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Month: August 2019

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Top 5 Digital Transformation Trends In Retail For 2020

Top 5 Digital Transformation Trends In Retail For 2020

Digital Transformation – Each year, I take a look at the major digital transformation trends hitting every industry. Next up are the big digital transformation trends in retail for 2020. Before getting into this year’s trends, I want to go over some of the hits and misses we chose for 2019. While we did see…
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5 Insurtech Working to Improve Agency Processes, Efficiency

5 Insurtech Working to Improve Agency Processes, Efficiency

Independent insurance agents can find sifting through the many insurtech products to pinpoint ones suited to their needs is a daunting assignment. But it’s an assignment they must tackle, according to agency consultant Chris Burand, founder of Chris Burand & Associates, who says that agencies themselves, not their carriers, must decide which insurtechs are best…
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Elon Musk and Jack Ma don’t see eye to eye on Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk and Jack Ma don’t see eye to eye on Artificial Intelligence

Outspoken tech billionaires and entrepreneurs Jack Ma and Elon Musk may share some similarities. But their views on AI (artificial intelligence) and their interest in space exploration don’t seem to be one of them. When the duo spoke on stage for the annual World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) in Shanghai on Thursday, Ma, chairman and…
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This AI Gives Emojis Real Faces and the Results Are Horrifying

This AI Gives Emojis Real Faces and the Results Are Horrifying

If you train a machine learning tool to find human features in emojis, the results are not pretty. Withered eyes on child, Red lips as pepperoni, Ghost with gaping jaw. AI – This haiku was inspired by Jonathan Fly’s horrifying post on his blog “I Forced a Bot.” Fly took a machine learning model—designed to…
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Digital Transformation Success Depends on Agile Approach to Change

Digital Transformation Success Depends on Agile Approach to Change

Digital Transformation – The principles and practices of the agile movement are quickly moving beyond the IT department and into how firms run their day-to-day business. This new way of organizing and running business gains further impetus by the headlong rush to use digital transformation to gain competitive advantage, which often requires changing a company’s…
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DevOps security checklist requires proper integration

DevOps security checklist requires proper integration

There are a lot of moving parts to adding security into a DevOps environment. Using application testing DevOps security tools are key to the equation. DevOps – Developers often see security as a drag on software projects, both in terms of time and budget. Time is a particularly critical component in modern continuous development practices,…
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Use modern cloud security best practices

Use modern cloud security best practices

Enterprises still worry about the security of cloud and if migrating will put data at risk. Explore modern methods, technologies and tools that help strengthen cloud environments. Security – There are mixed opinions about whether the cloud is more secure for many organizations. The biggest difference between cloud security and traditional on-prem security is the…
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six levels of performance maturity

The Six levels of Application Performance Maturity for APM and AIOPS teams

Many companies build business applications iteratively, starting with a proof of concept and then using creative internal and external talent to build out the concept into a working prototype. Which is then extended into product.

Big Data, Small Results? 3 Ways To Make Your Data Deliver More Value

Big Data, Small Results? 3 Ways To Make Your Data Deliver More Value

Big Data – For a good number of years, your company has been investing in capturing data descriptive of systems health, operation and performance. Expectations have been high that predictive maintenance, operation and cost reductions will quickly follow. Alas, expectations and reality have failed to meet. Mountains of data have been collected, but few insights…
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DevOps security checklist requires proper integration

DevOps security checklist requires proper integration

There are a lot of moving parts to adding security into a DevOps environment. Using application testing DevOps security tools are key to the equation. DevOps – Developers often see security as a drag on software projects, both in terms of time and budget. Time is a particularly critical component in modern continuous development practices,…
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