How CIOs are transforming their organizations for the digital era

Companies are facing a digital imperative to revamp business operations to better serve customers. To accommodate these shifts, CIOs are making sweeping organizational changes, adding new key roles, setting up innovation labs and tapping modern technologies to meet strategic mandates issued by their CEOs and boards. Social, mobile, analytics and cloud (SMAC) forms the primary […]

Sync for Genes ignites genomics on FHIR

Precision medicine has the potential to improve disease treatment and prevention. Health Level Seven International (HL7) has facilitated several standards such as FHIR Genomics that envision improving outcomes by factoring in genetics and environmental context into patient care. Sync for Genes is an Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) project to […]

LinkedIn starts piping sales data to Salesforce and Dynamics

Remember when Marc Benioff said Microsoft buying LinkedIn was dangerous? Sales Navigator has been around for years and offers subscribers the chance to pursue their prey within the walled garden of the social network for suits. But as the company explains, that activity took place in a silo that made it hard to understand the […]

Angular 4 reduces footprint, adds features

The latest version of the JavaScript framework reduces the size of generated code by more than half and moves to TypeScript 2.1 Angular 4.0.0, the latest upgrade to the popular JavaScript framework for mobile and desktop development, was released by Google late yesterday afternoon. The upgrade features view engine improvements making Angular smaller and faster […]

Ubuntu splats TITSUP bug spread in update

Fat-thumbed DNS patch unpatched, time to re-patch The guilty code is an upgrade to libc6 which broke the getaddrinfo() function in Ubuntu’s DNS resolver code. Because it auto-installed as an unattended upgrade, many of the comments in this Reddit thread came from people burned by the bug when they arrived at work in the morning. […]

Microsoft delivers secure China-only cut of Windows 10

There’s Reds under the Windows! And that’s the way China’s government wants it “We have already developed the first version of the Windows 10 government secure system. It has been tested by three large enterprise customers,” Alain Crozier, CEO of Microsoft Greater China told China Daily. China used Edward Snowden’s revelations to question whether western […]

Can blockchain fix the world’s food fraud problems?

Alibaba picks Australia to pilot new framework. Ecommerce giant Alibaba has partnered with PwC alongside Australia Post and Blackmores to test whether blockchain can solve the global problem of food fraud. Food fraud refers to the practice of companies packing foods with cheaper imposter ingredients. Fruit juices, olive oil, coffee, meat, and grains are among […]

Using personality profiling to make call centers more efficient

Andy Traba is Vice President of Behavioral and Data Science at Mattersight, a company that spun out of eLoyalty about six years ago to pursue the idea that you can identify communication preferences through speech analysis and use that knowledge to improve call center performance. Traba, who runs the team that is responsible for generating […]

Brisbane councillors demand to see TechOne review findings

To end local government blame game. Brisbane City councillors have called on lord mayor Graham Quirk to reveal the findings of a controversial report into the local government systems project (LGS) that formed the basis of his attack on project contractor TechnologyOne. The BCC approved $220,000 be paid for the two-month investigation by Democracy Intelligence. […]

More than 70,000 accountants prepare tax returns using Watson

The rollout transforming customer engagement. Seventy thousand accountants across the United States are using IBM’s Watson cognitive computing technology to squeeze the most out of their client’s tax returns. In just over six months from the project’s birth, tax giant H&R Block has become one of the world’s most high-profile users of the cognitive tool. H&R Block […]