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1,000 banks vanish

1,000 banks vanish

That was the headline of a small article in the paper this morning outlining how over 1,000 bank branches have been closed in the last 2 years as more and more …

Spot the Robot!

Spot the Robot!

Please no! This is obviously a toy and not a robot. But the promise of robots moving out of the industrial space and into the home is becoming more and more …

Spot the Robot! Automobiles

Spot the Robot! Automobiles

One of my first cars was a 1970 Chevy Malibu with a gorgeous 307 horse power V8 engine. It was anything but a robot. But if you look at the new self-driving …

Alexa, deploy the month-end workload

Alexa, deploy the month-end workload

Alexa seems to be all the rage at the moment. Amazon’s interactive personal virtual assistant is a cloud-based service which uses devices like the “Echo” …

Spot the Robot! Industrial Robots

Spot the Robot! Industrial Robots

Obviously, this is a robot. And it has been since the 70’s.  Big metal arms that lift, weld, or hold – over and over again. So if they look the same, …

ASCETiC: The Drive to Cloud Efficiency

ASCETiC: The Drive to Cloud Efficiency

In my previous piece, I began looking at the current drive towards better energy efficiency in the IT sector. Now, I’d like to take an in-depth view of …