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16 Feb 2017
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New ORACLE TEAM USA Boat An Engineering Marvel, Data Machine [60729]
By Rob Preston

ORACLE TEAM USA has unveiled the sailing machine it will take into its defense of the America's Cup this coming June: a sleek, aerodynamically sculpted foiling catamaran that is both a work of modern art and an engineering marvel.

Adhering to the new specs of this year's competition, the new and improved yacht, unveiled Tuesday evening at ORACLE TEAM USA's base here, is 15 meters (49.21 feet) long and weighs 2,400 kilograms (5,291 pounds). Those dimensions make it considerably shorter and lighter than the 72-foot colossus ORACLE TEAM USA sailed to a historic come-from-behind 9-8 victory over Emirates Team New Zealand in the last America's Cup competition, on San Francisco Bay in September 2013.
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15 Feb 2017
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GE Digital: Beyond A 'Cartoonish Version' Of The Internet Of Things [60730]
By Rob Preston

Rob writes, "No blue chip company has embraced the Internet of Things more aggressively than industrial giant GE. The company's software-endowed wind turbines, medical imaging systems, lighting fixtures, appliances, jet engines, locomotives, and other internet-connected 'things' now generate reams of data, which GE and its customers analyze to improve system uptime, cut costs, and deliver a variety of other business outcomes.

For example, by using software developed on GE's Predix operating system to collect and analyze the terabytes of data generated by a jet engine every flight, the maintenance crews of GE's airline customers can determine when to replace a component before it malfunctions, avoiding costly unscheduled downtime. To put that opportunity into context, GE estimates that 41% of flight cancellations or delays are caused by mechanical failure. How much would it be worth to an airline to eliminate such failures?..."
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14 Feb 2017
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G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers Uses Modern HR To Compete For Top Talent [60731]
By Rick O'Herron

Rick writes, "When Christina Walker joined G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers as executive vice president of HR in 2015, the CEO wanted Walker to completely transform HR. He wanted the company to attract qualified candidates, prepare the next set of leaders, and have a succession strategy in place. The CEO also wanted the workforce to be competitive for top talent in their region for years to come.

What Walker discovered was that the HR department of the largest family-owned and operated Pepsi franchise bottler had become focused on tactical tasks, such as mastering the mysteries of pivot tables in Excel, rather than on strategic activities..."
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28 Jan 2017
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Emerging Tech and the Enterprise [60092]
By Juergen Kress, January 28th, 2017

Juergen blogs, "Wearables - your Apple Watches, Fitbits, and Misfits - are finally coming out to play in the world of enterprise applications. The Internet of Things (IoT) is also changing the game, so adopting a smart strategy is key. If you haven't yet, check out this post on the Voice of User Experience (VoX) blog, 'Wearables, IoT push Oracle's emerging tech development.'

Enterprise use cases can be hard to come by for some technologies, such as voice and gesture as input, but Oracle needs to keep up with the latest developments in those fields anyway so that we're ready when an enterprise use case comes up..."
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19 Jan 2017
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The Hottest Tech Skills for 2017 [59860]
Written by Nicole Fornacon, Oracle University Marketing Director, EMEA/APAC

Nicole blogs, "New year, new you, new job?

2017 is here, and if your New Year's resolution includes a career shift, a promotion or even landing your first job, then it's crucial to be aware of the skills employers seek.

To identify the hottest skills employers are looking for, LinkedIn analyzed its 2016 site activity.

According to LinkedIn's career expert, Catherine Fisher, now is a great time for professionals to acquire the skills they need to be more marketable..."
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17 Jan 2017
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Top 10 Strategic CIO Priorities For 2017 [59861]
By Rob Preston, January 17th, 2017

Rob writes, "More so than in any other year in recent history, events in 2017 promise to put business executives under intense pressure, as new political forces, restructured trading coalitions, and more aggressive central bankers and regulators exert their influence on companies and markets worldwide.

Advances in digital technology and business models will also continue to shift the balance of global economic power, putting more pressure on CIOs to stay ahead of existing and emerging competitors. The many tools at the disposal of CIOs include cloud computing, predictive analytics, mobile applications, machine learning, and robotics, feeding broader movements such as the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0. The business opportunities are considerable: lower costs; more precise supply chains; more dynamic, reliable, and personalized products and marketing campaigns; more attentive customer service; and ultimately more abundant, loyal customers..."
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