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Debiasing Our Statistical Algorithms Down to Their Roots
James Kobielus, Lead Analyst, SiliconANGLE Wikibon
Commentary
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.
By James Kobielus Lead Analyst, SiliconANGLE Wikibon, 5/23/2018
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How Blockchain Can Save a Childís Identity
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
One in six people around the globe lack a legal identity, making it almost impossible for them to get real jobs, to vote, and to own property. Blockchain promises to give them proof of identity.
By Dan Puterbaugh, Director of Strategic Development, Adobe. , 5/22/2018
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Donít Get Side-Tracked by Flashy Metrics, Success is in the People
Emily Johnson, Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek
Satire
Defining KPIs can be a whole different ballpark when youíre in public sector IT. But even if youíre not, the takeaway from these stories can easily be applied to the private sector: Focus on the impact, the people -- the customers -- and success will follow.
By Emily Johnson Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek, 5/22/2018
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GSK Updates Analytics Platform for Faster Drug Development
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
GSK began an overhaul transformation of its R&D data and analytics infrastructure three years ago. Here's what it looks like today.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 5/21/2018
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How to Prepare for the Machine-Aided Future
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Commentary
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.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 5/21/2018
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When Nations Vie for AI Supremacy
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Commentary
Countries, as well as companies, are vying for supremacy in the artificial intelligence market.
By Barb Darrow, Senior Director, Communications, Oracle , 5/18/2018
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5 Things You Should Know About Hybrid Cloud
Cynthia Harvey, Contributor, NetworkComputing
News
Many enterprises are adopting hybrid cloud strategies, but in doing so, they face significant challenges.
By Cynthia Harvey Contributor, NetworkComputing, 5/17/2018
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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Building an Enterprise Data Warehouse
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Commentary
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.
By Bobby Beckmann, CTO, Lifesize , 5/17/2018
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IoT, Data Visualization Warn Coastal Residents about Flooding
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
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.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 5/16/2018
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5 Common GDPR Misconceptions
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Commentary
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.
By Tomas Honzak, Director of Security and Compliance at GoodData , 5/16/2018
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Leverage Data to Align Business and IT
Bill Kleyman, Chief Technology Officer, MTM Technologies
Satire
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.
By Bill Kleyman Chief Technology Officer, MTM Technologies, 5/16/2018
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Experts from Across the IT Spectrum Share Insights from Interop ITX
InformationWeek,
Satire
[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.
By InformationWeek , 5/15/2018
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11 IT Leaders and Experts Share Highlights from Interop ITX
InformationWeek,
Satire
[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.
By InformationWeek , 5/15/2018
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How to Kickstart Digital Transformation: Government Edition
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
Satire
Private companies have conditioned us to expect instant response and services, so we expect that from government agencies, too. But government doesn't always have the same funding that private companies do. Here's how these enterprises are addressing their digital transformations.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 5/15/2018
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Workforce Analytics Move Beyond HR
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Commentary
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.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 5/14/2018
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How C-Suite Leaders Can Best Implement AI
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Commentary
C-suite executives can't sit back and wait for the IT team to build out an enterprise strategy for artificial intelligence. Those execs have to get involved right from the start.
By Rohit Adlakha, VP and Global Head for Automation, Wipro HOLMES , 5/14/2018
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Interop ITX Reflections: Expert Advice, Predictions, and More
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
Satire
There was no shortage of expert advice and sage predictions as takeaways from last week's Interop ITX conference. Here are some examples.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 5/10/2018
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Conversational AIís Challenge: Understanding Human-Like Context
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Commentary
The ambiguities of the English language present hurdles for initiatives to utilize conversational AI in the corporate world.
By Stanton Jones, Director and Principal Analyst, Information Services Group , 5/7/2018
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Interop ITX: Experts Weigh in on Jobs, Skills of the Future
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
Satire
What skills will be needed in your data and analytics job in 5 or 10 years? A panel of experts tackled that question at Interop ITX. Here's what they said.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 5/7/2018
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5 Ways to Better Use Data in Security
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
News
Use these five tips to get your security shop thinking more strategically about data.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 5/5/2018
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