What Do You Call A Soda Dispenser With Onboard Data Analytics?

What Do You Call A Soda Dispenser With Onboard Data Analytics? If you haven’t yet experienced the new Coca-Cola Freestyle with its onboard data analytics, this is NOT your father’s soda fountain. The new device has more than 100 options and unimaginable combinations of liquids thanks to a computer-powered “brain.” Behind the touchscreen of options[…]


Survey data dispels ‘myths’

BI (business intelligence) takes the lead, according to a new Forrester report on ‘myths’ and ‘realities’ in the software industry. ERP (enterprise resource planning) applications may run the core operations of companies around the world, but enterprises are placing a higher priority in 2013 on other types of software, in particular BI (business intelligence), according[…]


Calling all ‘Codaholics’

Automakers vie for tech talent: Calling all ‘Codaholics’ DETROIT/YUMA, Ariz. – U.S. automakers have embarked on an ambitious drive to hire software “codaholics,” an effort that is increasingly pitting Detroit against its technology partners in Silicon Valley. Just ask Raj Nair, who leads global product development for Ford Motor Co. Nair said he lobbied his[…]


The Big Bang

The Big Bang: How the Big Data Explosion Is Changing the World Big data brings big challenges, but also big opportunities for people and companies to gain insight, spot trends, and make decisions in ways never before possible. THIS IS BIG. “Big data absolutely has the potential to change the way governments, organizations, and academic[…]


The Nation’s 10 Richest In Tech

The Nation’s 10 Richest In Tech: Zuckerberg And Ballmer Climb, Gates Still Top This time last year, Facebook FB +0.36% CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth was languishing. After his company’s disappointing initial public offering in May 2012, the hoodie-wearing executive was worth $9.4 billion, down about $8.1 billion in the three months following Facebook’s debut on the Nasdaq. A lot has[…]