Let’s face it: If we knew precisely why stock markets surge up, down and sideways at the drop of a hat, we would all be a lot richer.
Such is the inexact science of trying to make sense of why the stock of Exact Sciences, a Madison-based cancer diagnostics company, took a nosedive Tuesday over a draft report from an independent healthcare review panel.
Stockholders and others who follow the company may want to take a deep breath before concluding the stock plunge is anything more than a speed bump in what has been an otherwise fast and smooth road for Exact Sciences.read more
Shipments of personal computers fell nearly 11 percent last quarter, to the shock of almost no one. Sales have been declining for so long — 14 consecutive quarters — that it is becoming harder to remember a time when PCs ruled the tech world.
The prolonged slump helps explain why so many of the leading PC makers are scrambling to continue remaking themselves in a world dominated by mobile devices operated with touch, rather than mouse clicks.read more
As technology giants accelerate humanity towards a driverless car future, where we are conditioned to keep our eyeballs on our devices while algorithms take the wheel and navigate the vagaries of the open road, safety questions crash headlong into ethical and philosophical considerations.read more
Gartner Says the Programmable Economy Has the Potential to Disrupt Every Facet of the Global Economy
Analysts Explore Next Phases of Digital Business at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2015, October 4-8 in OrlandoGartner’s Maverick Research Sparks New, Unconventional Insights
Gartner, Inc. claims to define the “programmable economy”. The programmable economy represents a massive technology-enabled transformation of traditional concepts of value exchange, empowering individuals and smart machines to both define value and determine how it is exchanged.read more
Great decision-making is one of the hallmarks of great leadership. But how do you develop great decision-making skills? Are some people just born with the ability to make good decisions by using innately logical minds and good intuition?read more
Both public sector agencies and private sector investors are pouring new money into the synthetic biology space, and that’s leading to a situation where we can expect a burst of new innovations impacting fields as diverse as agriculture, energy and health. According to the latest “U.S. Trends in Synthetic Biology Research Funding” report from the Wilson Center’s Synthetic Biology Project in Washington, D.C., the U.S. government funded more than $820 million in synthetic biology research programs in the period from 2008-2014.read more
Gartner says it’s not just about big data; It’s what you do with it: Welcome to the Algorithmic Economy
Worldwide IT spending to surpass $3.6 trillion in 2016, a 1.5 percent increase from 2015
Worldwide IT spending is forecast to surpass $3.6 trillion in 2016, a 1.5 percent increase from 2015, according to Gartner, Inc. The IT industry is being driven by digital business, and an environment driven by a connected world. Gartner predicts spending on Internet of Things (IoT) hardware will exceed $2.5 million every minute in 2016.read more
Gartner says by 2017 the typical IT organization will spend up to 30% of its budget on risk, security and compliance
On some level it may seem incongruous to many IT organizations but as security challenges mount, enterprises should take a look at their protection systems and look to simplify them — not make the more complicated — to battle hackers.read more
Amid technology upheaval in almost every industry, there is one trend that appears clear: IT departments are fighting more external and internal competition than ever before, and colleagues that are IT’s customers today could end up coming after their budget and jobs tomorrow.read more
Is the CIO the right person to lead the digital business transformation? At Gartner’s Symposium/ITxpo in the heart of Walt Disney World this week, Gartner analysts repeatedly beat the drum that CIOs must seize the reins of digital business.read more