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Construction Giant Skanska Using Cloud As Foundation For Growth

Skanska employees review a future project using 3-D building information modeling. (Source: Skanska)

Even though digital pioneers aren’t pounding on construction companies like they are in other industries, Swedish building giant Skanska knows it must go high tech in a big way—adopting smart sensors, cloud-based data analytics, green building design, robotics, and the like. “We’re really on the brink of doing what other …

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Data Capital Laggards ‘Probably In Trouble’: Sonderegger

Source: Oracle

Never has a technology movement been so misunderstood, overhyped, yet undervalued as big data. Paul Sonderegger, Oracle’s big data strategist, sees it as nothing less than a fundamental building block of competitive advantage—a form of capital on par with financial and human capital. It’s estimated that 84% of the market …

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This Is The Drone Company Walmart Is Hoping To Use For Drone

DJI founder and CEO Frank Wang sprawls out underneath one of his company’s Inspire drones. Walmart said on Monday that it was planning to experiment with DJI devices for drone delivery. (Photo: David Hartung For Forbes)

The world’s largest retailer is hoping to work with the world’s biggest consumer drone manufacturer. On Monday, Walmart said it filed paperwork with the Federal Aviation Administration to test outdoor drone delivery with devices made by China’s SZ DJI Technology Co. In documents first reported by Reuters, the retailer explained …

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Twitter Third-Quarter Earnings: What To Watch

Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey. (Getty Images)

Tuesday marks Twitter TWTR +0.00% first quarterly earnings report with Jack Dorsey as the social network’s official CEO. Since his appointment three weeks ago, Dorsey has overseen the launch of a new hand-curated content tab called “Moments,” cut 8% of Twitter’s total staff, gave a third of his Twitter stock …

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