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The First Rule of Data: Do No Harm
News  |  10/18/2017  | 
At the Strata Big Data Conference in New York, one of the major themes was the responsibility that data scientists have to do their best to prevent the biases and prejudices that exist in society from creeping into data and the way algorithms are built.
Create Real Value with Augmented (not Artificial) Intelligence
Commentary  |  10/17/2017  | 
As long as human and artificial intelligence work in tandem, we'll continue to make each other better at what we naturally do best.
Your Data Is Biased, Here's Why
Commentary  |  10/11/2017  | 
Biased data can lead to bad decisions. Most business leaders aren't aware of the problem just yet, but they need to be because they're ultimately responsible.
Artificial Intelligence Today: Time to Act
Commentary  |  10/5/2017  | 
The AI and advanced analytics conversation has risen all the way to C-suite. The time has come to act. Jump on the AI train soon or you will be left behind.
Why Your Business May Not Be Ready for AI
Commentary  |  10/4/2017  | 
Businesses in virtually all industries are using or experimenting with AI, but do they really understand the ultimate impact AI will have on their businesses? Not completely, according to a new survey by Genpact and FORTUNE Knowledge Group.
Data Science and the Doníts
Commentary  |  10/2/2017  | 
Big data analytics promise tremendous benefits for organizations, but there are a few gotchas that stand in the path to success.
12 Artificial Intelligence Terms You Need to Know
Slideshows  |  9/28/2017  | 
Is artificial intelligence the same thing as machine learning? And what is a neural network? This slideshow explains fundamental AI terminology in everyday terms.
Digital Twins and IoT Enable Smart Products and Services
Commentary  |  9/27/2017  | 
Get ready for digital twins to revolutionize how products are manufactured, sold, and supported.
It's a New, Challenging World for Data Governance
Commentary  |  9/26/2017  | 
Data governance strategy is rapidly shifting from the defense to the offense.
Recreate Your Job in the Age of Digital Transformation
Commentary  |  9/21/2017  | 
Whether you work in the C-suite or in a line role, if you don't want to be left behind, figure out how to evolve so you can help the company meet its digital business objectives.
Debunking 8 Big Data and Analytics Myths
Slideshows  |  9/21/2017  | 
As with other emerging tech concepts, big data and analytics are haunted by myths. Here are eight such myths that you will want to dispel as you advance your analytics strategy.
The Future of Data Science is Augmentation, not Automation
News  |  9/20/2017  | 
Three industry leaders took the stage at SAS Analytics Experience and provided broad perspectives on how far we've come in analytics over the last 10 years and where we are today.
Technology Can Reduce the Cognitive Overload in the C-Suite
Commentary  |  9/19/2017  | 
As analytics-based technologies mature they promise to better guide executive decisions by delivering only the most relevant information.
A New Era of OpenStack
Commentary  |  9/15/2017  | 
The chairman of the OpenStack Foundation outlines some of the steps the organization is taking to support a growing interest in OpenStack.
The Next-Generation IT Help Desk is Achievable Today
Commentary  |  9/14/2017  | 
The new enterprise IT help desk features bots, cloud monitoring, and consolidated views into problems, and it can be implemented today.
Consumers Leave No Doubt: People over Chatbots
News  |  9/12/2017  | 
People complain that virtual agents are too impersonal and can't handle complex requests.
Design Expert: The Secrets to Better User Interfaces
Commentary  |  9/11/2017  | 
Designer Scott Schaedle feels that user interfaces would look and function much better if developers simply followed a handful of good design practices.
Supercomputers Aim to Predict Hurricane Damage House by House
News  |  9/11/2017  | 
A University of Texas supercomputer offers hope to help save lives when the next hurricane hits land.
Rackspace, OpenStack and the Multiplicity of Clouds
News  |  9/8/2017  | 
While some wish to view OpenStack as a failure, the open source initiative serves a purpose and is a fit for a growing number of organizations.
Hurricanes: Risk Analytics in a World of Uncertainty
News  |  9/7/2017  | 
The already-devastating hurricane season highlights the need for predictive analytical models that account for exceptional events.
How Smart Is Artificial Intelligence Really?
Commentary  |  9/6/2017  | 
SAS CTO Oliver Schabenberger counters Tesla founder Elon Musk's description of artificial intelligence as the scariest problem.
Drone Mapping Data Changes Business Economics
News  |  9/5/2017  | 
Drone mapping data can dramatically impact the profitability of certain businesses. Should you include it in your business app? Consider these points.
You Are Doing Analytics Wrong: Here Is Why
Commentary  |  9/1/2017  | 
Analytics ROI often falls short because businesses overlook important parts of the process.
In the Aftermath of a Cyberattack
Commentary  |  8/30/2017  | 
As hackers continue ramping up their attacks everyone involved in IoT -- manufacturers, integrators, and customers -- has to improve their defenses.
3 Ways to Create a Strategic Framework for AI Adoption
Commentary  |  8/23/2017  | 
CIOs need to help leaders understand how AI will really impact their spaces and take steps to using AI to help achieve long-term business objectives.
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.
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.
Does Your Breach Incident Response Plan Have Holes?
Commentary  |  8/16/2017  | 
The likelihood of a company suffering a breach is worse than most believe. Here's a checklist for building out a plan to deal with a breach.
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.
Carlsberg Danmark Fixes Field Data Operations with BPM
News  |  8/7/2017  | 
Field workers often create Excel spreadsheets to track data and run their processes. But what happens when there are dozens of these? Here's how Carlsberg Danmark centralized business process management, created an orderly system with consistent data, and saved hundreds of hours in backoffice time.
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.
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.
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.
The Rise and Fall of Ruby on Rails
Commentary  |  7/24/2017  | 
Once the rising star of web development, Ruby on Rails has fallen into a secondary role in the corporate world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Ė 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.
Air Force Intelligence Unit Goes Agile
News  |  6/30/2017  | 
The US Air Force is determined to get more agile to produce applications that can be useful in times of conflict.
Analytics Help US Marshals Capture $250M in Savings
News  |  6/27/2017  | 
Sophisticated tools search for and pinpoint potential savings opportunities.
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.
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