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Samsung Galaxy S20 And Z Flip — Quick Take

Julie Ask February 11, 2020
Galaxy Z Flip It’s been a while since I saw a product demo and thought, “oh damn, that is cool.” I’m obsessed with the mechanics of how it folds. This is the first time in a long time that a new phone hasn’t led with its camera but instead with its ability to fold, small […]
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New Forrester Forecast Shows That Global Tech Market Growth Will Slip To 3% In 2020 And 2021

Andrew Bartels February 3, 2020
A series of economic and political uncertainties have CIOs scaling back spending.
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The CIO In 2020: A Window Of Opportunity Webinar

Learn how to transform your organization with a customer-first mindset while your competitors play wait-and-see this year

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Heard At NRF: Contradictory Conversation From Vendors — “Unified” But “Decoupled”

Emily Pfeiffer January 22, 2020
Senior analyst Emily Pfeiffer provides key takeaways from the NRF’s Digital Council meetings.
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Elements Of Reputation: Traits That Indicate A Thoughtful Tech GTM Strategy

Abhijit Sunil January 14, 2020
Analyst Abhijit Sunil explores an aspect of tech vendor evaluation you may not be considering.
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Ten Things Smartphone Makers Should Do To Compete With Apple

Julie Ask October 31, 2019
Smartphone manufacturers have less control over their own success. Find out what 10 things their future success will depend on.
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Beware The Automation Paradox

Charles Betz October 6, 2019
Once the easy tasks have been automated, what will be left for people to do? The harder stuff.
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The Key To Your AI Transformation: Think Like A Supervillain

Kjell Carlsson, Ph.D. October 4, 2019
Want to take over the world using AI? Contrary to popular belief, AI technology isn’t going to design a plan for AI-enabled world domination for you. (And don’t hold your breath, it won’t be doing so anytime soon.) Instead, it is on you to identify the untapped, world-changing business opportunities that best leverage AI’s unique […]
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A Lesson On Facial Recognition, Privacy, And GDPR From The Far North

Kjell Carlsson, Ph.D. October 4, 2019
What can a small Swedish town near the Arctic Circle teach you about GDPR and computer vision? You might be surprised. Senior Analyst Kjell Carlsson provides an intriguing case study.
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Breaking Down The 10 Need-To-Know Emerging Technologies

James Staten October 2, 2019
From natural language generation to quantum computing, a look at what's gaining traction and what it could mean for companies.
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Mapping Trends, Part One: Opportunity And Angst

Ted Schadler September 30, 2019
[A year ago, we set out to take a deep look at what we’re calling the mapping industry, a 50-year-old industry that operates more in the background than in the full light of day. We identified over 100 important vendors, from data suppliers such as PlaceIQ and Pitney Bowes to full-stack providers like Esri and […]
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Run Your Business At The Speed Of Thought

Michele Goetz September 26, 2019
AI is becoming more empathetic and customer-centric. The future is closer than you think. Are you ready?
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Are You Ready For AI And Automation?

J.P. Gownder September 10, 2019
The future of work is a constellation of innovations that address new or accelerating challenges for companies that aim to be customer-obsessed. High on the list of those innovations are what we can broadly term robots: Artificial intelligence, automation, blockchain, other intelligent software, and even physical robots play a key role in changing how we […]
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5G In The Manufacturing Sector

Dan Bieler September 3, 2019
5G and Industry 4.0 form a very powerful combination. Together, they can lift and shift the manufacturing sector to a much higher level of digitization, in particular by maximizing the mobility, flexibility, and versatility of production. 5G in the industrial manufacturing context offers opportunities beyond factory automation, as it also covers process automation, human/machine interfaces, […]
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Use Cloud Platforms To Drive Your Tech-Driven Innovations

James Staten August 26, 2019
By investing in a cloud platform, you can get on-demand access to the next wave of emerging technologies. Learn how.
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Are You Using Cloud Technologies To Modernize Core Apps? Tell Us About It!

John Rymer August 25, 2019
Dave Bartoletti and I need your help. Most core software systems — your most important middle- and back office transactional and record-keeping business apps — are too inflexible, outdated, and chaotic to give companies the flexibility they need to win, serve, and retain customers. We all know they need to be modernized to reduce the drag of technical debt, to derive […]
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VMware Welcomes Estranged Sibling Pivotal Back Home

Dave Bartoletti August 23, 2019
On August 22, 2019, VMware announced that it will acquire sister company Pivotal Software, vendor of a widely used cloud development platform, Pivotal Cloud Foundry. The transaction is a reacquisition of software development assets that VMware spun out into a separate company in 2013 after struggling to integrate them into its primary data center management […]
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