Engagement

The maturation of the enterprise social network

One of the most crucial aspects of an organisation which hopes to create a digital culture is creating a “flat” structure. Contrary to the …

Infographic: The importance of social strategy

Despite the importance social media plays in a comprehensive business strategy, and the crucial nature of ensuring all employees in an organisation …