Tag: technology

Fintech app Robinhood is driving a retail trading renaissance during the stock market’s wild ride

Fintech app Robinhood is driving a retail trading renaissance during the stock market’s wild ride

For a trading firm, there are few bigger blunders than clients being unable to move money when markets hit historic highs. Yet that’s exactly what happened at start-up brokerage firm Robinhood earlier this year. The aftermath? A surge in new users, record trading activity and a new round of venture capital funding. Despite its missteps,…
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Facial Recognition Bans: What Do They Mean For AI (Artificial Intelligence)?

Facial Recognition Bans: What Do They Mean For AI (Artificial Intelligence)?

Artificial Intelligence – This week IBM, Microsoft and Amazon announced that they would suspend the sale of their facial recognition technology to law enforcement agencies. It’s yet another sign of the dramatic impact of the protests for social justice. But the moves from the tech giants also illustrate the inherent risks of AI, especially when…
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Advances in technology solve problems while creating new ones

Advances in technology solve problems while creating new ones

Previously I wrote about the difference in technology today compared to when MQ first came out. One of the areas that is most notable is network speed and how that relates to I/O as well as reliability.   Not that long ago, you probably were saving changes to your Word or PowerPoint documents every few minutes…
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Digital Transformation - One of the core principles of digital transformation is that it is meant to improve customer experience. But at the end of the day, humans are … wait for

Digital Transformation – One of the core principles of digital transformation is that it is meant to improve customer experience. But at the end of the day, humans are … wait for

Digital Transformation – One of the core principles of digital transformation is that it is meant to improve customer experience. But at the end of the day, humans are … wait for it … humans. Which means successful digital transformation isn’t just a company’s ability to earn customer relationship metrics. True success lies in a…
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The top 5 fintech trends for 2020

The top 5 fintech trends for 2020

Finance professionals are focusing on innovation and adaptability in 2020, according to a survey. Fintech – Finance professionals are focusing on a number of trends this year, including product development, business model changes, systems, and staffing in an effort to add value to their organizations this year, according to a new study from BillingPlatform. “The…
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How Small Businesses Should Approach Digital Transformation

How Small Businesses Should Approach Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation – Today’s connected world has led to the age of the customer: Powered by technology and the internet, customers have higher expectations than ever before. Mobile has led consumers to be always on, connected and in control. Social has created a digital influencer community; voice has brought instant gratification and convenience. This shift…
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How the current COVID-19 business climate is forcing changes to spending patterns

The Coronavirus-effect on business

The coronavirus seems to be a very infectious, but generally a low-impact infection for most people. What this means is that because most people who are infected are not terribly incapacitated, they are able to keep working. Which in turn means they are much more likely to spread the infection more broadly. People who have…
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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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Digital Transformation: How To Plan For Success

Digital Transformation: How To Plan For Success

Digital Transformation – Years ago, I remember reading an interview where Jeff Bezos described his plan for Amazon. He talked about using an AI algorithm to predict what you would want to order before you knew you wanted it. It sounded insane at the time. And here we are today, with local fulfillment centers delivering…
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The Five Ingredients Of Blockchain Interoperability

The Five Ingredients Of Blockchain Interoperability

2020 is the year that enterprise blockchain moves from the “Trenches of Deployment” and into the mainstream. Which means that, finally, it’s time to talk about interoperability… If you’re not fighting in the trenches of deployment yourself, your eyes have probably already glazed over. And, until this year, you’d probably have been right to ignore…
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