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The Rise and Fall of Ruby on Rails
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Once the rising star of web development, Ruby on Rails has fallen into a secondary role in the corporate world.
By Kristoffer Frisch-Ekenes, Bootcamp Leader at Coding Dojo , 7/24/2017
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Old Database Problems In a New Guise: As a Service
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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ScaleArc: If cloud services are the "white knight" sent to solve IT problems, then database as a service is going to fall short.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/24/2017
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Not Easy To Get To Digital Transformation Jump-off Point
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
The Hackett Group has attempted to define how a company gets to the digital transformation stage in its latest statistical report.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/14/2017
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Building a Data-Driven Culture Starts with the Team
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Being a data-driven organization is an ongoing process -- you need to invest in the right team, infrastructure, software, and processes that can promote lasting change.
By Leon Tchikindas, Head of Analytics and Business Operations at Periscope Data , 7/13/2017
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CompTIA: IT Skills Gap Appears to be Growing
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
A survey of 600 IT and business professionals finds more new skills are needed to keep the business up to date and competitive.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/12/2017
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Predictive Analytics: Intersection of Humans, Machines
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Is big data moving your decision-making needle, or, has it only confirmed what you already knew? Predictive analytics and a human touch help make sense out of your data.
By Mike Flannagan, Senior Vice President Analytics, SAP , 7/11/2017
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10 IT Jobs That Will Be Done by AI
Cynthia Harvey, Contributor, NetworkComputing
News
Artificial intelligence is already taking on some tasks that were previously performed by humans — but that doesn’t necessarily mean you will soon be out of job.
By Cynthia Harvey Contributor, NetworkComputing, 7/10/2017
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Tips for Estimating Cloud BI Implementation Costs
Jen Underwood, Impact Analytix
Commentary
There can be some nasty budget surprises in what seems like a simple, low-priced, SaaS business intelligence offering designed for non-technical users.
By Jen Underwood Impact Analytix, 7/6/2017
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Artificial Intelligence Will Redefine the World
Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief
Satire
How big of a deal is artificial intelligence? Microsoft researcher James McCaffrey explains AI's origins and why we can expect profound effects from it.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief, 7/5/2017
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Big Data in the Cloud: Reaching a Tipping Point
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
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It may be time to rethink where you want to support a big data initiative.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 7/5/2017
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Weathering the Data Storm – 4 Steps to Analytics Success
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Finding data sources is only the first step in a successful data analytics strategy. After that, the hard work begins.
By Rosemary Radich, Head of Business Intelligence and Data Analytics, AccuWeather , 7/5/2017
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Air Force Intelligence Unit Goes Agile
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
The US Air Force is determined to get more agile to produce applications that can be useful in times of conflict.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/30/2017
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Analytics Help US Marshals Capture $250M in Savings
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author
News
Sophisticated tools search for and pinpoint potential savings opportunities.
By John Edwards Technology Journalist & Author, 6/27/2017
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Considering AI for Business? Here Are 4 Fundamentals to Start
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Artificial intelligence projects take time, effort, data, and expertise to build a meaningful system. Having the right ecosystem in place will ensure companies are prepared for it.
By K.R. Sanjiv, Chief Technology Officer, Wipro , 6/19/2017
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The Uber of Roadside Assistance
InformationWeek Staff,
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Kamal Natarajan, divisional CIO and VP for Allstate Roadside Services Technology shares how they've "Uber-ized" their roadside service at the InformationWeek News Desk at Interop ITX.
By InformationWeek Staff , 6/13/2017
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Next up for CRM? Customer Retention Through Contextual Messaging
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The rapid evolution of CRM has initiated a rush of new marketing processes and practices; combining multi-channel messaging with analytics is a promising new direction.
By Scott Robinson, IT Consultant , 6/12/2017
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Toolmaker Adopts Amazon Greengrass for IoT
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Stanley Black & Decker sees an expanded role for itself in the digital economy and is exploring how AWS Greengrass will enable it to launch new services.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/12/2017
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Five Ways Big Data is Transforming Epidemics
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Big data and analytical tools have transformed every industry from healthcare to retail to government, and now are transforming the way epidemics are approached.
By Nita Madhav, Senior Director of Data Science for Metabiota , 6/8/2017
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Tips for Getting Your Company Started with Analytics
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Satire
If you're just getting started with analytics, you can avoid a lot of headaches by learning from the experts. We've tapped a few who have great practical advice.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 6/1/2017
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IoT Enabling a Path to Better Health
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IoT data from healthcare wearables and patient devices has only just begun to change the way hospitals treat patients, but advances will continue through the analytic insights they provide.
By Randy Lea, Vice President, Teradata , 5/31/2017
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