- by Lisa Marcus
Linguists regularly visit Indigenous communities to gather knowledge and document the languages spoken. When they leave, however, these linguists historically take with them the knowledge they gleaned from Indigenous peoples. The appropriation of this data, and its placement in academic and reference texts, produces a painful paradox for Indigenous peoples: they often lose ownership of their own cultural assets, and end up having to buy back that knowledge to preserve it.
It’s kinda funny. You don’t realize how behind the times you may be until you reflect on the past. I can remember reading "1984" by George Orwell – before 1984 — which made me think twice about the future date within my lifetime. I remember seeing “2001: A Space Odyssey” – a movie about the future in space when machine learning crossed into maniacal machine behavior, also before 2001 — and needing to see it again as there were a lot of futuristic themes in that sci-fi plot-line. [This movie was one of many that set the stage that terrorized the general population into thinking that machines would take over the world!]
- by Aaron Riddle
Marketing teams in the technology industry rely on technical staff to communicate highly complex messages. Rarely will you find a marketing team that is technical by nature (guilty), nor is it easy to find a technical team proficient at marketing. In most instances, these two departments are married by a sales department that has a broad understanding of both disciplines and can decipher the languages of both.
- by Amy Weiss
There is one universal truth about cybersecurity: all the preparation, resources and infrastructure in the world won’t make a single bit of difference if the people in the organization aren’t aware, alert and on guard against threats.
- by Steve Luke
Your business needs to collect and present information. Dynamic HTML fillable forms are an ideal way to do this. With the advancement of HTML and adaptive HTML forms you can go way beyond the realm of Acro Forms and static PDF forms and you can do it without compromising security or having to spend $200,000+ for an enterprise-class product that may lock you into proprietary files and formats. Fillable HTML forms are easily accessed on any device and submitted through the same with omnichannel delivery options of the completed forms. The complete workflow of a business process can be handled with a single forms solution integrated with your existing or new business systems. There should be no requirements to modify your business software. Let the fillable forms become your gateway in and out of your system and your automated communications solution for your customers, partners, vendors and employees.
As digital transformation continues to catch on, some folks still can’t let go of paper — evidenced, among other things, by IDC’s MaturityScape Benchmark: Digital Transformation of Document Workflows in the United States, which revealed that 65 percent of businesses are still reliant on paper. But all this stubborn affinity to paper yields insane costs and an inherently slow and inefficient medium to drive business processes. An infrastructure built on paper is an infrastructure with inefficiency baked in.
- by Ryan Duguid
No-code and low-code development platforms — which allow users to build apps without the use of coding — hold huge potential for enterprises’ digital transformation initiatives. But some leaders still hold back on embracing them in their own plans.
Earlier this year Nintex hosted Xchange 2018, the company’s third annual customer and partner conference. More than 500 business leaders and IT professionals converged on the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California, to network and learn about AI, best practices and Nintex’s workflow solutions. The event featured keynotes and presentations from Nintex’s (now former) CEO John Burton, CTO Alain Gentilhomme, CMO Matt Fleckenstein, Senior VP of Technology Strategy Ryan Duguid, Salesforce VP for Strategic Research Peter Coffee, and Box Chief Product Officer Jeetu Patel. Attendees could also attend more than 40 breakout sessions or meet one-on-one with representatives from Nintex.
As the office market has evolved from desktops to mobile, the multifunction printer (MFP) has evolved as well. Not only is the MFP the critical printer for high impact color documents in the office, it is also a fundamental element of the digital ecosystem with its scan and mobile integration. In this sense, the MFP bridges the gap between the paper and digital environment. Today, in addition to print, copy, scan and fax, MFPs offer connectivity and fully integrated workflow solutions.
Thousands of IT professionals descended on Washington, D.C., July 31-August 2 for the annual CompTIA ChannelCon event, and BPO Media was there to bear witness. The focus this year was "The Business of Technology," and to our eyes, it seems that a large portion of that business is now focused around cybersecurity.