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InformationWeek spoke with Informatica’s new CEO, Anil Chakravarthy. He talks about his journey to becoming CEO and receiving the board’s approval. He also went over trends that he predicts for 2016. Chakravarthy believes that enterprises are going to be looking more into the cloud and that customers are figuring out how to combine the cloud with big data. Lastly, he reveals that Informatica will be unveiling a new product that combines “the best of what IT wants and business wants” during 2016.
Big Data Must Deliver Business Value: Informatica CEO – Information Week
Yelp released a minimal init system for Docker containers called dumb-init. It acts as a signal handing proxy and performs other init functions. According to Yelp, the primary motivation behind creating dumb-init was to make it easier for developers to move containers.
Self Service and Enterprise
Self-serving is becoming more and more popular, especially in restaurants. Kiosks are becoming common in diners, which help with self-service payments (ability to split the bill and coordinate multiple payments) and customizing food orders with this self-service technology.
Growing reception and use of self-service POS – Pizza Marketplace
Partical eCommerce provides 6 different content marketing tactics for eCommerce merchants. It suggests informative eCommerce businesses use product videos, provide useful articles that help their consumer solve a problem or task, captivating photography that engages the shoppers, and fun contest or polls that engage potential customers.
6 Content marketing Tactics for Ecommerce Merchants – Partical Ecommerce
Several articles covered Big Switch Networks’ news that it has released a free version of its software. The company hopes to entice potential customers and help developers find new use for its products. These free software downloads are available on the company’s website.
The IoT industry is growing rapidly and Gartner predicts that by 2020 there will be at least 21 billion connected devices. When consumers search for a list of IoT products online, they often get confusing technical jargon about embedded products. So, Forbes created a list of 5 easy to understand IoT examples, including Hello Barbie, a product from Mattel with speech recognition technology, allowing it to engage with the person playing with it. Other examples include L’Oreal’s connected mascara, which will be able to give users feedback on products that will help complement their beauty look, a bottle of vodka that can interact with its consumer from Asbolut Vodka, smart cities designed by Altiux using real-time plant analytics solutions, and Samsung’s “Family Hub” refrigerator that allows consumers to use their phone to post content, use a calendar, pin photos, write notes, provide camera images of the contents inside, and gives users the ability to shop online, manage recipes, and compile and compare shopping lists.
CIO examines how the real of the “consumer Internet” is becoming more and more similar to the Internet of things, as retailers are starting to use technology like Bluetooth to gain more granular location data, or using video feeds to evaluate emotional reactions to products live in stores. Brands are also using consumers’ social media data, such as likes, dislikes, tweets and posts to improve the buying experience. With all of this data, the consumer Internet mimics that of the industrial Internet by using analytics platforms to slice and dice all this data.