Imagine watching the world through your phone in real time, and seeing a path marked for you along the floor of a shopping mall. It is leading you to the bookstore, past the magazines, past the thrillers, mysteries and travel guides and directly to that coffee table book about World War I aircraft your father has been talking about buying for six months.
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For many disabilities, empathic developers have provided new utilities that improve certain functions for the iPhone or Android. While it largely depends on your disability, application diversity gives users the versatility to use these different utilities at their own merit and accommodation. These are some of the best applications, providing different functions, but facilitating quality of life issues by offering insight, information, or accessibility.
Perhaps it should come as no surprise that the cloud price wars have flared up once again. After taking a brief hiatus amidst nervous tensions, competition between cloud computing vendors has reached a fever pitch in the past month. The cloud price wars (sometimes known as the “Race to Zero”) aren’t exactly a new phenomenon. For years, cloud competitors have sought to outdo the others by continually slashing prices on their cloud services. Much of the fight has centered around cloud storage, with lower and lower prices seen with surprising regularity.
It’s the law of economics – as cities scale, they cost more to operate. More employees, more assets, and more vendors can all mean that running a city costs more than ever before. Add in the concepts of risk management, disaster planning, and continuity that used to be classed under the “general fund” and are now audible expenses, and there has been an exponential cost increase to operating a city in the past two decades.
According to the Bureau of National Affairs (BNA), competitive markets and talent acquisition is driving big data analytics. These technology solutions allow large companies to utilize software products to source, screen and select hiring candidates. Companies can now customize complex algorithms to find the exact candidate through the power of cutting edge software. Here are four ways that big data is affecting the hiring process.
Ten years ago wearable technology was a relatively unknown thing. Most people would think of science fiction of some niche prototype device, if they knew about the concept of wearable tech at all. Ask somebody today to describe wearable technology to you, and they’ll probably talk about the latest round of smart watches, or maybe Google Glass.
After releasing its first ever report, Amazon has left many consumers and users wondering about a number of things. Of all Fortune 500 companies dealing with tech, Amazon is the last one to disclose publicly the number of data requests it has received from the government. Between January and May 2015, Amazon has indicated it has received about 813 subpoenas with 542 already responded to.
The last few seasons in the online business industry has seen a great deal of sexy work being penned on the merits of so-called “big data.” Although there are many advantages to big data, it should not be looked at as a cure-all for everything that ails you in your business endeavors. For instance, although Tableau on Hadoop is a great way to connect different types of data, you actually have to know what to do with that data for any of the consolidation to be worth anything.