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  • October 03, 2016 03 Oct'16

    RPA: Mapping out a plan for enterprise automation

    Robotic process automation technology has the potential to make business processes more efficient, boost productivity and save lots of money by enabling "virtual workers" to take on tedious tasks -- without the odious work typical of big ...

  • October 03, 2016 03 Oct'16

    Lyft CTO: Future of transportation is the end of private car ownership

    The advent of driverless vehicles -- accompanied by the end of private car ownership by 2025 -- represents the future of transportation, according to ridesharing pioneer Lyft. Pie-in -the-sky ...

  • September 30, 2016 30 Sep'16

    Get ready to become a CIO business technologist

    CIOs are becoming business technologists -- and that's a good thing, according to speakers at this year's SIM Boston Technology Summit. This week's Searchlight delves into the act of becoming a ...

  • September 30, 2016 30 Sep'16

    Part techie, part people person? You're a business technologist

    The SIM Boston Technology Summit puts a spotlight on IT folks who can help make the business go. Also in Searchlight: Who will buy Twitter? Microsoft opens AI group.

  • September 30, 2016 30 Sep'16

    Encrypting data in the cloud is no guarantee, analyst says

    Organizations look to encryption as a foolproof way of securing cloud information. But making the data unreadable to unauthorized users doesn't protect data from everything.

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  • September 27, 2016 27 Sep'16

    Macro trends HP is tracking: Urbanization, globalization, demographics

    HP Inc. CTO Shane Wall weighs in on three big macro trends that are shaping the company's long-horizon strategy.

  • September 26, 2016 26 Sep'16

    Cybersecurity advice to live and work by

    High-profile hacks have nerves on edge. Experts dole out cybersecurity advice -- have a a plan, go on the offense. Follow accordingly, and sleep at night.

  • September 23, 2016 23 Sep'16

    Privacy concerns come rolling in with Google's new AI-powered messaging app

    This week, Google rolled out its new messaging app Allo, which is drawing a lot of attention because of its use of artificial intelligence. In Searchlight, Associate Site Editor Brian Holak talks ...

  • September 21, 2016 21 Sep'16

    Bus stop app 'just the beginning' for accessibility tech

    Perkins School for the Blind launches a mobile app to help commuters with vision loss find bus stops. And it's not stopping there.

  • September 19, 2016 19 Sep'16

    Training, technology needed to fight cyberattacks today, panel says

    Cyberattacks today are a genuine threat -- and organizations need to take action, according to a quartet of cybersecurity experts.

  • September 16, 2016 16 Sep'16

    Where are self-driving cars headed?

    This week, Uber rolled out self-driving vehicles in Pittsburgh. In Searchlight, Senior Executive Editor Linda Tucci talks with industry experts to find out what implications it will have on the ...

  • September 16, 2016 16 Sep'16

    Uber self-driving car event a red-letter day in the auto ecosystem

    Is the Uber self-driving car event this week the start of a total rethink of the auto industry? Also in Searchlight: the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, changes at HP, hybrid cloud rules.

  • September 15, 2016 15 Sep'16

    The mobile future of business and Apple

    What does the corporate mobile future look like? One industry observer says mobile devices will be used for many more tasks. Where does Apple fit in?

  • September 09, 2016 09 Sep'16

    iPhone 7 is coming. CIOs, are you paying attention?

    Why should CIOs care about the new iPhone 7? Because employees and users care. In this week's Searchlight, Features Writer Jason Sparapani details the key announcements from Apple's recent event ...

  • September 09, 2016 09 Sep'16

    CIOs, who will buy iPhone 7? Your users

    Apple adds a better camera and takes away the headphone jack. Employees care; so should CIOs. Also in Searchlight: HPE slims down; Google gets ready for Apigee.

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