CIOs Need AI Platforms, Not Just Tools

Open source tools are crucial to machine learning development, but if you want to manage those models in the enterprise, you need a platform.

Trying to do more with less during the pandemic? While organizations may not be jumping into big investments right now, everyone is looking to conserve cash and maximize revenue in these uncertain times. Artificial intelligence and machine learning can be a part of achieving those goals, but there are some challenges to gaining the benefits.

“Machine learning relies on open source,” Bradley Shimmin, Omdia analyst for data and analytics, told InformationWeek. (Omdia and InformationWeek are

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10 Ways to Prepare Your IT Organization for the Next Crisis

Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic can help IT leaders and managers get ready for the next emergency.

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Was your IT team ready for the COVID-19 pandemic? Could your network handle the load of all your employees using the VPN at once? Did you have the right security measures in place to support remote workers? Did your IT team have the right tools to allow them to work remotely as well?

No doubt most IT leaders found that they were well prepared in some areas — and less well prepared in others. And if you are like

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Helping Developers and Enterprises Answer the Skills Dilemma

Understanding what developers want to upskill may be vital for retention and recruitment in an increasingly competitive search for top talent.

Organizations that want to keep their developers focused and motivated in their roles can pick up some ideas from survey results HackerEarth published recently. Working developers and students shared perspectives on where their programming strengths lie and how they want to enhance their expertise. The HackerEarth Developer Survey collected input in January and February from 16,655 developers from 76 countries. The questions focused on the priorities and concerns of developers, which included professionals already in the field and students

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Automating and Educating Business Processes with RPA, AI and ML

How are these technologies connected, what are the implementation challenges, and how are companies using them?

Robotic process automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning are all being infused to automate business processes and speed time to decision. What is the “sweet spot” for each of these technologies, and how are companies using them? The common touch point for these technologies is automation.

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When you use RPA, you are automating repetitive tasks, so staff doesn’t have to do them. An example is defining and implementing a robotic process automation process that automatically screen-scrapes invoice

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Security Mistakes Your Work from Home Employees are Making

The new WFH environment, schedule freedoms and distractions are causing many to slip up and put sensitive company data at risk.

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As more employees work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic — many for the first time ever — it has become clear that data security precautions are falling by the wayside. The new environment, schedule freedoms and distractions are causing many to slip up and put sensitive company data at risk. Let’s look at some of these common security mistakes and how IT security teams can best address this challenge head-on.

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