2015 Digital Technology Trends for Business

2015 Digital Technology Trends for Business January 13, 2015

When it comes to digital technology, January brings a couple of certainties—fun and futuristic dispatches from the Consumer Electronics Show and a tidal wave of top-ten lists. While interesting and even informative, these compilations don’t necessarily help you prioritize your own enterprise investments. Which is why we’ve taken a different tack in this year’s preview […]

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Enterprise Innovators: Thinking Big, Acting Small

Enterprise Innovators: Thinking Big, Acting Small December 12, 2014

  For today’s enterprise executive, the threat of digital disruption is increasingly becoming a fact of life. Today, enterprises have cheap and easy access to computing power, unprecedented amounts of freely available data and an abundance of open source technologies. This means anyone with smarts and dedication can emerge as a disruptor to unseat established […]

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Interview: Will data lake advocates repeat the mistakes of data warehousing?

December 3, 2014
Will data lake advocates repeat the mistakes of data warehousing?

  PwC’s Technology Forecast recently addressed the topic of data lakes. The coverage included research and interviews on data lakes and how they can help enterprises remove integration barriers and clear a path for more timely and informed business decisions. To continue the discussion and look at some of the challenges enterprises can face in implementing a shift to […]

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How is software advancing 3D printing?

How is software advancing 3D printing? November 20, 2014

  The 3D printing revolution is a lot about hardware: the printers, the printing methods and the materials that can be used in these printers. But let’s not forget software orchestrates the digital data flows and defines the overall experience. The entire 3D printing lifecycle relies on software —from sourcing ideas and designing in three […]

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7 Secrets of Great Gamification Design

7 Secrets of Great Gamification Design November 11, 2014

  As gamification started entering the enterprise a couple of years ago, PwC analyzed the business potential of gamification through a technology forecast and found that gamification can drive high levels of engagement with both customers and employees. To use gamification to solve one of the world’s most vexing challenges—cybercrime—PwC’s Emerging Technology Lab and specialists from PwC’s […]

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The Future of Collaboration: Large-Scale Visualization

The Future of Collaboration: Large-Scale Visualization October 22, 2014

  More data doesn’t automatically lead to better decisions. A shortage of skilled data scientists has hindered progress towards translation of information into actionable business insights. In addition, traditionally dense spreadsheets and linear slideshows are ineffective to present discoveries when dealing with Big Data’s dynamic nature. We need to evolve how we capture, analyze and […]

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To Liberate Healthcare Data, Dip into Data Lakes

To Liberate Healthcare Data, Dip into Data Lakes October 16, 2014

  Guest blog by Randy Delgado The other day I was talking to a healthcare CIO about the trend of data liberation or what I like to call Open Data. Open Data is combining the abundance of external data with data from your own corporate systems to glean insights that will enable your company to […]

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6 Technology Innovation Sources for Outside-In Learning

6 Technology Innovation Sources for Outside-In Learning October 14, 2014

  The speed and variety of new ideas makes technology innovation harder than ever before. For most of the last 30 years, those of us in the field of information technology only really concerned ourselves with one major new technology trend at a time – distributed computing, GUIs, OOAD or data warehousing. Now we have […]

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4 Key Takeaways from MakerCon for Corporations

4 Key Takeaways from MakerCon for Corporations  October 2, 2014

  Guest post by Jennifer C Cheng The New York Hall of Science recently hosted MakerCon 2014, a two-day conference about DIY manufacturing, 3D printing, the Internet of Things, and the impact of maker movement on our community. One would imagine a room full of DIY techies, but there were designers, artists, entrepreneurs, professors, librarians, […]

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What will make 3D printing a game changer?

What will make 3D printing a game changer? September 15, 2014

  Expectations and excitement are high for 3D printing as the pace of innovation hits hyper drive. Although the concepts and technologies of 3D printing have existed for two to three decades, recent progress has reduced the cost of printers by orders of magnitude, expanded the choice of materials, and widened the domains where 3D […]

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