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Stanford Study Will Inspire Any IT Pro Intrigued By Machine Learning
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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A study by Stanford researchers finds computers can predict lung cancer patient outcomes better than pathologists. While the study is specific to the medical profession, it illustrates the promise and potential of machine learning for IT professionals in any industry.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/23/2016
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8 Salesforce Buys Boost Analytics, Machine Learning Portfolio
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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SaaS-based enterprise application and CRM giant Salesforce has accelerated its acquisition pace recently, snapping up eight companies, large and small, over the past several months. Here's a look at some of the deals and what they reveal about Salesforce's strategy.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/22/2016
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Apple's AI Plans, MapR Raises $50M: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Hadoop distributor MapR raises new round of equity funding and hints at possible IPO, Salesforce acquires another analytics startup, PwC partners with Coursera on a data analytics course, and Apple CEO Tim Cook talks AI and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending Aug. 21, 2016.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/21/2016
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Gartner: Public Sector CIOs Need Digital Transformation Vision
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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A report from IT research firm Gartner says public sector CIOs need to promote a compelling vision for digital transformation and make change inclusive. If successful, the results could transform the type of services government agencies can offer citizens.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/19/2016
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What It Means To Be A Data Scientist
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
How do data scientists spend their time? What tools do they use? What degrees do they have? Check out our handy infographic to find out.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/18/2016
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13 Ways Machine Learning Can Steer You Wrong
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
Applying machine learning and artificial intelligence to your decision-making can help your business stay competitive. But a lot can go wrong along the way. Without the proper checks and balances, machine learning efforts can spiral out of control, exposing your organization to risks. Here are 13 pitfalls to avoid.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 8/17/2016
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10 Cool Machine Learning Startups To Watch
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Machine learning is technology that trains software so developers don't have to code it by hand. The number of new companies in the category has grown exponentially over the past few years. Here are 10 machine learning startups worth a closer look.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/15/2016
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Machine Learning Startups Snapped Up: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Apple, Intel, Palantir, and HPE were among the tech giants acquiring data analytics and machine learning companies. Here's your Big Data Roundup for the week ending August 14, 2016.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/14/2016
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HPE Doubles-Down On HPC With SGI Acquisition
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise has acquired another high performance computing company with a long history in Silicon Valley -- SGI -- in a deal worth $275 million. Here's what the acquisition indicates about HPE's strategy going forward.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/12/2016
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Palantir Acquires Data Visualization Specialist Silk
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Analytics software and consulting provider Palantir has acquired Silk, a data visualization startup. Silk's platform will continue to operate unsupported as the company's team will join Palantir.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/12/2016
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10 Ways Bots Can Improve Your Business Processes
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
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Businesses use bots to engage with customers, online and via social media, because they're a cost-effective way to respond instantly to simple queries. As the technology improves, bots are finding their way into more use-cases where human judgment and effort were traditionally required. Are bots right for your business? Here are 10 examples to help you decide.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 8/10/2016
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Hortonworks, Tableau In The Spotlight: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Data visualization and business intelligence platform provider Tableau and big data Hadoop distributor Hortonworks reported their earnings this week. Here's a peek inside the state of the business of big data technologies in our Big Data Roundup for the week ended August 7, 2016.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/7/2016
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9 Tips For Hiring Data Science Talent
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Data scientists are the new corporate rock stars. Companies in all industries know they need a strong bench of data science talent to have any hope of becoming the next Uber or Netflix. With more demand than supply, here's what you need to know about recruiting the best and brightest.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/4/2016
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Office 365 Taps Machine Learning, Tableau 10 Debuts: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Microsoft machine learning provides grammar coaching, Tableau 10 gives control back to IT, Teradata acquires Big Data Partnership, GE offers Predix IoT Kit, and more in the Big Data Roundup for the week ending July 31, 2016.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/31/2016
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How An Agricultural Data Firm Puts The Cloud To Work
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Integration -- connecting computing services to one another -- used to mean bringing in expensive consultants, investing in custom programming, and dealing with long timelines. But modern cloud-based options could make integration only a matter of dragging icons and filling in form fields, work that can often be done without a developer. Here's what it means to IT professionals.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/29/2016
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Snowflake Cloud Data Warehouse Update Storms Market
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Snowflake Computing has added automated administration features to its built-for-the-cloud modern data warehouse that enables analysis of multiple data types, big and small.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/28/2016
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Tableau 10 Puts Control Back In IT Hands
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Data visualization platform provider Tableau is updating its flagship product with new features that give oversight and data governance control back to IT organizations. It also makes a host of new advanced analytics capabilities accessible to more users.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/27/2016
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12 Types Of Data IT Can't Afford To Overlook
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
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Regardless of how much data your company has -- and how much your business leaders are asking for -- you're likely missing some hidden gems. Here are 12 examples of what you might be overlooking, and why it matters to IT professionals, and to your business at large.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 7/27/2016
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Teradata Acquires London-Based Big Data Partnership
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Data warehouse and analytics company Teradata has added to its training and consulting bench with the acquisition of Big Data Partnership, a London-based startup that should also extend the company's global reach.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/26/2016
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Watson Offers Macy's AI Help, Workday Acquisition: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Watson's AI will help you find shoes at Macy's, Workday buys big data analytics company, Google releases machine learning APIs, and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending July 24.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/24/2016
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