Archive: Hits and misses

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Enterprise hits and misses - the future of automotive and the downside of multi-cloud

In this edition: the future of automotive - through a filter of clouds past. Plus: the downside of multi-cloud and the need for "data fluency." Data use cases, machine learning audits, and, yep, AI for community managers. Your whiffs include: more airline fiascos and the riveting excitement of the Microsoft-LinkedIn integration. Adam Sandler and Kenny G make their first hits/misses appearances.

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Enterprise hits and misses - marketing reckons with AI, hotels get Airbnb wake-up call

In this edition: marketing tech gets put to the AI field test, while hotels gear up for a pea-brained offensive against Airbnb. Plus: Slack gets called out, digital advertising gets exposed, and Delta forces United to move over in the fails race. Corporate creativity and low-code get a gut check. Your whiffs are bountiful, including - a whiff against myself?

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Enterprise hits and misses - IoT security gets real, AI gets vertical

In this edition: IoT security gets real - and what to do about it. Plus AI gets vertical, and practical, as several smarties shine light on what AI can actually do in 2017 (and it ain't chatbots). U.S. ISPs get a problematic win over privacy, and the Oracle-wants-Accenture rumors get a roasting. Your whiffs include a dog that did, self-driving car infatuations, and my old stomping grounds - skewering music pirates and their philosophical defenders.

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Enterprise hits and misses - the potential and limits of AI, and the cloud ambitions of Google

In this edition: grasping AI's limits/possibilities through field lessons and use cases. Also: Google's push to become an enterprise cloud player gets a close look at Google Cloud Next. International Women's Day raises questions on women in tech progress. Your whiffs include bad PR promotions, an ill-fated BBC home interview, and the most jargon-infected blog post title of the year so far.

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Enterprise hits and misses - Walmart vs Amazon, 5G vs hyperbole, "Cloudbleed" vs your data

In this edition: Uber has a culture problem; retailers still have Amazon problems - but Walmart is getting a clue. Also: get ready for a sonic blast of 5G tech hyperbole. Which passwords does "cloudbleed" impact most? Which collaboration tools are enterprise-ready? Your whiffs include airline tomfoolery, love letters to Facebook, and yeah, the Oscar gaffe that keeps on giving.

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Enterprise hits and misses - collaboration gets ready for prime time, and innovation is BS

In this edition - the collaboration market heats up, and the founder of Linux calls BS on tech "innovation." Weekend news steals the show, with SAP winning an indirect access court case with a bitter aftertaste. Uber gets called out for by a female ex-employee, and Yahoo is an open door - for customer data. Whiffs include, appropriately enough, the BS awards, and a fun/awkward email exchange.

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Enterprise hits and misses - financial software gets modern, and AI goes dark

In this edition: financial software nears closer to modernity, and Dinosaurs trample Unicorns (usually). Plus: the ethics, surprises, and dark side of AI (poker has fallen!). Customer service is bogging us down with useless "empathizers." Your whiffs include premature desolation, a Southwest (dis)service, and, of, course, bad Super Bowl commercials.

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Enterprise hits and misses - AI exposes marketing, and automation exposes the jobs debate

In this edition: why AI exposes vendors who aren't ready, and why marketers aren't ready for AI. Plus: contrasting skeptics and optimists on robots on the robotic future of work. And yeah, we've got your Trump versus tech companies roundup. Your whiffs include robots outwitting captchas, HP doing the self-inflicted PR gaffe, and Facebook exploiting memories.