Prediction 2021: Innovation in Conferencing Technology

Just as end users led many organizations to Zoom in 2020, they will likely vote with their feet for video-conferencing platforms that are more enjoyable to use in 2021. Look for innovations such as – participants ‘share the stage’ instead of having to talk over one another, real-time captioning helps overcome the garbled audio, invitations…

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Prediction 2021: Manufacturing Digital Transformation Balderdash

  Despite COVID-driven tech investment, many manufacturers will fail at digital transformation through 2022.  COVID has accelerated many manufacturer’s investments in technology such as robotics, automation, augmented reality/virtual reality ( AR/VR), artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML), and advanced analytics much more than predicted at the beginning of 2020.  Despite this rush to technology…

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Fintech Blockchain Predict 2023: Global Adoption Exceeds 70%

CEO’s top technology priority in 2021 is blockchain, especially in the fintech sector. Five blockchain opportunities revolutionize banking and financial services for business and central banks’ adoption. As more emerging/new fintech blockchain services are available for adoption, existing financial services will require refresh/retro-fit upgrades. Banks, credit unions, and financial services must revolutionize their traditional services to be relevant within five years!

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Prediction 2021: Few telcos will Keep Up with the Elite Adopters of AI

It’s not just AI, of course. It’s the effects of the combination of the intertwining of analytics, automation and AI (A3) and the different ways and paces various telcos experiment with and embrace the revolutions that A3 will bring. The differences in ways and paces will create three new and different classes of telcos –…

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Salesforce: Where’s the Payback for Slack?

Salesforce is buying collaborative software vendor Slack to counter two massive threats, and to grow business. Salesforce might succeed in countering some of one threat and more of the second. I am more optimistic about Salesforce using Slack to develop enough business data to pay for the $28B price tag, possibly within three to five…

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AI verticals on the horizon?

Harsh criticisms of the scientific foundations of AI are accumulating and the trend sped up steeply in 2020. This may delay AI deployment by some years but it will do the technology (and you) well.

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Why IBM’s Spin-off is Off by 180 Degrees

    IBM’s strategic rationale behind its recently-announced re-organization is a repositioning that enables the firm to profit the most from increasingly complex, multi-cloud, hybridized business IT environments. This is exactly the kind of thinking that IBM needs to survive and thrive. A solid rethinking and reinvention of IBM has been in order for several…

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