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How AI Could Change Amazon: A Thought Experiment

How will AI change strategy? That’s the single most common question the three of us are asked from corporate executives, and it’s not trivial to answer. AI is fundamentally a prediction technology. As advances in AI make prediction cheaper, economic theory dictates that we’ll use prediction more …

Is blockchain tech the missing link for the success of IoT?

Blockchains use a decentralized network to support online transactions, a notion that was proven with the rising popularity of Bitcoin – the technology’s first true application. With a distributed nature, it is basically a self-powered ledger that meticulously maintains the same immutable record of …

Blockchain

AI is going to be bigger than the internet and sliced bread

AI will be the next general purpose technology (GPT), according to experts. Beyond the disruption of business and data – things that many of us don’t have a need to care about – AI is going to change the way most people live, as well.<p>As a GPT, AI is predicted to integrate within our entire society …

Artificial Intelligence

4 Questions Every Small Business Must Ask About Artificial Intelligence

<i>This article was developed with Kevin Haaland, CTO of The Better Software Company, a SaaS platform to small business and franchise owners. Haaland was formerly the head of IBM’s Watson Analytics.</i><p>From Siri to Alexa, customers are becoming accustomed to AI-powered solutions and soon they will expect …

Artificial Intelligence

Breaking Down Silos Is a Myth, Do This Instead | Inc.com

Nobody likes a silo. Or a stovepipe for that matter. These insular structures restrict the flow of information, which makes it hard to coordinate action and adapt to change. In some cases, it can even lead to disastrous consequences like the General Motors ignition switch scandal. So it should be …

Management

'Flip-flop' design makes quantum computers more affordable

One of the greatest challenges in quantum computing is... well, making the computers. You may need exotic manufacturing techniques just to handle the very exacting requirements, such as positioning the atoms in quantum bits in exact positions at close distances (to make quantum entanglement …

Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Machine Learning

<i>What should everyone know about machine learning? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Daniel Tunkelang, Led machine learning projects at Endeca, Google, LinkedIn, on Quora:</b><p>As someone who …

Machine Learning

ISG Research

Welcome to ISG Research<p>ISG Research™ provides proprietary research, advisory consulting and executive event services focused on market trends and …

How to Break Down Barriers to Digital Transformation

Choosing the wrong digital transformation strategy could have disastrous results.<br>Get the whole story and more on The Fast Track

The Hot New Thing That Consumers Are Buying

There’s a new hot item that retailers should plan on keeping fully stocked for consumers in 2016, and it’s not even a product at all—it’s experiences. Consumers, especially millennials, are interested in purchasing things that help them define who they are. And brands and retailers need to know how …

eCommerce

Digital Transformation Requires Total Organizational Commitment

By now you’ve surely heard that moving forward, every company will be a software company, and that shift is happening now as companies large and small scramble to transform into digitally-driven organizations.<p>Wherever you turn, businesses are facing tremendous disruptive pressure. What’s …

Digital Transformation Initiatives Reach Beyond Marketing

A few years ago, digital transformation was a sophisticated term which meant that a company was adopting the latest marketing techniques which would increase their presence on social media and mobile platforms. Today, digital transformation includes a multitude of changes to systems, processes, …

Customer Experience

China, India lead global interest in IoT deployment

Some 75 percent of businesses in the two Asian markets already are tapping or have plans to implement Internet of Things, with another 20 percent …

How Service Providers Can Help Businesses to Realize the Promise of the IoT Revolution

We are embarking on a new technological journey that will fundamentally change forever the economy, society and the way that we live. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a world where up to 50 billion things (or devices) will be connected to the Internet by 2020; or, the equivalent of 6 devices for …

The 2 Phases of Internet of Things and Marketing

In August, it was reported that 51 percent of marketing executives expect the Internet of Things (IoT) “to revolutionize marketing by 2020,” …

The Internet of Things Presents Challenges that Have Not Been Fully Addressed

Factory floor automation systems have used huge amounts of sensor data for decades to improve quality and throughput. Depending on the industry, the sensor data can be related to temperature, humidity, pressure, machine vibration, leakage, and many other things. Now, of course, modern automation …

Internet of Things

2016 and Beyond: Technologies and Trends that Will Change the Future of IT

2015 was a wild year in technology advancements and decay, and there is no reason to think that 2016 won’t follow suit…<p>We have seen the biggest tech acquisition in history with Dell snapping up EMC for $67 billion; HP splitting into two companies; Google turning into a subsidiary of Alphabet; and …

Internet of Things