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The Internet of Things in Your Driveway By 2020, 90 percent of all new cars will have some sort of built-in connectivity platform, and by 2022, there will be 1.8 billion automotive M2M connections. As cars join the Internet of Things, cars will stop being independent entities and will become part of a larger, connected ecosystem. Cars as part of the IoT isn't just a look into the future - it's already happening. "Everything that moves will become autonomic, it's just a matter of time," says Vishnu Andhare, Consulting Manager at ISG, a global technology research and advisory firm. Andhare notes that all of the big automotive players are already moving towards a future of shared mobility, and mobility-as-a-service - although it will take time. "In the future, it will not be limited by technology, but by the psychological barrier, and by public policy," he says. "the... (more)

How the Dotcloud Affects the Need for Startup Funding | @CloudExpo #Cloud #DataCenter

How the Dotcloud Affects the Need for Startup Funding When you decide to launch a startup company, business advisors, counselors, bankers and armchair know-it-alls will tell you that the first thing you need to do is get funding. While there is some validity to that boilerplate piece of wisdom, the availability of and need for startup funding has gone through a dramatic transformation over the past decade, and the next few years will see even more of a shift. A perfect storm of events is causing this seismic shift. On the macroeconomic side this storm includes the still-persisten... (more)

Five Hospitality Predictions for 2018 | @CloudExpo #AI #ML #Cloud

Five Hospitality Predictions for 2018 | Tech, AI and Convenience to Dominate the Industry The hotel and hospitality industry, enabled with advanced technology and more collaboration with associated businesses, will see some important trends in 2018 as hotel brands reinvent themselves to cater to a new type of clientele. Millennial guests will dominate the landscape, and reshape the industry with demands for more automated options and conveniences and the ability to do everything from a smartphone, and hotels - eager to deliver more conveniences to this younger audience - will fo... (more)

Cloud-Based Channel Data Management By @Dan_Blacharski | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Cloud-Based Channel Data Management Solutions Large technology manufacturers that focus on channel sales through distributors and resellers have traditionally operated with informal processes, using tools like spreadsheets and information driven by anecdotal stories from channel partners, unstructured data, and the "gut instinct" of channel sales managers. Too often, the result is an unacceptable level of inaccurate payouts and leaky incentivizing, stock-outs due to lack of insight into inventory, and missed revenue opportunities. These old school approaches to channel management... (more)

Re-defining project portfolio management

Organizations with multiple projects need more than project management of each initiative – they need an uber-manager to control all of them at once. This is the role of portfolio project management (PPM), a starting point for launching, managing, allocating resources, and tracking multiple projects. A common problem with PPM though is that information is often incomplete, selection methods are often convoluted, and resources may be bottlenecked. Applying lean and agile principles to PPM alleviates these issues and removes unnecessary management layers, allowing for a faster and ... (more)