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The Secret to AI Could be Little-Known Transfer Learning
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
As more enterprises discover AI-based business applications, the concept of transfer learning could help to level the playing field.
By Mo Patel, Practice Director for AI and Deep Learning, Teradata , 8/15/2017
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We're Entering a New Era of Augmented Analytics
Jen Underwood, Impact Analytix
News
The next step in analytics -- augmented analytics -- brings automation and new degrees of insight into an analytics initiative.
By Jen Underwood Impact Analytix, 8/9/2017
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Carlsberg Danmark Fixes Field Data Operations with BPM
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Field workers often create Excel spreadsheets to track data and run their processes. But what happens when there are dozens of these? Here's how Carlsberg Danmark centralized business process management, created an orderly system with consistent data, and saved hundreds of hours in backoffice time.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/7/2017
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Cloud Powers a Hybrid IT and New Digital Existence
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
Enterprise data centers aren't going away soon, but the role of the cloud will expand rapidly in our personal and business lives.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/4/2017
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Financial Institutions Bank on Change to Stay Competitive
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author
News
Corporate transformation seen as the best way to counter digital disruption and address other key challenges.
By John Edwards Technology Journalist & Author, 8/4/2017
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Future Software: Only as Good as the People Who Build It
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
In a world increasingly dependent on software, we may need to develop the art of falling back to the most recent system that worked.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/2/2017
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Accenture: Seek Business Value in Digital Transformation
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Mike Sutcliff says Accenture Digital helps companies transition from legacy to digital operations to resist disruption, find new customers.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/25/2017
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Old Database Problems In a New Guise: As a Service
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
ScaleArc: If cloud services are the "white knight" sent to solve IT problems, then database as a service is going to fall short.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/24/2017
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Not Easy To Get To Digital Transformation Jump-off Point
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
The Hackett Group has attempted to define how a company gets to the digital transformation stage in its latest statistical report.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/14/2017
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Greene: Advanced Services to Fuel Google Cloud Leadership
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Google Cloud Chief Diane Greene predicts Google's expanding, advance cloud services will soon place it among the Gartner designated leaders.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/6/2017
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Tips for Estimating Cloud BI Implementation Costs
Jen Underwood, Impact Analytix
Commentary
There can be some nasty budget surprises in what seems like a simple, low-priced, SaaS business intelligence offering designed for non-technical users.
By Jen Underwood Impact Analytix, 7/6/2017
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Artificial Intelligence Will Redefine the World
Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief
Satire
How big of a deal is artificial intelligence? Microsoft researcher James McCaffrey explains AI's origins and why we can expect profound effects from it.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief, 7/5/2017
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Big Data in the Cloud: Reaching a Tipping Point
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
It may be time to rethink where you want to support a big data initiative.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 7/5/2017
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Not Doing Big Data in the Cloud? Better Get There
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Forrester Research says competitive advantage will follow big data analytics' move to the cloud; join in, or get left behind.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/23/2017
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Shutterstock CIO on Leadership: Reduce the Cycle of Fear
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Satire
Shutterstock grew so fast it needed to convert applications and move them into the Amazon cloud quickly; API-based development followed.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/31/2017
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IoT Enabling a Path to Better Health
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Commentary
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.
By Randy Lea, Vice President, Teradata , 5/31/2017
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AI in the Workplace: Augment, Instead of Replacing Humans
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
News
AI and machine learning won't create massive job losses in the foreseeable future, but some societal issues do come to mind.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 5/29/2017
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Oracle Disses Cloud Real Estate to its Own Detriment
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
In the midst of a rush to the cloud, Oracle CEO Mark Hurd told Fortune 'real estate' is not much of a factor. He may learn otherwise.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/9/2017
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Accelerate Action with Real-time Analytics
Jen Underwood, Impact Analytix
Satire
Improvements in the technology and adoption of new data concepts are enabling more enterprises to take the leap into real-time analytics.
By Jen Underwood Impact Analytix, 4/27/2017
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Who's Afraid of the Big Bad IoT?
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
In an atmosphere of fear about IoT security and privacy business should be aware that if an IoT project seems promising, it may be worth the risk to push on, as long as security is at the forefront.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 4/17/2017
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