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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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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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A New Era of OpenStack
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The chairman of the OpenStack Foundation outlines some of the steps the organization is taking to support a growing interest in OpenStack.
By Alan Clark, Chairman of the OpenStack Foundation , 9/15/2017
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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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Consumers Leave No Doubt: People over Chatbots
Cynthia Harvey, Contributor, NetworkComputing
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People complain that virtual agents are too impersonal and can't handle complex requests.
By Cynthia Harvey Contributor, NetworkComputing, 9/12/2017
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Design Expert: The Secrets to Better User Interfaces
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author
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Designer Scott Schaedle feels that user interfaces would look and function much better if developers simply followed a handful of good design practices.
By John Edwards Technology Journalist & Author, 9/11/2017
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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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Rackspace, OpenStack and the Multiplicity of Clouds
Ben Kepes,
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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.
By Ben Kepes , 9/8/2017
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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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Drone Mapping Data Changes Business Economics
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
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Drone mapping data can dramatically impact the profitability of certain businesses. Should you include it in your business app? Consider these points.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 9/5/2017
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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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In the Aftermath of a Cyberattack
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As hackers continue ramping up their attacks everyone involved in IoT -- manufacturers, integrators, and customers -- has to improve their defenses.
By Vince Ricco, Business Development Manager, Axis Communications , 8/30/2017
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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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Insurance Struggles with Lead Gen & Data Analytics
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
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Insurance agencies struggle to reach new prospects. To adapt to changing markets, they must overcome challenges with data integration, data quality, and systems fragmentation.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 8/22/2017
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QVC: Real-Time Data is the Future of ECommerce
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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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.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/17/2017
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Does Your Breach Incident Response Plan Have Holes?
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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.
By Xuyen Bowles, Sentek Cyber , 8/16/2017
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Who Moved My Tech? The Art of Convincing the Unconvinced
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Every technology initiative -- in fact many business changes -- will run into resistance from people. Here are three steps to overcoming that resistance.
By Robert Reeves, Cofounder and CTO, Datical , 8/14/2017
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