As one of the major research components of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) has the broad mission to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology through research and development in information technology, mathematics, and statistics.
"The future of work will be built on transformative digital workplaces that engage and empower employees by placing them at the center of an increasingly-cognitive enterprise," said Nayaki Nayyar, President, Digital Service Management at BMC. "Companies that fail to prepare for a business landscape where artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, and automation redefine how we work will have difficulty attracting and retaining skilled workforces. Our BMC Digital Workplace solution increases the ability to deliver on those criteria by providing key digital workplace capabilities in the cloud or on-premise, all available via a single pane of glass that transforms the way we work."
This installment of Research for Practice features a special curated selection from John Regehr, who takes us on a tour of great debates in academic computer science research. In case you thought flame wars were reserved for Usenet mailing lists and Twitter, think again: the academic literature is full of dramatic, spectacular, and vigorous debates spanning file systems, operating system kernel design, and formal verification.
Perhaps one of the most critical tasks on a construction project is scheduling. Built On Vision's SaaS (software-as-a-service) product is a schedule quality control tool for the construction industry. The construction technology enables the owner and contractor to check schedules coming in from Microsoft Project or Primavera P6 against more than 200 metrics, such as out of sequence activities with a dangling start. Further, it allows the user to compare a series of construction schedules with each other to detect trends and irregularities among the schedules. In the past year, the technology company has also added a new feature that enables translation of schedules for any language to English.