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1. Predictive Analytics in 2018: What's Possible, Who's Doing It, and How
In 2009, Netflix offered $1 million to anyone who could improve the quality of its recommendation engine by 10%. It took two years, but a team finally won. Netflix paid the bounty - then ignored the code. As it turned out, the enhanced algorithms “did not seem to justify the engineering effort needed to bring them into a production environment.” Not only did the winning prediction engine fail to scale economically, it also addressed an outdated problem: The shift from mail to streaming during that same two-year window gave Netflix all the data...
Origional Story Date :10/14/2018
Research | Business 2 Community
Information Technology | Services | Analytics
2. Humans Shouldn't Fear Workplace Robots, at Least Not Yet
During more than 25 years as a factory worker, David Young has seen a parade of robots take over tasks he and his colleagues used to do by hand. So Young, a machine operator, isn’t fazed by the sleek new “cobot” - collaborative robot - perched at his workstation at Kay Manufacturing in Calumet City, Ill. The silver cobot, resembling a modern desk lamp, is being trained to do visual inspections of the automotive parts that Kay makes, its arm rotating the part so that an attached camera can detect any defects. It’s a task Young says...
Origional Story Date :10/18/2018
Editorial | Government Technology
Information Technology | Automation | Robotics
3. Even If You're Not (Yet) Multi-Cloud, You Should Use Cloud Agnostic Tools
There’s a simple fact for public cloud users today: you need to use cloud agnostic tools. Yes – even if you only use one public cloud. Why? This recommendation comes down to a few drivers that we see time and time again. You won’t always use just this cloud There is an enterprise IT trend to multi-cloud and hybrid cloud – such a prevalent trend that even if you are currently single-cloud, you should plan for the eventuality of using more than one cloud, as the multi-cloud future has arrived. Dave Bartoletti, VP and Principal...
Origional Story Date :10/14/2018
Editorial | Business 2 Community
Information Technology | Online | Cloud Computing
4. Open Offices: Is it the End of an Era?
Over the past decade, open offices have dominated workplace design. It has become the norm for the majority of companies in an effort to establish a more inclusive and cost-effective workplace, with some suggesting that it also boosts interaction and collaboration amongst teams.
Origional Story Date :9/28/2018
News | Business 2 Community
Information Technology | Software | Business | Office
5. How France created the metric system
On the facade of the Ministry of Justice in Paris, just below a ground-floor window, is a marble shelf engraved with a horizontal line and the word MTRE. It is hardly noticeable in the grand Place Vendme: in fact, out of all the tourists in the square, I was the only person to stop and consider it.
Origional Story Date :9/24/2018
News | BBC
Information Technology | News
6. The Apple DEP flaw explained - and how to bolster security
Researchers have highlighted a vulnerability in Apple’s Device Enrollment Program that, in some circumstances, could leave corporate networks and data insecure. But companies can mitigate the danger.
Origional Story Date :9/28/2018
News | Computerworld
Information Technology | Hardware | Networking | Apple | Software | Security
7. More tech companies drop college degree requirement
Apple, Google and others join IBM in dropping the requirement that candidates have a college degree -- and that's great for diversity.
Origional Story Date :9/28/2018
News | CIO Magazine
Information Technology | IT Management | CIO | Recruiting
8. Platform Censorship: Lessons From the Copyright Wars
There's a lot of talk these days about "content moderation." Policymakers, some public interest groups, and even some users are clamoring for intermediaries to do "more," to make the Internet more "civil," though there are wildly divergent views on what that "more" should be.
Origional Story Date :9/27/2018
News | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Information Technology | Laws & Regulations
9. The Big Push for a Federal Privacy Law: What Does it Mean for State Regulators?
In June of this year, the California Legislature passed a sweeping new privacy law, created new data privacy rights for consumers and imposed significant new obligations on companies. The law prompted an outcry among tech companies who were concerned that it was hastily drafted and could lead to inconsistent and onerous obligations if other states were to enact such laws. The concern is that state regulation, like California’s, could have a detrimental effect on the digital economy. This has led to a push by business interests...
Origional Story Date :10/19/2018
Research | Government Technology
Information Technology | Online | Privacy | Legal
10. Why Dell Is Reportedly Reconsidering Another IPO
Company officials are talking about going public through an IPO after hedge funds balk at a proposal to buy tracking stock tied to VMware, reports say.
Origional Story Date :9/28/2018
CaseStudy | Eweek
Information Technology | News