Kuehne + Nagel volumes rise in 2017, but margins narrow

Containers at the Port of Hamburg. (Photo credit: Shutterstock.) Global freight forwarder Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) suffered a fall in earnings from ocean freight last year but the impact on its overall results was offset by higher profits from air freight, overland transport, and contract logistics. Its gross profit (turnover less… Source: http://www.joc.com

February 28, 2018
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BrandPost: How AI Makes Your Work Life Better

Early next year, millions of Bank of America account holders will get access to a new personal banker named Erica. She’ll check account balances, make money transfers, pay bills, and perform dozens of other tasks. Erica doesn’t get tired or rude, and she’s on call 24/7. As you probably guessed, Erica is a next‑generation chatbot, or automated conversational agent. Unlike predecessor bots that primarily answered questions, Erica can perform a variety…

February 28, 2018
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Spotify says it eventually plans to move remaining computing and storage workloads to Google Cloud Platform, after beginning backend migration in 2016 (Jordan Novet/CNBC)

February 28, 2018

Jordan Novet / CNBC: Spotify says it eventually plans to move remaining computing and storage workloads to Google Cloud Platform, after beginning backend migration in 2016  —  – Spotify acknowledges that Google is a competitor but says it doesn’t think Google will use Spotify’s reliance on the Google cloud to gain competitive advantage. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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IDG Contributor Network: Launching strategic IT initiatives: A negotiation exercise between IT and its business partners

The past couple of months have been filled with new beginnings, especially for IT groups. Armed with new budgets and post-holiday enthusiasm, many IT organizations were preparing to launch major initiatives in 2018. Although most IT execs have learned what it takes to implement successful initiatives, we are all guilty of skipping key steps in the planning process in the interests of getting underway before budgets are cut or business…

February 28, 2018
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