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Cloud is an innovative way to manage computing and storage resources. Reduced TCO, agility, and data localization are some of the features that make a compelling case for cloud adoption. It also gives enterprises flexibility to deliver solutions with power to scale up and down as per economic requirements and situations. Cloud is not only about sharing resources but also a shared responsibility model. Multitenancy is synonymous to cloud,...
Half of startups have no women on their leadership team, according to Silicon Valley Bank's Women in Technology Leadership 2019 report based on survey responses from technology and healthcare executives in major innovation hubs. While the annual report finds that there is some progress, a lack of gender parity persists. Just 56 percent of startups have at least one woman in an executive position, and only 40 percent have at least one...
Augmented analytics, continuous intelligence, and explainable artificial intelligence (AI) are among the top trends in data and analytics technology that have significant disruptive potential over the next three to five years, according to Gartner, Inc. Rita Sallam, research vice president at Gartner, said data and analytics leaders must examine the potential business impact of these trends and adjust business models and operations...
Whether monitoring for competitive intelligence, strategic innovation, or asset protection, the real-time monitoring of open information sources or streams, the so-called Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), is quickly becoming an important concept and core, strategic activity in any organization. Having poor information-monitoring practices is an expensive oversight, one that many organizations learn the hard way. Why has OSINT become so...
“Knowing the enemy enables you to take the offensive, knowing yourself enables you to stand on the defensive.” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War The inevitability of an increasingly wild business landscape Make no mistake: business these days is a killing field. If you want to succeed in the market you must know, amongst other things, what the competition is doing. You need to identify what kind of dangers and opportunities...
A new approach to security strategy is required – one that is based more on resilience than on prevention. It’s become more important for a security team to quickly identify and respond to an attack to minimize the impact of risks to the business rather than trying to prevent attacks from occurring. The old castle-and-moat strategy simply cannot survive the new threat landscape. No organization can prevent every cyberattack....
(This is Part 1 of a new Sports Analytics series.) The future of sports has been linked with the success of virtual reality and augmented reality. Intel has unleashed their True View virtual reality replay. Since 2016, Microsoft has been touting the future of Super Bowl viewing using its HoloLens. Unfortunately, sports is a spectator sport not a solo one. Especially as you watch the United States college football rivalries....
From more efficient data processing to streamlined machine learning, the data industry reflects on innovations from the past year and discuss trends to look out for 2019. 2018 was an unmatched year for the tech industry, with several sectors including artificial intelligence (AI), big data, and analytics garnering increased investment and innovation. With 90 percent of enterprises already investing in AI technologies, the steady momentum...
In my late teens, I was a huge fan of "Choose Your Own Adventure" books. I especially liked the ones that came out for identifiable franchises like "Indiana Jones" because I knew the motivations of the characters and I had already seen Indiana Jones play out scenarios where he won – based on the films. But just in case, I always kept my finger on the page where I had to make my choice in case my decision was a poor one – and...
I have been in forums and discussions where people interchange the terms “Analytics” and “Business Intelligence (BI)” as if they were the same. Sometimes I feel it is even acceptable to do so. Also, I have noted they prefer to use the term “Analytics” (when referring to BI) since it is a buzzword and sounds chic, perhaps. In fairness, drawing the line between Business Intelligence and Business Analytics...
We live in a data-driven world, and the best way to be effective as a human is to make goals, set up a timeline and find a source of accountability to push you to hitting your deadlines and accomplishing your goals. As someone who tries to make the most out of every minute of a work day, I want to share how I use data for more than measuring my success in business. I use data to measure success in life. Work Smarter AND Harder Managing...
The vision of a planet-wide optimization The year was 1961. Computers were still in their infancy, and the race to the moon was just beginning. Edward Lorenz, an MIT meteorologist, was developing a weather-prediction model. Lorenz theorized that a minuscule occurrence, such as a tiny butterfly flapping its wings in the Amazon, could hypothetically set in motion a chain of events that could cause tornadoes to touch down in Texas a few days...