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Big Data in the Cloud: Avoiding Vendor Lock-in
News  |  6/20/2018
More enterprise application and big data vendors are pursuing a cloud-agnostic strategy -- supporting AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. Big data platform provider Hortonworks is taking that strategy one step farther.
The Right Fit: Choosing an AI Strategy
News  |  6/19/2018
Dun & Bradstreet is transforming its own internal AI and analytics operations, even as it helps customers with their analytics and machine learning transformations.
Self-taught Kaggle Champ: Engineering to Data Science to AI
News  |  6/15/2018
You don't need a degree in data science to become a top professional in the field. Here's how one Kaggle data science champion taught himself. Now Gilberto Titericz is moving from Airbnb to AI startup Ople.
IBM Bets On Private Cloud Data Platform
News  |  5/31/2018
Assembling the pieces to create a modern platform for data management, data governance, and data science can be complex. IBM says it's done the heavy lifting with a private, on-premises cloud platform to do the work.
Big Data Platforms Evolve for Analytics, Machine Learning
News  |  5/24/2018
Machine learning and advanced analytics are now the centerpiece for companies that got their start as Hadoop distributors.
Debiasing Our Statistical Algorithms Down to Their Roots
Commentary  |  5/23/2018
Eliminating bias in the data and algorithms that drive artificial intelligence and machine learning initiatives requires constant vigilance on the part of not only data scientists but up and down the corporate ranks.
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.
5 Traits Organizations Need to Get Value from Machine Learning
News  |  5/18/2018
A new report identifies the traits of organizations that are getting value -- higher revenues and profits -- due to their machine learning initiatives. Does your enterprise have what it takes?
Leverage Data to Align Business and IT
Commentary  |  5/16/2018
A takeaway from an Interop ITX panel discussion: Data isn't a commodity to work with, but is a vehicle for unifying IT and the business at large.
How to Spin Up an AI Flywheel with Data
Commentary  |  4/30/2018
Gather as much data as you can about your customers, optimize metrics to address business questions, and build out your AI-based applications.
AI Challenge: Achieving Artificial Empathy
Commentary  |  4/25/2018
As AI is woven deeper into different types of software and business processes, the success of it, particularly from customer experience and personalization standpoints, depends on its ability to recognize emotion and act accordingly. Will machines be able to achieve artificial empathy? Have they already? Following are some of the challenges and opportunities.
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.
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.
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.
How Valuable Is Your Company's Data?
Commentary  |  3/14/2018
Organizations consider data one of their most valuable assets, but exactly, how much is that data worth? Most business leaders can't answer the question yet. But venture capitalists, financial analysts and board members increasingly want to know.
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.
4 Ways Companies Impede Their Analytics Efforts
Commentary  |  2/28/2018
Consider these four barriers to success when moving forward with your data analytics initiative.
Setting up Your OT and Data Teams for Success
Commentary  |  2/26/2018
Organizations implementing the Industrial Internet of Things can't burden data scientists with cleaning up huge volumes of dirty data.
Donít Lift and Shift Big Data Analytics, Lift and Optimize
Commentary  |  2/26/2018
Advancing through the digital era with a greater use of self-service analytics doesn't mean that you have to trash proven analytics tools and techniques.
Avoid These Pitfalls to Get Maximum Value from Data Science
Commentary  |  2/21/2018
Data science techniques are getting better, cheaper, and easier to use. Even small and medium sized organizations can now tap these technologies. But, if you fail to properly introduce, support, and integrate data science capabilities, a lot of money can be wasted.
Unlock the Value: From Data Quality to Artificial Intelligence
Commentary  |  2/20/2018
Data quality, data privacy, and advanced technologies such as AI, machine learning, neural networks, and more, are of top concern to data analytics pros and IT managers, says Karen Lopez, Data & Analytics Track Chair for Interop ITX 2018.
5 Tech Trends for the Enterprise in 2018
News  |  2/15/2018
The Accenture Vision 2018 report has identified five trends for CIOs and other executives for the year ahead, including citizen AI, extended reality, and data veracity.
The Future of Information Technology is Intelligence
Commentary  |  2/12/2018
Traditional IT has to make way for the intelligence-based business model.
Careers in 2018: Tips from a Top Analytics Recruiter
News  |  2/8/2018
Top quantitative executive recruiter Linda Burtch of Burtchworks provides insight into how to keep yourself competitive in data science, business intelligence, and other analytics-related careers. Here's how to get ready for a future of new technology, including AI, natural language processing, and IoT.
5 Keys to Asking Better Questions of Data Scientists
Slideshows  |  2/1/2018
Some enterprises struggle to drive business value from data science efforts because the business and data scientists are not communicating or collaborating well. Here are five things you can do to improve the cross-functional relationships and ROI.
7 Fastest-Growing Tech Job Skills
Slideshows  |  1/2/2018
Which terms do IT employers and job seekers search for most often? There are some significant disconnects between what IT pros offer and what employers want.
Preventing the Next Equifax, New Tactics Required
Commentary  |  12/14/2017
US regulators and companies can follow the lead of the EU, with its GDPR, to better protect consumer data while recognizing that the data belongs to the customer, not a company.
25 Data & Analytics Vendors at the Forefront in 2018
Commentary  |  11/13/2017
Businesses are updating their approaches to data analytics as the competitive landscape changes. We explore the trends, technologies, and vendors leading the way.
What Intelligent Machines Can Do, And What They Can't
News  |  11/2/2017
From Alpha Go to cancer detection to data center efficiency, we talk to analytics practitioner and SAS CTO Oliver Schabenberger about what AI can do and what it can't do. Here's what he said.
Medical Teams' Simple, but Powerful Digital Transformation Story
News  |  11/1/2017
While we're bombarded by technology that is presented as "cool" it is refreshing to see technology used for the good of humankind.
15 Highest-Paying Tech Jobs for 2018
Slideshows  |  10/17/2017
Executives, managers, mobile developers and people with the word "architect" in their title are at the top of the IT pay scale.
Competing on Analytics: 2017
News  |  9/13/2017
Analytics thought leader Tom Davenport revisits Competing on Analytics, 10 years after his book on the topic was originally published. We ask him what has changed in that time during this interview.
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.
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.
Five Ways Big Data is Transforming Epidemics
Commentary  |  6/8/2017
Big data and analytical tools have transformed every industry from healthcare to retail to government, and now are transforming the way epidemics are approached.
Cloud Power, Fear of Lock-in Grows Among IT Managers
News  |  6/2/2017
Mary Meeker's Global Internet Trends: As the digital age expands, so does fear of technology lock-in by cloud vendors.
New Tech Humanizing Analytics for the Masses
Commentary  |  6/2/2017
We have entered the immersive age, where machines are controlled with human gestures and voice, and the concept presents an exciting future for analytics.
IoT Enabling a Path to Better Health
Commentary  |  5/31/2017
IoT data from healthcare wearables and patient devices has only just begun to change the way hospitals treat patients, but advances will continue through the analytic insights they provide.
AI Works Better with Human Intelligence, Too
News  |  5/18/2017
In healthcare, machine learning may yield fast, accurate insights. But humans are still better able to detect ridiculous anomalies and discover problems that machines have not yet learned to detect.
Future of Data Summit Tackles AI, Machine Learning
Commentary  |  3/14/2017
Learn about how real-world enterprise organizations are advancing projects in AI, machine learning, virtual reality, and more, to add value for consumers and drive revenues.
Build the Right Team for Big Data Success
News  |  2/28/2017
You may have been successful with a center of excellence for your business intelligence or analytics practice. But big data success requires a different approach, a bus.
How to Avoid Big Data Mistakes
News  |  2/27/2017
If data is important to your company, then creating a data governance program is as essential to the business as an accounting program.
IoT And Privacy: Turning Pitfalls Into Benefits
Commentary  |  2/16/2017
The Internet of Things (IoT) offers a host of conveniences and automation to both business and consumers. But new privacy and compliance responsibilities are part of this package deal. Here's how to make the most of it.
Deloitte: These Emerging Technologies Will Play Critical Roles
News  |  2/13/2017
Deloitte Consulting cites seven emerging technologies as critical to the future of IT: dark analytics, mixed reality and blockchain included.
How To Tackle Today's Data Quality Challenges
News  |  2/13/2017
If your data quality is suspect, your analytics program may also be doomed. Here's a look at today's data quality challenges and how to tackle them.
Self-Service Analytics Are A Necessity
Commentary  |  2/8/2017
Users want answers to burning questions, but IT and the data team can't tackle them all at once. Self-service analytics help organizations triage problem-solving by providing many of the insights business users need.
Big Data Facts Highlight Its Trendsetting Surge
Commentary  |  2/2/2017
As big data takes hold in the business world, the cloud enables small and mid-sized businesses to take advantage of the concept.
Kinetica Uses GPUs for Advanced In-Database Analytics
News  |  1/24/2017
GPU-accelerated databases aren't new, and they're not all that popular, but that will likely change over time. Here are some of Kinetica's latest improvements and why that matters to big pharma company GSK.
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