How will the smartglasses market evolve?

How will the smartglasses market evolve? April 27, 2016

The energy and excitement around augmented reality is feverishly high. Many expect smartglasses to rival mobile devices in popularity and to usher in a new reality that blends the physical and digital worlds to create a seamless whole. Who wouldn’t want the day’s weather forecast to appear in their field of view when they open […]

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The data lake – no longer a pipe dream for today’s enterprises

The data lake – no longer a pipe dream for today’s enterprises April 18, 2016

Guest post by Patrick Minton and Ritesh Ramesh Business and technology leaders are struggling to keep pace with a massive glut of data from digitization, the internet of things, machine learning, and cybersecurity for starters. A data lake—which combines data assets, technology and analytics to create enterprise value at a massive scale—can help businesses gain control over […]

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Forest or trees: Navigating the Emerging Technology Wilderness

Forest or trees: Navigating the Emerging Technology Wilderness March 31, 2016

Guest post by Tony Anderson. Artificial Intelligence. 3D Printing. Autonomous Vehicles. Technologies that most, if not every, technologist is well aware of. Memristors. Graphene. Quantum Computing. Maybe a little more nuanced for some to track? Smartdust. Aerogel. Meta-Materials. Say what?? The beauty of being a budding technologist is that the landscape is constantly changing and forever […]

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AI Everywhere & Nowhere (Part 1) – Tempered Excitement

AI Everywhere & Nowhere March 29, 2016

  Artificial Intelligence (AI) is all the rage in the popular press this week. Even if you are an Alien who just landed on Earth from a planet far away, it is impossible to miss the headlines that AlphaGo—the AI program developed by Google—beat the world champion of the game Go Lee Sedol 4-1. Why […]

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Is Augmented Reality opening a new productivity frontier?

Is Augmented Reality opening a new productivity frontier? March 24, 2016

  Augmented reality (AR) is quickly becoming an important technology in the enterprise. Here are a couple of examples: Recently DHL equipped warehouse workers with AR-enabled smartglasses that guided them through item picking for order fulfillment. The result: fewer errors and a 25 percent increase in efficiency. At Boeing factory trainees assembling a mock airplane […]

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Not Quite Ready for the (Fourth Industrial) Revolution

Not Quite Ready for the (Fourth Industrial) Revolution March 18, 2016

With few businesses prepared for Industry 4.0, it’s time to hone your strategy for emerging technology. The recent annual meeting of heads of state and heads of commerce at Davos covered a wide range of issues. As a technologist, however, I was most keenly interested in the buzz around what’s been dubbed the Fourth Industrial […]

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12 Challenges of Testing Mobile Apps

12 Challenges of Testing Mobile Apps March 16, 2016

Guest post by Munawar Lakdawala. Mobile apps are a daily way of life for today’s consumers. As the number of apps has soared into the millions, consumers have upped the ante on their expectations for quality and usability. Complicating matters further for app developers is the diversity in device types, operating systems, form factors, and […]

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4 Hidden Secrets from Mobile World Congress 2016

4 Hidden Secrets from Mobile World Congress 2016 March 8, 2016

Guest post by Dan Hays This year’s Mobile World Congress event did not disappoint with showy announcements, towering displays, and powerful keynote speeches. In our first blog post about MWC, we discuss some of the top-line trends. However, the focus of conversation behind the scenes was, at times, quite different than the glamour and glitz […]

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Four Trends Spotted at Mobile World Congress

Four Trends Spotted at Mobile World Congress February 29, 2016

  Guest post by Matt Benwell If you’re passionate about how mobile is changing the world, Mobile World Congress is the place to be each year in Barcelona. The major telcos ignited this year’s event with a rallying cry: invest in the “Gigabit Economy,” which is the confluence of unlimited bandwidth, low cost computing, smart […]

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Demystifying Machine Learning: Part 3 – Exploring Deep Learning

Demystifying Machine Learning – Part 3 Deep Learning February 26, 2016

In the first two blogs in this series we have defined machine learning and evaluated three different forms of machine learning: supervised learning, unsupervised learning and reinforcement learning. In this blog, we look at a type of learning called ‘deep learning’ that has received a lot of press lately. What exactly is it and what accounts […]

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