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Mastering and managing data understanding

Data understanding is the knowledge you have about the data, the needs the data will satisfy, its content and location. There is no tool or artifact for data understanding, as it is expressed in business glossaries, data dictionaries,...

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AI just co-wrote its first horror movie, and you can help make it real

AI has already been dabbling in the arts for some time, but recently it took a big step further and helped write its first feature-length horror film. Now its co-creators are seeking funding to bring the movie to life.

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First look: Google Cloud Machine Learning soars

Four, rich, pretrained machine learning APIs bring the smarts behind Google to your apps

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Google taps AI to help you bid for digital ads

Real-time bidding is an aspect of digital marketing that can seem overly complex for the average bear, so it was only a matter of time before AI entered the picture.

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The modern chief data officer: A translator, a gardener and an appraiser

A look into the responsibilities and functions of high-performing chief data officers.

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Tableau 10 to feature data mashups, more IT management tools

Tableau Software is expected to release the next major upgrade of its popular data visualization software, Tableau 10, within a couple of weeks.

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Columbus, Ohio focuses $40M DOT prize on transportation tech

The city snagged a $40 million prize from the U.S. Department of Transportation for a series of proposals to use data and technology to reshape local transportation.

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Microsoft touts data harvesting tool as aid to enterprises upgrading to Windows 10

Microsoft will preview a new service today that lets enterprises mine data that Windows collects to accelerate adoption of Windows 10.

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Clinton wins, how analytics cost Trump the election

Columnist Rob Enderle takes a look into the future, a future in which Hilary Clinton became president and Donald Trump didn’t. It all came down to analytics.

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AI expanding in the enterprise (whether or not you know it)

Many organizations are already using technologies that rely on artificial intelligence, according to a recent study, and many more will adopt AI technologies within the next two years.

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GE Power’s CDO is transforming his company and an industry

GE Power’s first-ever chief digital officer, Ganesh Bell, leverages years of software expertise to drive innovation within GE and with customers, including his own CIO.

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How to ensure your A.I. gets good nutrition

The human element behind the black box.

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For SEO, links are even more important than you think

It's a rare business today that doesn't take at least some steps to optimize its website for search-engine rankings, but how best to do that remains an open question. A new study published Wednesday suggests that inbound links are...

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macOS: Metal API makes a big difference in World of Warcraft

After playing World of Warcraft with Apple's Metal API implemented, I'm very impressed. My 5K iMac's graphics performance improved significantly.

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What CIOs need to know about SQL Server 2016

Every release of SQL Server promises increased performance, better security and improved business intelligence. You get all of that with SQL Server 2016, plus other strategic options such as cloud integration and Linux support.

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IBM's Watson just landed a new job: helping Macy's shoppers

IBM's Watson may be putting its cognitive muscle to work battling cancer and cybercriminals, but it's no slouch at shopping, either. On Wednesday, retail brand Macy's announced that it's testing out a new mobile service that lets...

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Healthcare analytics, big data oil and the multilane expressway

Despite the promise of big data being the new “oil," adoption of analytics in the healthcare sector faces challenges and will be driven by immediate needs and maturity levels. Healthcare can look to other industries, such as financial...

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Dark data? Not if Teradata and Nuix can help it

Big data may promise a world of new insight, but if it can't be analyzed, you can kiss that potential goodbye. Enter Teradata and Nuix, which on Tuesday teamed up to bring so-called "dark data" to light.

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