Most consumers who ordered custom built motor vehicles last year left automobile showrooms less elated than they would have liked to. Instead of carrying a receipts and a projected pick-up dates in their hands, most weren’t told exactly when their purchases would be delivered.

Why? Because the earth was in the midst of a global pandemic, of course. And, even once vehicle assembly plants reopened, it didn’t mean that the same was true for the manufacturers and suppliers of the 30,000+ components that it takes to build a car or SUV. In fact, in many cases, builds couldn’t even be…


A graph database is a database that uses a graph structure. This database uses nodes and edges (relationships) to represent and store data. Each node represents an entity (such as a biological entity), and each edge represents a connection or relationship between two nodes. The key concept of this system is a graph structure (organized by nodes and edges) for connections among the stored data. The graph database is more expressive and significantly simpler than traditional relational databases and other NoSQL databases and is very useful for situations with heavily interconnected data. Especially, the graph database is specialized to represent…


Depending on whose data you find credible, anywhere between 20 and 50 percent of employees plan to quit their jobs once the pandemic ends. So, if you’re manager, it’s time to figure out who’s likely to resign and why. At least that way you’ll still have an opportunity to try to turn it around, if you want.

Productivity intelligence software maker, Prodscore, recently looked at more than 2M data points (mostly form Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace) generated by 3,000–5,000 employees over a 12-week period and pinpointed a number of key indicators that a worker will quit.

Comes in late…


Modern businesses get it, user experience is everything. And much of that experience centers around content — employee onboarding documents, capital building drawings, new drug submissions, engineering designs, purchase orders, insurance claims…you name it. Whether content services users are working with customers, employees, business partners, regulators, and/or others, a few things are key; namely, providing the right information to the right person or process, at the right time, in the right context and in accordance to policy. And while this can be accomplished a few different ways, “the future of the workplace is digital,” according to Mark Barrenechea, CEO and…


Box CEO Aaron Levie might have bought himself a brief reprieve. Last week his company announced that it had entered into an agreement in which private equity firm KKR will invest $500 million into the Redwood City, Calif firm. The investment is expected to take place in May after Box announces its quarterly results.

While Box-watchers expected a deal of some sort, many of the company’s investors were hoping that Levie and team would be forced to sell the company at an ambitious price. Most think that the chances of that happening anytime soon are slim given that KKR is…


You can tell that IBM thought long and hard about the name it would give to its infrastructure spinoff. This morning they revealed that its New York City-based company will be called Kyndryl.

Here’s how they explain its selection:

“Kyndryl is a modern adaptation of two words that are central to the new company’s identity and mission. “Kyn” is derived from the word kinship, referencing the belief that relationships with people — employees, customers and partners — are at the center of the strategy, and that long-lasting relationships must be built and nurtured. …


Scientists have always worked with data, but rarely with the same intensity and urgency as during the Covid-19 pandemic. They used data, machine learning, AI and analytics to forecast Covid-19 hotspots, to develop prototypes for investigational vaccines against the virus, to build models to better understand what might make individuals more prone to severe illness, to clean needed data sets and, finally, to decide which data to use and which questions to ask. All of this during a global pandemic when time is of the essence and lives are being lost.

If there’s a bright spot in all of this…


Guest post by Oswaldo “Ozzie” Flores

Vehicle-tracking software has been evolving to a point where real-time data is not only available centrally but easily accessible to a mobile team of drivers and fleet professionals. On-board tracking, video, and sensors are now being combined with AI processors that interpret as well as record the road ahead. Simply put, our vehicles are now smarter than us — in a good way.

By using data, connectivity, and AI-powered analysis, companies can have a huge competitive advantage if they can act on the issues at hand. Drivers have access to predictive technology that identifies…


Stories are legion of Wall Street analysts working outrageous hours at the world’s richest investment banks. Fair or not, right or not, the experience is the price of admission to careers in finance that can eventually pay tens of millions of dollars each year. Total annual compensation for first year analysts (base + bonus) averages about $160,000. Not too bad if you are 22–23 years old and just graduated from college.

It should be noted that these banks don’t keep the fact that you will have to work well into the night a secret. Why else, in non-Covid work-from-home scenarios…


The pressure to ship quickly is greater than ever before. But for many organizations, including the U.S. Air Force, security and compliance concerns severely limit their ability to quickly adopt and integrate new technologies, putting teams at risk of being locked into approved vendors and missing out on critical innovations.

In order break the cycle of slow-moving development, Platform One, the U.S. …

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