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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The High Value of Advanced Data Visualization

The High Value of Advanced Data Visualization September 3, 2014

  Successful business strategies are built not only on robust datasets and sophisticated analytics, but on compelling visualizations. According to our Digital IQ Survey of nearly 1,500 business and technology executives, only 31% of respondents are investing in data visualization. This could be the reason behind why 65% of respondents also agree that moving from […]

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What is Microservices Architecture? Think Ant Colonies, Beehives, or Termite Mounds

What is Microservices Architecture? Think Ant Colonies, Beehives, or Termite Mounds August 25, 2014

Humans are prone to believe any complex system must be designed and managed by super smart individuals manning a set of controls to keep everything running smoothly. And yet we see examples of complex systems in nature like ant hills, beehives, and termite mounds whose basic structures have survived for millions of years, across drastic […]

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Digital Spaghetti: What happens when emerging technology meets the hype cycle

Digital Spaghetti: What happens when emerging technology meets the hype cycle August 8, 2014

  dig•it•al spa•ghet•ti– the art of creating new words that describe something technical to educate your friends and co-workers; helpful when playing buzzword bingo in your next emerging technology discussion. Digital spaghetti terms share a characteristic of being relatively new and lack a universally agreed upon definition. With the evolution of anything – especially technology […]

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