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10 Aug 2017
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Oracle Cements Interest on Blockchain: Joins Hyperledger [65529]
By: Eric Jacobsen

Eric blogs, "Blockchain technology has the potential to dramatically enhance enterprise business value by enabling near real-time, distributed transactions across customers' ecosystems and by enabling secure, tamper-proof data sharing. Recently, Oracle joined the Hyperledger consortium because of the consortium's approach to blockchain using open source collaboration, modular architecture, horizontal/cross-industry technology support, and support for enterprise needs. Oracle looks forward to participating in Hyperledger for the benefit of our global customer base and the market at large..."
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03 Aug 2017
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Is The Global Economy On The Cusp Of A 'Super-Cycle' Breakthrough? [65413]
By Rob Preston

Rob writes in Forbes, "Every generation seems to think its economic future is at dire risk, from the Panic of 1893 to the present. OPEC-induced oil shocks and runaway inflation rattled consumer confidence in the 1970s. 'Japan Inc.' and other foreign competitors started menacing the Western manufacturing establishment a decade later, portending a shift in economic power and the birth of the 'Asian century.' The 1990s brought relative prosperity worldwide, only to collapse as the dot-com and, later, credit bubbles burst..."
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02 Aug 2017
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Enterprise AI: Why Should You Care? [65414]
By Chuck Hollis

Chuck writes in Forbes, "Business leaders often tell me they feel barraged by technology vendors touting their latest shiny thing as 'disruptive' and 'game changing.' Some technologies, like internet and mobile, did turn out to be powerful forces that transformed how we do business. But other technologies, not so much.

As someone who has worked a full career at the intersection of business and technology, I've learned to be extremely judicious and selective when making my case for a new enterprise technology. And I do what I can to avoid hyping a trend..."
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01 Aug 2017
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Research Says People Will Learn More Than Ever At Oracle OpenWorld 2017 [65415]
By Jeff Erickson

Jeff writes in Forbes, "Oracle OpenWorld may be one of the world's largest annual business tech conferences, but this year the focus is on just you - namely, improving your individual journey on the path to greater learning.

For Oracle OpenWorld 2017, which takes place at San Francisco's Moscone Center this October 1-5, that means new session formats that foster deeper learning and retention through more active participation and collaboration among attendees, and more access to open meeting spaces..."
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31 Jul 2017
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Gaps In The Electric Grid Aside, African Economies Are On The Rise [65416]
By Linda Currey

Linda writes in Forbes, "The African Development Bank Group recently wrapped up its 2017 annual meeting in Ahmedabad, India, with an optimistic assessment of the country's progress made in improving agriculture and ending hunger and poverty.

The group also noted its funding of the New Deal on Energy for Africa, a far-reaching partnership that aspires to bring electricity to the continent's most remote areas by 2025..."
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27 Jul 2017
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UAE To Save Water By The Millions Of Gallons [65220]
By Sasha Banks-Louie, Forbes, July 27th 2017

Sasha writes in, Forbes, "The United Arab Emirates has long battled the sand and sea to provide fresh, clean, potable water for its residents. With a population that has more than doubled and an economy that has grown 93% since 2005, the UAE is on track to use more water per capita than almost any other nation on earth, according to the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

But the UAE is starting to solve its water crisis, embracing the Internet of Things and enterprise software to increase the supply of fresh groundwater while reducing the amount of water it wastes..."
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