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CIO Leadership Live with Sanjay Shringarpure, CIO, E.& J. Gallo Winery | Ep 8

CIO | May 2, 2018 In this QA, host Maryfran Johnson talks one-on-one with Sanjay Shringarpure, CIO at E. J. Gallo Winery, about the changing landscape of IT and innovation technologies in the agriculture industry, the challenges of recruiting talent, and more. Read More »

IDG Contributor Network: 5 things we learned from the HPE and GE IoT partnership

A few weeks ago during the Discovery conference, Hewlett Packard Enterprises (HPE) announced a partnership with GE Digital to expand their solutions for the industrial enterprise. The partnership centers around GE Digital’s Predix IoT platform. As part of the agreement, HPE will become the preferred storage and infrastructure provider for GE Digital’s Predix. Also, to enhance the service offerings around Predix, HPE ... Read More »

IDG Contributor Network: Some observations about Microsoft-GE enterprise IoT partnership

This week, at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft and GE announced a strategic alliance to bring GE’s Predix IoT platform to Microsoft’s Azure cloud. While the partnership is certainly relevant, it was interesting to see the immediate excitement in the news, including coverage by major media outlets and an exclusive CNBC interview with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and GE CEO ... Read More »

IDG Contributor Network: Some observations about Microsoft-GE enterprise IoT partnership

This week, at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft and GE announced a strategic alliance to bring GE’s Predix IoT platform to Microsoft’s Azure cloud. While the partnership is certainly relevant, it was interesting to see the immediate excitement in the news, including coverage by major media outlets and an exclusive CNBC interview with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and GE CEO ... Read More »

12 ways you’ll use Apple’s ARKit in your enterprise

Enterprises pondering a push into augmented and virtual reality will need to embrace Apple’s ARKit, if only to access the hundreds of millions of already deployed devices capable of accessing these next-generation experiences. Of course, many see AR and VR as niche products only suitable for gaming, but these technologies have so much more potential. Here are 12 ways you ... Read More »

Apple stands alone in controlling the in-store experience

When it comes to redefining the brick-and-mortar shopping experience, no major retailer even approaches what Apple has done with the Apple Store. The Apple Store had real mobile payments long before anyone else, as well as in-aisle payments, long before anyone else. (To this day, Starbucks, which often proclaims itself as a mobile payments leader, offers neither. Its mobile payment ... Read More »

Researcher develops ransomware attack that targets water supply

A security researcher is showing that it’s not hard to hold industrial control systems for ransom. He’s experimented with a simulated water treatment system based on actual programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and documented how these can be hacked. David Formby, a PhD student at Georgia Institute of Technology, conducted his experiment to warn the industry about the danger of poorly ... Read More »

OLPC redux: Spin-off delivers successors to low-cost hardware

Non-profit One Education has an ambitious plan in a competitive PC market: To sell Windows 10 tablets and laptops inspired by the innovative spirit of One Laptop Per Child, which designed groundbreaking, low-cost PCs almost a decade ago. One Education, an OLPC spin-off, is making what it considers successors to OLPC’s XO devices, which are now out-of-date. OLPC released its ... Read More »

IBM’s cloud CTO: ‘We’re in this game to win’

IBM saw from the get-go that the cloud was going to cause a major disruption to its business. “We knew it was a massive opportunity for IBM, but not in a way that necessarily fit our mold,” said Jim Comfort, who is now CTO for IBM Cloud. “Every dimension of our business model would change — we knew that going ... Read More »

Drones have potential for industrial sabotage

Industrial facilities should be on guard against drones. Even off-the-shelf versions of the unmanned aircraft could be used to disrupt sensitive systems. On Wednesday, Jeff Melrose, a presenter at Black Hat 2016, showed how consumer drones could do more than just conduct aerial spying. The flying machines can also carry a transmitter to hack into a wireless keyboard or interfere ... Read More »

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