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.
In this edition - the collaboration market heats up, and the founder of Linux calls BS on tech "innovation." Weekend news steals the show, with SAP winning an indirect access court case with a bitter aftertaste. Uber gets called out for by a female ex-employee, and Yahoo is an open door - for customer data. Whiffs include, appropriately enough, the BS awards, and a fun/awkward email exchange.
In this edition: why IoT adoption is slowed by lack of open standards. And: why tech companies are taking action on H-1Bs, and that's not all. Feature charts erodes trust; does AI erode the middle class? Your whiffs include Megadeth getting puppet-mastered, and IoT devices running amok.
In this edition: financial software nears closer to modernity, and Dinosaurs trample Unicorns (usually). Plus: the ethics, surprises, and dark side of AI (poker has fallen!). Customer service is bogging us down with useless "empathizers." Your whiffs include premature desolation, a Southwest (dis)service, and, of, course, bad Super Bowl commercials.
In this edition: why AI exposes vendors who aren't ready, and why marketers aren't ready for AI. Plus: contrasting skeptics and optimists on robots on the robotic future of work. And yeah, we've got your Trump versus tech companies roundup. Your whiffs include robots outwitting captchas, HP doing the self-inflicted PR gaffe, and Facebook exploiting memories.
In this edition - the World Economic Forum (WEF) sets a thoughtful/problematic tone for AI and the digital economy. Plus, data scientists are ticked off about a post about... the elusive art of data science. Your whiffs include: the twenty biggest BS buzzwords in tech, a blog post that wasn't, and of course - Windows 10.
In this edition: When AI algos fail, and robots don't like bureaucracy either. Plus: SAP goes with Leonardo for IoT, while Salesforce Einstein gets an assessment. Blockchain for supply chain, ransomware on the rise, and snarky strikethroughs. Your whiffs include some emotional email subscription breakups.
In this edition: clues to Trump's tech plans emerge, though plenty of questions remain. And: jobs morph into "human intelligence platforms" as crowdworking takes hold. AI innovations, cloud migrations and agile-at-scale balance the darker side. Your whiffs include classless airlines, and Wendy's putting a social media detractor in his/her place.
Welcome to your holiday highs-and-lows edition of hits and misses. It was a surprisingly terrific week as writers went all-in. Picks include Google and IBM versus AWS, and the low-code "business developer" debate. Your whiffs include Alexa-gone-wild, and selfies-gone-wrong - again.
Welcome to a special year-end, cheeky awards edition of hits and misses, with some unusual "best of" picks - and a few whiffs mixed in for good measure.