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AI: You Can't Test New Ideas with Old Data
News  |  4/20/2018
How can you apply machine learning and AI to predict the success of a new idea? Will that old data you have work? Here's a different approach.
Businesses Are on the Cusp of an Automation Revolution
Commentary  |  4/19/2018
The cloud is much more than on-demand computing and storage resources. It is the foundation for a whole new world of exciting and smart ways of doing business.
Culture, Like Technology, Is Changing at a Breakneck Pace
News  |  4/19/2018
If you thought your company culture was good or bad or a static thing within the organization, well, guess again.
Dun & Bradstreet Eyes Blockchain, Machine Learning Projects
News  |  4/19/2018
Data provider Dun & Bradstreet has been providing information to subscribers and customers for 177 years. Now it is exploring Blockchain and machine learning to improve its offerings.
The Boring Truth About High-Value AI Projects
News  |  4/18/2018
McKinsey Global Institute examined hundreds of artificial intelligence use case to figure out the ones that yielded the highest value for organizations. That big-picture vantage point yield one surprising and boring truth about the value of AI.
What Do Modern Analytics Look Like With Agile Deployment?
Commentary  |  4/17/2018
When deploying an analytics initiative throughout an organization it's time to utilize agile concepts.
What Iím Looking Forward to at Interop ITX 2018
Commentary  |  4/17/2018
An IT professionals maps out his tour of Interop ITX, coming up in two weeks.
Protect Your Data Privacy Online: Top Experts Share Personal Stories
News  |  4/16/2018
Nervous about your privacy online? We've asked data and analytics experts how they protect their own privacy. Here's what they said.
Industrial IoT Analytics Get Ready for Prime Time
News  |  4/16/2018
IoT analytics will go from experimental to mainstream in 2018, and a few new vendors are getting into the game. Here's why it makes sense now.
No More IT Islands
Commentary  |  4/13/2018
IT professionals no longer fit into the buckets of specialization that marketers and HR staffers love.
Talent Shortages Thwart Deep Learning Projects
News  |  4/13/2018
AI may not be widespread in many enterprises yet, but a new survey shows some organizations say that they are already planning deep learning projects.
Why IT Professionals Move to Las Vegas
Commentary  |  4/12/2018
Las Vegas may well become the next high-tech hotbed as more IT talent and related investment flow into the city. On and off The Strip, there are all kinds of opportunities to cash in on digital transformation, from gaming to the maker movement and beyond. You may enjoy life more, too. Here's why.
Three Big Pitfalls for Big-Company CIOs, and What to Do About Them
Commentary  |  4/12/2018
Scale and longevity can be advantages for large enterprises facing competition from startups, but those enterprises need to transform their IT culture, achieve single-speed IT, and jettison inefficient distributed infrastructure.
Get an AI Head Start: Buy It
News  |  4/11/2018
CIOs want to invest in AI projects, but some just aren't ready to build it out themselves. So Oracle and SAP are both offering AI technologies to enterprise customers to get them started.
Technology Faces State-of-Mind Hurdles
News  |  4/11/2018
Cloud and open source advocate Sam Ramji, vice president for product management for the Google Cloud Platform, provides a sneak peek into his Interop ITX keynote.
To Improve Customer Service Robots Enable Humans
Commentary  |  4/11/2018
When it comes to customer service automation, don't think robots can do it all. They need to work in combination with human staffers.
4 Types of Machine Intelligence You Should Know
Commentary  |  4/10/2018
Cognitive computing, AI, machine learning, and deep learning are often used to describe the same thing, when they actually differ. We explain what the differences are so you can better understand how the pieces fit together.
Informatica CEO: Enterprises in 2018 Focus on AI, Data Catalog
News  |  4/10/2018
Data management cloud and enterprise software vendor Informatica has seen a surge in interest for data catalog as organizations grapple with the looming GDPR deadline and data privacy issues. Here's what else the company's CEO sees as big trends in data for 2018.
How to Transition from Being a Cloud 'Rookie' to Aficionado
Commentary  |  4/10/2018
Dabbling in the cloud rather than having a cloud strategy with assigned responsibilities is a step toward disaster.
How Southwest Airlines Chooses Big Impact Analytics Projects
News  |  4/9/2018
Southwest Airlines operates a fleet of 700 aircraft flying 4,000 flights a day. Here's how it uses analytics to manage all the complexity that comes with that.
Is the CIO becoming the Chief Customer Officer?
Commentary  |  4/9/2018
How data, subscriptions and new business models are transforming the CIO's relationship with the customer.
Town of Cary Embraces the IoT to Serve Citizens
News  |  4/6/2018
Alexa, Waze, apps. Citizens are getting more tech savvy and city governments are struggling to keep up. North Carolina's Town of Cary has an award-winning strategy, though. We reveal what that is.
Why IT Costs Keep Rising (and How to Resist the Climb)
Commentary  |  4/6/2018
It will take a multi-pronged approach for IT organizations to stop the escalation of IT costs.
Itís About Augmented Intelligence, not Artificial Intelligence
Commentary  |  4/5/2018
The adoption of AI applications isn't about replacing workers but helping workers do their jobs better.
How Nissan Drove Users to Self-Service Data Analytics
News  |  4/5/2018
Nissan NA was about to launch a new data visualization platform across the enterprise and wanted to encourage self-service analytics. Here's how it got users to get in and drive.
Emerging Technologies Remain a Gamble in 2018
Commentary  |  4/5/2018
IT leaders face a tornado of vendor news and business user demands relating to emerging technologies such as blockchain, AI, and augmented reality. Those leaders need to put those technologies and the business need in perspective.
In Cyber-Defense, Good Enough is Far Better Than Perfect
Commentary  |  4/4/2018
Agile and DevOps concepts help businesses get the basics of applications to market quickly, and those same concepts can help prepare the military for its challenges.
Ethical Tech: Myth or Reality?
Commentary  |  4/4/2018
Technology innovation is accelerating and so are the impacts of technology on society. As machine intelligence gets baked into more products and services, as more human tasks become automated, and as more industries are disrupted, the tech industry needs to think differently. Here's why.
Tech Trends: Top 8 Priorities for IT
Slideshows  |  4/3/2018
Survey data from The Hackett Group show how IT leaders are supporting the business side of their organizations.
Your First AI Project: Avoid Customer-facing Chatbots
News  |  4/3/2018
Your competitor has a shiny new AI-driven chatbot, so shouldn't you be developing one, too? Not necessarily. Here's why these customer-facing bots may not be the best first project for your AI program, and what you should choose instead.
Five Traits to Look for in a Data Protection Officer
Commentary  |  4/3/2018
It's crucial for a data protection officer -- required under the EU's GDPR -- to have a enterprisewide view of an organization's stored data and how it is used, or not used.
Big Data Maturity: You're Not As Mature As You Think
News  |  4/2/2018
Big data is past the hype stage, but are organizations really past the challenges and getting the most value out of big data technologies? Not so much. Here's a look at the state of big data maturity and the challenges that remain.
Neuroevolution Will Push AI Development to the Next Level
Commentary  |  3/30/2018
Next up for developing artificial intelligence systems is automated neural-net architecture search.
Facebook's Cambridge Analytica Trouble Highlights IT Data Privacy Concerns
News  |  3/29/2018
Facebook has lost billions in market value, been targeted for investigation by 37 states and the FTC, and many users are threatening to delete their accounts. It's past time for enterprise CIOs to stop ignoring customer data privacy concerns.
To Get Ahead in Tech, Treat Soft Skills Like Technical Skills
News  |  3/29/2018
Despite the name, soft skills are actually really hard to master. Yet more and more, they're proving to be the attributes that give candidates an edge when looking for new roles and leadership positions.
My Algorithm is Better than Yours
Commentary  |  3/28/2018
New tools allow business users -- not just data scientists -- to leverage algorithms and venture into machine learning. But, handle with care because the choice of bad data means bad results.
Enterprises Get AI Head Start with As-A-Service
News  |  3/27/2018
Enterprises are embracing artificial intelligence and it's component technologies -- machine learning, natural language processing/text analytics, and computer vision. But are they ready? Here's how AI-as-a-service may ease their entry into these new technologies.
A CFOís Take on How to Make the CIO/CFO Relationship Work
Commentary  |  3/27/2018
Five steps to bring the top financial and technology executives closer together for the good of the company.
8 Things to Consider Before Hopping on the Blockchain Train
Commentary  |  3/26/2018
While blockchain holds great promise for some applications, companies have to understand the various challenges.
10 Things You Didnít Know About Soft Skills for IT
Slideshows  |  3/26/2018
The conventional wisdom says that IT workers need to improve their soft skills, but sometimes the conventional wisdom is wrong - at least in part.
A Different Take on Voice Interfaces, IBM Launches Watson Assistant
News  |  3/23/2018
Watson Assistant will be delivered via IBM partner devices such as electronics embedded in cars and apps branded by hotel companies. Beyond customer engagement and service, the real value to these partners will be in the data they collect about customers and how they use it to customize customer experience.
Donít Neglect Your Data in a Rush to the Cloud
Commentary  |  3/23/2018
Greg Hoffer, vice president of engineering at GlobalScape, says that sometimes customers get so caught up in the cloud's fast-and-easy mantra they don't fully think out the security implications for their data.
Why the CIO Needs to Be a Salesperson
Commentary  |  3/23/2018
Whether they are making a case to the board for new IT investments or working with find the right technology fit for end users, CIOs have to sell, sell, sell.
Real-Time Analytics is Spreading and Getting Easier
News  |  3/22/2018
Is your organization in production with real-time analytics and event stream processing? Are you doing a pilot of the technology? Here's a look at where the technology is today, along with some of the more popular use cases.
The Biggest Capital Asset: IoT & Augmented Reality
Commentary  |  3/22/2018
While machines represent large capital investments and demand support resources, a company's greatest asset could be the advanced technology that keeps those machines running efficiently
Modern Business Intelligence Platforms Enable Citizen Analysts
News  |  3/21/2018
Top analytics and business intelligence platforms have been making it easier for end users to get self-service insights. The next step in their evolution is augmented analytics, according to market research firm Gartner.
Government IT's Risks and Rich Rewards
Commentary  |  3/21/2018
As Detroit CIO Beth Niblock knows, government IT means dealing with challenges and risks, but the rewards when tech makes lives better are worth it.
Big Data Tech Hadoop and Spark Get Slow Start in Enterprise
News  |  3/20/2018
There are plenty of success stories about Hadoop in the enterprise, but those may be the exception and not the rule. Gartner Research VP Merv Adrian provides a reality check on deployment rates, successes, and failures of big data technologies in the enterprise.
Digital Transformation Is Advancing
News  |  3/19/2018
Digital transformation is taking off across industries, although not all sectors are maturing at the same pace. A new Infosys report reveals the details of the key technology investments, goals and outcomes.
Blockchain: What Business Leaders Need to Know About This Disruptive Technology
Commentary  |  3/16/2018
IT and business leaders can benefit from learning what blockchain means to their organizations and explaining the benefits, and drawbacks
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