Recognize the High Cost of Low Technical Debt

Maria J. Danford

Technical debt, a developer’s term for trade-offs, is starting to impact marketing tech and other choices. Here’s how IT teams can reduce the impact of technical debt choices.
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Image: Shutterstock

Sometimes managers struggle with determining if an innovation from a new technology will be worth the improved performance or features. Upgrades are expensive, and the decision to upgrade can meet unwarranted management resistance if a clear reason is not present.

But for analytics, whether applied to a marketing chatbot or developed as a precursor for advanced predictive models, delays in upgrading supporting software, data sources, or associated training can create

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Getting Up to Speed on 5G

Maria J. Danford

The 5G rollout is underway. How will this next-generation wireless technology impact you and your organization? — Network Computing
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Image: Pixabay

The wait is over: 5G service is finally becoming available across the U.S., with city-by-city rollouts being launched by virtually every major wireless telecommunications service provider. Asia isn’t far behind, although trade tensions and the impact of the coronavirus epidemic could result in rollout delays in China and other countries. Adoption in Europe will likely be relatively slow, a result of the region’s high population density and lower-cost broadband infrastructure.

Carriers are currently going to great lengths to position

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Meet 10 Women in Science Who Changed the World

Maria J. Danford

Who are the greatest scientists of all time? Chances are, Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton or other big names probably come to mind — and for good reason. Those scientists made remarkable discoveries and changed how we understand the world. 

But far too often, women are left off the roster, even though they’ve long made significant strides in science — including in eras when they were excluded from formal education and careers in the field. It was only until recently that female scientists have come out of the shadows of history.

In recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8 —

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Realme X50 Pro 512GB Storage Variant Surfaces Online Ahead of China Launch

Maria J. Danford

Realme might soon launch a 512GB storage variant of its latest flagship – the Realme X50 Pro 5G. This will be a top-of-the-line variant, as the current lineup has the 12GB+256GB model as the highest-end configuration. The 512GB storage variant of the Realme X50 Pro 5G has received the TENAA certification, indicating that the new variant is in development. With Realme X50 Pro 5G China launch set for March 12, we can expect the new variant to show up on the launch day. However, there is no word if the Realme X50 Pro’s 512GB storage option will remain exclusive to

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Motorola One Mid Pops Up on Geekbench, 6GB of RAM and Octa-Core Qualcomm SoC Tipped

Maria J. Danford

Earlier in February, we heard rumours about three new upcoming Motorola smartphones, and now, one of them has popped up on a Geekbench benchmark listing. The Motorola One Mid is supposed to another mid-range offering and is now listed on the benchmark website, as of March 9. The phone has been listed by the same rumoured name and appears to be running Android 10, with 6GB of RAM and an undisclosed Qualcomm processor. The listing indicates that it’s probably undergoing testing and would launch in the coming weeks or even early April. It’s still unclear how Motorola will be positioning

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