While all of these change-drivers are interwoven and impact on each other, we have to give special attention to the change driven by technology. Gordon Moore, one of the founders of Intel, predicted in 1965 that the processing power for computers would double every two years (known as Moore's Law). Think about the exponential growth we've seen, such as the comparison between the power of a giant supercomputer back then and the smartphone of today. That has created the need for specialisation of professional services companies which focus perhaps on a technology or an industry to provide specialized support and expertise. Guestline Guestline is one such tech company, specialising in hospitality software solutions. It's an expert in cloud-based property management, distribution and digital marketing technologies for the hospitality industry. Siloed technology and the absence of coherent and meaningful data are real issues in the hospitality software sector. Hotels tend to have lots … [Read more...] about The wisest ways to tap into ever-changing tech to drive business
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For a guy who built a robot he hopes will banish human emotion from the investing process, Chida Khatua spends a lot of time trying to figure out how it thinks.Khatua is chief executive officer of EquBot, a San Francisco company that’s built an artificial intelligence system for investing. In October, a day before the launch of an exchange-traded fund that uses EquBot recommendations, his team was going over stocks the computer wanted to buy. One name popped out: Brookdale Senior Living Inc., which operates retirement communities and nursing homes. This was back when wildfires were burning parts of California, where some of Brookdale’s facilities sit.The trade looked off to Khatua, a former Intel Corp. engineer. Buy a company caught up in a natural disaster? But on a second look, it wasn’t hard to put together what the computer might have been thinking. News reports and press releases—all fed into the … [Read more...] about Can Humans Understand How Robots Invest?
Being an Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) supplier can be something of a double-edged sword. Since Apple is hugely successful in the markets in which it participates, winning Apple orders can be anything from a solid revenue boost (typically the case for already large and successful suppliers) to a fundamental game-changer (the case for small suppliers that hit it big with Apple). Unfortunately, since Apple plays hardball with suppliers, and since Apple is known for aggressively bringing technologies in-house, revenue from Apple generally isn't as "sticky" as revenue from other, less powerful customers. Image source: Apple. To that end, I'd like to go over three Apple suppliers that are at risk of losing significant Apple business in the years ahead: Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM), and Dialog Semiconductor (NASDAQOTH: DLGNF). 1. Intel On April 2, Bloomberg reported that Apple management had green-lit an initiative, known as Kalamata, to replace … [Read more...] about 3 Apple Inc. Suppliers Set to Lose Significant Business
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News / Business by Press Association 02/04/2018, 10:43 pm Updated: 02/04/2018, 10:46 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Worries over protectionist trade policies and controversy surrounding technology companies have prompted investors to pull money out of the US market. That meant steep drops on Monday from former big winners including Netflix, Microsoft and Alphabet, Google’s parent company. Among other recent winners, Intel plummeted 6.1% following a report in Bloomberg News that Apple plans to start using its own chips in Mac computers. And Amazon sank following more broadsides from President Donald Trump on Twitter. The Dow Jones industrial average fell as much as 758 points, although major indexes regained some of their losses later in the afternoon. The Dow lost 458.92 points, or 1.9%, to 23,644.19. The S&P 500 index gave up 58.99 points, or 2.2%, to 2,581.88. The Nasdaq composite slumped 193.33 … [Read more...] about China trade war fears see Wall Street stocks plunge