The Surprising Truth about Humans and Artificial Intelligence

by Paddy Lawton

Artificial intelligence is not new but, suddenly, everyone seems to be talking about it. We have hit an inflection point with computing power and data that is finally allowing for commercial applications of this technology, and that’s what all the excitement is about. It’s only going to get faster and better from here on out.… [More]

Business Travel Fraud Schemes Technology Is Squashing 

by Donna Wilczek

With business travel spend reaching more than $318 billion in 2016, fraud potential is at an all time high. However, new advances in travel expense management technology combined with proper internal controls can help businesses reduce fraud and control their travel costs. Here are three fraud schemes businesses can now curtail with smart applications of… [More]

Speedier Feedback Improves Results

by RaeAnne Marsh

“What drives engagement is frequency of feedback,” notes Mark Heymann, founding partner and CEO of UniFocus, which recently successfully beta-tested its Pulse Survey solution with Best Western Hotels & Resorts. Working collaboratively with a group of its independently owned and operated hotels in North America, Best Western gained a valuable new metric to quantify the… [More]

Reprogramming Tech Education

by Mike Hunter

Woz U launched last month online and plans ground campuses in more than 30 cities across the country and around the world. Named after Apple Computer co-founder Steve “Woz” Wozniak, Scottsdale-headquartered Woz U is “education reprogrammed,” a new approach to higher education for the tech industry. It offers online curriculum to educate computer support specialists… [More]

Got Hacked Yet?

by Mike Hunter

“There are two kinds of companies — those that were hacked, and those that don’t yet know they were hacked,” cybersecurity expert Sunny Handa, D.C.L., recently told attendees at The Counselors of Real Estate® Annual Convention, quoting former Cisco CEO John Chambers. Noting the global hacker economy is three to five times the size of the… [More]

Travel Drives Revenue?

by Mike Hunter

Travel and entertainment (T&E) spend is among the top three controllable expenses for 82 percent of mid-sized to large companies, according to research conducted by YouGov for Chrome River. Chrome River Technologies, a global leader in expense and invoice management solutions, has launched Chrome River PROSPER, a new online platform that provides organizations with a… [More]

On-Demand Wage Payments

by Mike Hunter

Green Dot Corporation’s recently enhanced SimplyPaid disbursements technology platform enables businesses to make on-demand wage payments to any debit card, new debit card, payroll cards, direct deposit ACH, cash pickup, online wallet funding and paper check, since the company acquired and integrated UniRush’s rapid! PayCard business. Three of the most innovative-use cases for this combined… [More]

VR for HR

by Mike Hunter

Virtual reality, artificial intelligence and speech recognition combine with data-rich analytics in an innovative HR training system from Portico. Providing realistic simulations, the programs create an immersive, interactive experience that elicits employees’ engagement and provide instant feedback with data-driven, measurable results. Custom designs offer businesses the ability to direct training for a specific department or… [More]

Supporting the Tech Maker Community

by Mike Hunter

The Hardware Studio, launched last month, is a new initiative designed to help hardware makers design products and plan ahead for manufacturing before they launch on Kickstarter. It is a collaboration among Kickstarter PBC, the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects, Dragon Innovation, a leading provider of manufacturing software and know-how, and Avnet, a… [More]

Hardware Studio: Resources for ‘Makers’

by Bob Merriman

Hardware Studio has two components: Toolkit and Connection. Toolkit is an education hub, open to anyone (however, Creators with technical hardware products will likely get the most benefit). Toolkit will have a ton of great content in a variety of formats, such as articles, blogs, technical data sheets and webinars, to help Creators at any stage of… [More]