Just catching up on some recent topics…
Following a Dec. 29 column on the pros and cons of toll roads, an attentive reader noted that tolls need not apply to all lanes on a stretch of freeway. In Colorado, for example, express lanes in parts of the Interstate Highway system help manage congestion and speed up travel for motorists. Drivers who choose to pay the toll can use express lanes in the Denver area that are otherwise reserved for buses and carpools.
The nation’s biggest wireless carriers are making it a bit harder to keep your grandfathered unlimited data plan.
AT&T intends to raise the price of its “legacy” plan, which it no longer sells, by $5 a month in March — bringing the total monthly price of the plan to $40. This marks the second time that AT&T has upped its rate for this group in 12 months.
There’s been a positive change in the enterprise computing business of late; more product announcements truly are focused on how technology can help a company do business.
I wish I could go back in time and figure out when the IT sector made the transition from being product driven to concept focused. I guess it’s like trying to figure out when we stopped being a kid or when we realize that we are “old”.
While corporate giants and big cities are adopting Internet of Things (IoT) technology at a fervent pace1 , a new venture seeks to help smaller businesses and towns take advantage of IoT’s vast potential too. Telecommunications consultancy B2 Group announced that it was launching Directed IoT. The focus of the new division is to aid the implementation of “last mile” IoT initiatives for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMB) and mid-sized towns and cities.
The Outthink Aging study identified three areas where cognitive computing can apply to the aging population, including Knowledge-as-a-Service (KaaS).
Blockchain, smart contracts, and predictive analytics are among the financial service technologies reshaping the ways transactions are conducted and customers are served. With a rash of startups threatening to disrupt legacy operations, organizations of all sizes are turning to the latest technologies to improve their offeri
Most people looking for a new job — at least if they currently have one — use their personal email to correspond with a prospective employer. They don’t tell the people they work with they’re being recruited. They slip on a suit jacket for the interview after leaving the office building. In other words, they carry out the process in secret.
The Department of Information Services in Baton Rouge used geographic information systems and data from 911 calls, search-and-rescue efforts, and more to create a map visualization of the impact of recent floods in the region. The story is a prime example of how IT professionals can put their knowledge to work in emergency situations.
Business-to-business apps tend not to get the plaudits that consumer products and services do, which is a shame. There is innovation happening in the B2B space that can have far-reaching implications.
Take MyiTalent, which launches today from iTalent Corporation — a digital transformation services company founded in 2005 that provides tools, resources, and consultants.
Amazon knows customers want to do things with the data streams they’re capturing in the cloud. With that in mind, AWS is offering Kinesis Analytics as its answer.