Smartphone Usage By The Numbers Via Deloitte
Americans collectively check smartphones 12 billion times a day, but 47 percent of us are trying to reduce or limit usage, according to a survey from Deloitte. Deloitte’s findings are based on more than 51,000 respondents in 32 countries. The US sample size was 2,000 respondents from the ages of 18 to 75. The findings are instructive and highlight how the small screen is critical to the enterprise.
PowWow Mobile Announces Integration With Blackberry
PowWow Mobile, the leader in enabling enterprises to simplify and extend business apps to mobile, today announced at the Blackberry Security Summit, its integration with the Blackberry Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform. The integration of its leading rapid mobile app platform, SmartUX, with Blackberry Dynamics, enables customers to accelerate and streamline the creation and deployment of secure omni-channel apps.
Report Says Apple To Release Two New Large-Screen iPhones In 2018
A prominent industry analyst with a strong track record in discerning Apple’s iPhone production plans says that the company will introduce two new versions of the full-screen iPhones. According to a note to his clients that’s currently being circulated to the media, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities is predicting that Apple will introduce a 6.5-inch version of the iPhone X with a higher resolution OLED screen. He’s also saying that the company will introduce a 6.1-inch version with an LCD screen.
Four Digital Transformation Trends To Watch Out For In 2018
2017 has seen a rapid pace of digital transformation and this is set to increase further into 2018. Magnus Jern, Chief Innovation Officer at DMI has provided Digital Journal readers with four key trends to watch out for next year.
Google Gives Developers New Features, Languages For Assistant
Google has announced a series of updates and new features for developers building services for Google Assistant. Developers can now use the voice-activated assistant to reach users in more languages and interact with users in more ways. There are also new features that make it easier to engage with users and help them find apps available on Assistant.
GE To Hone Digital Efforts As It Focuses On Core Businesses
GE will cut costs in its digital unit and focus efforts on its core businesses such as power, aviation and healthcare. CEO John Flannery has outlined GE’s review of its businesses, plans to become more efficient and generate more cash flow and halve its dividend. During the review, analysts were speculating about what GE would do with its digital unit, which was seen as an investment in the future and the “industrial Internet.”
Google Announces Enterprise Version of Dialogflow Chatbot API
Google has rolled out an enterprise edition of Dialogflow, an application programming interface that developers can use to build support for voice recognition and conversational capabilities in their applications. The API, available in beta form currently, has several use cases in enterprises, including in areas such as customer service and support, e-commerce, enterprise productivity and the internet of things (IoT), according to Google.
Lenovo Says AI Crucial For Enterprise As It Announces New Tech
Lenovo has announced new hardware and software for firms building machine-learning systems, as the Chinese tech giant double down on AI. Lenovo expects firms will increasingly rely on AI systems to make rapid decisions based on the vast amount of data being generated, predicting will be 44 trillion gigabytes of data will exist by 2020.
IBM’s Schneier: It’s Time To Regulate IoT To Improve Cyber-Security
The time has come for the U.S. government and other governments around the world to start regulating internet of things (IoT) security, according to Bruce Schneier, CTO of IBM’s Resilient Systems.
Woo Launches Virtual Headhunter For HR, Job Candidates
Siri, Alexa and Google and other personal digital assistants now have a new, albeit a lot more specialized, buddy: Helena, a virtual headhunter helper for human-resource professionals and people searching for jobs. Woo, a 3-year-old San Francisco-based startup, hosts an advanced marketplace for matching employers and passive job seekers.
HPE Launches Upgraded High-Performance Systems For AI Applications
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced the launch of upgraded high-density compute and storage systems to encourage adoption of high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) among enterprises. The HPE Apollo 2000 Gen10 is a multi-server platform for enterprises looking to support HPC and deep learning applications but have limited datacenter space. The platform supports Nvidia Tesla V100 GPU accelerators to enable deep learning training and inference for use cases such as real-time video analytics for public safety.
Enterprise Tech Continues Its Rebirth In 2018
Success revolves around ensuring excellent customer service and by delivering what the customer wants as quickly and efficiently as possible. Businesses are changing the way they operate across processes, people and systems. As such approaches to enterprise technology, both vendor and customer, have changed dramatically, and the type of technology is unrecognizable from what was sold just five years ago.
Microsoft ‘Connects’ With Open Source Databricks, Cassandra, MariaDB
Microsoft used its Connect 2017 conference in New York to unveil new Visual Studio tools that help developers harness the growing opportunity from artificial-intelligence-enabled applications. However, intelligent software is nothing without data, not to mention the platforms and services that enterprises use to manage data. As it turns out, many of those data management services are based on open-source technologies.
Pushing IoT To The Edge
Edge computing, a network system that allows data produced by internet of things (IoT) devices to be processed closer to where it is created instead of sending it across long routes to data centers or clouds, is gradually becoming the norm amid the rising adoption of IoT.
Apple HomePod’s Release Delayed Until 2018
The HomePod, Apple’s Siri-powered smart speaker, won’t be released until next year, Apple said Friday. “We can’t wait for people to experience HomePod, Apple’s breakthrough wireless speaker for the home, but we need a little more time before it’s ready for our customers,” an Apple spokesperson told CNET. “We’ll start shipping in the US, UK and Australia in early 2018.”
Microsoft Readies Preview Of Skype Professional Tool
Microsoft is readying a new variant of Skype that’s aimed at small online businesses. Skype Professional, a preview of which Microsoft will make available “soon” for US users only, to start, is a new type of Skype account. It allows users to market their brands, schedule sessions, get paid, save notes on customers, and more from a single service.
Workday HCM To Modernize HR Portals With Smarter Employee Experience
Workday wants to make inflexible human resource portals a thing of the past by applying analytics to the wealth of employee data that companies already collect and using it to drive new ways of managing workforces. The Pleasanton, Calif. financial management and human resources (HR) technology firm is baking new intelligent capabilities into the Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) application’s home page for employees.
Twitter Introduces Premium API To Provide Developers A Uniform Platform
In a bid to provide a unified platform for scalable access to Twitter data to its developer community, the micro-blogging platform has introduced premium APIs (application programming interfaces). The new premium APIs bring the reliability and stability of Twitter’s enterprise APIs to its broader developer ecosystem for the first time.
Cisco, Huawei Take Duel To Smart Cities
Cisco and Huawei are taking their long-running network equipment and management rivalry to a new location–the smart city. At the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona this week, Cisco outlined an infrastructure financing program and Cisco Kinetic for Cities, a management platform that ingests Internet of things data from buildings, traffic lights and cameras.