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Field Service’s IoT Makeover

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The shift from CapEx to OpEx – why it’s good for IT

Why IoT Should Mean ‘Inventory of Things’

| Bill Pollock

Field Service’s IoT Makeover

The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming the field service industry in ways that few could have foreseen just a few years ago. While most of us were focusing on machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and the prospects for augmented reality (AR), the IoT was already beginning to be leveraged into smart systems and connected field service…

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| Pete Parish

The shift from CapEx to OpEx – why it’s good for IT

Welcome to the era of “Anything-as-a-Service”. Or XaaS, if you like acronyms. Over the past few years, we’ve seen more and more on-premises apps and services migrate to a new home in the cloud. As a result, businesses are changing the way they purchase and manage IT. They’re looking for something flexible, cost-effective and scalable.…

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| Lyle Paczkowski

Why IoT Should Mean ‘Inventory of Things’

Frankly, I’ve never liked the term “Internet of Things” and have always thought that “Things on the Internet” was more accurate. But I’ve come to believe that there’s an even better way to describe what we’re talking about and how it is – and is going to be – used. Here’s the problem: There is…

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| Joseph Martin

Anything-as-a-Service: unwrapping the future of IT

The as-a-Service revolution is transforming the way IT is bought and managed, and many believe what we’ve seen so far is just the start. There’s an increasing likelihood that the future will see many enterprises moving away from internal, CapEx-oriented practices. Instead, they’ll make a shift towards OpEx-focused approaches to IT – sourcing software, platforms,…

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| Donna Mahony

Lessons learned from book ‘Simply Brilliant’

How willing would you be to put your enterprise’s data on the line in a crowdsourcing gamble? We’re going to guess that there’s a pretty small number of executives out there who would even go as far as to answer “not very.” We can’t blame you. If something ever sounded risky, this does. And yet…

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| Mohamad Nasser

Next in the C-Suite: The Chief Robotics Officer

CIOs may soon need to make room in the C-suite for a new neighbor. Meet the CRO, the Chief Robotics Officer. With the rapidly advancing pace of robotics, it’s really only a matter of time before forward-looking enterprises begin adding CROs, says professor of robotics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, Mike Gennert. Gennert doesn’t…

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| Joe Hamblin

Five things we learned from CIO recruiter Martha Heller

Martha Heller has been helping some of the world’s most creative and dynamic CIOs tackle their biggest challenges and opportunities for nearly 20 years. Recently, we talked with her about the changing role of the CIO and how IT executives can make the leap from implementation expert to strategic leader. Here are the five key…

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| Lyle Paczkowski

Remote control and machine learning come to life with 5G

An important aspect of the harmonized, speedy, and low-latency 5G ecosystem that we can look forward to is its positive effect on remote control systems. In the classic sense, of course, remote control involves a human controlling a machine from a distance, whether the person is controlling a TV, opening their car locks from 25…

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