Artificial Intelligence and Pervasive Computing

How Artificial Intelligence uses Pervasive Computing with Hearables and Wearables Pervasive computing, also called ubiquitous computing, is the growing trend of embedding computational capability (generally in the form of microprocessors) into everyday objects to make them effectively communicate and perform useful tasks in a way that minimizes the end user’s need to interact with computers …
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The Outlook of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence is frequently (though not always) better at decision-making than humans. In some areas, we might expect this. For example, AI will suggest the fastest route on a map, accounting for traffic and distance, while we as humans would be prone to taking our tried-and-true route. But some less-expected areas where AI is better …
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Development Technology Review: Microsoft Blazor

I recently attended a webinar about a new web technology from Microsoft called Blazor. When it comes to web development, there is no shortage of tools, libraries, and frameworks. So what differentiates Blazor from any other technology currently out there? In a nutshell, Blazor allows developers to run native C# code directly in the browser. …
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Retaining Supply Chain Expertise

institutional knowledge
The biggest challenge organizations face is retaining expertise and organizational knowledge.  This may be hard to fathom, but in the 29 years I have been helping supply chain and business organizations make better decisions, it is surprising how often the groups re-visit the same decisions over again.  Key roles are turning over more quickly, and …
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The Impact of 5G Networks on the Digital Supply Chain

5G networks are the next generation of mobile internet connectivity, offering faster speeds and more reliable connections on smartphones and other devices than ever before. 5G will help power a huge rise in Internet of Things technology (extension of Internet connectivity into physical devices and everyday objects), providing the infrastructure needed to carry huge amounts …
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Effects of Highly Seasonal Demand on a Supply Chain

Seasonal Demand Product
I was in the grocery store the day after Easter – a shopping cart caught my eye. It was all the leftover goodies discounted to $1.00 from $5.99. These items had not suddenly gone bad – they were just cookies and candies shaped like rabbits and Easter Eggs. This cart of items started me thinking …
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A Day In The Life

Cargo container on the beach
Remotely Supporting Supply Chain Solutions to a Global Clientele Situation The day started a little earlier than most.  My peaceful slumber was interrupted by unexpected cargo carried over from the previous day that seemed to roll in like waves until the largest piece crashed to shore sometime around 4:30 am. Previous Day 7:30 am:  Time …
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