When chat apps or other websites critical to getting a day’s work done experience an outage, panic sets in. Today, some teams were feeling the stress when Slack briefly had connectivity issues, and its API requests were responding with errors, making it behave slowly.
Matters of machine intelligence are topics of great interest these days. In CTO circles, it’s all anyone talks about. It reminds me of a statement I read a couple years back from renowned technology writer and author Kevin Kelly: "The business plans of the next 10,000 startups are easy to forecast: Take X and add AI." An interesting remark.
‘It feels like being on a tech board… one that is under siege by a thousand piranhas that are chipping away at various business lines and profit centres.’ That’s how a board member of a U.S. super-regional bank responded when she was asked what her role felt like today, at the 2015 MIT CIO Symposium. Fast forward a year and across the pond, I’m not sure the response we’d get from European financial services board members would be fit to print in a family publication.
Walgreens (yes, that Walgreens — the one that also owns Duane Reade and is trying to buy Rite Aid for $17.2 billion) has long offered a number of tools for developers who want to plug into both its retail and pharmacy business. Today, the company is extending this program with the launch of two new APIs.
The principles of cloud computing might be decades old, but it wasn’t until 2006, when Amazon entered the cloud market, that the modern cloud era really began. Like the processor virtualization market a decade earlier, cost, benefit and flexibility are providing the basis for an ever-increasing pace of enterprise cloud adoption.