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Changing the nature of work: An interview with Jovoto’s Peter Ryder

Since the Industrial Revolution, people have come to have a fixed idea about what a “job” is, but in fact the definition has changed over the centuries. Hundreds of years ago, “job” may have meant becoming an apprentice and then plying a trade, or engaging in farming, or simply signing onto a crew whenever an opportunity arose. The idea of a “job” as selling your daytime hours to a large company, and sitting in a cube alongside hundreds of others, is a relatively new idea, and not a very good one. “Job” should instead, be part of one’s life, evolving…

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Can Modern Jetliners Be Hacked?

Is it possible for hackers to break into the control systems of airliners in flight? Aviation experts are skeptical, but APTN reports that one hacker claims to have done that. If there is any truth to the story, it raises significant implications even beyond the memories of what occurred on 9/11. A U.S. federal court document posted by APTN indicates that the FBI has seized computer equipment owned by outspoken hacker Chris Roberts, and filed for a search warrant to examine the devices. Is Roberts seeking publicity?  No doubt. How vulnerable are the flight systems on commercial airliners? APTN says…


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NEW Enterworks CEO Appointed

Rick Chavie has been hired as CEO of Enterworks, a developer of solutions for acquiring, managing and transforming a company’s product information into persuasive content for multi-channel sales. Rick Chavie comes to Enterworks after serving as SVP, Global Solution Management with hybris and SAP’s Customer Engagement and Commerce group, where he brought together digital and physical commerce and CRM assets for seamless customer experiences. Chavie brings industry experience from his leadership roles at retailers such as The Home Depot and C&A. He brings technology experience from his role as the global marketing leader for NCR’s retail and hospitality business, and…


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Phablet Market Has Quadrupled in USA: Survey

Phablet-style devices represented 21% of all US smartphone sales in Q1 2015 – nearly quadrupling their 6% share from the first quarter of 2014, according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel ComTech market share data. Android, in the US, reached a market share of 58.1% — a 0.2 percentage point gain over 1Q14. “LG had a good first quarter with its share growing to 10.8% from 7.4% a year ago, while Samsung was holding on to second place as it launched its new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge in April,” reported Carolina Milanesi, chief of research at Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. “Apple’s…


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What happens when the biggest databases break down

Some of the biggest relational database products in the world, which often carry multi-million dollar licensing and integration price tags, can do a lot. But sometimes it’s still not enough. A typical relational database has multiple tables, perhaps with information on customers and products, and you try to relate things between them. But when the time factor is added in, the traditional database model becomes very limited. That’s where techie.com’s “Editor’s Choice Award” winner for the 2013 Lightning Bolt Awards, TempoDB, brings a new solution to the table with a whole new category of database. The Chicago-based startup has a…


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Commerce Billing Solution Allows Companies to Expand Product Offerings and Value-Based Services

As the digital transformation revolution reaches maturity, companies have the opportunity to shift business models within their industry disruptively to create new sources of defensible competitive advantage. This can be through the creation of new digital services that radically change the customer experience, by building a multi-sided platform with ecosystem partners, addressing new segments of customers through new channels, or by a combination of these business model shifts. SAP hybris Billing is a critical piece in this transition as it provides an end-to-end solution for complete coverage of the offer-to-cash process for new digital business models that can be integrated…