Meet ADP's 'business anthropologist,' putting human thought behind chatbots

ComputerWorld IT Management

has developed her craft over 15-plus years at a variety of organizations — a nonprofit, a telecommunications company and an e-commerce firm. She now works in the Innovation Labs at ADP , a provider of human resources management software and services headquartered in Roseland, N.J. "I Martha Bird has one of the more unusual positions in the technology space: She's a business anthropologist. Bird, who ran a family farm in New Hampshire before earning an anthropology Ph.D.,

Angry about Oracle licensing? The cloud lets you change the game

David Linthicum

Fears that it will lock in and abuse customers via burdensome licensing arrangements, as it is often accused of doing for its enterprise software, could lock Oracle out of the growing cloud computing market. So says the Campaign for Clear Licensing , a Belgian nonprofit advocacy group that conducted a survey showing that enterprises consider their relationship with Oracle to be " hostile." Can enterprises trust Oracle to avoid vendor lock-in for its cloud offerings?

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Author and Tech Strategist Melvin Greer Profiled by WashingtonExec

Cloud Musings

A senior fellow and chief strategist at Lockheed Martin, Mel has more than 29 years’ experience in systems and software engineering and is a recognized expert in Service Oriented Architecture, Cloud Computing and Predictive Analytics.

Virginia Announces Research Commercialization Awards

CTOvision

During this round, applications were invited under six programs -- Commercialization, Eminent Researcher Recruitment, Facilities Enhancement, Matching Funds, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Matching Funds and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Matching Funds -- to support the private sector, academia and nonprofit research institutes across the state. Since 1985, CIT, a nonprofit corporation, has been a driver of innovation and entrepreneurship.

CDH Users: If you have done impactful things with data please share how what and why

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GOVERNMENT, NONPROFIT, & NGO. He spent a decade in the software industry after several years as a programmer on Wall Street. Principal Analyst, Software – Enterprise Solutions, Ovum. By Bob Gourley.

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NJVC® Introduces Cloudcuity? AppDeployer to Create and Sell

Cloud Musings

NJVC® Introduces Cloudcuity™ AppDeployer to Create and Sell Software Applications. 18, 2012 — NJVC ® , an information technology (IT) solutions provider headquartered in Northern Virginia, introduces Cloudcuity™ AppDeployer , a new and innovative platform a s a service that allows developers to quickly create and publish software-as-a-service applications for sale in the cloud. Cloud Musings by Kevin L. Jackson.

Which Government, Non-Profit and NGO Have Big Data/CDH Lessons Learned To Share?

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GOVERNMENT, NONPROFIT, & NGO. He spent a decade in the software industry after several years as a programmer on Wall Street. Principal Analyst, Software – Enterprise Solutions, Ovum. By Bob Gourley.

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Your car is about to go open source

Galido

The main reason for the limited functionality of most IVIs is that car manufacturers use proprietary software developed by third-party suppliers to power their infotainment systems, meaning car-based apps are also proprietary.

SMU Continues To Innovate In Cyber Security Innovation: Launches new institute and innovation gym

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Creating software and hardware designs that incorporate security and ensure protection and proper operation of mission-critical hardware components. The gym has been home to a variety of immersion design experiences (IDEs) and competitions, including: A group of Lyle students worked with nonprofit design group bcWORKSHOP to design and prototype a sensor network to gather data about noise, light and other factors impacting safety and quality of life in Dallas’ Dolphin Heights neighborhood.