In this edition: diginomica does cybersecurity, while AI alarmists meet an optimist. Salesforce has a world tour and SAP had a big show - we've got your breezy roundup. Grappling with workplace diversity is one theme this week; pizza is another. Food-related whiffs abound, with Pizza Hut asking for - and receiving - viral shaming. Finally, can AI ever make better music than the Biebs?
In this special hit-and-run edition: a preview of SAP's high stakes Sapphire Now - and how to track it on diginomica. Plus: cybersecurity reckons with WannaCry (and Trump). Your whiffs include security questions of questionable value, and Facebook getting creepy with teen targeting.
In this edition: enterprise apps unbundle as "intelligent agents" crop up everywhere. AI gets put to the A/B test with a slew of pieces on AI pros and cons. Tableau goes for subscription pricing while Jive goes... ? Your whiffs include a naive assessment of journalists, and a dorky attempt to close the open web. Plus: Stuart's pursuit of digital pizza earns a sneaky tribute to a movie legend named Spicoli.
In this edition: vendor news makes waves with Infor acquiring Birst, invoking a debate on the merits of cloud BI. Plus: a last minute (big) surprise from Jive - acquired. Diginomica interviews NetSuite customers galore, while NetSuite makes a big SuiteWorld HR play. Plus: how to avoid digital dystopia. Whiffs-a-plenty, including AI obviousness and yeah, I call another self-whiff.
In this edition: the future of automotive - through a filter of clouds past. Plus: the downside of multi-cloud and the need for "data fluency." Data use cases, machine learning audits, and, yep, AI for community managers. Your whiffs include: more airline fiascos and the riveting excitement of the Microsoft-LinkedIn integration. Adam Sandler and Kenny G make their first hits/misses appearances.
In this edition: marketing tech gets put to the AI field test, while hotels gear up for a pea-brained offensive against Airbnb. Plus: Slack gets called out, digital advertising gets exposed, and Delta forces United to move over in the fails race. Corporate creativity and low-code get a gut check. Your whiffs are bountiful, including - a whiff against myself?
In this edition: fresh customer stories fuse collaboration and digital change. Plus: Customer engagement faces off against United's continued disservice. Bi-modal IT gets a different kind of spanking, and H-1 Visa changes force a skills rethink. And yeah - whiffs-a-plenty.
In this edition: IoT security gets real - and what to do about it. Plus AI gets vertical, and practical, as several smarties shine light on what AI can actually do in 2017 (and it ain't chatbots). U.S. ISPs get a problematic win over privacy, and the Oracle-wants-Accenture rumors get a roasting. Your whiffs include a dog that did, self-driving car infatuations, and my old stomping grounds - skewering music pirates and their philosophical defenders.
In this edition: why technical bankruptcy is innovation quicksand. Also: IBM changes the enterprise blockchain debate with its blockchain as a service offering. Plus self-disruptive CIOs, ERP lawsuits, and diversity gets real. Your whiffs include, of course, United Airlines and its wardrobe (policy) malfunction. But that's not the only whiff of note.
In this edition: A look beyond the robots, into emotional intelligence and culture change where humans can - in theory - make the difference. Plus: Google's enterprise cloud play gets a harder look, and new pieces on re-inventing talent, DBAs, and, alas, net neutrality. And, some awkward whiffs that may surprise you.
In this edition: grasping AI's limits/possibilities through field lessons and use cases. Also: Google's push to become an enterprise cloud player gets a close look at Google Cloud Next. International Women's Day raises questions on women in tech progress. Your whiffs include bad PR promotions, an ill-fated BBC home interview, and the most jargon-infected blog post title of the year so far.
In this edition: fresh IoT and IBM Watson use cases point to new business models. Plus: using customer data without damaging trust. The banks hits a crossroads with blockchain pursuits; bad coverage ensues. AWS outage in review, and Wall Street gets SaaS jitters. Plus: whiffs-a-plenty.
In this edition: Uber has a culture problem; retailers still have Amazon problems - but Walmart is getting a clue. Also: get ready for a sonic blast of 5G tech hyperbole. Which passwords does "cloudbleed" impact most? Which collaboration tools are enterprise-ready? Your whiffs include airline tomfoolery, love letters to Facebook, and yeah, the Oscar gaffe that keeps on giving.