Weary of tech predictions and 2018 game changers? You've come to the right place. It's time for a heaping helping of holiday satire - our second annual enterprise software un-predictions.
This week: the rise of the cybercrime bots as businesses shore up their defenses. Plus: why you need to tone down your AI expectations. Netflix turns content ROI assumptions on its head, and whiffs-a-plenty.
This week: what is the role for AI in workplace diversity? And why were analysts frustrated at AWS re:Invent? Plus: retail carnage with Amazon versus everybody else. Loads of whiffs this week as the social media spank tunnel ramps up.
This week: Black Friday and Cyber Monday are in the books - we glean insights from the chaos. Plus: B2B buyers face a dichotomy - why technology buying remains a conundrum. Your whiffs include Twitter potshots, breaches, and an unfair/hilarious video about Millennials.
This week: the consequences of AI enterprises need to reckon with. Plus: consumer brand-pimping versus buyer trust. And - Uber drives though the mud again. Plus my first pre-whiff ever.
This week: it's omni-channel or bust as holiday season kicks in. Plus: do digital with a capital D - or don't bother. Dreamforce gets a wrap, and you get your weekly whiffs.
This week: the dangers of machine washing as AI heats up and Dreamforce kicks off. Plus: beware data store bragging and automation denial. Your whiffs include LinkedIn getting exposed and Boing Boing getting bonked.
Yes, it's time to put a satirical buzz saw to the PR flatulence around "game changing" tech. This time around - blockchain. But to my surprise, my snark got (partially) disrupted by genuinely interesting use cases.
This week: McDonald's goes for the digital trojan horse against Starbucks, while Dunkin' brews their own. Plus: blockchain earns credibility from real-world advancements. Your whiffs include live music on planes - and I get a Halloween whiff called on myself.
A reading selection for those who want more.
This week - can conversational UIs smash walled gardens? Or will they lead to a new phase of vendor lock-in? Plus: Google and Facebook and their algorithmic foraging. And, of course, your whiffs.
This week: accountants move past big data and AI denial, while Walmart and Disney make aggressive moves against rivals. CIOs fight for digital trust after data breaches - and your weekly whiffs.
This week: cleansing our big data infatuations. Also: can ERP systems handle the next-gen needs of IoT? Your whiffs include hard lessons for smoking punks, while Dove's marketing team gets the spank tunnel.