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What’s an Influencer? The Complete WIRED Guide

Much like trolls or the blockchain, the term influencer is one of those words that ubiquity has rendered meaningless. It is simultaneously an insult and an aspiration, the scourge of small business owners and the future of marketing, and a moniker for kids with middling social followings and megacelebrities alike. It’s how the Pope describes the Virgin Mary, for some reason, and […]

Best Western puts customer experience at the center of AWS migration

At Best Western Hotels & Resorts, a move to the cloud has been on the radar for years. The idea of replacing existing infrastructure with a public cloud provider has been in the works since at least 2013, when Greg Adams, SVP and chief digital officer, joined the company. The announcement came earlier this week, when […]

NFL, AWS to use player digital twins to model scenarios and combat injury

Dive Brief: The National Football League is partnering with Amazon Web Services to apply artificial intelligence and machine learning to derive insights about player safety and treatment, the organizations announced Thursday. The underlying goal is to “predict the risk of player injuries” to make way for prevention.  AWS and the NFL will analyze data on […]

CyrusOne hit by REvil ransomware, impacting 6 managed service customers

Dive Brief: Six of CyrusOne’s managed service customers, primarily in its New York data center, experienced availability issues following a ransomware attack, a CyrusOne spokesperson told CIO Dive in an email. Some of the devices in the customers’ network were encrypted by the attack.  An investigation is underway with law enforcement support. “Our data center colocation […]

Diversity in technology decision-making and design: Creating the future we want

Editor’s note: The following is a guest article from Charla Griffy-Brown, PhD professor of information systems at Pepperdine Graziadio Business School. In Charles Dickens’ 1843 novel “A Christmas Carol,” the Ghost of Christmas Present confronts Ebenezer Scrooge with two wretchedly miserable children peering out from the bottom of his flowing robe. Says the Ghost, “This […]

HackerOne’s breach highlights security business partner risk

Dive Brief: Bug bounty platform HackerOne paid one of its community members a $20,000 bounty after the individual was able to access a HackerOne security analyst account, according to an incident report. No malicious intent or activity was found and copies of the data were deleted.  Human error led to a disclosed session cookie and […]

BB&T sues tech vendor Hitachi Vantara over 2018 outage

Dive Brief: BB&T is suing computer hardware vendor Hitachi Vantara, claiming the company was responsible for a “catastrophic” outage that kept millions of customers from accessing the bank’s online, mobile, ATM and wire transfer services for 15 hours over several days in February 2018. The outage cost the bank “about $15 million in lower deposit […]

Developing AI ScaleNet: Enabling Seamless, High-resolution 8K Streaming

It’s official: We’ve entered the era of 8K TVs. Around the world, sales of 8K displays are steadily increasing, and with TV manufacturers constantly adding more offerings to the mix, the 8K market is expected to continue to grow. There are, however, a few challenges that need to be addressed before viewers around the world […]

The Transition of Spend Management to Intelligent Spend Management

With the world of intelligence finally upon us, it is now expected that all aspects of business will be revolutionized. Businesses were ready to experience innovation in a lot of business processes and opportunities, but they weren’t expecting such a massive response.  The world of intelligence has made management easier and simpler. With new innovations […]