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The value of metadata – the most Instagrammed tourist attractions globally

Once upon a time, the concept of metadata was a foreign one. Today it enables and empowers almost everything.

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The siren song of Hadoop

Hadoop provides power and versatility for data scientists, at the cost of complexity.

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4 ways blockchain is the new business collaboration tool

While the full potential of blockchain is often not understood by business execs, that's not keeping companies from aggressively exploring how the secure, distributed ledger technology can save time and money.

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WWDC 2017: 10+ predictions for enterprise IT

Apple’s solutions have entered the cutting edge of enterprise IT, empowering digital transformation across some of the world’s biggest companies, so there will be huge interest in its news at WWDC 2017.

OK then, MOSTLY fine

Flashback to January 1999, when this IT pilot fish is hired by a small software company with a very specific customer base -- and no formal Y2k testing. But the owner assures fish, "It's fine."

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Google Lens brings AI smarts to your phone

Google Lens uses artificial intelligence to figure out what's in a photo

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An under-pressure OpenStack gets support from an (in)famous individual

The strangest of bedfellows. Edward Snowden gives OpenStack some much needed support.

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IBM makes leap in quantum computing power

IBM has some new options for businesses wanting to experiment with quantum computing.

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Programmer works up a file-transfer approach that meets some finicky requirements, and the result works so well that the engineering manager gives him a cash award. But guess who's not impressed?

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Corvil launches Cara, virtual financial markets security analyst

Some interesting sector-specific news from this European vendor points to some broadly applicable trends.

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SAP wants enterprises to learn from their smart devices

SAP has added machine-learning to its Leonardo IoT software suite to help businesses handle data gathered from smart devices more intelligently.

Apple's Sal Soghoian announces 'Masters of Automation' event

You’ll master automation on Mac and iOS at CMD-D

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Enterprise smartwatch use is catching on

In the latest example of a trial, Samsung Galaxy S3 smartwatches are helping janitors do timely restroom cleanups while restaurant servers receive alerts when customers arrive or need service

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At Google I/O, enterprises may get A.I. they can put to work

As Google I/O, the search giant's major developer conference, gets ready to kick off on Wednesday, enterprises will be curious to see if Google offers new artificial intelligence technology they can put to work.

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5 challenges confronting enterprise drones

The drone market is not taking off as quickly as expected. Here are five factors inhibiting the adoption of drone-based solutions in the enterprise.

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Why design theory should apply to business intelligence

How to apply design theory to dashboards to get the most from your data.

Look, just think of it as unused vacation, OK?

It's the very late 20th century, and this pilot fish is called on to write the system specs for a new time clock system. Turns out the big problem isn't Y2k -- it's a 10-minute work break.

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Xero breaks through its glass ceiling: customers, revenue and cashflow

Impressive results from the New Zealand-founded, but now global, accounting software vendor.

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