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Insurance Struggles with Lead Gen & Data Analytics
News  |  8/22/2017  | 
Insurance agencies struggle to reach new prospects. To adapt to changing markets, they must overcome challenges with data integration, data quality, and systems fragmentation.
How the Cloud Can Help Cure Cancer
Commentary  |  8/21/2017  | 
The experience of Angelina Jolie highlights how cloud computing can help address cancer by cutting the cost of genomic sequencing and enabling data sharing.
QVC: Real-Time Data is the Future of ECommerce
News  |  8/17/2017  | 
In its 31-year history, home shopping TV channel QVC has always faced the limitations of time -- just 168 hours a week to sell its products. Here's how real-time data feeds have changed the company's marketing efforts.
The Secret to AI Could be Little-Known Transfer Learning
Commentary  |  8/15/2017  | 
As more enterprises discover AI-based business applications, the concept of transfer learning could help to level the playing field.
Who Moved My Tech? The Art of Convincing the Unconvinced
Commentary  |  8/14/2017  | 
Every technology initiative -- in fact many business changes -- will run into resistance from people. Here are three steps to overcoming that resistance.
We're Entering a New Era of Augmented Analytics
News  |  8/9/2017  | 
The next step in analytics -- augmented analytics -- brings automation and new degrees of insight into an analytics initiative.
Cloud Powers a Hybrid IT and New Digital Existence
Commentary  |  8/4/2017  | 
Enterprise data centers aren't going away soon, but the role of the cloud will expand rapidly in our personal and business lives.
Financial Institutions Bank on Change to Stay Competitive
News  |  8/4/2017  | 
Corporate transformation seen as the best way to counter digital disruption and address other key challenges.
Think AI, Clouds, Football, and Structure
Commentary  |  8/3/2017  | 
One of the challenges to innovation and adoption of emerging technologies is our reliance on classifying everything and everyone.
Future Software: Only as Good as the People Who Build It
Commentary  |  8/2/2017  | 
In a world increasingly dependent on software, we may need to develop the art of falling back to the most recent system that worked.
Visualization Enables High Dimensional Analytics
Commentary  |  8/1/2017  | 
High dimensional data is our greatest asset in learning from data sets with hundreds, even thousands, of variables.
Software Is Changing the World, Just As I Foresaw
Commentary  |  7/31/2017  | 
We now say, 'Software is eating the world.' In 1984, many years ago, it was clear that it was going to change it.
10 Influential AI and Machine Learning Experts to Follow on Twitter
Slideshows  |  7/31/2017  | 
AI, machine learning, natural language processing, and other advanced analytics technologies make up the leading-edge of how organizations are gaining value from big data. Here's a collection of some of the most influential and rising stars on Twitter when it comes to AI and machine learning.
What Analytics Pros Need to Know about GDPR
Commentary  |  7/26/2017  | 
Understanding the EU's GDPR guidelines is valuable knowledge for anyone in a data related profession.
Accenture: Seek Business Value in Digital Transformation
News  |  7/25/2017  | 
Mike Sutcliff says Accenture Digital helps companies transition from legacy to digital operations to resist disruption, find new customers.
Old Database Problems In a New Guise: As a Service
News  |  7/24/2017  | 
ScaleArc: If cloud services are the "white knight" sent to solve IT problems, then database as a service is going to fall short.
The Unstoppable Progression of Object Storage
Partner Perspectives  |  7/24/2017  | 
New developments in gateways, plugins, and more, offer far more value to users of object storage than ever before.
HR Use of Social Media Grows, But Is the Data Reliable?
Commentary  |  7/21/2017  | 
More hiring managers and HR pros are using social media to make decisions about candidates, but how wise is it? Could the use of social media for hiring be dangerous in its own way?
Amazon Positioned to Use Data to Dominate Where It Wishes
News  |  7/20/2017  | 
If Amazon expands into food delivery, it will obtain a treasure of consumer information that it can use for its next expansion.
Data Drift Happens: 7 Pesky Problems with People Data
Commentary  |  7/19/2017  | 
Making sense of data associated with customers, citizens and other individuals may seem simple, but it's possible that the records don't tell the real story.
Consumers Welcome AI, Despite Lingering Privacy Concerns
Commentary  |  7/19/2017  | 
Potential societal benefits of artificial intelligence outweigh concerns, although people want some transparency.
Three Big Data Developments No One is Talking About
Commentary  |  7/18/2017  | 
What you will be discussing about big data in a year will be very different from today's conversations.
Amazon's Efficient Distribution Key to Winning Consumers
Commentary  |  7/18/2017  | 
Amazon's online ordering started the company's success; efficient distribution will continue to expand its retail footprint.
Koehler: IBM Cloud Advances with Integration, New Services
News  |  7/17/2017  | 
Bryson Koehler, CTO of IBM Watson/Cloud, predicts a more unified face, powerful compute engine for IBM Cloud in coming year.
Not Easy To Get To Digital Transformation Jump-off Point
News  |  7/14/2017  | 
The Hackett Group has attempted to define how a company gets to the digital transformation stage in its latest statistical report.
Building a Data-Driven Culture Starts with the Team
Commentary  |  7/13/2017  | 
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.
As NYC Tech Industry Grows, City Aims to Fill Skills Gap
News  |  7/13/2017  | 
Ladders for Leaders is a New York City initiative by the Office of the Mayor that aims to tackle NYC's youth employment crisis while training what they hope will be the most diverse tech workforce.
CompTIA: IT Skills Gap Appears to be Growing
News  |  7/12/2017  | 
A survey of 600 IT and business professionals finds more new skills are needed to keep the business up to date and competitive.
Predictive Analytics: Intersection of Humans, Machines
Commentary  |  7/11/2017  | 
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.
Why Remote Teams are Essential Today: Get Them Right
Commentary  |  7/11/2017  | 
Remote teams, particularly for startups depending on developers and data science in metropolitan areas, are these days. So, you have to do team management right.
10 IT Jobs That Will Be Done by AI
Slideshows  |  7/10/2017  | 
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.
Greene: Advanced Services to Fuel Google Cloud Leadership
News  |  7/6/2017  | 
Google Cloud Chief Diane Greene predicts Google's expanding, advance cloud services will soon place it among the Gartner designated leaders.
Tips for Estimating Cloud BI Implementation Costs
Commentary  |  7/6/2017  | 
There can be some nasty budget surprises in what seems like a simple, low-priced, SaaS business intelligence offering designed for non-technical users.
Artificial Intelligence Will Redefine the World
Commentary  |  7/5/2017  | 
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.
Big Data in the Cloud: Reaching a Tipping Point
Commentary  |  7/5/2017  | 
It may be time to rethink where you want to support a big data initiative.
Weathering the Data Storm 4 Steps to Analytics Success
Commentary  |  7/5/2017  | 
Finding data sources is only the first step in a successful data analytics strategy. After that, the hard work begins.
7 Steps to GDPR for US Companies
Commentary  |  7/4/2017  | 
The EU's GDPR impacts all companies doing business with EU citizens. Here are some important steps to take to ensure you're on the fast track to compliance.
PG&E's Winning Recipe for a Mobile Asset Inspection App
News  |  6/29/2017  | 
For PG&E a utility pole inspection app offers much more than a chance to replace paper.
Amazon and Sears, Tales of Two Retailers
Commentary  |  6/29/2017  | 
Exploring what went wrong with Sears' strategy, and the role that data analytics played, or didn't play.
Technology as Friend, Foe, or Partner?
News  |  6/27/2017  | 
The latest book by MIT researchers Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson explores the human/machine relationship and how businesses can prepare for the changes that the next 10 years will bring.
Analytics Help US Marshals Capture $250M in Savings
News  |  6/27/2017  | 
Sophisticated tools search for and pinpoint potential savings opportunities.
How Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionize Banking
Commentary  |  6/26/2017  | 
AI has taken some steps into banking, but it also is poised to revolutionize how banks learn from and interact with customers.
Not Doing Big Data in the Cloud? Better Get There
News  |  6/23/2017  | 
Forrester Research says competitive advantage will follow big data analytics' move to the cloud; join in, or get left behind.
What Execs Should Know About Deep Learning
Commentary  |  6/22/2017  | 
Deep learning takes a step beyond machine learning, and it's first killer app is computervision.
Google Knocks on Door of Gartner's Cloud Leaders
News  |  6/22/2017  | 
Google is close but still no cigar when it comes to sharing the realm of the cloud leaders in the Gartner IaaS Magic Quadrant.
Digital Transformation is about Customer Ownership
Commentary  |  6/21/2017  | 
Automation is just the beginning, understanding your customer is the new imperative.
IT Risk: Its not 'Cyber' Its Worse
Commentary  |  6/20/2017  | 
While hackers haven't put big companies out of business, there are plenty of examples of companies that failed because they were slow to respond to tech-driven market shifts.
Considering AI for Business? Here Are 4 Fundamentals to Start
Commentary  |  6/19/2017  | 
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.
Get Ready for IoT by Taking 3 Essential Steps
Commentary  |  6/19/2017  | 
To prepare for IoT, companies need to take advantage of big data and advanced analytics, and adapt their culture, so they are ready for the transformation.
Digital Infrastructure for Cities Leads to Big Savings
News  |  6/16/2017  | 
A Cisco report claims $2.3 trillion is waiting to be realized through digitized services, city management; cites Houston, Oslo, Barcelona as examples.
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