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Enterprise hits and misses - Google Next pitches AI agents, Cisco Splunks, and AI customer service gets scrutinized This article is sponsored by:

This week - Google stakes its AI claim at Cloud Next, but are AI agents ready for prime time? Cisco's Splunk acquisition is official, and customer service AI bots bring new proof points - and fresh whiffery.

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Enterprise hits and misses - the AI circus faces off against user trust, transformation meets reality, and speculations on Google and HubSpot clog social media This article is sponsored by:

This week - new data underscores gen AI's trust, data and cost issues, but industry use cases also gain stream. Transformations can fail but are we extracting the right lessons? Google and HubSpot speculation runs rampant, and I get a PR pitch for... mermaids?

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Enterprise hits and misses - gen AI stats spark adoption debate, the Xz backdoor raises open source questions, and customers push back on cloud costs This article is sponsored by:

This week - conflicting reports create gen AI adoption questions; we attempt to bridge the gaps. The Xz backdoor brings open source utilization into the spotlight, and customers don't like cloud egress costs. Microsoft Teams makes its triumphant return to the whiffs section.

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Enterprise hits and misses - Nvidia makes the accelerated computing case, digital identity sparks debate and AI security gets real This article is sponsored by:

This week - Nvidia held an AI carnival - but what did we learn? Universal digital identity has an undeniable appeal - but red flags galore. AI's problematic role in cybersecurity comes into focus (ally, adversary, or both?) Your whiffs include a brush with greatness...

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Enterprise hits and misses - the impact of the SEC's ESG policies gets scrutinized, the EU AI Act is official, and TikTok's future sparks debate This article is sponsored by:

This week - AI gets the sexy headlines, but enterprises shouldn't sleep on ESG. The EU AI is now official, but how should digital leaders respond? The potential TikTok ban raises bigger questions, and McDonald's tech failure whiffs.

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Enterprise hits and misses - are privacy regulations and distrust slowing innovation, and is gen AI set to disrupt IT services? This article is sponsored by:

This week - data privacy comes into focus as the data breaches roll on (this time, it's United Healthcare). Will gen AI disrupt IT services? Or is the coding impact overrated? As always, your weekly whiffs.

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Enterprise hits and misses - AI's security risks get a wake-up call, Walmart raises the e-commerce stakes, and Google Gemini steps in it This article is sponsored by:

This week - AI poses security risks beyond the scope of most enterprise IT teams. Google Gemini takes a PR beating, but what can enterprises learn from gen AI guardrails-gone-wrong? Your whiffs include a supersized dose of ChatGPT aimed at McDonald's.

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Enterprise hits and misses - site outages are a culture problem, and the AI jobs debate takes a practical turn This article is sponsored by:

This week - are site outages about leadership and culture, not just tech? And the AI jobs debate is rekindled, but with some practical skills advice. Return-to-office versus remote work won't go away, and AI service chatbots get whiffy.

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Enterprise hits and misses - Apple Vision Pro gets a business review, Google Gemini is put to the productivity test, and sustainability gets real This article is sponsored by:

This week - sustainability use cases steal some headlines from the AI circus. Speaking of which - Google Gemini is here, but can it make us more productive? Apple Vision Pro wants to win us over with "spatial computing," and the whiffs keep coming.

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Enterprise Hits and Misses - we debate the impact of AI on digital teamwork and content marketing, while Apple Vision Pro goes full dystopian This article is sponsored by:

This week - generative AI use cases in digital teamwork and content marketing get a closer look... Which one am I bullish or grouchy about? AI doomsday can wait, but the breaches prove deep fakes are here now. Meanwhile, Apple Vision Pro antics go viral, but is this spatial computing, or fan servicing? Read on...

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Enterprise hits and misses - well-being washing and DEI grab workplace headlines, while responsible AI reckons with deep fakes and adoption realities This article is sponsored by:

This week - DEI and well-being washing are hot topics in the future of work 2024. The AI "revolution" gets called out with practical views on AI adoption. Even Hits and Misses can't avoid Taylor Swift as a deep fake controversy raises responsible AI questions. As always, the weekly whiffs.

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Enterprise hits and misses - Davos debates AI in a Davos way, Apple Vision Pro pulls the CES rug, and DPD's AI service bot melts down This article is sponsored by:

This week - Davos did their AI pontification thing, but what we can we boil down from the erudition? AI project failure and success is on the table, but other matters (should be) keeping CEOs up at night: five, to be precise. Surprise: I take the Apple Vision Pro launch seriously, and DPD's service bot melts down.

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Enterprise hits and misses - CES brings enterprise lessons (and AI gadgetry), and OpenAI pleads its copyright case This article is sponsored by:

This week - CES brings a surprising dose of enterprise lessons - and the expected AI gadgetry (and whiffs). OpenAI makes its copyright case; I opine. The problem of AI overreach is in play as Rite Aid's facial recognition gaffes and overreaching "assistants" offer (too much?) advice.

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