Netflix’s Password-Sharing Crackdown Has a Silver Lining

Look, let’s be honest. Sharing passwords is as endemic to the Netflix experience as having your favorite show canceled two seasons in. So when the streaming service starts testing ways to curtail that practice, it understandably riles up the many, many people who have come to expect communal accounts as a matter of course. And […]

CRMs Can Hinder as Much as Help

Members of sales and finance teams in the last year have been understandably tracking data as it is entered into customer relationship management (CRM) applications more closely than ever. CRM applications are, after all, how most organizations gain visibility into the sales pipelines. Without that visibility it becomes next to impossible forecast revenue at a […]

The RetroBeat: Capcom Arcade Stadium is a digital happy place

Last month, Capcom released Capcom Arcade Stadium for Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. I’m here to tell you that this delightful compilation is worth looking into if you’re a fan of retro arcade games. If you buy the full version of Arcade Stadium for $40, you’ll get access to 32 games from a […]

Quantum computing takes important step with first public company

This week saw the first step towards a public quantum computing company with IonQ’s SPAC merger. IonQ should be applauded for its technical achievements that underpin this agreement. This moment recognizes the massive potential of quantum technology, despite the substantial R&D challenges that remain. The quantum computing industry still needs to address fundamental technology challenges […]

AI Weekly: Facebook, Google, and the tension between profits and fairness

Join Transform 2021 for the most important themes in enterprise AI & Data. Learn more. This week, we learned a lot more about the inner workings of AI fairness and ethics operations at Facebook and Google and how things have gone wrong. On Monday, a Google employee group wrote a letter asking Congress and state […]

Why Accenture lists ‘digital twins’ as top-five technology trend in 2021 

Join Transform 2021 for the most important themes in enterprise AI & Data. Learn more. A digital twin technology is one that creates a virtual replication of a real-world entity, like a plane, manufacturing plant, or supply chain. Manufacturing companies have increasingly used digital twin technologies to accelerate digital transformation initiatives for product development, and […]

VSM in wild: How to respond and react to change

The benefits of a value stream management (VSM) approach — aligning the business, eliminating waste, and improving delivery — have been realized, but what businesses are still struggling with is taking those promises of VSM and making them a reality. This week’s {virtual} VSM DevCon presented a roundtable panel of diverse perspectives and viewpoints to […]

A Bird-Feed Seller Beat a Chess Master Online. Then It Got Ugly

On March 2, Levy Rozman, in a pink sweater and round glasses, was streaming his Chess.com matches to 12,000 viewers over Twitch. “All right, this looks like a cheater,” he said without pause, as he clicked on the pigeon icon of his opponent, Dewa_Kipas. Rozman, an international chess master, scrolled through the profile, disbelieving. His […]