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Swype is dead! Here are the top 3 android keyboard alternatives

Nuance Communications Inc. has ventured out from third-party keyboard app business. Technology website, The Verge published on 21st February 2018, that the tech giant has discontinued its Swype Keyboard app for Android and iOS. This has been a hassle for loyal Swype users who lost all customizations on their Swype keyboard. If you are still looking for a keyboard app or a keypad app for your Android or iOS to replace Swype, we have reviewed different android and iOS keyboards, and have picked top 3 alternatives to Swype – 1. SwiftKey SwiftKey is a well-equipped and cool keyboard app with SwiftKey Cloud, created by SwiftKey. Key Features of SwiftKey  The SwiftKey keypad app stores learned a language that you can use across multiple devices. It can learn how you use language on various...

Top 10 habits of customer-centric organizations

Poor customer experiences will destroy 30% of the digital business projects by 2020, according to a research by Gartner. With the acceleration in pace of technology, the customers expect more from the suppliers. They expect to be heard and involved. They’re quick to switch preferences and seek out new suppliers and vendors more authentic and transparent experiences. Hence, it is important for organizations to have a customer-centric approach to fulfil the expectations and meet the demands of customers. What is customer-centric approach? Customer-centric approach or customer-centricity is about providing great customer service, from awareness stage, through the purchasing process, and after the purchase process. It’s about putting your customers at the core of your business, and considering...

Three steps to drive an effective AI strategy

Digital transformation has become a core part of the business strategies in organizations of all sizes. The adoption of digital technologies helps the organizations to deliver the customers and employees a good digital business experience. Artificial intelligence (AI) is known as the key driver of digital transformation by senior executives in most of the organizations. However, organizations find it hard to build an AI strategy to leverage intelligent services as a part of the digital transformation initiatives. A majority of CEOs cite digital transformation as the top priority for their organizational growth. According to Gartner, many enterprises want AI solutions but don’t know what it is, and how they can integrate it into their existing technology stack, and what use cases can demons...

Microsoft Build 2018: Know top 8 announcements in just 2 minutes

Microsoft Build 2018, the annual developer event, brought together around 6000 developers, customers and partners in Seattle. Microsoft made a broad range of announcements at the Build conference, which were focused on artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IoT), and bringing the algorithmic computing to edge devices. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that computing has reached everywhere, and is embedded in places, things, homes, and cities. The world has become a computer itself. And if the world is a computer, the developers are a new seat of power. Microsoft shipped around 650 new capabilities to Azure in last one year. At its developer conference, the company introduced 70 more capabilities to Azure. Before making the major announcements at Microsoft Build 2018, Satya Nadell...

Majority of CIOs expecting their job to change due to digital transformation: Gartner’s 2018 CIO Agenda survey

95% of the CIOs expected the nature of their job to change due to digital transformation, according to Gartner’s 2018 CIO Agenda survey. Gartner surveyed 3160 CIOs across 98 countries, covering 15 main industries, and found that digital is the top priority for all the industries. Role of CIOs is changing The survey revealed that the digitalization and innovation would impact the job of CIOs across all industries. It means that they would have to accelerate and converge technology trends, shift business expectations, and form new objectives for organization. Majority of CIOs said that the details of the new job were not clear, and they didn’t have any blueprint to follow. It’s a big challenge for them. 73% of the CIOs said that their organizations were adaptable and open-to-change. Gartner ...

New skills and major culture changes in IT environment among top challenges to blockchain adoption: Gartner’s 2018 CIO survey

Blockchain is the technology that is likely to have a significant impact on the world in next few decades. It is often considered as the most important invention since the internet. However, it has yet to even start making its mark on the enterprises, according to Gartner’s 2018 CIO survey. Only 1% organizations currently using blockchain Gartner reported that only 1% organizations were using blockchain technology in their business. Whereas, 8% organizations were either experimenting or had short-term plans to adopt it. Blockchain, the technology that underlies cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and Ethereum, is being looked as an investment that can lead organizations to several problems like failed innovation, wasted investment, rash decisions, etc. A majority (77%) of the CIOs indicated that...

CEOs shifting their focus to digital business to accelerate growth: Gartner CEO survey

The business growth remains the top priority for a majority of CEOs, but there is a recognition that growth has become harder to achieve. A new survey from Gartner revealed that CEOs and senior IT executives were shifting their focus to digital business to accelerate the growth. Gartner surveyed 460 CEOs and senior business executives around the world in fourth quarter of 2017, and examined their business perspectives for 2018 and 2019. “Although growth remains the CEO’s biggest priority, there was a significant fall in simple mentions of it this year, from 58 percent in 2017 to just 40 percent in 2018. This does not mean CEOs are less focused on growth, instead it shows that they are shifting perspective on how to obtain it,” said Mark Raskino, vice president and Gartner...

Most organizations want all analytics in cloud by 2023, but concerned about slow pace of adoption: Teradata survey

A majority of the organizations expected to run 100% of their analytics in public cloud by 2023, as per a new report “The State of Analytics in the Cloud” by Teradata. Teradata, the leading cloud-based data and analytics company, surveyed senior technology leaders at 700 organizations worldwide to find the state of analytics in the cloud. The use of cloud among the enterprises has become very important in today’s tech world. The cloud not only helps enterprises to create new revenue opportunities, but also makes it easier to implement new business services. Cloud is the best place to run analytics 35% of the respondents were using public cloud across their whole organizations, while 39% were using it in some areas of the organization. The organizations liked their experience wi...

89% of organizations have either adopted or have plans to adopt a digital-first strategy: State of Digital Business Transformation 2018

Digital transformation has become a core part of the business strategies in organizations of all sizes. The adoption of digital technologies helps the organizations to deliver the customers and employees a good digital business experience. To stay ahead in today’s world of competition, the organizations need to deliver custom apps at the speed of ideas. To better understand what being a ‘digital business’ means to organizations, IDG conducted a survey of more than 700 IT business management and decision makers. According to IDG’s State of Digital Business Transformation 2018 report, 89% of the organizations have either adopted or have plans to adopt a digital-first strategy. What is the meaning of digital business for organizations? 52% of the respondents said that digital business meant e...

Stephen Hawking: Triumph of the Dreams

Stephen Hawking was not only a notable towering figure in the field of science but also a great visionary who didn’t let his physical debility ever weaken his dreams. He was not just a genius or a celebrated scientist but also an inspiration that will keep on guiding the mankind in varied ways. Stephen’s life has become a beacon for many people—from science enthusiasts to people with physical barriers. Let’s know about some of the impressive aspects of his exemplary life: Disease VS. Dreams After earning a degree in Natural Science from Oxford University, Stephen wanted to go for a Ph.D. from Cambridge University. However, at that time his body started experiencing occasional clumsiness. On being insisted by the family, Stephen went to see a doctor and found that he was diagnosed with Lou ...

90% of organizations consider at least 50% of data on cloud as sensitive: Oracle and KPMG Cloud Threat Report

90% of the information security professionals consider more than 50% of the cloud-resident data as sensitive, according to Oracle and KPMG Cloud Threat Report, 2018. The cloud adoption has become a business imperative for most of the organizations, because of its vast advantages like cost savings and enhanced security. Oracle and KPMG LLP surveyed around 450 IT security pros worldwide, and found that enterprises were struggling to protect their data on cloud with the increased number of security breaches. The report highlighted that a large number of organizations were confident about cloud adoption, which was evident from the finding that 90% of them stored at least 50% of data on cloud. “As organizations expand their cloud footprint, traditional security measures are unable to keep up wi...

48% Machine Learning Leaders experienced increased profitability: SAP study

48% of the companies using machine learning (ML) realized an increased profitability and a positive impact (more than 6%) on their revenue streams, as per a new study by SAP. The study, “Making the Most of Machine Learning: 5 Lessons from Fast Learners”, was conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and written in collaboration with SAP. Around 360 senior executives from North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific and Europe regions participated in the survey, half of whom were from the organizations with over $500 million annual revenue. Several companies use machine learning to get competitive advantage, increase profitability and revenue, cost-effectiveness and for better performance across the breadth of operations. SAP revealed the key characteristics of ‘Fast Learners’— the o...

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