Seeding the Next Generation of Consultancies


There’s been a lot written recently about how artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation are going to displace millions of workers. However, these powerful new technologies already have spawned a surge in demand for a new wave of highly skilled consultants to help organizations capitalize on the added business opportunities resulting from the latest innovations. Although the potential business benefits that can be derived from AI, ML and automation are obvious, attaining these benefits requires highly specialized skills.

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Rare postcards from Russian Royal family up for auction

Rare postcards from the family of Tsar Nicolas II written in the weeks prior to their execution by the Bolsheviks are going up for auction in the U.K.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/17/rare-postcards-from-russian-royal-family-up-for-auction.html

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Spotify may be killing your SSD

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Spotify has had a bug for months that causes enormous amounts of data to be written to local drives. On hard drives, that’s a nuisance. On SSDs, it could prematurely kill the drive.

The post Spotify may be killing your SSD appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/239268-spotify-may-killing-ssd?source=Computing

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How Easy Is It to Burn Through a 1TB Data Cap?

We’ve already written about Comcast’s push to saddle more of its customers with a broadband data caps—limits on the amount of data they can use each month without incurring additional charges.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/19/how-easy-is-it-to-burn-through-1tb-data-cap.html

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The Guardian trots out notorious Mike Daisey to speculate about how Apple could be doomed

Article Image A British newspaper has published a meandering, conspiracy-chasing fantasy piece written by discredited theater-journalist Mike Daisey… in its technology section.

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Aaron Sorkin's 'Steve Jobs' flops at the box office

Article Image “Steve Jobs,” the dramatic, fictionalized depiction of Apple’s cofounder written by Aaron Sorkin and starring Michael Fassbender, has flopped on its national release, bringing in just $7.3 million for a film that cost $30 million to make.

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Bridging the Front and Back Offices


I’ve written many times about how conventional, premises-based ERP seems to be evaporating. CPQ — configuration, pricing and quoting — are business processes that illustrate the point. First, let’s all agree that enterprise resource planning isn’t going extinct as it evaporates — it’s too valuable — but it is getting a haircut. Many of the functions leaving ERP are condensing back into the front office, and to me that’s what’s exciting, because it brings back-office data closer to processes that consume it.

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White House Urges Big Data Privacy Legislation


The White House last week released a review of Big Data and privacy written by counselor John Podesta. The report stems from President Obama’s January request to define for the administration what is new about the technologies in this space, how Big Data affects public policy, and how consumer privacy is affected by corporate use of Big Data. The issue of privacy has been trending in public discourse since last year, when Edward Snowden blew the whistle on the U.S. government’s widespread online monitoring activities.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/80391.html?rss=1

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