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3D Printing: What should CIOs do?

Guest post by Mark Thut and Vinod Baya Innovation initiatives and interest in 3D printing are at an all-time high. In our recent analysis we forecast that 3D printing will change the game when it pivots from prototyping to producing finished products or product components. When 3D printing is ready for prime time, how will […] MORE

April 20, 2015

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The Power of Picking the Right Prototype

I’m a long-time advocate for leveraging prototypes and demos in the enterprise to explore ideas and emerging technologies. And, there’s a particular reason why. It’s that precise moment during a prototype presentation when everything in the room changes. Eyes light up. People sit forward in their chairs. The conversation shifts from potential problems to possibilities. […] MORE

April 07, 2015

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Field Service Could Fix Wearables’ PR Problem

Co-authored with Robert McCutcheon When you hear the word wearables, you probably think of health conscious consumers donning digital devices to track their physical activity or technology enthusiasts getting sideways glances as they sport internet-enabled glasses. Maybe you’ve even heard of avid golfers using wearables to perfect their swings. Wearable computing is predominately perceived as […] MORE

March 23, 2015

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Lessons in Innovation from the Future of Shopping

Guest post by Juan-carlos Morales In the next few years, the IoT will hit its stride and it’s arguable that no other industry will be more affected than the retail sector. Awash in “things” that can collect, store and communicate information, retailers will have opportunities at every turn of the shopping cart to win the […] MORE

February 25, 2015

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When to Say “No” to #NoEstimates – A Case Study

Guest post by Raymond Hearrell Recent traction around the #NoEstimates debate suggests the development community is looking to break free from traditional agile techniques like relative and t-shirt sizing. This lust for more freedom is not unwarranted. Many developers do their best work when constraints like timelines and documentation are removed. So, should you explore […] MORE

February 11, 2015

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The Silver Lining for CIOs in HR’s Cloud Challenges

Guest post by Dan Staley HR executives are flocking to the cloud as a means to better engage talent and empower employees. In many organizations, HR executives are flying solo on their cloud transitions without the support of IT—as cloud vendors sidestep the IT departments and sell directly to Chief Human Resource Officers (CHROs). Unfortunately, […] MORE

February 02, 2015

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A New Year, A New CIO

As we ring in a new year, enterprises are reaching a technology tipping point. According to our Digital IQ survey, almost 50% of technology spending is outside of the CIO’s budget. This data begs the question: is it possible for CIOs to continue to influence how the enterprise is leveraging technology? The short answer is […] MORE

January 20, 2015

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Six Ways to Define Your Internet of Things Strategy

Guest post by Frank Burkitt By 2020, an estimated 50 billion devices around the globe will be connected to the Internet. Perhaps a third of them will be computers, smartphones, tablets, and TVs. The remaining two-thirds will be other kinds of “things”: sensors, actuators, and newly invented intelligent devices that monitor, control, analyze, and optimize […] MORE

December 16, 2014

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Should You Say Yes to #NoEstimates?

Guest Post by Ray Hearrell The #NoEstimates debate has struck a nerve with the software development community. It’s all about exploring alternatives to estimates (including cost, time, and effort) for making decisions in the software development life cycle. Should your team say “yes” to #NoEstimates? Let’s explore the pros and cons. The traditional approach of […] MORE

December 08, 2014

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To Liberate Healthcare Data, Dip into Data Lakes

Guest post 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 grow, […] MORE

December 02, 2014

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