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Brooklyn's Robotic 3-D Printing Factory Brings Manufacturing To The Masses

Traditional manufacturing pipelines don’t work for modern startups. While budding entrepreneurs are full of ideas, they may not have the time or money to turn a clever design into a physical product. The process of creating and testing a single prototype can take months — and then there’s the …

Manufacturing

IT makeover: From cost center to revenue driver

When the leaders of your company think about IT, do they consider it a necessary support function like legal or HR? Or do they see IT as a revenue …

Customers

6 essential documents for project management success

Here are six key documents that project managers and their teams rely on to successfully guide and execute projects.<p>Careful project planning and …

Project Management

How 3D Printing is revolutionizing the housing industry

If you build it, they will come. And if you 3D print it, they will come faster, cheaper and more sustainably.<p>We live in an era of overpopulation and mass housing shortages. Yet we also live in a time of phenomenal digital innovation. On the one hand we have major crises affecting the health, …

San Francisco

The Ocado robot swarms that pack your shopping

<b>The first things you notice are the chill in the air, the vast grid on the floor which makes you feel like you're on the film set of the movie Tron, and the whooshing sound of wheels skimming across aluminium.</b><p>The last thing on your mind is buying groceries.<p>But that's what's going on here. I'm …

Robotics

How to select the best self-service BI tool for your business

The business information (BI) market is fierce and crowded. Historically, the big players — think Oracle and IBM — engaged in feature wars to try to …

Big Data

THE BLOCKCHAIN IN THE IoT REPORT: How distributed ledgers enhance the IoT through better visibility and create trust

Blockchain isn't just for bankers anymore. Most of the buzz around the distributed ledger has focused on its uses in finance, where it originated. But one of the most promising blockchain trends is its growing disruptive presence in the Internet of Things (IoT).<p>Companies are pioneering innovative …

Blockchain

27 Incredible Examples Of AI And Machine Learning In Practice

There are so many amazing ways artificial intelligence and machine learning are used behind the scenes to impact our everyday lives and inform business decisions and optimize operations for some of the world’s leading companies. Here are 27 amazing practical examples of AI and machine</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

THE DATA BREACHES REPORT: The strategies companies are using to protect their customers, and themselves, in the age of massive breaches

Over the past five years, the world has seen a seemingly unending series of high-profile data breaches, defined as incidents in which unauthorized parties access and retrieve sensitive, secure, or private data.<p>Major incidents, like the 2013 Yahoo breach, which impacted all 3 million of the tech …

Cybersecurity

6 hot digital transformation trends — and 4 going cold

Digital transformation has moved beyond a nice-to-have to let’s get cracking. Once a top priority for early adopters and cutting-edge enterprises, …

Digital Transformation

Increase Employee Engagement By 300% With This Daily Practice

We all know that traditional performance management systems and practices have outlived their use.<p>We also know that the #1 stressor for American workers per Andrew Faas’s work with Yale is the old-fashioned, and often intimidating, annual performance review.<p>So what’s the answer?<p><b>Feedback That</b> …

Employee Engagement

GDPR and the End of the Internet’s Grand Bargain

In May the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect, two years after passage by the European Parliament. This radical new privacy law, which covers any business that processes information about EU residents, will dramatically affect the way data is collected, stored, and …

Microsoft, Amazon And IBM: Which Cloud Powerhouse Will Top Q1 Revenue Charts?

<i>(Note: After an award-winning career in the media business covering the tech industry, Bob Evans was VP of Strategic Communications at SAP in 2011, and Chief Communications Officer at Oracle from 2012 to 2016. He now runs his own firm, Evans Strategic Communications LLC.)</i><p>CLOUD WARS — With the three …

Amazon Web Services

51 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Willpower, Determination, and Success

Success requires inspiration... and determination.<p>Every successful person I know has willpower, determination, and drive. They may not be smarter than everyone else. They may not be more talented, more skilled, or more experienced.<p>But what they do have is the willingness to persevere. Here are 51 …

How To Turn Data Into Actionable Strategies

Business intelligence is more than analytics and reporting. It could help you turn data into action.<p>So your organization has a big vision and uses that vision as the North Star for guiding strategic decisions. But when you're only deploying against vision with no data to back it up, you're flying …

Building Smart Cities

Can IoT transform urban environments into efficient, interactive smart cities? Yes—as long as governments put the right infrastructure in place.<p>With populations growing faster than their public infrastructure can handle, many cities are getting smart about how they support their citizens. They’re …

How Likely Is Your Industry to Be Disrupted? This 2×2 Matrix Will Tell You

The topic of industry disruption — “a process whereby a smaller company with fewer resources is able to successfully challenge established incumbent businesses” — is rife with misconceptions. One of the biggest is that it is a mysterious, random, and unpredictable event. Another is that it happens …

Innovation

The Lightning Network Could Make Bitcoin Faster—and Cheaper

In 2014, Joseph Poon and Thaddeus Dryja were bitcoin-obsessed engineers hanging out at pizza-fueled meetups in San Francisco. Their conversation …

The keys to modernizing legacy IT systems

The IT stack at Live Nation Entertainment resembled the setup typically found at most companies of any substantial size and age: a mix of new systems …

Burns

Wi-Fiber is creating safer cities by combining wireless tech, smart streetlights

A small company based in Camp Springs, Maryland, is using two very different platforms to give cities and communities all over America a major …

Inventory KPI, The Right Metric

We all search for the right metrics for measuring business performance. Inventory is no exception.<p>Inventory age is the best descriptor of supply …

Zeroqode will usher us into a codeless future

Codeless development platforms are at once a blessing and a curse. If they’re complete enough to be powerful they are too difficult for beginners and if they’re simple enough for beginners they’re useless for serious work. Zeroqode, a one-stop-shop for codeless creation, aims to make the difficult …

UX Design

Top 10 Technology Trends Impacting Infrastructure & Operations for 2018

Legacy infrastructure and operations (I&O) practices and traditional data center architectures are not sufficient to meet the demands of the digital …

Google Spent Years Studying Effective Teams. This Single Quality Contributed Most to Their Success | Inc.com

The best companies are made up of great teams. You see, even a company full of A-players won't succeed if those individuals don't have the ability to work well together.<p>That's why not too long ago, Google set out on a quest to figure out what makes a team successful. They code-named the study …

Leadership

CHATBOTS EXPLAINED: Why businesses should be paying attention to the chatbot revolution

<i>This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here.</i><p>Advancements in artificial intelligence, coupled with the proliferation of messaging apps, are fueling the …

Chatbots

How Hershey used IoT to save $500K for every 1% of improved efficiency in making Twizzlers

Find out how Hershey leveraged the Internet of Things, cloud computing, machine learning, and big data to regulate production at its factories, …

Which cloud will give you the biggest bang for the buck?

Cloud benchmarking company Cloud Spectator has the answers you need.<p>After Amazon Web Services' (AWS) Northern Virginia datacenter went casters up, …

33 Smart Habits That Will Train Other People to Treat You With Respect | Inc.com

What do people want out of work? More than money, more than benefits, much more than job security, a recent survey says, they want to be treated with respect.<p>If that sounds like you, how can you increase the respect you get each day at work? It turns out that there are specific habits you can …

Leadership

Snips lets you build your own voice assistant to embed into your devices

French startup Snips is now helping you build a custom voice assistant for your device. Snips doesn’t use Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service or Google Assistant SDK — the company is building its own voice assistant so that you can embed it on your devices. And the best part is that it doesn’t send …

Having Trouble Making Digital Real? Just Build It!

There is a lot of talk about the digital journey we all need to embark on, but for many organizations, it is still an elusive destination. When it …

Innovation