Mary Branscombe

Mary Branscombe

Mary Branscombe is a freelance journalist who has been covering technology for over two decades and has written about everything from programming languages, early versions of Windows and Office and the arrival of the web to consumer gadgets and home entertainment. She’s been using mobile email since 1993 and taking handwritten notes on a tablet PC since 2003 and vastly prefers the earlier versions of VBA to JavaScript (Prolog is also a particular favorite). The shortest description might be: warning, contains opinions. 

How AI will revolutionize inventory management

12 data science mistakes to avoid

12 data science mistakes to avoid

Well-managed analytics initiatives can reap organizational gold. But succumb to one of these common mistakes, and your data science operations can quickly go wrong.

9 machine learning myths

9 machine learning myths

When technology is as hyped as machine learning is, misunderstandings and misconceptions abound. Here’s a clear-eyed look at what machine learning can and can’t deliver.

How AI could revolutionize project management

How AI could revolutionize project management

Estimation, resource management and KPIs are just a few of the key areas where machine learning and predictive analytics can have a positive impact on project outcomes.

7 power tips for Microsoft Power BI

7 power tips for Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft’s Power BI service can visualize a lot more than chart data; from asking questions to analyzing the services you use, here’s how to make the most of it.

9 IT projects primed for machine learning

9 IT projects primed for machine learning

With AI quickly becoming strategic, look for projects that can give you some quick business wins and help you gain the skills to apply machine learning more broadly.

A practical guide to machine learning in business

A practical guide to machine learning in business

Machine learning is poised to have a profound impact on your business but the hype is sowing confusion. Here’s a clear-eyed look at what machine learning is and how it can be used today.

How to create a company culture that can weather failure

How to create a company culture that can weather failure

In technology, things go wrong all the time, sometimes catastrophically. But if you stop paying attention after you fix the immediate problem, you’re missing out on the benefit of learning from experience.

Legacy processes are holding back your digital business

Legacy processes are holding back your digital business

Having a digital business model isn't about online sales, and it’s not just about technology; it’s about using technology to support a flexible, connected operating model. But in many organizations, technology has outpaced process.

Serverless computing: the basics

Serverless computing: the basics

The latest cloud buzzword sounds like an oxymoron; it’s actually a new programming model that abstracts away even more complexity and offers great economics — in the cloud or even on your own servers. Here's what savvy CIOs need to...

18 things you should know about using Linux tools in Windows 10

18 things you should know about using Linux tools in Windows 10

Windows 10 can now run (many) Linux binaries. Yes, really. Here’s what you need to know to make the most of the Windows Subsystem for Linux.

How Microsoft plans to reinvent business productivity

How Microsoft plans to reinvent business productivity

Microsoft's Office has barely changed in 25 years. If we’re going to get more productive in the office and out, maybe it’s time for Microsoft to change the standard tools that we use to create documents.

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