Pole-vaulting Unicorn Wins Olympic Gold

Reading time: 3 minutes. Don’t believe in fairy tales! Consider this story: “Today there is only a 4%-8% adoption rate of AI within the corporate world. Within the next 18-24 months we are likely to see this rate explode to 80%-90%.” Fortune’s Demystifying Artificial Intelligence in the Corporation (9 October 2019) citing senior IBM executive, Rob Thomas. The first half of this quote — current state — is way below the vendor and industry analyst-driven consensus in the market. The second half is quite the opposite, way above the market consensus. I have never seen anyone, anywhere, credibly suggest an “overnight” change of that magnitude. What’s going on…

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What Does GDPR and CCPA Mean to Faith Based Organizations?

Do you wonder why websites now give you the option to accept, decline or even read their privacy polices?  The answer is the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR.)   This Regulation expands the rights of EU citizens regarding their personally identifiable information (PII), forever changing how PII is used and stored by organizations. For example, the Court of European Justice (CJEU) ruled that internet companies, such as Facebook and Twitter can no longer use ad-tracking (implied) consent cookie policies. Rather, they now must offer active consent cookie policies. Due to the proliferation of cloud computing technologies and mobile applications, GDPR set certain precedents for its…

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Hands-on session

Connecting the last mile of finance at Workiva Amplify

Key takeaway: Connecting financial close and compliance can help to relieve congestion in the last mile of finance, saving days or even weeks in producing financial disclosures. Workiva Amplify was a hands-on summit. The majority of sessions in this 17-parallel-tracks summit were hands-on sessions with Workiva, and they were packed. And the attendees were younger than other conferences I’ve participated in over the years — not counting Scouting jamborees. I’ve been to conferences with a lot of buzz, but a conference of auditors, financial managers and compliance professionals with so much energy — I haven’t experienced that before. … some companies lock up the key members of the…

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IBM’s CEO Big Bet: Can Red Hat Deal Save Cloud Services Roads to Revenue?

Key takeaway – The Red Hat acquisition can be a win-win for IBM and CIOs’ multicloud strategies, so long as IBM resists the temptation to overload Red Hat solutions with IBM services. IBM’s CEO Rometty acquired Red Hat Inc for $34 billion to turn around cloud computing services. This is IBM’s largest acquisition in over 100 years, according to Reuters. IBM agreed to pay Red Hat shareholders $190 a share, or a high 63% premium over its value, as reported by Bloomberg media. IBM has had some missteps in the cloud computing execution over the last five years. It is in 4th place in cloud leadership behind Amazon…

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Beware of forecasts of immediate massive change for no doubt they’re wrong!

Reading time: 3 minutes Dennis Simanaitis, Engineering Editor for Road & Track magazine from the end of the 1970s to 2012, filled my casual reading with delicious stories galore of the details of automobiles and internal combustion engines for most of that career. Afterward, he began to blog, most recently penning a piece on premature requiems for the internal combustion engine.

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Watch this Airspace

Amazon says that it has conducted 10,000 real-world tests of the MK27 delivery drone. The deliveries must be within 8.5 miles making for a 15-mile round trip. They will begin in rural areas and creep toward more densely populated areas.

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Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency: Failure to Launch?

Facebook’s Libra plan is a massive digital cryptocurrency for peer-to-peer payments. It has the appearance as a way to reinvent itself with a new digital disruptive service. This creative destruction financial concept could go in the Silicon Valley record book to break up global banking models. Yet, the Libra plan has three key major challenges that could lead it to implode and fail. Facebook seems to follow its mantra to “go fast, release it, break things, clean up, and worry about regulators later”. If Libra cryptocurrency is successful for peer-to-peer payments, then it’s a new global currency. This proposed Libra coin could have a major impact and influence…

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The New Micro Swarming

It is wise to have a robot/automation strategy for your business that is open to new advancements in this field. This is a technological threshold where swarms of robots will perform a wide variety of different tasks.

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