The Meaning of Innovation at Walmart: A Q&A With Jeff Gorman

From its pioneering work with open source platforms like Kubernetes and OpenStack to the disruptive technology that enables its industry-leading brick-and-mortar customer experience, innovation is at the core of the Walmart brand. It’s also at the heart of Jeff Gorman’s day-to-day responsibilities. Gorman is vice president of innovations for Walmart’s central operations, a role that…

How Open Source Software Took Over the World

We all know “software is eating the world,” but more and more, it’s open source projects that are driving some of the most innovative work in the tech industry. From OpenStack to MongoDB to Android, open source development has transformed both the consumer and enterprise worlds. With so much innovation, it’s easy to forget that…

5 Ways Developers Can Make an Impact in IoT

The Internet of Things may still be in its infancy, but it already heralds a bold new world of connected sensors and devices. Developers have nearly limitless potential to create new apps and experiences. Research firm VisionMobile forecasts the number of developers working on IoT software to increase from more than 5 million in early…

A Day in the Life of Forensic Examiners: IT in Reverse

When investigators needed information from a damaged store device, they turned to Walmart’s forensics crime lab. The challenge? The external hard drive had been smashed with a hammer and thrown from a third-story window. Walmart’s forensics crime lab is one of only a handful of private labs in the world accredited by the American Society…

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