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  • 3 Vendor-Created Barriers to AI Adoption

    3 Vendor-Created Barriers to AI Adoption

    Gartner issued a warning yesterday to any vendor busy marketing their artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities: your hard sell could be counterproductive.  According to Jim Hare, research vice president at Stamford, Conn.-based Gartner, the push to build and market AI products has been so intense that many vendors have forgotten

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  • COPC's RevealCX Monitoring App Takes Quality Assurance One Step Further

    COPC, a customer experience management consulting company based in Winter Park, Fla., had struggled for years to recommend a quality assurance monitoring system to its clients before it decided to build one itself. COO Kathleen Jezierski remembers the client that finally put COPC on the path of software developer.

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  • Microsoft Lays Out Its AI Ambitions

    Microsoft Lays Out Its AI Ambitions

    As Microsoft partners and customers watched Satya Nadella take the stage at the Inspire conference this week in Washington, D.C., Harry Shum, executive vice president of Microsoft’s AI and Research Group was speaking at an entirely unrelated, but arguably as important, meeting in London. While Nadella was unveiling Microsoft 365

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  • Microsoft Power BI Premium Delivers Business Intelligence with Muscle

    Microsoft Power BI Premium Delivers Business Intelligence with Muscle

    Microsoft announced the general availability of Power BI Premium at its Microsoft Data Insights Summit, which took place June 12 to 13 in Seattle. Power BI will now work with nearly all Microsoft applications and is also embeddable with a number of third-party applications.

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  • Analytics Buzzword Bingo: Which Solution Is Right For You?

    Analytics Buzzword Bingo: Which Solution Is Right For You?

    At this point, everyone understands the importance of and need for analytics.  But understanding the need and actually knowing how to go about leveraging analytics are two very different things.  Adding to the confusion is the ambiguity around the term itself.

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  • At Qlik Qonnections, Intelligence Comes From Data + Humans

    At Qlik Qonnections, Intelligence Comes From Data + Humans

    If anyone thought business intelligence and visualization provider Qlik would fade into the background after private equity provider Thoma Bravo acquired it for $3 billion last August, this morning should have quelled their fears. "We are going to show you more than we have ever shown you.

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  • How to Conquer Analytics Dashboard Fatigue

    How to Conquer Analytics Dashboard Fatigue

    Business leaders are experiencing fatigue following the onslaught of big data and analytics hype over the past few years. They’ve listened to the “experts” and spent millions on infrastructure, cloud computing and business intelligence tools, expecting to gain transformative insights.

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  • The Right Way to Make Your Data Deliver

    The Right Way to Make Your Data Deliver

    Data is valuable: worldwide revenues for business analytics are expected to grow from $130 billion in 2016 to more than $203 billion in 2020. But some companies remain unclear on the true capabilities offered by these analytics.

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  • Democratizing BI to Give SMBs Access to Complex Data Analytics

    Democratizing BI to Give SMBs Access to Complex Data Analytics

    Business intelligence has earned itself a snobby reputation. For non-enterprise organizations or — in my case — as a marketer, that reputation has led to both technophobia as well as an aversion to big data.

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  • Microsoft Integrates Power BI in SharePoint Online

    Microsoft Integrates Power BI in SharePoint Online

    Microsoft has made another significant step in pulling SharePoint Online deeper into the wider Office 365 productivity suite.   In a little remarked-upon announcement on the Power BI blog last week, Senior Program Manager Lukasz Pawlowski announced the availability of the Power BI report web part for SharePoint Online.

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  • Want Business Innovation? Optimize Your Operations

    Want Business Innovation? Optimize Your Operations

    What’s the most important role of IT in an organization?  Is it “keeping the lights on” or sparking innovation?  Apparently, it’s a tossup. According to CIO.com’s 2017 State of the CIO survey, 72 percent of IT executives say balancing innovation and operational excellence is a constant challenge — the

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  • 3 Tips for Communicating With Remote Analytics Specialists

    3 Tips for Communicating With Remote Analytics Specialists

    If you've seen the movie “Hidden Figures,” you may recall a scene between mathematician Katherine Johnson and Al Harrison, director of the NASA Space Task Group.

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  • Are You Ready for These Big Data Trends?

    Are You Ready for These Big Data Trends?

    2017 will see some major changes in the big data ecosystem, driven in part by two trends. Both trends offer opportunities for data-driven organizations to stay ahead of the curve — but only if they take the time to do some preparation now.  1. Hadoop Gets Put to the Test – Here's How to Help It Pass Apache Hadoop distribution vendors have crossed the

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  • How to Get the Most out of Power BI

    How to Get the Most out of Power BI

    Management consultant Peter Drucker once said, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.”  This statement has never been more relevant.  Businesses have access to unprecedented amounts of data, but all that data means nothing unless they can turn it into insights.

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