Posts by Richard Eyraud

CIOs in 2019 had digital transformation plans as clear as driving on flat country road surrounded by blue skies. But something called COVID-19 created a global pandemic, causing a major detour and forcing you to adjust your digital transformation route. Indeed, the technology strategies from just three years ago look much different in the rear-view mirror. The most popular adjustment has been the revolutionary shift from office work to hybrid work. Whereas this change was…  MORE

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While it’s impossible to predict the future, we can be certain that society will always come up with The Next Big Thing. Lately, the buzz is all about the metaverse. And like anything new and trendy, many are trying to comprehend the metaverse and how it will affect our lives. If we distill the metaverse to its essence, it’s how we’ve transferred many of our experiences from the real, physical world to the digital landscape….  MORE

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If it can happen in the sports and entertainment world, it can happen for much less glamorous professions: The youngsters eventually begin to replace the veterans. That’s what happening at an increasing clip in the IT profession. And the younger generation – those from Gen X and Gen Y – are asking for more than lofty salaries. They also expect 21st century working conditions and more evolved managers. Granted, it’s not as if long-time IT…  MORE

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Not too long ago, every organization had a strict division between its business units and the IT department. But slowly, over time, technology evolved beyond just being a way to support work functions; it became an essential part of the company’s DNA. To adapt, silos broke down to the point where now CIOs are a key part of major strategic business decisions. Yet many CIOs still aren’t sure how to best collaborate with the other…  MORE

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Retail drones are coming soon

October 15, 2021  |  BY

For the past few years, we’ve all been hearing about the day when retailers will deliver our groceries and electronics via drones. Why load up a truck and drive through traffic when a drone can get there quicker and cheaper? That promise is inching its way to reality. The U.S government has recently allowed testing for low-altitude drones, which will be experiments that may pave the way for long-distance deliveries and services. Global powerhouses like…  MORE

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To say that companies ask a lot from their IT departments is the ultimate in stating the obvious. Not only are they responsible for keeping employees up and running, they’re essentially in charge of keeping the business up and running. They do so much, it’s surprising we haven’t yet put them in charge of making the coffee. That said, we do need their help with another task – one’s that’s worthy of their expertise: To…  MORE

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In 2011, the world was introduced to something called Siri. We were dazzled by a newfound ability to use our smartphones with our voices instead of with our fingers. Ten years later, voice assistants have evolved beyond what we could’ve imagined when we were first introduced to Siri. Amazon, Google, and Apple now have their own versions of voice assistants, and it seems like everyone has (or is planning to get) a smart speaker. Experts…  MORE

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These days, companies can no longer remain competitive just because they have innovative products or services. They need the right data to make real-time, informed choices on the entire lifecycle. In this way, any business is only as good as its data. The trick is transforming that raw data into analytics – to provide decision-makers with actionable knowledge to enhance workflows, boost marketing and sales programs, and understand customer behaviors. But to get the most…  MORE

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