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As the use of cloud services continues to grow, enterprise architects and infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders should use seven key elements to create a pragmatic cloud strategy for their organizations. “A cloud strategy is critical for every organization and should be a concise point of view on cloud and its role in the organization,” said Raj Bala, senior research director at Gartner, Inc. “Moving to cloud...
As government agencies, businesses, and individuals continue to navigate the coronavirus pandemic's ongoing disruption, no one would have predicted the impact of innovation and digital transformation across the global landscape. Now, as the world prepares to head into the new year, analytics leader SAS' most forward-thinking experts offer insights for using analytics to transform data into decisions that improve lives and results. Here...
It's more important than ever for professionals to work towards achieving specific career goals, especially in a post-pandemic world where tech skills will define their career trajectory. To help, Simplilearn, an online Bootcamp for digital economy skills training, recently launched their SkillUp initiative, a free learning platform to help individuals get started and chart their path to success in today's competitive work...
Verbit, an AI-powered transcription and captioning platform, announced last week its $60M Series C round led by Sapphire Ventures with participation from existing investors Vertex Ventures, Stripes, HV Ventures, and ClalTech, as well as new investor Vertex Growth. The round comes within 10 months of Verbit's Series B investment of $31M, bringing the 3.5-year-old company's total capital raised to more than $100 million, with a revenue...
When the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic canceled in-person events, conferences, and trade shows in 2020, it was just the beginning of what could prove to be a seismic shift in how major corporations approach events. Lingering epidemiological and economic concerns mean that, for the foreseeable future, business leaders will need to rely on virtual events to reach their audiences. This represents a new way of operating for most...
Three in four technology companies (75%) face difficulty finding candidates with the right skills and abilities today, according to the annual Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Future of Work Study . For the first time, the annual study – which surveyed 240 tech industry leaders on workforce trends – also explores how the tech sector is embracing diversity and inclusion and adapting amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Technical...
The COVID-19 Research Database , a pro-bono, cross-industry collaborative composed of institutions donating technology services, healthcare expertise, and de-identified data, announced recently that it has over 1,500 researchers registered and over 100 studies underway. The database is a public-private consortium organized by Change Healthcare, Datavant, Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI), Medidata, Mirador Analytics, Snowflake, Veradigm,...
Given the pandemic's significant impact on the global economy, immediate action is critical, according to Frost & Sullivan's recent analysis titled "The Reshaping of Industries Caused by COVID-19." Technology leaders must assess the emerging opportunities resulting from COVID-19 and provide technological innovations to build company, society, and consumer resilience. "From transformative megatrends to geopolitical chaos, there are...
MarketCast announced yesterday the acquisition of Deductive, a data science team that supports some of the biggest names in media and consumer electronics. Formerly called Dativa, Deductive provides data science services to help its clients find meaning from the complex, granular datasets being captured by today's media platforms and connected devices. With Deductive, MarketCast clients will now be able to pair primary custom research...
Tamr, Inc., the provider of cloud-native data mastering solutions, announced the DataMasters Summit 2020 will take place as a two-day, free virtual event on October 7-8. DataMasters will bring together data experts and leaders from across industries to discuss data challenges, opportunities, and strategies. Attendees will hear first-hand from data leaders about how they've overcome business challenges, adapted to changing environments,...
As children, many of us believed in magic and a fantasy where robots would one day follow our commands, undertake the most meager tasks, and even help with our homework at the push of a button. Sadly, it seemed that these beliefs, along with ideas of self-driven flying cars and jetpacks, belonged in a future beyond imagination or in a Hollywood sci-fi. Would we ever get to experience the future in our lifetime? Then it arrived –...
It's National Honeybee Day 2020, and COVID-19 has shone a spotlight on the food supply chain that helps nourish people in all corners of the world. But an even older "pandemic" – the plight of honeybees – also threatens the world's food supply. In both cases, SAS analytics strives to make it easier to understand data signals as they're happening so effective interventions can take place. In this instance, technologies are at...