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Month: July 2019

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Why Agencies Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Insurtech and Need to Adopt It – Now

Why Agencies Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Insurtech and Need to Adopt It – Now

There’s been a barrage of insurtech products hitting the market for several years now, creating confusion for some agency owners trying to decipher what is relevant to them, how to implement these products and whether to wait for new agency systems. Regardless of the confusion, choosing to do nothing is not an option, according to…
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How Big Data Can Be A Big Problem

How Big Data Can Be A Big Problem

Big Data is considered a business’s most valuable asset, so it’s understandable that organizations often strive to collect as much of it as they can. The more data you have, the more opportunity for insight, right? That mentality has spawned the era of big data — which is the attempt to analyze and extract patterns,…
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What It Takes To Sell The IoT Revolution To Businesses

What It Takes To Sell The IoT Revolution To Businesses

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been near the top of the technology-hype lists for years. In 2018, Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies ranked IoT platforms as cresting the “peak of inflated expectations” stage and ready to tumble into the dreaded “trough of disillusionment,” like a barrel careening over Niagara Falls. It’s not that IoT has…
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Machine Learning and the Future of ITOps

Machine Learning and the Future of ITOps

ITOps – In conjunction with the launch of its new Digital Experience Insights (DXI) platform, CA invited me to sit in on the ITOps Analytics 2.0 Summit that they held last week. While ITOA & monitoring isn’t my core focus, when I dug into what they were doing, I found a few of areas of overlap…
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The Amazing Ways Dubai Airport Uses Artificial Intelligence

The Amazing Ways Dubai Airport Uses Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence – As one of the world’s busiest airports, (ranked No. 3 in 2018 according to Airports Council International’s world traffic report), Dubai International Airport is also a leader in using artificial intelligence (AI). In fact, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) leads the Arab world with its adoption of artificial intelligence in other sectors and areas…
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Three Steps Toward Digital Transformation For Small Businesses

Three Steps Toward Digital Transformation For Small Businesses

Digital Transformation – In the past 20 years, we’ve seen a number of industries transformed by artificial intelligence, ranging from fast food to enterprise revenue management. My company uses AI to provide vehicle maintenance, so I’ve seen the various applications of the technology firsthand. I’ve also seen that, despite the hype, there is still a great deal of…
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Does DevOps require end-to-end monitoring tools?

Does DevOps require end-to-end monitoring tools?

While basic monitoring services and feedback loops provide critical insight for DevOps teams, an end-to-end monitoring tool gives them a more holistic view of the end-user experience. Feedback loops are critical for DevOps success. Knowledge of how changes affect users — and how they’re received — helps a DevOps team shape its approach throughout the…
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Siemens Evaluates Blockchain Potential For Carsharing

Siemens Evaluates Blockchain Potential For Carsharing

With the invention of bitcoin came a new, secure method of value transfer, via its underlying technology blockchain. Since bitcoin’s inception ten years ago, a plethora of mainstream entities have investigated various ways to channel blockchain’s potential. Automation giant Siemens is evaluating the technology for various enterprise use cases, including improving the carsharing market. Siemens is following the trend of mainstream giants…
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The moral side of cloud-based data science

The moral side of cloud-based data science

Armed with big data, machine learning, predictive analytics, and unlimited data access, how do we limit the potential for harm? Data Science – Consider sports betting. Today, many bettors use known and published statistics, mathematical models, and other relatively primitive tools. The idea is to gain a small advantage. Now let’s look at the world…
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Six Methods for Improving Employee Cybersecurity Compliance

Six Methods for Improving Employee Cybersecurity Compliance

Cybersecurity compliance is a significant concern for most enterprises, as many breaches happen because of poor employee implementation of security protocols. Employees can overlook a company’s procedures because they don’t see them as necessary. And a number of employees treat their work data the same as they would treat their home data, which can potentially lead to significant security…
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