Unfiltered Opinion : April 2017 Archives

The real truth about technology and IT

How IBM Watson Could Reduce Harassment and Bullying Behavior

28 Apr, 2017

IBM’s recent epiphany is that AI should be used to enhance, not replace, people. Perhaps another application could be reducing abusive behavior. ...More >

Varonis Annual Survey: A Lot of Companies Are Taking Unknown Terminal Risks

25 Apr, 2017

With state-level threats hovering over almost every country, the level of exposure creates issues at a national level and the potential for a single connected trusted company to become the critical path for a nation-level attack. ...More >

Intel Kills IDF: Why Traditional Trade Shows and Developers’ Forums Will Eventually Die

17 Apr, 2017

The idea of trade shows predates the internet and, over time, has become something of an ironic tech industry anachronism. ...More >

Apple vs. Qualcomm Litigation and the Nuclear Option

14 Apr, 2017

While the heart of this appears to be an ill-conceived effort to force Qualcomm to give Apple a unique discount and competitive advantage, that now seems unachievable due to the public nature of this dispute. ...More >

The Implicit AI Warning and United: Don’t Assure the Data at Your Peril

12 Apr, 2017

As we create ever more capable AI systems that can emulate human thinking, we have to be careful that it isn’t just the speed of the decisions that is being enhanced. ...More >

Anticipating and Preventing a Total Laptop Travel Ban

07 Apr, 2017

Analyst Rob Enderle explains why we should take the laptop ban situation as a threat to the electronics industry and IT departments, and what we can do to address it. ...More >

Why Fake News on PC and Printer Death Is Dangerous

06 Apr, 2017

Not only aren’t PCs and printers going away, both are experiencing a bit of a resurgence. This means our focus on assuring that they don’t become security problems needs to be updated along with our belief that these problems will somehow be self-correcting. ...More >

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