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Smart Home Versus Connected Home: The Later Is Happening Today And Artificial Intelligence Can Help Manage The Complexity

Smart Home Versus Connected Home: The Later Is Happening Today And Artificial Intelligence Can Help Manage The Complexity

Artificial Intelligence – A few years back, most people in the tech industry were talking about the “smart home.” Every device would not only be an internet of things (IoT) device, but they would also communicate to provide services. As with much new tech, that was oversold. However, there’s still the issue of the connected…
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The growing list of applications and use cases of blockchain technology in business and life

The growing list of applications and use cases of blockchain technology in business and life

As Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been picking up steam, focus has turned to blockchain – the underlying distributed ledger technology (DLT) that powers these digital currencies. Blockchain technology is simple to understand at its roots. Basically, the tech exists as a shared database filled with entries that must be confirmed by peer-to-peer networks and…
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Top 5 Digital Transformation Trends In Retail For 2020

Top 5 Digital Transformation Trends In Retail For 2020

Digital Transformation – Each year, I take a look at the major digital transformation trends hitting every industry. Next up are the big digital transformation trends in retail for 2020. Before getting into this year’s trends, I want to go over some of the hits and misses we chose for 2019. While we did see…
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insurtech

5 Insurtech Working to Improve Agency Processes, Efficiency

Independent insurance agents can find sifting through the many insurtech products to pinpoint ones suited to their needs is a daunting assignment. But it’s an assignment they must tackle, according to agency consultant Chris Burand, founder of Chris Burand & Associates, who says that agencies themselves, not their carriers, must decide which insurtechs are best…
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six levels of performance maturity

The Six levels of Application Performance Maturity for APM and AIOPS teams

Many companies build business applications iteratively, starting with a proof of concept and then using creative internal and external talent to build out the concept into a working prototype. Which is then extended into product.

User experience is vital to blockchain adoption, according to new report

User experience is vital to blockchain adoption, according to new report

Blockchain is still desperately in need of a facelift, according to a new report that surveyed 102 blockchain founders and CEOs. Though the widespread commercialization of blockchain technology over the last year has introduced a number of projects with passable user experience, the report, by the Los Angeles-based cryptocurrency marketing firm Zage, said many people…
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tools

What if you could predict and repair a problem before it happened?

Imagine being able to report to your boss that your response times to a problem were hours or even days before the problem occurred. That your time to repair was actually negative!

Six Methods for Improving Employee Cybersecurity Compliance

Six Methods for Improving Employee Cybersecurity Compliance

Cybersecurity compliance is a significant concern for most enterprises, as many breaches happen because of poor employee implementation of security protocols. Employees can overlook a company’s procedures because they don’t see them as necessary. And a number of employees treat their work data the same as they would treat their home data, which can potentially lead to significant security…
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Kafka

What I Learned From Building Apache Kafka At LinkedIn

Apache Kafka – Here are a few things. Begin with the end in mind Kafka wasn’t the first open source project I was involved in at LinkedIn. We’d also built a key-value store, a workflow system, and a number of other things. The biggest difference with Kafka was that I think we were much more intentional about…
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Kafka

AWS Announces General Availability of Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka

Today, Amazon Web Services Inc., an Amazon.com company, announced the general availability of Amazon MSK, a fully managed service for Apache Kafka that makes it easy for developers to build and run highly available, secure, and scalable applications based on Apache Kafka without having to worry about managing the underlying infrastructure. Amazon MSK is fully compatible, enabling…
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