Posts by Richard Eyraud

Not so long ago, environmental legislation and pressure from activists forced the business community to be more sustainable in their operations. But companies no longer have to be pushed to do the right thing. Whether it’s due to genuine environmental concerns or simply to create positive public perception, enterprises are now proactively contributing to making a cleaner planet for everyone. Much of these efforts come from the IT department, who are part of the organization’s…  MORE

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When you see the word “robotic”, you’re likely to imagine something out of a science fiction movie. Or maybe you’ll picture a modern-day assembly line. But Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has nothing to do with those assumptions. RPA is an application of technology that frees up employees to focus on higher priorities by eliminating tedious, often repetitive tasks. This is important for today’s CIOs, who are increasingly seeking ways for technology to positively impact the…  MORE

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If you’ve been in the technology game long enough, you’re well aware that every “innovation” isn’t necessarily innovative. But certain new approaches and processes do fit the bill of being transformative. For example, some years ago the tech community was introduced to DevOps, an approach that combined software development and IT operations to speed up the development lifecycle. Now a related and equal valuable idea has emerged called CloudOps. Similar to DevOps, CloudOps manages all…  MORE

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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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