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Many enterprise and government IT organizations are realizing the benefits of cloud computing by extending IT delivery and management processes across private and public cloud services. But they are often challenged with balancing the need for centralized cloud governance without stifl...
Preparing for an interview? Want to just revisit Java SE 7 features? Trying to recollect or revise a Java SE programming construct? Let me take you back in time to what was introduced first in Java SE 7? Join me for this tutorial series on Java as we all eagerly await the official rele...
So, you've brought customers into your store, the hard part is over, right? No! Now that they've arrived, your new goal is to entice them with your offering and chauffeur a path-to-purchase that presents correlating products to increase shopping cart size and satisfy their journey. Rec...
The age of manufacturing is moving past the dusty, oversized, broken-down warehouse located on the edge of town and into industrial 4.0. This new technological revolution is changing the way manufacturing operates within the digital sphere. Nowadays, manufacturers can track production ...
Millennials are increasingly using technology to assist in their product research and purchase decisions, forcing retailers to rethink and reshape their marketing strategies. Millennials. The Millennial Generation. Generation Y. Whatever you want to call them, this progressive group h...
The Internet of Things has dramatically changed the way we analyze behavior and is now in the process of boosting the way we use energy. Smart technologies are bursting into the retail space with solutions speaking to brands on improved marketing efforts, customer engagement, and optim...
Heat maps offer a unique way to represent data sets in a variety of settings. A common example you see most mornings is through weather reports on the news showing the movement and predictions of pressure and precipitation, intensifying across bold color schemes. Another familiar examp...
Ever wondered if your marketing efforts for an in-store sale or event are impacting, or even reaching, your customers? Foot traffic is a great indicator of marketing effectiveness. By comparing foot traffic before, during and after sale promotions you’re able to identify if any increas...
There are many parallels to Google’s move to set up Alphabet as a holding company to remain at the forefront of innovation and what is required by all companies to foster innovation in the age of the Cloud and IoT. No one will argue that Alphabet was a change Google needed to make to r...
Recent studies have shown that over two thirds of CIOs have difficulty balancing the time and resources needed in order to drive both business innovation and operational excellence. IT services teams in mid-sized organizations have so much to do that it’s difficult to prioritize. Maint...
It is well-know that Google is a powerful company that deals not only with search. Today the company is a world leader in the development of gadgets, internet services and other development. Also Google has a secret Google X team which works on development of the most non-standart proj...
Glitches in important IT systems — like NatWest and Google Drive — can no longer be “the cost of doing business” in this day and age. Interestingly, we're starting to see another concerning trend: more and more crashes blamed on faulty hardware or network problems, while the software ...
We’ve had rapid prototyping technology for a while, but this year we’re going to see a lot more 3D printers designed for the consumer market. Many of these models are small enough to use right on your own desk. Why does this matter? Because if they can continue to make the technology m...
Bone conducting headphones, which transmit sound through your skull rather than your eardrums, are not new. They have been in use by special operations and SWAT teams around the world and have been available for commercial purchase for years. Initial offering, however, were expensive a...
IBM‘s Watson, an artificial intelligence computer system which famously defeated two all-time Jeopardy! quiz show champions, may soon go from playing games to answering questions in the workplace and call centers as IBM looks to modify the technology for business. Watson was powered b...
The concept of Canada having an 'innovation gap' might seem like an abstract concept, a theoretical issue that doesn't actually affect you at a practical or personal level. However, consider how important health care is to you and your family. A lack of technology investment and innov...
Human beings have always been significantly affected by technological developments, including the printing press, the telephone (cell phone), and the Internet, which have lessened physical barriers to communication and allowed humans to interact freely on a global scale.
As the majority of an application’s presentation layer logic moves to the client it induces changes that impact the entire application delivery ecosystem The increase in mobile clients, in demand for rich, interactive web applications, and the introduction of the API as one of the pri...
Even before the U.S. Cyber Command stood up there was wide-ranging speculation about what the command would do, the authorities it would be granted, and the powers it would wield. No amount of insight from those with knowledge of the command will be enough to assuage the concerns of th...
Recently, we’ve had a number of discussions with enterprises about how they’d like to use the cloud. The basic use case is around capacity on-demand (not surprisingly), but the specifics have raised some interesting issues. The companies have distributed branch offices that need the ca...
Reading Harvard Business Review's blog "Is the U.S. Killing Its Innovation Machine" I am reminded of the continual challenge of quality managers and entrepreneurs : educating other small minded folks about the need to balance the near and long term. In fact most, if not all, of the sig...
Ever since the PDF's payload began carrying images, file size quickly became an issue. As people began adding larger and larger images into their PDF it took longer to transmit these files and the space in which they were stored filled up faster. Luckily image compression technologies ...
2009 has certainly been a cloudy year. The sheer volume of real innovation somehow makes all of the hype worthwhile. While there were many companies doing interesting and innovative things in the cloud – Microsoft Windows Azure could be a strong 2010 contender – the decisio...
I was recently working on a project where I had five or six different pages, each of which was going to have a full CRUD-enabled jqGrid complete with form editing, date pickers, fields that show up in the form and not on the grid, etc. The problem is after I got finished doing the firs...
One of my favorite quotes is that of Daniel Boorstin who observed, "The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge." Boorstin, a renowned historian and former Librarian of Congress who wrote numerous books including, The Genius of American Politics...
As I evangelize around the upcoming surge in innovation driven by technology and globalism one topic that is often raised is the issue of how older people are unable or unwilling to adapt to the change brought on by technologies. Hence, the rapid states of change I predict are unlikely...
Cloud computing is offering advanced ways for businesses to apply the most cutting edge technologies to support their key business processes - rapidly and affordably. Now there is another interesting example as the video below shows. Google's Wave is a new and interesting seminal Clo...
The recent announcement from Amazon of the Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) represents the next big advance in the evolution chain for cloud computing. Enterprises can now integrate their IT infrastructure with Amazon's vast computing and storage resources, using a VPN connection from their...
Fabien Pinckaers has also developed several large scale projects, such as Auction- in-Europe.com, which become the leader in the art market in Belgium. He is also the founder of the LUG (Linux User Group) of Louvain-la- Neuve, and of several free projects like OpenReport, OpenStuff and...
There are five countries that stand above the rest in Asia: China, India, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. China and India are the twin colossi of growth right now. Japan and Korea are the finished products, having produced their own economic miracles (Japan after WWII until the 70s and...
Have you heard of Grand Central Dispatch?  If you’re a Mac addict, then you might know that it’s Apple’s new easy-to-use tool for parallelizing code.  If you’re not a Mac addict, then the first thing you should know is that GCD is one of the most exciting innova...
More than a decade ago Chuck Weger coined the term “preflight” to define the verification process of digital files prior to printing. Since then, this process or “check list” has materialized into integrated PDF options, plug-ins, and standalone products.
During a lunch with Peter Coffee last May at Interop Peter made a comment that really stuck with me. He said that tech marketers are essentially anthropologists. Our conversation wandered around a bit, from our upcoming Interop panel on cloud computing to the advantages of variou...
Modern Web applications are well known for delivering rich UI experience. A lesser known aspect is the use of certain techniques that enable the intelligent processing of information and add value that cannot be delivered by other means. Examples of success stories that are based on th...