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OracleVoice: Surviving And Thriving In The Digital Economy: A Platform Approach

Forbes - Tech

Much has been written about the digital transformation of individual corporate functions: marketing, sales, human resources, customer experience, and so on. I find that view far too limiting. In the digital economy, the whole is more important than the individual pieces. A successful digital enterprise is one whose departments and functions are more connected and integrated than those that came before. But that desperately needed digital integration won't happen organically.

Yay or nay: What do you really think about low-code and no-code platforms?


McKendrick continues that according to a recent KPMG survey, "the number of executives naming low- and no-code development platforms as their most important automation investment has nearly tripled, from 10% to 26%." For some developers, these platforms are a welcome time-saving solution to focus their efforts on other higher-value projects. While others might disagree, and instead, fear that low-code and no-code platforms will result in fewer developer jobs. What do you think low-code and no-code platforms mean for the enterprise? TechRepublic Premium is doing a survey to find out. If you're familiar with your company's use of low-code or no-code platforms we want to hear from you.

Workday adds more embedded analytics to finance, HR platforms


Workday on Thursday said that it is beefing up its built-in analytics to its platform for finance and human capital management with more scorecards and dashboards. The predictive analytics tools are built in across Workday 26, said Betsy Bland, vice president of Workday in charge of financial management product strategy. "This update is about making more information and data insights available for operational and management reporting," said Bland. "You will find embedded analytics in the experience."

Slack debuts private shared channels


Slack is rolling out an update to its shared channels feature that aims to make it more useful for businesses dealing with confidential or classified content.

Multiplexed and portable nucleic acid detection platform with Cas13, Cas12a, and Csm6


CRISPR techniques are allowing the development of technologies for nucleic acid detection (see the Perspective by Chertow). Taking advantages of the distinctive enzymatic properties of CRISPR enzymes, Gootenberg et al. developed an improved nucleic acid detection technology for multiplexed quantitative and highly sensitive detection, combined with lateral flow for visual readout. Myhrvold et al. added a sample preparation protocol to create a field-deployable viral diagnostic platform for rapid detection of specific strains of pathogens in clinical samples. Cas12a (also known as Cpf1), a type V CRISPR protein, cleaves double-stranded DNA and has been adapted for genome editing. Chen et al. discovered that Cas12a also processes single-stranded DNA threading activity.