Healthcare IT: reading the tea leaves, part 2

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I am back for round two of reading the tea leaves (read round one of my predictions here). It may be fun to speculate as to whether or not consciousness can be programmed into a robot, but such speculation is not very useful for creating a strategy that leads to success in today’s world of Read More

Enterprise CIOs should watch how AI and blockchain build the cannabis industry

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The cannabis industry may always be under the microscope. It comes with the territory. That’s why it’s so important to ensure transparency.  US states including Alaska, California, and Colorado have all legalized recreational marijuana and more than 60% of Americans support it. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t have its critics. Aside from any moral implications Read More

2 trends reshaping the future of IT support

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I traveled last week to Las Vegas to try to answer what may become a vital question for an entire sector of the technology industry: is there a future in providing technology support? In the MGM Conference Center, over 2,300 service desk analysts and other technology support professionals gathered for HDI’s service and support conference. Read More

Improve end user device security and embrace the future via the cloud

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Does April 8, 2014 ring a bell? That was the day that Windows XP officially went end of life. Yet, somehow, I still see Windows XP systems out in the wild. Not just at your grandmother’s house — I’m talking about at large, multinational corporations. XP’s sticking power has been both baffling and impressive, still Read More

IT effectiveness – Everyone’s desire, yet no one’s mandate

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In “IT effectiveness – the engine of digital transformation – is ailing. Why?” I discussed why the enterprise IT effectiveness is ailing now as manifested by missed digital opportunities, increasing costs, lagging innovation, growing technical debt, demoralized workforce, rising shadow IT and diluted technology know-how, among others. We uncovered that IT organizations spend a significant Read More

SpaceX Launches NASA Planet-Hunting Satellite to Find Alien World

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A Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Wednesday on SpaceX’s first high-priority science mission for NASA, a planet-hunting orbital telescope designed to detect worlds beyond our solar system that might be capable of harbouring life. The Transit Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, lifted off on schedule from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Read More

Amazon’s Reveals Its Prime Service Has 100 Million Members

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Amazon has persuaded more than 100 million shoppers to subscribe to its Prime service that offers free two-day shipping and other perks that help bind people to the company and its ever-expanding empire. CEO Jeff Bezos quantified the size of Amazon’s Prime membership for the first time Wednesday in his annual letter to the Seattle Read More

Are We Alone? NASA’s TESS Spacecraft Takes Off Onboard SpaceX Rocket to Hunt for the Answer

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Tampa: NASA on Wednesday blasted off its newest planet-hunting spacecraft, TESS, a $337 million satellite that aims to scan 85 percent of the skies for cosmic bodies where life may exist. “Three, two, one and liftoff!” said NASA commentator Mike Curie as the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) soared into the cloudless, blue sky atop Read More

Chandrayaan-2 to Cost Rs 800 Crore: ISRO Chairman

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India’s second moon mission ‘Chandrayaan-2’ which is expected to be launched around October-November this year, is likely to cost Rs 800 crore, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan said on Wednesday. It includes Rs 200 crore for launching and Rs 600 crore for the satellite, Sivan told Union Minister of State for Atomic Read More

Facebook Wearable Device Helps ‘Feel’ Words on Your Arm

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Facebook researchers have created a wearable device that taught people to feel words on their arms, causing vibrations in patterns that match up with certain sounds. People were able to learn 100 words with 90 percent accuracy after 100 minutes of training, and some learned 500 words after another 100 minutes, MIT Technology Review reported Read More