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Pioneers Create Infrastructure for Self-Sovereign Identity Online
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
Satire
Several organizations are assembling the technologies to enable self-sovereign identity, a way for individuals to control who they are online. Blockchain is one of those essential components.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 5/14/2018
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Conversational AIís Challenge: Understanding Human-Like Context
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
The ambiguities of the English language present hurdles for initiatives to utilize conversational AI in the corporate world.
By Stanton Jones, Director and Principal Analyst, Information Services Group , 5/7/2018
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Town of Cary Embraces the IoT to Serve Citizens
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Satire
Alexa, Waze, apps. Citizens are getting more tech savvy and city governments are struggling to keep up. North Carolina's Town of Cary has an award-winning strategy, though. We reveal what that is.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 4/6/2018
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Government IT's Risks and Rich Rewards
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
Satire
As Detroit CIO Beth Niblock knows, government IT means dealing with challenges and risks, but the rewards when tech makes lives better are worth it.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 3/21/2018
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Create an All-Star Tech Team: Welcome Remote Workers
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
Satire
Want to recruit the best talent to your team, or the best talent that is willing to relocate? Expert John O'Duinn says you can upgrade your team by opening the door to remote workers, and he offers best practices on how to work with distributed teams.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/13/2018
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Conversational AI is Ready for Prime Time
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
Don't lump the various types of AI-based technologies into one basket. There are differences among them, as a look at call center tech highlights.
By Stanton Jones, director & principal analyst, Information Services Group , 3/6/2018
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An Intuitive UI: Not Just for End Users
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Commentary
Having a simple, understandable user interface on an application aids user acceptance, and even considerations such as interoperability and security.
By Bobby Beckmann, CTO, Lifesize , 2/20/2018
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Taking the Brakes off the Internet of Things
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Commentary
If you get the sense that Internet of Things adoption is sluggish, consider that it is going through a normal process.
By Tim Sherwood, VP, Business Development, Mobility & IoT Solutions, Tata Communications , 2/14/2018
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How AR/VR Analytics May Help Your Business
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
Alternative and virtual realities provide organizations with new opportunities to reimagine product demos, employee training and more. As the systems collect and generate data, there are opportunities to use the new streams in innovative ways.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 2/13/2018
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Technology Debt Crisis 2025
Lenny Liebmann, Founding Partner, Morgan Armstrong
Commentary
Consider all the code written over 50 years and all the places itís running. Add to that all the code we will write in the coming years. That is technology debt.
By Lenny Liebmann Founding Partner, Morgan Armstrong, 2/12/2018
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Why Businesses Must Think About Voice Interfaces, Now
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Commentary
Alexa's popularity among consumers serves as a wake-up call for businesses. Eventually, voice interfaces will replace keyboards, taps and swipes, but organizations must be wary of approaching voice interface design the same way they've approached web and mobile design. Before you begin, consider these points.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 2/7/2018
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B2B Chatbots are Poised for Explosive Growth
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
There are best practices for approaching chatbots and virtual assistants as organizations move to a scenario where tasks happen transparently behind natural language interfaces. We explain some of the opportunities and pitfalls.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 1/25/2018
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Speech Recognition Finds Its Voice
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Commentary
Voice recognition technology seems to be taking over the world, but the concept still has a ways to go before it reaches full maturity.
By Ali Iranpour, Director of Mobile Strategy, Arm , 1/19/2018
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To Build Software that is Easy to Use, Engage the Right Partners
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Commentary
Developing software that is intuitive and meets user needs calls for a close partnership between a vendor and a couple of key customers.
By Paul Brient, CEO PatientKeeper , 1/2/2018
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7 Fastest-Growing Tech Job Skills
Cynthia Harvey, Contributor, NetworkComputing
News
Which terms do IT employers and job seekers search for most often? There are some significant disconnects between what IT pros offer and what employers want.
By Cynthia Harvey Contributor, NetworkComputing, 1/2/2018
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Is Your Company Smart Enough to Succeed?
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author
News
Determining if your organization is an intelligent enterprise or a slow learner may be challenging, but a new index quantifies criteria in terms of data usage, workflow efficiency, and progress toward the IoT.
By John Edwards Technology Journalist & Author, 11/8/2017
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Medical Teams' Simple, but Powerful Digital Transformation Story
Ben Kepes,
News
While weíre bombarded by technology that is presented as "cool" it is refreshing to see technology used for the good of humankind.
By Ben Kepes , 11/1/2017
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Securing Travel and Trade with Blockchain
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Commentary
Among the growing number of potential applications for blockchain is border management and security.
By James Canham, managing director, Accenture Border Services , 10/27/2017
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Kiosks are Looking at You, Too
Patrick Thibodeau, Freelance Reporter
News
Customer-facing kiosks are taking on a new look, and providing retailers, restaurants and other businesses with new functions, such as sizing up potential customers.
By Patrick Thibodeau Freelance Reporter, 10/25/2017
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15 Highest-Paying Tech Jobs for 2018
Cynthia Harvey, Contributor, NetworkComputing
News
Executives, managers, mobile developers and people with the word "architect" in their title are at the top of the IT pay scale.
By Cynthia Harvey Contributor, NetworkComputing, 10/17/2017
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