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Baton Rouge Flood Map: Using IT Know-How In Emergency Situations
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
The Department of Information Services in Baton Rouge used geographic information systems and data from 911 calls, search-and-rescue efforts, and more to create a map visualization of the impact of recent floods in the region. The story is a prime example of how IT professionals can put their knowledge to work in emergency situations.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/30/2016
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11 Ways IT Professionals Can Make Sense of IoT Data
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
IoT devices are entering the workplace in all shapes and sizes, from workers wearing smartwatches to industrial sensors such as soil monitors. The data pouring in may be so overwhelming it's unclear what should be done with it, why, and what the risks might be. Here are a few ways to navigate the maze.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 8/29/2016
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8 Salesforce Buys Boost Analytics, Machine Learning Portfolio
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
SaaS-based enterprise application and CRM giant Salesforce has accelerated its acquisition pace recently, snapping up eight companies, large and small, over the past several months. Here's a look at some of the deals and what they reveal about Salesforce's strategy.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/22/2016
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Apple's AI Plans, MapR Raises $50M: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Hadoop distributor MapR raises new round of equity funding and hints at possible IPO, Salesforce acquires another analytics startup, PwC partners with Coursera on a data analytics course, and Apple CEO Tim Cook talks AI and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending Aug. 21, 2016.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/21/2016
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TransUnion's Tech Overhaul Reaps Cultural Rewards
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
Commentary
In the process of transforming its brand and its technology infrastructure, TransUnion has found itself attracting top-notch IT talent normally repelled by the idea of working for a stuffy financial institution. Here's how they did it.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director, 8/19/2016
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What It Means To Be A Data Scientist
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
How do data scientists spend their time? What tools do they use? What degrees do they have? Check out our handy infographic to find out.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/18/2016
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Salesforce Acquiring Analytics Startup BeyondCore
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Salesforce is purchasing data analytics startup BeyondCore to enhance the AI capabilities of the Salesforce Analytics Cloud. The deal is the latest in a series of acquisitions this year.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/17/2016
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13 Ways Machine Learning Can Steer You Wrong
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
Applying machine learning and artificial intelligence to your decision-making can help your business stay competitive. But a lot can go wrong along the way. Without the proper checks and balances, machine learning efforts can spiral out of control, exposing your organization to risks. Here are 13 pitfalls to avoid.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 8/17/2016
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10 Cool Machine Learning Startups To Watch
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Machine learning is technology that trains software so developers don't have to code it by hand. The number of new companies in the category has grown exponentially over the past few years. Here are 10 machine learning startups worth a closer look.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/15/2016
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Machine Learning Startups Snapped Up: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Apple, Intel, Palantir, and HPE were among the tech giants acquiring data analytics and machine learning companies. Here's your Big Data Roundup for the week ending August 14, 2016.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/14/2016
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Palantir Acquires Data Visualization Specialist Silk
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Analytics software and consulting provider Palantir has acquired Silk, a data visualization startup. Silk's platform will continue to operate unsupported as the company's team will join Palantir.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/12/2016
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C3 IoT: Is Tom Siebel's Startup An Emerging Powerhouse?
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
C3 IoT is Tom Siebel's latest venture. The young Redwood City, Calif-based company is off to a fast start with industrial IoT applications, and now it's bringing a cross-industry platform to market.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/10/2016
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10 Ways Bots Can Improve Your Business Processes
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
Businesses use bots to engage with customers, online and via social media, because they're a cost-effective way to respond instantly to simple queries. As the technology improves, bots are finding their way into more use-cases where human judgment and effort were traditionally required. Are bots right for your business? Here are 10 examples to help you decide.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 8/10/2016
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Big Data, Cloud Demand Drive IT Job Growth
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
IT job numbers grew in July, but not as fast as they did during the rest of 2016. Yet big data and cloud trends will continue to drive job growth going forward, according to CompTIA researchers.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/9/2016
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Apple Acquires Machine Learning Startup Turi For $200 Million
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Turi, the Seattle-based startup company, is Apple's latest purchase in a string of acquisitions aimed at bolstering its machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities. These two technologies are changing how CIOs and administrators view new IT investments in the enterprise.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/8/2016
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How Data Visualization Can Improve Your Workspace
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
JLL, a professional services and investment management company specializing in real estate, is turning to data visualization to help improve the way its clients work. The company's CIO for corporate solutions tells us the story behind the firm's new analytics platform.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/8/2016
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9 Tips For Hiring Data Science Talent
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Data scientists are the new corporate rock stars. Companies in all industries know they need a strong bench of data science talent to have any hope of becoming the next Uber or Netflix. With more demand than supply, here's what you need to know about recruiting the best and brightest.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/4/2016
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Google's Cloud Lets You Bring Your Own Encryption Keys
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
By supplying their own encryption keys, organizations can reduce the chance that an outside party will be able to gain access to their data, at least while it's at rest. Now Google's cloud platform offers the option.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/3/2016
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HPE Reportedly Considers Going Private
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Has HPE put itself or its software business up for sale? Multiple reports note that a group of private equity companies are interested in buying the software business, or taking the entire company private. What would either deal mean for IT?
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/2/2016
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Uber Drivers Under Algorithmic Management: Study
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
A study of Uber drivers finds that the company's algorithms amount to managerial control. However, it's not clear whether Uber's arrangement with its drivers can be applied to other organizations, including IT-oriented industries.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/2/2016
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