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The future of mobility is data, not cars

Having worked in and with the automotive industry for around 25 years, the challenges that OEMs face given their size and structures often inhibit the business agility needed to provide lasting customer value in an age of digital disruption. The focus has always been more skewed toward the product experience and product features and defining greatness by “number of cars.”… Read more →

Fitbit releases OS 3.0 for Ionic and Versa: Enhanced smartwatch features and new apps

The Fitbit Versa, see our full review, is a very popular wearable for the masses while the Fitbit Ionic meets the needs of runners and bikers with its integrated GPS receiver. Starting today, these two smartwatches will see an update to Fitbit OS 3.0 with improved sleep and exercise views, while water intake and weight logging is supported right from… Read more →

Practical CIO: Agility, speed, and business alignment

The big CIO themes today include agility, speed, customer experience, and business alignment. In truth, these concepts are not new although the rise of technology as a strategic business enabler means the CIO mandate is now innovation and growth rather than stability. In contrast to the past, where the goal of IT was system stability, today operational excellence is table… Read more →

DataStax reconnects with Apache Cassandra

Breaking up is hard to do. A couple years ago, DataStax vacated leadership of the Apache Cassandra project that it created as the community demanded a bigger voice. New players had to move into new roles, while the annual community event was allowed to lapse. Members of the community voiced their angst. As the Apache Cassandra community ventures down the… Read more →

Can the Flo smart water monitor save you big bucks?

Here’s the Flo installed in my house. I have had the misfortune to experience the results of two leaks inside my home. Trust me when I tell you that if you haven’t gone through this, you really have no idea how bad it can get. The first occurred quite some time ago. I went to work in the morning, worked… Read more →

Qualcomm launches 9205 chipset for IoT, wearables, and smart cities

Qualcomm has launched the 9205 LTE modem, a chipset designed for Internet of Things (IoT) applications which require Low-Power, Wide-Area Networks (LPWAN). The US chip giant said on Monday that the modem has been purpose-built for devices and applications which operate on LPWAN, which includes wearables, asset trackers, health monitors, security systems, smart city sensors, and smart meters. The new… Read more →

Why BlackBerry should change its name

BlackBerry is in need of a name change given its transformation to an enterprise software company is nearly complete. Simply put, BlackBerry needs a name that reflects the company’s current state not a retro device manufactured by TCL. Also: In a market without keyboards, BlackBerry presses on The company reports its fiscal third quarter earnings on Thursday. Estimates call for… Read more →

Nurse robot Moxi gets schooled by Texas nurses

A robot named Moxi, designed to help nurses, has concluded its first real-world trial in a Texas hospital. Designed by Boston-based Diligent Robotics, the trial was designed to test a collaborative automation integration in a working hospital. Robots are widely seen as one potential tool to help relieve strain on healthcare workers like nurses. According to the Bureau of Labor… Read more →

Infographic: Big Data and the Cloud

Using the cloud to turn governance into a business advantage New regulations, such as the recently enacted GDPR, create significant concerns for managers but these rules cannot be ignored. By making a shift to the cloud, your business can develop … Source Article from Big Data and the Cloud blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for ZDNet×144.png

Insider awarded $10,000 bounty for reporting enterprise software piracy

A manufacturing company which settled a piracy lawsuit for AU$160,000 was exposed through an inside informant that received a substantial reward for their report. According to CRN, the tipster was paid $10,000 for exposing the unnamed firm to The Software Alliance (BSA), a global software advocate and anti-piracy outfit. The offender, operating in both Sydney and Perth, Australia, was taken… Read more →

Microsoft adds Southeast Asia to Azure Availability Zones

Microsoft has added Southeast Asia as an Azure Availability Zone, enabling customers in the region to access its cloud services that are hosted on at least three separate physical data locations. Served out of its Azure Region in Singapore, the expanded cloud zones now were “generally available” to the Southeast Asia Azure region, Patrik Bihammar, Microsoft’s Singapore cloud and enterprise… Read more →

PewDiePie printer hacker strikes again: subscribe and sort out your security

Printers around the world have been reportedly compromised once again to encourage subscriptions to a famous vlogger — as well as highlight a massive security issue. The second attack, believed to be the work of the same individual who took control of approximately 50,000 printers in November, told the BBC that this campaign has doubled its range and up to… Read more →