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.
Visier has taken a modular approach to building analytic applications that allows it to be both nimble and highly productive.
YouTube adverts appearing next to Isis propaganda and Klu Klax Klan hate messaging - it's a big problem for Google and for the wider programmatic ad tech sector.
Thames Water has formed a digital innovation and technology team to help modernize its legacy IT and assets as it adapts to a new business landscape
How Everseen applies AI and deep learning to Point of Sale, with a checkout-free future racing towards us
My retail reviews hit on the myths and realities of the omni-channel - now it's time for AI and predictive. First up? Everseen, an Irish upstart and pioneer in AI Point of Sale technology. But as my talk with CEO Alan O'Herlihy shows, the next retail giant Everseen is set to take on is Amazon, as in Amazon Go. The checkout-free future of retail is firmly in Everseen's sights.
Putting servers in oil seems ready-made to provoke questions such as 'Would you like fries with that?’ But Dutch start-up, Asperitas, is using the oil to cool the servers not cook them, is doing it in a way that has a lot of long-term economic arguments in its favour, and is maybe arriving just as new technologies come along that could exploit it
Sainsbury's food and groceries interests remain under pressure from the Aldis and the Amazons, but it's picked up a useful counter-balance from its Argos acquisition.
On the day of the MuleSoft IPO, we look at its rival, cloud-based integration platform Dell Boomi, and why it didn't spin off during the recent EMC merger
The charity has announced the development of an IBM Watson-powered virtual assistant to interact with website visitors in a form that feels like a natural conversation.
ABI is on a journey of infusing innovation into every part of the organization. That requires a significant degree of cultural change. Here's how they're doing it.
The Integrated Reporting movement presents a compelling new reporting framework that helps companies truly quantify their assets - and reckon with their exposure. So why isn't this approach more widely adopted? Intacct CTO Aaron Harris gave me his view of why Integrated Reporting matters, and how cloud integration and APIs tie in.
While much attention is paid to the onslaught of machines as job replacement across any sector you care to name there are plenty of examples where the need for emotional intelligence trumps any machine.
With over 51% of sales now coming from online activities, Williams-Sonoma is transforming into a profitable omni-channel retailer.