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The new collaborative tools which make companies more productive

With email receiving a hail of criticism and enterprise social networks (ESNs) failing to take off, a new generation of real time collaborative tools are causing a real stir. Members of the same team can speak with each other and share documents via instant messaging services (Slack) or track the progress of a project (Trello). Meeting rooms are also being equipped with visio-conferencing technology and interactive whiteboards.
Terahertz chip technology could replace costly equipment
22 Feb, 2017 09:00 am
Terahertz chip technology could replace costly equipment

A group of Princeton University researchers have developed a terahertz wave source and detection device the size of a single fingertip.

Automated IT service management of the future
8 Feb, 2017 09:01 am
Automated IT service management of the future

Automation is set to profoundly disrupt IT service management (ITSM), paving the way for new business models for those firms that are able to...

Apple to dispatch drones to gather maps data
14 Dec, 2016 09:00 am
Apple to dispatch drones to gather maps data

Apple is launching a fleet of drones to gather data so it can improve its maps app as it seeks to unseat Google's dominant mapping database.

Google to buy 100% of its energy usage from renewables by 2017
13 Dec, 2016 09:00 am
Google to buy 100% of its energy usage from renewables by 2017

Google plans to boost its purchase of renewable energy so that it buys the total value of its energy consumption from green sources,...

Scientists develop ultra-fast charging battery
9 Dec, 2016 09:00 am
Scientists develop ultra-fast charging battery

Researchers at the University of Florida have designed a battery with supercapacitors that can charge in a few seconds and power devices for...

NASA developing high-speed space comms
7 Dec, 2016 11:16 am
NASA developing high-speed space comms

NASA researchers are developing a technology that uses X-ray signals for high-speed communications in outer space.

Nuclear waste battery with 5,000-year lifespan
6 Dec, 2016 10:25 am
Nuclear waste battery with 5,000-year lifespan

A group of researchers from the University of Bristol have created a synthesised diamond battery that uses nuclear waste to generate electricity...

Google's real-time updates on busy shops
30 Nov, 2016 09:00 am
Google's real-time updates on busy shops

Google has upgraded its search and maps features to include updates on how crowded shops and restaurants are in real time, 24 hours a day.

IoT devices to shake up IT business models
4 Nov, 2016 10:44 am
IoT devices to shake up IT business models

The rapid adoption of Internet-connected devices will have a profound influence on business processes in the near and distant future.

AI, IoT biggest disruptors in 2017
3 Nov, 2016 09:00 am
AI, IoT biggest disruptors in 2017

Cloud security, AI, and IoT will remain at the top of the disruptor technology list through 2017 and their impact will trigger upheaval in IT...

Renewables top 50% of 2015 new energy output
1 Nov, 2016 09:00 am
Renewables top 50% of 2015 new energy output

Renewable energy capacity continues to expand as industries and governments seek alternatives to carbon fuel sources.

Tech firms drive data centre overhaul
28 Oct, 2016 09:00 am
Tech firms drive data centre overhaul

Some of the world's largest tech firms have formed a consortium to develop a new specification they say way will offer wide-scale improvements...

SaaS sales, share of IT budgets set to grow
13 Oct, 2016 09:00 am
SaaS sales, share of IT budgets set to grow

The Software as a Service (SaaS) market will continue to grow and command an even larger share of IT budgets in the future,...

Samsung buys AI company founded by Siri creators
11 Oct, 2016 09:00 am
Samsung buys AI company founded by Siri creators

Samsung has agreed to purchase Viv, an artificial intelligence (AI) assistance system, which was founded by the creators of Siri, Apple's digital helper.

'Cloud washing' accounts for surprising decrease in demand
4 Oct, 2016 10:22 am
'Cloud washing' accounts for surprising decrease in demand

A recent CompTIA survey revealed that despite the hype, business and IT executives are investing less in SaaS.

Harvard study links profits to digitization
28 Sep, 2016 10:02 am
Harvard study links profits to digitization

Digitization is directly linked to higher returns for companies that embrace it, and lower profits for "digital laggards" who fail to invest in technology,...

Gartner study exposes cloud adoption challenges
22 Sep, 2016 08:41 am
Gartner study exposes cloud adoption challenges

Cloud service sales are expected to continue enjoying double-digit growth in the near and medium term, but many enterprises face challenges when trying to adopt the third-party offerings...

Making the case for digitization
21 Sep, 2016 09:00 am
Making the case for digitization

Some 87 percent of 600 business leaders surveyed in a CEB study say digitization is their top priority. Two-thirds of those surveyed said they feared that their organizations could...

API management platforms emerge as essential IT tools
13 Sep, 2016 10:09 am
API management platforms emerge as essential IT tools

Google's plans to purchase Apigee underscore just how critical Application Programming Interface (API) management platforms have become to IT operations.

The cloud to handle most workloads within two years
9 Sep, 2016 10:15 am
The cloud to handle most workloads within two years

Within two years a big majority of IT workloads will be handled in remote data centers as the cloud continues to gain credibility among IT professionals,...

Linux is mostly for pros 25 years after the kernel was created
2 Sep, 2016 09:00 am
Linux is mostly for pros 25 years after the kernel was created

Linux has emerged as the software of choice underpinning everything outside of PC boxes from smartphones to financial transaction systems after Linus Torvalds wrote a quarter of a century...

Microsoft launches Stream, a 'YouTube'  for companies
22 Jul, 2016 02:04 pm
Microsoft launches Stream, a 'YouTube' for companies

Microsoft has unveiled a new service to upload, share and organise videos for streaming in business.

Social platform Hootsuite opens up integration options
15 Apr, 2016 11:20 am
Social platform Hootsuite opens up integration options

Social media management system company Hootsuite has announced its new open APIs for the purposes of publishing, user management and URL analytics.

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