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Recreate Your Job in the Age of Digital Transformation
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Whether you work in the C-suite or in a line role, if you donít want to be left behind, figure out how to evolve so you can help the company meet its digital business objectives.
By Laurent Bride, Chief Technical Officer, Talend , 9/21/2017
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An IT Pro Takes the Dive into Deep Learning
Rich Casselberry, Risk Technologist
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IT professional Rich Casselberry experimented with deep learning using online tools and came away with interesting results.
By Rich Casselberry Risk Technologist, 9/21/2017
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Debunking 8 Big Data and Analytics Myths
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
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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.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 9/21/2017
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The Future of Data Science is Augmentation, not Automation
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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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.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 9/20/2017
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Technology Can Reduce the Cognitive Overload in the C-Suite
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As analytics-based technologies mature they promise to better guide executive decisions by delivering only the most relevant information.
By Martin Trevino, Red Alpha Consulting , 9/19/2017
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The Next-Generation IT Help Desk is Achievable Today
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
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The new enterprise IT help desk features bots, cloud monitoring, and consolidated views into problems, and it can be implemented today.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 9/14/2017
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Competing on Analytics: 2017
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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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.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 9/13/2017
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Alexa for the Enterprise? Not Yet, but Itís Coming
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Now that you might be accustomed to using Siri, Alexa, Cortana or Google Assistant in your personal life, consider the potential for voice technology in the enterprise.
By Jim Souders, CEO, Adaptiva , 9/12/2017
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Supercomputers Aim to Predict Hurricane Damage House by House
Patrick Thibodeau, Freelance Reporter
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A University of Texas supercomputer offers hope to help save lives when the next hurricane hits land.
By Patrick Thibodeau Freelance Reporter, 9/11/2017
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Hurricanes: Risk Analytics in a World of Uncertainty
Jen Underwood, Impact Analytix
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The already-devastating hurricane season highlights the need for predictive analytical models that account for exceptional events.
By Jen Underwood Impact Analytix, 9/7/2017
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How Smart Is Artificial Intelligence Really?
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SAS CTO Oliver Schabenberger counters Tesla founder Elon Musk's description of artificial intelligence as the scariest problem.
By Oliver Schabenberger, Executive Vice President and CTO, SAS , 9/6/2017
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You Are Doing Analytics Wrong: Here Is Why
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
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Analytics ROI often falls short because businesses overlook important parts of the process.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 9/1/2017
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Find the Digital Skills Your Company Needs to Succeed
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author
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Reaching business goals, even surviving in an era of disruption, requires a tech-smart workforce.
By John Edwards Technology Journalist & Author, 8/31/2017
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Organizations Struggle with Time to Value for BI
Cynthia Harvey, Contributor, NetworkComputing
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New research from TDWI highlights the obstacles analytics projects face and suggests best practices for overcoming those challenges.
By Cynthia Harvey Contributor, NetworkComputing, 8/30/2017
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An IT Story: From Supporting Role to Business Partner
Patrick Thibodeau, Freelance Reporter
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An IoT project in a manufacturing plant helped to change the role of the IT group at French auto supplier Faurecia.
By Patrick Thibodeau Freelance Reporter, 8/29/2017
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How Artificial Intelligence Will Impact B2B Commerce
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The evolution of artificial intelligence promises massive changes in how commerce gets done and customer relationships.
By Ray Grady, president and chief customer officer at CloudCraze , 8/29/2017
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Avoid the Danger Zone of Metrics
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Organizations love metrics, particularly those that show success, but it's crucial to define metrics that truly track progress toward corporate goals.
By Dawn Parzych, Director, Catchpoint , 8/28/2017
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Are You Really Ready for Intelligent Automation?
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
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AI and automation are being combined in different ways to complete tasks more efficiently than humans. Every business will be impacted by intelligent automation sooner than may be apparent, so the time to think about it is now.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 8/28/2017
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A Contrarian View on Automation
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Beware the overly optimistic ROI estimate when it comes to an automation initiative.
By Mark Dickson, AVP for Data Science, Mphasis , 8/24/2017
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3 Ways to Create a Strategic Framework for AI Adoption
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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.
By Hossein Rahnama, founder and CEO, Flybits , 8/23/2017
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