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GSK Updates Analytics Platform for Faster Drug Development
News  |  5/21/2018
GSK began an overhaul transformation of its R&D data and analytics infrastructure three years ago. Here's what it looks like today.
How to Prepare for the Machine-Aided Future
Commentary  |  5/21/2018
More business processes and highly-specialized tasks are being targeted for automation with the goal of making people and companies more efficient. If you haven't considered how intelligent automation will affect your career and your company, and even if you have, following are some points to consider that may help you navigate the issue.
When Nations Vie for AI Supremacy
Commentary  |  5/18/2018
Countries, as well as companies, are vying for supremacy in the artificial intelligence market.
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Building an Enterprise Data Warehouse
Commentary  |  5/17/2018
While it's a challenging and time-consuming process, the creation of an enterprise data warehouse stocked with the right data will ease management, empower the business, and enhance the customer experience.
IoT, Data Visualization Warn Coastal Residents about Flooding
News  |  5/16/2018
Spearheaded by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, the StormSense project combines IoT sensors, cloud systems, predictive analytics modeling, and data visualization mapping to predict flooding impacts and deliver warnings to residents in the Virginia Beach area.
5 Common GDPR Misconceptions
Commentary  |  5/16/2018
A company's effort to comply with GDPR don't end on May 25. The work is ongoing, tied to a recognition of privacy as a fundamental right.
Experts from Across the IT Spectrum Share Insights from Interop ITX
News  |  5/15/2018
[VIDEO] IT leaders and experts, including keynote speaker, Beth Niblock, CIO, City of Detroit, share highlights from their presentations at Interop ITX 2018 along with insights about the future of IT.
11 IT Leaders and Experts Share Highlights from Interop ITX
News  |  5/15/2018
[VIDEO] If you missed Interop ITX or would like to relive it, we have you covered. We've compiled 11 interviews with IT leaders and experts who attended and spoke at Interop ITX 2018, including keynote speakers Sam Ramji, VP Product Management, Google Cloud and Joe Barkai, Consultant, Speaker, Author and Blogger.
Workforce Analytics Move Beyond HR
Commentary  |  5/14/2018
Workforce analytics have traditionally focused on HR's use of them when their value can actually have significant overall business impacts. Realizing this, more business leaders are demanding insights into workforce dynamics to unearth insights that weren't apparent before.
Interop ITX Reflections: Expert Advice, Predictions, and More
Slideshows  |  5/10/2018
There was no shortage of expert advice and sage predictions as takeaways from last week's Interop ITX conference. Here are some examples.
Nextiva’s Next-gen Unified Communication Captures Customer Sentiment
Nextiva’s Next-gen Unified Communication Captures Customer Sentiment
InformationWeek Sponsored Videos  |  5/9/2018
Nextiva Director of Engineering Cathryn Valladares explains to InformationWeek's Lenny Liebmann how companies can improve customer engagement and reduce costs by applying machine learning to interactions across all their touch-points.
Conversational AI’s Challenge: Understanding Human-Like Context
Commentary  |  5/7/2018
The ambiguities of the English language present hurdles for initiatives to utilize conversational AI in the corporate world.
The Future is About the Business, Not the Technology
News  |  5/3/2018
There has been plenty of change throughout the evolution of information technology. Now it's time for the corporate world to catch up and reshape how they do business and serve their customers.
Data, DevOps, and the Rest of the Business
News  |  5/3/2018
Data makes DevOps work, and DevOps offers a lesson in how the rest of the business can make the best use of data.
Data Prep Becomes an Enterprise Effort
News  |  5/3/2018
The days of data prep by Excel spreadsheet may very well be numbered as more organizations look to create or buy platforms to simplify the process for everyone. Charles Schwab Corp.'s users have cut their data prep time in half by using a new data prep capability in their data analytics and visualization platform.
At Interop ITX: Everyone Into the AI Pool
News  |  5/2/2018
AI and machine learning experts highlight how there is a place for many types of corporate and tech roles in an AI initiative.
Giving the IoT the Power to Pay Attention on Our Behalf
Commentary  |  5/1/2018
Research by neuroscientists promises to make attentional mechanisms a core feature of artificial general intelligence, and thus help to make the IoT so much more than commonly thought.
AI and Careers: Predicting Where The Jobs Will Be
News  |  4/30/2018
Experts agree that artificial intelligence and automation will impact jobs -- eliminating many and creating some, too. Here's what a group of experts had to say during a Congressional hearing about just how AI will impact tomorrow's workforce.
10 Things You Should Know About Deep Learning
Slideshows  |  4/23/2018
This type of machine learning is going to become increasingly important in analytics and enterprise applications.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
3 Myths About the Site Reliability Engineer, Debunked
News  |  3/20/2018
As automation becomes a fact of life, newer roles, such as site reliability engineer, emerge. For IT pros looking for their next move, here's a little background about the role as well as some common misunderstandings about 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.
Beware the Dangers of 'Drive Thru' Analytics
Commentary  |  3/15/2018
Cutting corners isn't the path to analytics success. Data science requires an enterprise commitment.
Reshaping Skillsets in the Age of Analytics
Commentary  |  3/15/2018
Automation and greater involvement by business managers with the analytics team are just a couple of the changes that are in store for data science.
The Evolution Away from Conversational User Interfaces
Commentary  |  3/13/2018
Those digital devices that get you through the day will get less chatty and more focused on working for you.
6 Ways to Get Users to Love Self-Service Analytics
News  |  3/12/2018
If your enterprise wants to spread self-service analytics throughout the organization, buying the platform or tool is just the first step. It's just as important to get people to actually use it. Here's how some successful companies are doing it.
The New Data Playbook: Automation, Mass Data Literacy
News  |  3/8/2018
How will enterprise organizations scale Agile data and analytics programs in the future? Gartner says trust, diversity, and data literacy all will contribute to mastering tomorrow's complexity.
Conversational AI is Ready for Prime Time
Commentary  |  3/6/2018
Don't lump the various types of AI-based technologies into one basket. There are differences among them, as a look at call center tech highlights.
DevOps Futures: SREs, Re-Skilling, and New-Ops
News  |  3/6/2018
It's time to ditch the phrase no-ops. DevOps gives IT the opportunity to expand their current skill sets in new roles and become better leaders by managing cross-functional teams. No, all we see are new-ops.
Why Operationalizing Analytics is So Difficult
Commentary  |  3/2/2018
Plenty of companies have plenty of data and plenty of analytics tools, but they fall short when it comes to converting analytics results into action.
Outbrain Outgrows Initial Big Data Infrastructure, Migrates
News  |  3/1/2018
Content discovery platform Outbrain launched its first Hadoop pilot about 5 years ago, on the free version of the technology, giving it the flexibility to experiment. But the company recently made some changes to update its big data program.
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