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How Data Skipping works in BLU Acceleration

The good news is that you don’t need to care…it all happens automatically. So why bother writing about it? Well I know a lot of you out there (just like me) are curious and want to really understand how things work. And of course it’s possible that things don’t work the way you thought they would so you want to understand the underlying technology so that you can come to expect certain behaviours and understand why they are the...

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The Difference Between Automation and Optimization

The exploding growth of AI in every business has halted to a crucial question- the difference between automation and optimization. Jeremy Fain CEO and Founder Cognitiv clears the air of confusion around automation and optimization and explains how imperative it is to implement both in business effectively. I am often approached by people who mistake automation for optimization, especially when discussing advances in artificial...

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Will VMware's New Fees Trigger Rush to the Cloud?

With chip makers packing more processing power into CPUs, a leading maker of virtualization software is overhauling its prices significantly to reflect the development. Will VMware’s new fees push enterprise users into the cloud? It’s a reckoning that IT executives will be forced to consider come April. That’s when the company’s new fee structure kicks in for hypervisor products that run multiple operating systems on a...

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Framework Overview

The Framework and the modules which are to be built using the Framework are designed to make use of two conceptual levels: Layers and Categories of services.  The section below outlines the Framework terminology with reference to Fig 1 – Framework Planning Matrix. (Note examples are often given in terms of IBM DataStage however it is expected that the concepts here could be applied to many ETL tools) The levels are: ...

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5G Networks Are Coming, So is a New Set of Vulnerabilities

In this article Rolando Hernandez, vice president of mobile solutions provider, Valid, talks about how 5G is expected to drastically expand through the market in 2020, with upward of 100 million connections being made by 2021. With the promise of mobile data speeds that far bet out the fastest home broadband network currently available, it’s not hard for consumers to get behind 5G. However, if wireless providers can’t even figure...

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An Essential Cloud-to-Cloud Migration Checklist

Once you’ve migrated to the cloud, you may find that your organization’s needs and priorities have shifted, expanded, and evolved in a way that compels you to look for a new cloud provider. Business reasons for switching cloud providers include: performance issues—a competitor may promise faster delivery; functionality and tools that your business needs to enhance profitability aren’t available from...

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Empower the Responsible Management of Open Source Software

Open source software is an agile, transparent resource that provides tremendous advantages. If not managed appropriately, though, OSS can leave you susceptible to risks. In this article Dave McLoughlin, Manager of Solutions Engineering at Flexera talks about how careful planning and management can minimize unintended consequences, protect data, and protect your business overall. Open source software (OSS) is ubiquitous. This...

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How to Create a Successful Cloud Migration Strategy

According to Flexera, 94% of enterprises use the cloud for their operations, many of which migrated from traditional systems. This article by Gilad David Maayan, CEO and Founder, Agile SEO will help you’ll learn how you can successfully migrate to the cloud. Creating a Successful Migration Strategy A successful migration requires significant planning and preparation before any data is moved. If you...

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Google Creates Powerful New Security System for Enterprises

Google is using open-source encryption to make the internet a safer place. By giving developers first crack at cutting their own pass keys, the Silicon Valley giant hopes that increased adoption of its new security system will lure the Fortune 500 to its cloud services. The search-and-advertising company’s OpenSK project offers a more robust layer of protection than passwords, which are soft targets for attackers seeking ways...

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Top 6 Analytics Trends To Drive Data-Driven Decision Making

In this article Kaycee Lai, talks about Gartner’s 10 analytics trends for 2020, six are critical for accelerating data-driven action. Customizable and transparent AI/ML, Augmented Data Management, a Universal Data Fabric, Augmented Analytics, and NLP lay the groundwork for ‘Continuous Intelligence”, which will redefine business. While a perusal of business magazines and trade outlets involves wading through endless hype...

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What is Natural Language Processing?

Introduction Since the days of the first commercial computers, natural language processing (NLP) has been a key goal of artificial intelligence (AI) research because it provides a natural, convenient interface between humans and machines. Now, we routinely speak to our devices, and NLP is everywhere. But what exactly is NLP? It’s easy to understand the importance of NLP given the number of applications for...

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10 Ways AI Is Transforming the Workplace

The convergence of AI and IoT has opened new opportunities. For starters, Artificial intelligence (AI) is a technology that makes it easy for a machine to perform tasks using human-like intelligence. On the other hand, the Internet of Things (IoT) is a technology that enables objects to exchange data. The objects can detect, monitor, and even react to human behavior. IoT uses artificial intelligence to enhance our lives. One of...

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Why Mentoring is Key for Your IT Career

Mentoring others is more than just a feel-good way to give back. It also happens to be good for your IT career. But the first thing to understand is that mentoring and managing are not the same thing. “Mentoring means something completely different than managing,” says David Dremann Jr., director of information technology and custom IT services at IT firm BLM Technologies. “A mentor focuses individual interest and...

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Top 4 Ways to Protect Cryptographic Keys

Cryptography is the foundation of data security for the millions of digital assets and services we use today, enabling secure communication, strong authentication and the protection of confidential information. Bill Horne, Ph.D., Vice President and General Manager at Intertrust Secure Systems, explores the importance of protecting cryptographic keys and the methods used for doing so. Cryptography is the foundation of data...

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CRM's 'Automated Virtual Agents': Coming Soon to an Office Near You

"Automated Virtual Agents" – available in a wide variety of forms and called artificial humans by some developers – are coming soon to your company. But how will these intelligent bots interact with your customers, sales agents and executives? How will they fit in with your sales-focused customer relationship management platform? And how will they likely affect your company’s overall prospects? ...