The enormous amount of data being generated every day is changing our world, and has given rise to a term most of us are now familiar with: big data. The sheer volume of data available is just one of the many challenges in working with big data. But perhaps the biggest data threat is one that many businesses don’t see coming.
Most businesses around the world are being forced to take a hard look at their budgets, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. The smart ones, however, have realized that increasing spend on things like customer experience could be highly valuable in keeping their businesses afloat during this tenuous business climate.
Much has been said about the many ways that the pandemic will alter culture, society and business. Covid-cuisine has normalised vegetarian meals. Men are growing their hair long. Women are eschewing bras and beauty therapies in favour of comfort. Online businesses are prospering, offline businesses are suffering and whilst all of these perspectives may well be true, they are also banal, casual and insignificant.
Healthcare is perhaps the most important sector in the U.S. economy. It is the largest: close to $4 trillion per year is spent on healthcare in the United States. It employs more people than any other industry, accounting for 11% of all American jobs. Nearly one quarter of all U.S. government spending is on healthcare.
Spin Memory, a magnetic random-access memory (MRAM) startup announced a new semiconductor technology that could allow a dramatic improvement in DRAM as well as emerging memory technologies, such as MRAM. Spin Memory calls this technology the Universal Selector. It announced the technology on August 12 but gave more details at its talk at the IEEE TMRC Conference on August 20.
Chamath Palihapitiya’s next big Hustle - The famed investor is quietly acquiring startups one by one
Chamath Palihapitiya, the founder of Social Capital, does not do minority investing anymore. If he finds a startup he likes, he just buys it outright.
Epic Systems says employees can now work from home until the end of the year after attempt to get them to return this month
Bowing to public pressure, health tech company Epic Systems has now notified its employees that they can work from home until the end of the year. Epic had planned to require thousands of employees to return to the office this month to preserve its culture. Employees were previously told to return to the office unless they had problems arranging child care or had a health condition.
As companies collect more and more data, the ultimate goal is to translate this data into insights that can help them optimize business performance. For example, they may wonder which of their customer segments is most profitable? How they can reduce their customer acquisition costs? Which features of their flagship product are underutilized or need to be enhanced? Which of their best employees are potential flight risks?
Let’s look at CQ2 2020 HDD results and revised projections for HDDs through 2025. These are results from the Q2 2020 Coughlin Associates newsletter.
Forbes’ annual list of the World’s Most Valuable Brands which looks at the top 100 companies from fiscal year 2019′ shows that some of the biggest winners during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic have been on top since the close of last year.
Blockchain technology promises to revolutionize many aspects of how we do business and, if you believe the blockchain hype (of which there is plenty), may even be as disruptive as the internet was before it.
CIO Network Editor Martin Giles sits down with the Honorable Dana Deasy, CIO of Department of Defense.
Major corporations have been undertaking a range of initiatives in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. These initiatives range from long-term remote work planning to acceleration of digital capabilities that support remote customer interaction.
Shares of video game companies tanked on Friday after President Trump’s executive order—targeting not only TikTok-parent company ByteDance but also WeChat-parent company Tencent, which has stakes in a host of U.S. gaming companies—led to confusion over whether that could decimate the video game industry.
Enterprises, corporate businesses, governments, and workers are exploring new methods to remain operational amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Forbes catches up with Element Human to discuss how they’re implementing AI technology to hone a brand’s ability to predict the way a product will be received emotionally by the public.