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App Developers Embedding More Analytics

| June 23, 2018
App Developers Embedding More Analytics

By George Leopold  Enterprise applications increasingly come with embedded analytics features such as data visualization tools that serve to differentiate products from each other while helping businesses hang on to customers while attracting new ones, according to a vendor study of the embedded analytics landscape. The annual survey released this week by Logi Analytics found […]

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CERT Report: The top 8 emerging technology threats

| May 9, 2018
CERT Report: The top 8 emerging technology threats

By Christina Cardoza-According to the report, the top three domains that are the highest priority for outreach and analysis in 2018 are: intelligent transportation systems, machine learning and smart robots. “These three domains are being actively deployed and have the potential to have widespread impacts on society,” the report states. With great technology comes great […]

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Not All Data Scientists Are The Same

| March 20, 2018
Not All Data Scientists Are The Same

By Miryung Kim. Not all data scientists are alike, and according to a recent analysis by researchers at UCLA and Microsoft, there are actually nine different types of data scientists. Miryung Kim, an associate professor in UCLA’s Computer Science Department, last week presented a session at the Strata Data Conference that showcased her research into […]

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Industrial internet of things ushers in equipment-as-a-service

| February 1, 2018
Industrial internet of things ushers in equipment-as-a-service

By Sean Kinney—Predictive maintenance brings efficiencies to aircraft, train and elevator operations. As the internet of things (IoT) drives the digital transformation of a variety of industries, predictive maintenance has emerged as a key use case. The ability to use sensor-based monitoring to identify and mitigate mechanical and other problems before they manifest allows industrial […]

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The Real Value of IoT is Customer Focused.

| December 8, 2017
The Real Value of IoT is Customer Focused.

The real value of loT to organizations is based on their interaction with customers, and that requires switching from a capital expenditure (CAPEX) to a primarily operating expense (OPEX) business model. Monetization based on OPEX starts by rethinking the fundamental corporate business model, regardless of industry. In the traditional way of doing business of selling […]

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Gartner: Top Ten Strategic Trends for 2018

| November 9, 2017
Gartner: Top Ten Strategic Trends for 2018

By Christina Cardoza: With 2017 drawing to a close, Gartner is looking to the future. The organization announced its annual top strategic technology trends at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo this week. The basis of Gartner’s trends depends on whether or not they have the potential to disrupt the industry, and break out into something more impactful. […]

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Culligan’s First Smart Home Product Built on the Ayla IoT Platform

| October 2, 2017
Culligan’s First Smart Home Product Built on the Ayla IoT Platform

Culligan Connect for HE water softeners lets dealers and homeowners remotely monitor and control their water softener systems Culligan has built its first smart home product on the Ayla IoT platform. Using the new Culligan Connect™ for HE, homeowners can monitor and control their Culligan High-Efficiency (HE) water softeners remotely, from anywhere in the world—and […]

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Could blockchain unlock the potential in IoT?

| September 11, 2017
Could blockchain unlock the potential in IoT?

Posted byKathryn Cave, IDG There aren’t many areas where blockchain isn’t tipped for success. A lot of this is unsubstantiated hype, but one area that does shows a lot of current and genuine potential, is the Internet of Things. This is because blockchain could help solve the security issues currently hindering mass connectivity. Blockchain is most famous […]

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Data Science Skills Gap May Be Narrowing

| June 18, 2017
Data Science Skills Gap May Be Narrowing

By George Leopold   Big data “hype” has attracted more new data scientists, thereby driving down salaries for new entrants for the first time in four years, according to a salary survey. The annual survey released by the executive recruiter Burtch Works also found that the rush to take advantage of comparatively high starting salaries […]

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Striking a Balance: Big Data Debt and Big Data Value

| May 22, 2017
Striking a Balance: Big Data Debt and Big Data Value

By Tomer Shiran–In technology, the concept of “technical debt” is used to describe the obligation side of a trade-off, usually when something is built “fast” rather than being built “right.” Just as with personal or corporate debt, a certain amount of technical debt can be very useful. For example, it might be smart to introduce […]

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