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Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Marketing Research

February 1, 2017 by Tom Anderson

Beware These Buzzwords! The Truth About Machine Learning and Artificial IntelligenceMachine learning, artificial intelligence, deep learning… Unless you’ve been living under a rock, chances are you’ve heard these terms before. Indeed, they seem to have become a must for market researchers.Unfortunately, so many precise terms have never...[read more]

Accenture saved a customer $100M using automation

January 23, 2017 by CIO Dive

An Accenture CEO said his firm saved one of its banking clients $100 million by automating jobs in its compliance division.[read more]

How CRM upgrades could better supply chain management

January 19, 2017 by Supply Chain Dive

Dive Brief:Continued investments in mobility and social integration will enable new trends in customer relationship management (CRM) technology throughout 2017, Destination CRM.com reported last week.CRM solutions will become increasingly personalized yet simplified, as client demands increase the need for deep data while...[read more]

Cisco pulling the plug on its OpenStack-based public cloud

December 19, 2016 by CIO Dive

Cisco announced it will officially kill its Intercloud Services public cloud infrastructure in March.[read more]

Buyers Beware: Data Visualization is Not Data Analytics

December 13, 2016 by Eran Levy

The term Business Intelligence solution can be a deceiving one. Many software solutions that call themselves BI can actually only offer you half of what you need.Here it’s important to make the distinction between two types of business analysis and intelligence tools: end-to-end solutions and ones that are merely front-end. An end-to-end...[read more]

Most enterprises have a digital transformation strategy, but few have completed it

December 12, 2016 by CIO Dive

Nearly 90% of enterprises have begun creating a digital transformation strategy.[read more]

IBM betting big on blockchain by creating an 'ecosystem'

December 9, 2016 by CIO Dive

IBM announced it's building a blockchain ecosystem to help expedite development of blockchain-based business applications.[read more]

Redefining Logistics Services through IT Innovation

December 7, 2016 by Annie Bustos

We have rolled into an era of great opportunity for Logistics service providers (LSPs). The 2016 Global Logistics Report by Haley Garner, Head of Research and Content, EFT, has identified some key factors influencing this sector:Innovation is an important tool to avoid commoditization Technology is maturing as a key enabler for growth...[read more]

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Big Data SQL 3.0 Bridges Multiple Data Platforms Like Never Before

December 7, 2016 by Rehan Sheikh

Oracle has been a leader in the big data movement since its inception. Back in March, they introduced a new solution called Big Data SQL 3.0.Oracle Database customers frequently use Hadoop and NoSQL, so Big Data SQL 3.0 was developed with them in mind. Here are the three main benefits.Compatible With Major Hadoop ServicesThe biggest...[read more]

The Magic of Moving to Managed Services

December 1, 2016 by Annie Bustos

Despite its multiple benefits, the widespread adoption of managed IT services has stalled in recent years. A part of the explanation for the slower adoption of managed services is fairly simple. Potential customers don’t have a clear definition of what “managed services” means in the 2016/2017 landscape, and the MSPs themselves have not...[read more]

Minding the KPI Gap – A Critical Part of the EPM Process

November 30, 2016 by John O'Rourke

Key performance indicators, or KPIs, are a critical component of an overall corporate or enterprise performance management (CPM/EPM) process. They play an important part in monitoring financial and operational results on a regular basis, and highlighting areas that might need attention. But there are many considerations here:...[read more]

Common Ground: Solving the Survey-GIS Gap

November 29, 2016 by Ron Bisio

Surveying and GIS both provide answers to the same basic questions: “Where is it?” “What is it?” “How does it relate to things around it?” “What about it is interesting or important?” And they both seek to address the most important question: “How can I get the information to people who need it?” So, given the similarities, why the gap, be it real or perceived?[read more]

Report: AWS launching cloud-based machine learning service

November 22, 2016 by CIO Dive

Amazon Web Services is reportedly launching its own artificial intelligence service to tie into its cloud offerings[read more]

CIO Priorities for 2017 – Managing the Tech and Talent Challenges

November 15, 2016 by Annie Bustos

The approach of a new year brings about thoughts for the future. For CIOs, it’s a time to consider the year ahead and create a priority list for both staffing needs and the platforms and tools that will be refined or implemented. The challenge lies in finding capable team members to lead the latest initiatives and to put in place new...[read more]

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Will Predictive Analytics and POS Save Small Retailers from Extinction?

November 4, 2016 by Rehan Sheikh

Global brick-and-mortar retailers are struggling to compete against their digital rivals. Smaller retailers have been suffering the most, because they can’t compete on the same margins as larger competitors. Some experts have warned that small retailers will eventually be extinct. According to Marc Bain:“In a recent survey (pdf), 58% of...[read more]