It’s been more than 30 years since the arrival of Apple’s Macintosh computer – the Mac, which has evolved substantially, especially over the past decade. (And as of today, it’s been 20 years since the first iMac was unveiled.) From only 128KB of memory in the first Mac (to an optional 128GB in the latest iMac Pro), Apple has continually redefined its products from design and aesthetics to functionality and productivity.   By Sean Moreau on ComputerWorld
Only 26 percent of companies have had an Internet of Things project that they consider a success, according to research from Cisco. And, 60 percent of IoT projects currently die before even leaving the proof of concept stage. ZDNet and TechRepublic have been covering the IoT movement extensively since 2012, and we’re now seeing enterprises that have learned from several generations of IoT projects.   By Jason Hiner on ZDNet
Blockchain distributed ledgers work by linking together a chain of electronic records, each inextricably tied to the one before it; each new set of entries or “blocks” is completed and time-stamped with a hashtag only after passing through a consensus process.   By Lucas Mearian on ComputerWorld
The transformation towards a smart office is unavoidable, according to Symantec Australia and New Zealand chief technology officer Nick Savvides, and companies need to do two things in preparation. The first, the CTO told ZDNet, is to develop a company-wide Internet of Things (IoT) strategy that covers both management and updates of company devices, as well as connected devices brought into the office by employees.   By Jonathan Chadwick on ZDNet
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When you move your database to the cloud, it’s digital transformation. When customers can make payments through a secure website, it’s digital transformation. When employees can manage and track their work schedules via mobile phone, that’s digital transformation.   By Joe Mckendrick on ZDNet
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‘Transformation’ is a loaded term that today’s business leaders seem to be hearing more of, especially when IT concepts are being explained around boardroom tables. But there’s still much about transformation that very few are aware of, and the rate at which technology is evolving makes it even more difficult to understand exactly how to future proof your business. One thing is certain though: the cloud has become an integral part of running businesses today and it continues to present…
Digital and mobile technologies are revolutionizing financial services and elevating customers’ expectations. But, as one of Belgium’s biggest banks is proving, meeting those new requirements means treating digital as much more than ‘just another channel. ’There’s a growing realization among businesses that ‘digital transformation’ has to mean what it says.   By Jim Mortleman on CIO
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