2020 Tech Trend: Designing systems for machines instead of people

For businesses to be agile and respond quickly to changing market conditions, they need to provide business users with real-time and near-time operational data. That means harnessing data from devices and tackling the latency challenge. In 2020, we will see more organisations shift their design thinking from services and systems for people to services and […]

Targeting the vulnerable: Cyberattacks on healthcare IoT devices

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Connected devices are revolutionizing healthcare, allowing providers to examine patients remotely, to gather vital-sign data through wearables in real time, and to advance medical research by collectively generating massive data sets. Unfortunately, the healthcare industry’s embrace of the Internet of Things (IoT) has made it a main target of cybercriminals. In a recent global survey […]

Why digital players are forcing change in the healthcare industry

By Rikin Patel Digital players are shaking up the care management sector, leaving traditional players struggling to compete at least on some levels. According to Kaufman Hall’s 2019 State of Consumerism in Healthcare report, hospital and health system executives feel their industry is being threatened by new entrants that are offering consumer-friendly health services. The […]

Drones of the future will be smart (and maybe dangerous)

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Drones have been around for a few years now, but the truth is their usefulness largely has been limited to providing visual information to users in the form of photos and video captured by their onboard digital cameras. That’s great if you’re a photographer, need to inspect an inaccessible piece of equipment or some farm […]

Want a business edge? Share IoT data with your employees

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Enterprises will continue to invest heavily in Internet of Things (IoT) technology in 2019 and beyond to take advantage of the cost and process efficiencies provided by machine-to-machine communications and automation. A recent survey by Zebra Technologies shows that enterprises increased IoT investments by 4% in 2018, averaging $4.6 million annually. Nearly nine in 10 […]

2019 IT trend: Enterprises will adopt next-generation platforms to make the most of IoT data

As enterprises transition their physical world to a digital one, smart things become a driving force. Enterprises will implement next-generation platforms in 2019 that analyze large quantities of industry-specific data from the internet of things (IoT). Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are finding novel correlations between data previously thought to be independent, enabling […]

The joy of missing out (JOMO) on technology hype curves

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Despite being in a business that demands hundreds of human-to-human interactions a week, my wife considers me a recluse when I’m not talking with executives. She couldn’t be more different given her FOMO, or fear of missing out, on local social events. I was recently made aware of the corollary to FOMO, now known as […]

Six ways retailers can push the shopping cart toward a frictionless experience

As consumers, we’ve all experienced the opposite of a frictionless shopping experience:  Long lines at checkout. Customer service representatives who are nowhere to be found. Frustration at not finding what we’re looking for. But what is a frictionless experience, and how can retailers provide it? The definitions and possibilities are many, but essentially, frictionless shopping […]

The essential edge to leveraging IoT data

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is creating unprecedented amounts of digital data that enterprises can use to learn more about customers, monitor network and equipment performance, optimize processes, and enable machine-to-machine communications. But that treasure trove of digital data also creates huge management, security, and cost concerns for enterprise IT professionals, whether their organizations are […]

The app explosion and digital transformation drive rapid growth of the identity management market

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The identity management market is growing much faster than the overall IT market, and for good reason. While the enterprise IT market is expected to grow by 3.5 percent through 2018, research firm Technavio predicts the worldwide identity and access management market will grow at 13 percent through 2022. Why? There are multiple factors at […]