In this edition – the World Economic Forum (WEF) sets a thoughtful/problematic tone for AI and the digital economy. Plus, data scientists are ticked off about a post about… the elusive art of data science. Your whiffs include: the twenty biggest BS buzzwords in tech, a blog post that wasn’t, and of course – Windows 10.
IT professional services firm Traction on Demand keeps talent turnover below 5% by making sure employees are at least 72% happy in their work
A survey shows most company staff are prepared to await business tool innovations to come from other than IT, a sports industry conference on IT innovations shows where the good ideas are now coming from.
An insight into the evolution of people analytics in HR at Walmart gives some context to its recent decision to sign up for Workday HCM and Planning
In the final installment of her Account-Based Marketing series, Barb ties up some vital loose ends, including expert takes on how you measure success, and which metrics count. She pulls in expert views on the problem of sales-marketing collaboration, and asks you, the reader, for your feedback on where we go on ABM from here.
Not all BI projects are created equal. At NRF 2017, I found out how Aldo achieved a 90 percent mobile BI adoption rate. The bigger story is about giving employees the data they need to be effective – no small feat in modern retail. Aldo’s David Dadoun shared his project tips, and gave us a look at SAP BusinessObjects Roambi in action.
Manual processes currently dominate the workplace. ServiceNow is hoping to make these processes more intelligent and efficient.
I recently plugged a big gap in my content and research workflow. I thought I’d share my evaluation process – and how curation and bookmarking tools should be evaluated. I’m also including my grade on Instapaper, the tool I tested.
in 2012, Mike Baukes left his 9-to-5 to co-found UpGuard. His aim: build tools to help companies manage risk in a complex cybersecurity world. Baukes told me how their free web site risk assessment tool works, and what he’s learned about how companies should address risk in their “software supply chains.”
Big data can be a very dull conversation. But extracting data value from verticals is a lot more interesting. Kerry Liu of Rubikloud told me why he’s betting big on retail intelligence – and what he’s learned about retail’s data struggles. Spoiler: cloud, machine learning and personalization all factor in.
It’s good to see that Silicon Valley founded companies recognize the need to get closer to their target markets. Meet Aeris which recently opened shop in Chicago.