How DevOps, agile spurred Slack enterprise adoption

If Jennifer Manry has her way bots will automate much of the repetitive and onerous workplace activities that consume her Capital One colleagues' time and effort. But until then the bank's vice president of workforce technology is busy helping 40,000 employees get more comfortable with new software from Slack, which allows corporate workers to instant message each other and...

Agile and DevOps: Better Together?

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Organisations across Europe believe that using an Agile methodology for software development can vastly improve the customer experience, while using DevOps can boost revenue from new sources. A new report commissioned by software company CA said that 67 percent of UK organisations using an Agile methodology saw an improvement in customer experience, while firms using DevOps practices report a 38...

Machine learning helps researchers design less costly optical sensors

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Finding practical solutions to detect proteins, cancer biomarkers, viruses and other small objects has been a key challenge for researchers worldwide for decades. These solutions hold promise for saving lives through more timely diagnosis and treatment of serious infections and diseases. Now a UCLA team’s new research shows how such detections might be done for a fraction of the cost...

Re-imagining the automation disruption

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The idea of machines and humans coexisting as co-workers to complement each another is arguably a more realistic one than AI replacing humans completely. Photo: iStockphoto It’s called the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Curiously, rapid developments happening in fields previously thought to be disjointed are now amplifying each other.   We are seeing this in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning,...

Blockchain for Capital Markets: EquiChain Unveils Working Prototype

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EquiChain, a London-based fintech startup, has unveiled a working prototype for a blockchain-powered solution for capital markets, which promises to drive market efficiency and improve global investor access in emerging and frontier markets. The company plans to implement a full end-to-end "execution to custody" pilot in 2017. Founded in 2015 by CEO Nicholas Bone, a former banker who has served...

AT&T plans a national IoT network with LTE-M by midyear

AT&T is accelerating its rollout of LTE-M, an IoT network that’s already being used to track shipping containers and pallets, monitor water use, and connect fleets to the internet. The carrier said Tuesday it will have nationwide LTE-M coverage in the U.S. by the middle of this year, six months ahead of schedule. Previously, AT&T had said LTE-M would cover...

Avaya Surge simplifies security at the perimeter of the Internet of Things

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Avaya, on Wednesday announced a new solution that helps companies mitigate cyber attacks that can occur through IoT connected devices. A unique, security and management solution, Avaya Surge - formerly SDN Fx Healthcare - runs on any vendor’s network to enable companies in any vertical industry to protect valuable data from unauthorized access through IoT devices. Attacks and breaches resulting...

Virginia Tech explores big data analytics to plan for smart communities of the future

We already have smartphones, smart clothing, and smart appliances, but emerging smart cities are still a concept of our imagined future. A Virginia Tech team wants those smart cities to feature zero energy, zero outage and zero congestion. Their tools: big data and interdisciplinary technology. Walid Saad, the Stephen O. Lane Junior Faculty Fellow and assistant professor in electrical and computer...

New Industrial IoT Architecture Launched by Telit

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Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT) announced it is collaborating with Yokogawa, a global leader in the industrial automation and control, test and measurement, aviation, and other business segments, on a brand new Industrial Internet of Things architecture created with the goal of propelling Yokogawa’s business model into a connected future. By combining Telit’s robust...

Embedded Analytics: Analytics as We Know it Today Will Turn Invisible

The close integration of analytics with standard business applications is called Embedded Analytics. Common applications where embedded analytics is used include CRM, ERP and financial systems. Embedded analytics are tuned to work with specific types of data and provide very targeted built-in support for helping to make decisions. A report by Logianalytics found that 94 percent of independent software vendors and 80...