The Evolution of SAP Analytics

I had been invited to an SAP Analytics influencer summit earlier in the year. Many of the sessions were under NDA, so I had not written about it. However, my notes showed: Ambitious, exciting vision, but fragmented execution across portfolio... [Author: vinnie]
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Design Job: Help Shape the Future as Part of the Advanced Prototyping Team at Microsoft

Are you passionate about building premium devices and experiences? The Advanced Prototyping Center focuses on creating devices that help people do more and get done what they need. We are currently building Microsoft’s premium devices such as Xbox, and category changing devices like Surface and HoloLens. Creating these devices involves a close partnership between hardware and software engineers, designers, and manufacturing. The Advanced Prototyping team is looking for a highly skilled, curious,...
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Design Job: Drive New Growth as a Business Designer at D-Ford in Palo Alto, CA

Our Business Designer Directors combine strategic thinking and human-centered design thinking processes to think differently about existing business models, and to craft and build new ventures. You will collaborate with a broad team of designers and stakeholders to help define strategy and growth opportunities for projects through designing, prototyping and bringing to life new products and services. View the full design job here
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The Future of Work is....Dystopian?

Most conversations about the Future of Work that we hear in professional circles are similar to those in this Cognizant webinar and report. The comments tend to be tough, but fair. In mainstream media, however, I am seeing increasingly hostile... [Author: vinnie]
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The Future of Work will be ....fascinatingly complex

Let's face it the term "future of work" has been hijacked by technology vendors and "thought leaders" of every stripe - often peddling products and one-dimensional concepts which are spray painted to cover their distant past. So, it was refreshing... [Author: vinnie]
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Decade-end review: Enterprise Applications have NOT eaten the world

Over the last couple of weeks, as we get ready to welcome the 20s, I have been reviewing blog posts, books I have written and notes from advisory work helping clients pick vendors, negotiate contracts, review vendor performance etc from... [Author: vinnie]
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Trailblazer by Marc Benioff - a review

I have been reading Marc Benioff's new book and also factoring what I heard at the latest Dreamforce, Salesforce's annual conference. At times, I felt like I was re-reading Frederic Laloux's "Reinventing Organizations" and his points about companies like Patagonia... [Author: vinnie]
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Ex-Apple store employees reveal the biggest mistakes customers make at the Genius Bar (AAPL)

Some of the most common mistakes people make when coming into the Apple Store for repairs include forgetting their iCloud password and failing to back up their device beforehand. Sometimes customers will forget to charge their device before bringing it in, too. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Working at the Apple Store certainly has its perks. For example, people who have worked there said they love the people and the opportunities Apple offers for career development and p...

Revealed: Where Air New Zealand's next safety video is heading

Air New Zealand's next safety video will be about a young girl travelling through the country and emphasising the importance of taking care of the environment.It will feature locations from Fiordland through to the islands of the... [Author: [email protected]]

What AI analysis of placentas can teach us about childbirth and health

Artificial Intelligence may be one of the greatest technologies developed by humans. The quest for imitating human intelligence might not be a hundred percent accurate. But, it’s pretty helpful in shifting the existing burden of humans to an extent and developing devices that can work independently without the intervention of human beings. Ever since its inception, artificial intelligence has come a long way to become what it is today. It’s expanded its domain and gave subfields such as machine ...
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Facebook refuses to fact-check political ads, and it's infuriating employees and lawmakers. Here's why the issue continues to dog the company. (FB)

2019 has been especially tumultuous for Facebook. The biggest issue the company faces stems from political advertising, and . "Facebook exempts politicians from our third-party fact-checking program," VP of global affairs and communication Nick Clegg wrote in late September. "We rely on third-party fact-checkers to help reduce the spread of false news and other types of viral misinformation, like memes or manipulated photos and videos." "We don't believe, however, that it's an appropriate rol...

New Orleans is in a state of emergency following a cyberattack

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced a state of emergency after the city was hit by a cyberattack on Friday. The city started powering down servers and computers at 11 a.m. on Friday. Mayor Cantrell said that although ransomware was found in the city's systems, no ransom demand has been made. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Mayor of New Orleans LaToya Cantrell declared a state of emergency on Friday after the city's network was discovered to have been infiltrated by...

FBI secretly demands a ton of consumer data from credit agencies. Now lawmakers want answers

Recently released documents revealed the FBI has for years secretly demanded vast amounts of Americans’ consumer and financial information from the largest U.S. credit agencies. The FBI regularly uses these legal powers — known as national security letters — to compel credit giants to turn over non-content information, such as records of purchases and locations, that the agency deems necessary in national security investigations. But these letters have no judicial oversight and are typically fil...
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Goldman Sachs is in the middle of a huge transformation under CEO David Solomon. Here's everything you need to know.

Goldman Sachs has been going through some high-profile changes. The storied investment bank is seeing leadership shakeups under CEO David Solomon.  The Wall Street bank has been moving away from high-risk businesses like trading and is making pushes into more stable areas like consumer lending.  There have been big cultural changes, too. Solomon is looking to create a more transparent workplace, while new tech execs are taking cues from Silicon Valley heavy-hitters.  At Business Insider, we ar...

The top 9 shows on Netflix and other streaming services this week

Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider with a list of the nine most in-demand original TV shows on streaming services in the US. This week's new entries include DC Universe's "Harley Quinn" and Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Disney Plus' "The Mandalorian" continues to be the most in-demand streaming show in the US after topping "Stranger Things" last month.  Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider with a...

Military police remove climate protesters from Schiphol airport

Hundreds of demonstrators call for international hub in Amsterdam to curb emissionsDutch military police have begun forcibly removing a group of climate protesters at Schiphol airport, in Amsterdam, after they refused to leave during a demonstration organised by Greenpeace.Hundreds of protesters attended the demonstration on Saturday calling on the international air hub to adopt a plan to curb greenhouse emissions. The group had been allowed to protest outside the building only, but they broke t...
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An exclusive fundraiser reveals Pete Buttigieg is being backed by some of Silicon Valley's wealthiest families

Pete Buttigieg is having a fundraiser hosted for him by a group of extremely wealthy Silicon Valley families, according to a host list obtained by Recode. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is listed as a co-host, as are family members of Sergey Brin, Eric Schmidt, and Sheryl Sandberg. Buttigieg has come under fire from rival Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren for his ties to big tech. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Pete Buttigieg is having a fundraiser thrown for him by a who'...

Tesla could build 500,000 vehicles per year at its new factory in Germany. Here's how the company's plants compare to others in the car business (TSLA)

Tesla has several factories in the US, with new ones coming in China and Germany. As Tesla expands its manufacturing footprint, I took a closer look at its facilities, as well as at some other factories around the US and the world. Sign up for Business Insider's transportation newsletter, Shifting Gears, to get more stories like this in your inbox. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tesla currently operates a car factory in the San Francisco Bay Area and two "Gigafactories," ...

A cofounder of the Softbank-funded startup Nuro reveals how the company plans to make money off its self-driving delivery robots without charging any fees

Nuro is developing autonomous delivery vehicles and the software that powers them. The company's goal is to one day make deliveries free for consumers by removing human drivers from the equation. Lower costs would mean the company could fund operations exclusively through fees charged to sellers, Nuro cofounder and president Dave Ferguson said in an interview with Business Insider. The company has so far delivered groceries and pizzas to customers of Kroger and Domino's in limited trials, and ...

How to make your home more attractive to buyers? Look up!

Often overlooked in home staging are some tricks that you can use to accentuate the vertical features of your home. Many sellers are consumed with decorating the tops of all of the counters, cabinets and all flat surfaces available, because (1) it’s easy; (2) it’s accessible; and (3) you have tons of things that fit on the flat surfaces. When you are staging your house to get it sold, you really want to accentuate the vertical spaces so buyers can fully appreciate all of the height and light you...
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ByteDance unit establishes venture with Chinese state media firm

A unit of ByteDance, the owner of video-sharing platform TikTok, has established a joint venture with a Chinese state media group, official registration documents showed.
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The most unusual buildings Google has turned into offices, from a Swiss brewery to an airplane hangar (GOOG)

Google is known for its quirky office culture and offices that encourage collaboration with large open spaces. The company has converted a number of unusual spaces into offices, including a former airplane hangar, a former vodka factory, and two former Nabisco factories. Here are some of Google's most interesting office conversions.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google started in a garage, but now its employees work in some of the most unusual offices in all of tech.  T...

Apple's super-powerful new Mac Pro costs anywhere from $6,000 to a mind-boggling $50,000 — here's why it's probably not for you (AAPL)

Apple's new Mac Pro starts at $6,000 but costs more than $50,000 if you outfit it with top-of-the-line specifications. While those may seem like wild prices for the average consumer, it makes more sense when considering Apple's target audience for the Mac Pro. The Mac Pro isn't meant for the average computer user, but rather professionals that need to manage heavy workloads on a daily basis. That could make it a fit for those working in the film production industry, or businesses and organizat...

U.S. Mnuchin says trade deal with China to boost global economy

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday a "phase one" trade deal between the United States and China was "very good" for global economic growth, and added that the second phase could come in several steps.
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Wall Street's year in the public cloud: we tracked how big banks are making strides in using the tech

Wall Street made big strides in 2019 towards increased usage of the public cloud.  From budgets and multi-cloud approaches to exchanges' use of the public cloud and others' hesitancy to dive in, we aggregated all our big stories on the topic. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Wall Street's relationship with the public cloud took a big step in 2019. Other industries have already fully embraced the idea of moving their data and tools off physical servers and to servers managed by the likes ...

Sneaky ways Apple Stores get you to spend more money

Apple stores were the most profitable retail stores per square foot in 2017. When you go to an Apple Store you can try out all of Apple's new products like the iPhone 11 or the iPad Pro with Apple Pencil. Using all of these devices keeps customers in the store for longer, and the longer customers spend with a product the more likely they are to purchase it. But the smooth Apple Store experience might be changing. In the past year, there have been reports of long wait times and overcrowded store...

I didn't have the cash to exercise my startup stock options. This Silicon Valley fund offered a way to do it without burying me in debt.

The Employee Stock Option, or ESO, Fund, which is based in Silicon Valley, offers a way for startup workers to exercise their stock options in exchange for a cut of the shares when the startup goes public or is acquired, plus fees and interest. ESO Fund's financing are non-recourse loans. In other words, the firm takes on all the risk. If your options end up not being worth much because of a disappointing IPO or if they become worthless because the startup goes out of business, you wouldn't ha...

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are both scheduled to arrive in 2020. Here's how they stack up. (MSFT, SNE)

Sony and Microsoft are working on the next versions of the PlayStation and the Xbox: The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, respectively. Both new consoles are expected to arrive in the the 2020 holiday shopping season. Despite both consoles being months from launch, we know a surprising amount of confirmed information about the new consoles thanks to Sony and Microsoft. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's true: By this time next year, a new PlayStation and a new Xbox will ...

We asked 13 software execs whether Microsoft can topple Amazon in the cloud, and they say there's a chance but it'll be a hard battle (MSFT, AMZN)

Amazon Web Services has the largest share of the public cloud market. However, Microsoft is catching up — not only in market share, but also by beating AWS to win the crucial $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract with the Pentagon. We talked to 13 executives at companies that partner with these cloud platforms for their take on the rivalry between the two, and whether Microsoft can win. The verdict: Amazon's lead will be hard, but not impossible, to beat, they say...
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