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Bit by Bit: NIST Advances Quantum Computing

Teleportation has long been the realm of science fiction. From Douglas Adams to Isaac Asimov, storytellers have ensnared us with visions of instantaneous travel. Physical teleportation remains a fantasy. Quantum teleportation, the transfer of quantum inf…
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Cloud Management Portals: Cloud Visibility and Control in a Self-Service World

In this post, I discuss the functions that are most needed in a strong cloud portal, as well as what’s on the horizon to be included in future cloud portals.
Categories Tags Internet-based self-service has become a part of our cultural DNA in nearly every part of life. In our personal lives, we manage everything—from money and heal… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/cloud-management-portals-cloud-visibility-and-control-self-service-world/

GE Advances in the Industrial Internet of Things with Predix Cloud

Blog providing an update on GE in the Industrial Internet of Things
Categories Tags GE took a major step towards realizing its ‘Industrial Internet’ dream with the recent announcement of its industrial cloud, Predix. Coined by the company, ‘In… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/ge-advances-industrial-internet-things-predix-cloud/

Why Cloud Service Providers are Missing the Boat on Community Clouds

Cloud service providers have sequentially embraced three of the four cloud deployment models recognized by NIST: first introducing public cloud services, followed by private clouds, and, most recently, hybrid clouds. They have yet to pursue the fourth mod…
Categories Tags Some things are difficult to define, but easy to recognize (as Justice Potter Stewart observed about pornography). Other things are easy to define, but difficu… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/why-cloud-service-providers-are-missing-boat-community-clouds/

Bitcoin 2.0? A Fork in the Road Ahead

Two factions have emerged in what will prove, however it is resolved, to be a pivotal moment for the Bitcoin Blockchain. Bitcoin is heading into dangerous territory and an unnecessary crisis point, according to one faction of developers. The time has come…
Two sides of the same coin: Bitcoin Core and BitcoinXT Two factions have emerged in what will prove, however it is resolved, to be a pivotal moment for the Bitcoin Blockchain. … http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/bitcoin-20-fork-road-ahead/

Risk of Not Encrypting Data Just Jumped to Over $500M

In the wake of the recent Ashley Madison hack, the spotlight is squarely on protection of data at rest. For too long, enterprises have complacently relied on perimeter security measures. Today's hacking sophistication, however, requires that data be perva…
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Innovation in Education - Udacity is Changing the Model

Google X founder Sebastian Thrun created an education startup to offer free, online classes on technology topics such as artificial intelligence and data visualization. This on-line business is vying for the $400 billion higher education business.
You must have heard the age-old, sage advice that when the going gets tough, break down those big, unwieldy projects into small, achievable parts so that you feel a sense of accom… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/innovation-education-udacity-changing-model/

Sensitive Data Drives Cloud Computing

The advent of the cloud has been, well, moving. Businesses of all shapes and sizes have or are considering moving workloads from their on-premises, private data centers to the cloud. Who could blame them?
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The Kansas City Shuffle, Bitcoin and the End of the Accounting Industry

Blog explaining Bitcoin, blockchains, and how the accounting industry will be disrupted
Bitcoin is the saviour. Bitcoin is a Ponzi scheme. Just like everything else on the Internet these days, debate has been polarised and constructive discussion is hard to find.… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/kansas-city-shuffle-bitcoin-and-end-accounting-industry/

Google rewrites the Alphabet: They’re coming for your industry too

In less than 1000 words, Larry Page just created a new company big enough to own Google
In less than 1000 words, Larry Page just created a new company big enough to own Google Google, the Silicon Valley search giant, has just announced plans to reorganize under a ne… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/google-rewrites-alphabet-theyre-coming-your-industry-too/

MIT's "Enigma" Project Secures Cloud Computation

Google, Facebook, Dropbox... Anyone who stores your data online could give any or all of their customers' data up to the government, or hackers. How many of the services you use do you really trust with that data any further than necessary? MIT's Media La…
Categories Tags What is it? Google, Facebook, Dropbox... Anyone who stores your data online could give any or all of their customers' data up to the government, or hackers. H… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/mits-enigma-project-secures-cloud-computation/

Gun Violence in US and Long-term Implications to Future Life

Categories Tags Gun violence appears to be great fodder for media as it always becomes the top news story and is discussed and overanalyzed. Unfortunately, it sets a tone for s… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/gun-violence-us-and-long-term-implications-future-life/

Data Protection in the Cloud: Assurances Backed by a Warranty!

Categories Tags Would you put your organization’s most sensitive information into a public cloud? For most, the answer is, at best, “it depends.” The crux of “it depends” is a… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/data-protection-cloud-assurances-backed-warranty/

Forget The Terminator scenario, Artificial Intelligence is already here and transforming industries

Blog exploring the development and importance of artificial intelligence
Tags The Future of Life Institute based in Boston, backed by Elon Musk and the Open Philanthropy Project, has just awarded $7 million in grants to 37 companies working on ar… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/forget-terminator-scenario-artificial-intelligence-already-here-and-transforming-industries/

Aging Population Is Key Critical Market for Internet of Things (IoT)

Why meeting the needs of an aging population is becoming a key market for the Internet of Things
Categories Americans and Canadians who rely on the Internet of Things (IoT) to monitor and adjust their homes’ a/c, alarms, lighting, water taps, and window shades while they ar… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/aging-population-key-critical-market-internet-things-iot/

Nextiva: The Importance of People and Culture in Company Success

While I was at Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona, I took a class titled Competing Through People. This class was about the importance of people and company culture in accomplishing key business goals. Earlier this month, I had t…
While I was at Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona, I took a class titled Competing Through People. This class was about the importance of people and comp… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/nextiva-importance-people-and-culture-company-success/

Google Sets Sights on Smart Cities

Google has launched a new "urban innovation" initiative called Sidewalk Labs. We look at how this shakes up the smart city market landscape, and the potential challenges facing this new enterprise.
Categories Tags Google Wades into the Smart City Marketplace On June 10th, Google announced a new initiative titled Sidewalk Labs, dubbed an “urban innovation company”, led b… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/google-sets-sights-smart-cities/

In the End it’s about the People – Dimension Data’s Drive to Claim its Unfair Share

Dimension Data's annual analyst conference overview
Categories Tags While that title sounds negative, the sentiment behind it is the exact opposite.  Last week Dimension Data held its annual industry analyst conference in beaut… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/end-its-about-people-dimension-datas-drive-claim-its-unfair-share/

ShoreTel Champions One Path Forward

ShoreTel this week held its Champion One Partner Conference in Orlando. It was the first such event hosted by the company in over two years. A lot has changed during that time – the company, competitive landscape, technology and buyer’s perceptions of UC.
Categories Tags ShoreTel this week held its Champion One Partner Conference in Orlando. It was the first such event hosted by the company in over two years. A lot has changed … http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/shoretel-champions-one-path-forward/

Making a Difference in People’s Lives: How Far Can Technology Take You?

Most of us choose a certain career path and we follow it until the end of our lives. There are some unique individuals, however, who always seek new ways to make a difference. One of the most interesting people I have met is Dave Gilbert, President and CE…
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