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  • 5 facets of the coming Internet of Things boom

    Predictions that the Internet of Things (IoT) will usher in a <a href="">new era of prosperity</a> get some backing in a <a href="">new study</a> by consulting firm McKinsey &amp; Company.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau30 June 15 07:26
  • One in three datacentre servers is a zombie

    A new study says that 30% of all physical servers in data centers are comatose, or are using energy but delivering no useful information. What's remarkable is that that percentage hasn't changed since 2008, when a separate study showed the same thing.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau20 June 15 02:36
  • Self-driving car technology could end up in robots

    The development of self-driving cars could spur advancements in robotics and cause other ripple effects, potentially benefitting society in a variety of ways.

    Written by Fred O'Connor06 March 15 09:55
  • How to close the big data skills gap by training your IT staff

    Research firms paint a dire picture of a massive big data skills gap that will get worse over time. But companies like Persado, which uses big data to help marketers optimize their messages, are finding success training their existing staff in the new big data technologies.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud02 Oct. 13 16:29
  • Avoiding project ambiguity

    Historically, organisational and change management issues related to IT projects were often under-estimated or ignored entirely. In fact, people issues collectively accounted for the majority of project failures.

    Written by Daniel Lock27 Aug. 13 15:01
  • McKinsey beats Google, Facebook for having the toughest interviews

    Job candidates seeking employment at consulting firm McKinsey & Company better prepare themselves -- it ranked as the toughest company to interview at in a recent report, well ahead of big-name technology players like Google, Microsoft and Facebook.

    Written by Zach Miners09 Aug. 13 15:05
  • CIOs Must Help Plug the Talent Gap

    CIOs have trouble filling technical positions because of deficiencies in America's schools. It's time to get involved, says Gary J. Beach, author of a just-released book on this topic.

    Written by Gary Beach30 July 13 18:00
  • How CIOs can influence new product innovation

    We've all heard the hype about a future of data-driven, always-connected devices where everything from cars to game consoles to refrigerators plays a role in the Internet of Things. We envision our household appliances tapped into the power grid, analyzing and fine-tuning electricity use. We expect our parked cars to one day use Wi-Fi to send traffic and weather forecasts to our office computers before we head out on the commute home.

    Written by Kim S. Nash25 Sept. 10 07:17
  • McKinsey Cloud Computing Report Conclusions Don't Add Up

    McKinsey, the doyen of strategy consultants,published a report on cloud computing last week featuring a disguised real-world case study. While the report doesn't explicitly state the fact, it seems that the paper is a summary of the results of a strategy project with a financial services firm, which apparently engaged McKinsey to assess whether it would make sense to move all of its systems to Amazon Web Services.

    Written by Bernard Golden28 April 09 04:08