Identifying Dark Data in non-OCR’d Images

The new European data protection legislation goes into effect next Friday. It’s going to be incredibly interesting to see how militant its enforcers play the game. There are many aspects required in complying with GDPR, but one core tenet is knowing where you are storing personal data. A […]

Microsoft StaffHub for Frontline Workers

On the Silverside blog, I wrote about Microsoft StaffHub: Microsoft has made significant strides in recent years addressing the needs of workers who don’t work on a computer throughout the day. Some people don’t touch a computer at work at all, and yet they still require company news, […]

Changes Afoot for Microsoft OneNote

On the Silverside blog, I wrote about upcoming changes for Microsoft OneNote: One of my friends once covered himself in Post-It Notes and walked into his local Microsoft office. He was hoping to become the product manager for Microsoft OneNote – hence the attention-grabbing way of presenting himself […]

Microsoft Surface Hub 2

Microsoft announced the Surface Hub 2 today (May 15, US time). The new Hub 2 – for meeting rooms, team work, and visual collaboration – is more flexible and lighter than the first version of the Hub. It comes in one size, rather than the two options of […]

Re-Imagining Aluminum Smelting

From Apple: Aluminum is a key material in many of Apple’s most popular products, and for more than 130 years, it’s been produced the same way. But that’s about to change. Aluminum giants Alcoa Corporation and Rio Tinto Aluminum today announced a joint venture to commercialize patented technology […]

Microsoft Build 2018 – Keynote Highlights

Microsoft Build 2018, a major conference hosted by Microsoft for its developers, was held in Seattle during the past week. CNET cut the multi-hour keynote into a 12-minute highlights reel. – the importance of data privacy to Microsoft (as it should be) – a partnership with DJI so […]

Broader Usefulness of Satellite Photos

BusinessWeek ran an article in July 2015 called How Satellite Photos May Change Economics. It offered an insight into how companies such as Planet Labs, Spaceknow and Orbital Insight are offering ways of turning satellite imagery into data for decision making. For example, a collection of photos of […]

Re-Imagining Construction at Bechtel

It has been several years since I first saw the above Bechtel case study – on how the company had embraced the iPad for business – but there were a couple of new ideas to me that have stood out over time. First, embedding sensors in form work […]